Hello everyone I just had a few questions about Windows 7.
First I just wanted to say I currently am running Vista Ultimate X64 an love it. I have no issues with it. It did take me a long time when I first installed it to get for example programs like Virtual Dub to recognize x64 codec drivers
. Not the OS's fault, as usual Vdub was a little behind on certain x64 drivers mainly the lame mp3 and mpeg codec.
So I am hoping Windows 7 can also work with those x64 drivers I found. An looking at Windows 7 at a friends house it almost seems like Vista but a much more improved version of it. A bigger more powerful animal within it's own right I guess lol.
I was just curious though. I hear it's always best to do a clean format, partition an install a new OS. I usually go this route but I have so much on my system it would be like killing a baby to me an starting all over again lol. An wanted to know how just upgrading over top of Vista would go? An what anyone recommends clean format install or upgrading is ok?
I am just worried if I do the upgrade route I won't get the full performance of a quicker boot, I don't want Vista to hold it back at all.
Also how big is the Windows 7 Ultimate Full DVD?
I assume 10-15GB like Vista for a full install on my HD right?
And last thing I wanted to know is it always seems like the install of an OS is much bigger then what's on the DVD. Is this some how compressed down on to DVD then uncompressed when installed?
Anyway just curious how that works.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help! Really appreciate it!