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Windows 7: What is my plan?

29 Mar 2009   #1
evanspec

Windows 7 Build 7100 RC x86 OS
 
 
What is my plan?

Okay, right now I am running Windows Vista Service Pack 2 v.286 and as I type my BitTorrent is downloading Windows 7 Build 7068. After it goes dead on March 1st, 2010, I have 3 options.

1: Use my old backup disc of Windows XP Home Edition that came with my older laptop.

2: Before updating to Windows 7, I use the Backup and Restore center to get back to Vista when 7 expires.

3: Buy the RTM Windows 7 - plz come out before March next year!

What do you guys suggest?


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29 Mar 2009   #2
wpurcell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The RC will be out next month (fingers crossed!), and the retail version(s) will be out by Christmas (because Bill needs the money!)
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29 Mar 2009   #3
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wpurcell View Post
The RC will be out next month (fingers crossed!), and the retail version(s) will be out by Christmas (because Bill needs the money!)
why on earth does bill need the money?? lol doesnt he have everything already? he has so much money, the time he uses picking up a $100 bill off the ground, he just LOST money that coulda been made besides picking up the ben franklin

I'm gonna make a BOLD prediction and say RC doesnt hit until mid august-september... giving the RC about 4 more months until final retail. Putting the release date around the first of spring... mid march next year.
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29 Mar 2009   #4
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by evanspec View Post
Okay, right now I am running Windows Vista Service Pack 2 v.286 and as I type my BitTorrent is downloading Windows 7 Build 7068. After it goes dead on March 1st, 2010, I have 3 options.

1: Use my old backup disc of Windows XP Home Edition that came with my older laptop.

2: Before updating to Windows 7, I use the Backup and Restore center to get back to Vista when 7 expires.

3: Buy the RTM Windows 7 - plz come out before March next year!

What do you guys suggest?
You've also got Option 4) Donload the Official RC when it appears -- this won't expire until JUNE 2010 giving you an extra 3 months to decide.

BTW I'd keep a backup of your VISTA installation locked away somewhere since you'll be able to use this to bur a CHEAPER UPGRADE copy of W7 rather than the full price version.

Although you will be able to do a clean install you'll need the original VISTA installation to start the INSTALL.EXE file from.

I think also that as from Windows 7 the RETAIL versions will be shipped both in x-86 and x-64 bit versions (whether on the same media or as 2 separate DVD's I don't know).

You won't have to send away like you did with VISTA HOME PREMIUM and ULTIMATE to get the 64 bit versions.

Cheers
jimbo
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29 Mar 2009   #5
evanspec

Windows 7 Build 7100 RC x86 OS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
You've also got Option 4) Donload the Official RC when it appears -- this won't expire until JUNE 2010 giving you an extra 3 months to decide.

BTW I'd keep a backup of your VISTA installation locked away somewhere since you'll be able to use this to bur a CHEAPER UPGRADE copy of W7 rather than the full price version.

Although you will be able to do a clean install you'll need the original VISTA installation to start the INSTALL.EXE file from.

I think also that as from Windows 7 the RETAIL versions will be shipped both in x-86 and x-64 bit versions (whether on the same media or as 2 separate DVD's I don't know).

You won't have to send away like you did with VISTA HOME PREMIUM and ULTIMATE to get the 64 bit versions.

Cheers
jimbo
I pick option 2 and 4 - use the backup and restore center to backup Vista just in case I don't buy the RTM release. Either way, I thought 7057 was the Release candidiate leaked by "mistake" by Microsoft.
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29 Mar 2009   #6
Iknewitwin7

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
 
 

I have read in several sites that RC will be released in May. My prediction would be Nov, 09 for final
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29 Mar 2009   #7
evanspec

Windows 7 Build 7100 RC x86 OS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iknewitwin7 View Post
I have read in several sites that RC will be released in May. My prediction would be Nov, 09 for final
Either that or they may be aiming for a Christmas release - anyway, thanks for the suggestions. Something that is ironic is that Windows Vista was worked on for 5 years and it turned out "horrible" while Windows 7, which only has had 2 years of development and looks to be AWESOME, which at first thought does not make sense.
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29 Mar 2009   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

Microsoft have had a lot of time to reflect on their mistakes with Vista. Personally I never had a problem with Vista, I thought it was great. Windows 7 on the other hand, is (and to quote evanspec) "AWESOME".
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29 Mar 2009   #9
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

What I would do, and have done, is to install W7 in a dual boot. It is a beta no matter how stable everyone says it is still a *beta*. Keep good backups of your files. If something happens and 7 gets broken (plenty of us have managed to do that) you still have Vista to do what you need to do, such as come here for answers. Then when the RC comes down you can clean/upgrade install 7RC.

Gary
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29 Mar 2009   #10
evanspec

Windows 7 Build 7100 RC x86 OS
 
 

Actually, I plan to run Windows 7 "natively" on my computer - and since Windows Vista wasn't that fast for the hardware it was on - 2 gigs of ram and a dual core processor - so I expect that if I ran it with all my power dedicated to it, it would blow my mind and expectations, and I expect that to happen -

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