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Windows 7: Windows 7 - upgrade or not upgrade?

20 Mar 2010   #1
rfe777

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 - upgrade or not upgrade?

Hello everyone

I'm considering whether to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. IMHO, the new OS seems to be not sufficiently "mature" yet, and it is better to wait for the first service pack to come out before actually upgrading.


What do you think? Should I upgrade nevertheless?


Thanks in advance


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20 Mar 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Hi rfe777 and welcome to sevenforums,

i think you will find that a lot of folks here will say that windows 7 has been stable and a good performer for months, even for a long time before official retail release.

there is talk of a upcoming service pack, but it doesn't look as if there will be anything much in it, just a collection of already released updates. nothing like vista...

sure some people have had trouble will their particular hardware and windows 7, and some folks haven't found it easy adjusting to the differences between the two systems, but i think it's safe to say that most users have made the switch and shudder at the thought of going back to xp.

of course, your mileage may vary

mickey says upgrade!
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20 Mar 2010   #3
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Loving Windows 7 here; I liked XP too and deliberately eschewed Vista. Make sure performance-wise your machine is capable - but should not be a problem
Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
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20 Mar 2010   #4
Riho

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Winfows 7 FTW
if you dont belive look at my system specs, even with that configuration it runs flawlessly
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20 Mar 2010   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
mickey says upgrade!
Kari, too
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20 Mar 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello rfe777, welcome to Seven Forums!



Just because it needs to be said; there's no real upgrade path from XP to Windows 7, it'll have to be a clean install. If I were you I'd dump XP and not look back.

Clean Install Windows 7
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20 Mar 2010   #7
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Another vote to dump XP and go with Seven. I am another of those who chose to bypass Vista and wait for Seven.
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20 Mar 2010   #8
royal tyrant

Window's 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Windows 7 gets a big thumbs up from me and i say,YES upgrade,its fantastic
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20 Mar 2010   #9
Adamd

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

You should not be worried.

Seven works very well. You will be very impressed with what it can do. You don't have to deal with XP's crap anymore. Sure it is stable but it is so out of date and in my opinion becoming very insecure. Also 7 is fast. Even I installed it on a netbook and I just think it runs smoother then XP in just about every way.

I just can't recommend XP anymore to anyone. No real reason to use it anymore unless you have a program you have to use that you know will not work on 7.
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20 Mar 2010   #10
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

XP is unusable compared to Windows 7. Everything is smoother and fun to use on Windows 7.
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