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Windows 7: Q: Is it worth moving to 7?

07 May 2009   #1
Extensa

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Q: Is it worth moving to 7?

Hey guys,

Extensa from VistaForums here...

I am debating whether or not to upgrade to Windows 7 RC. I am running Vista Home Premium x64 right now and am not having problems. Would I see better performance with Windows 7? What about gaming, does Steam work well with 7?

Thanks,

Extensa
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07 May 2009   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Extensa welcome over,

Why don't you dual boot Vista and Win 7 and enjoy both. You'll like Win 7 a lot I think. I think it's worth it.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista
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07 May 2009   #3
Extensa

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Will it work the same way as upgrading, where all my programs will already be installed?

EDIT: Is Bitdefender '09 compatible with Seven?

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07 May 2009   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Extensa, welcome to Se7en Forums!

A lot of people are doing it, but I wouldn't recommend it; dual booting Vista and 7 is very easy, have a look at the tutorial Airbot linked you.

















Later Ted
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07 May 2009   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

mmm, I think I've read about some having problems with Bitdefender, You might want to take a look in the security forum, and use the sites search fro Bitdefender.
Here's an example:
Software to avoid
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07 May 2009   #6
Extensa

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Extensa, welcome to Se7en Forums!

A lot of people are doing it, but I wouldn't recommend it; dual booting Vista and 7 is very easy, have a look at the tutorial Airbot linked you.


Later Ted
So you recommend dual booting over upgrading?

Has anyone played Team Fortress 2 on 7? Will I have better performance?
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07 May 2009   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Extensa View Post
So you recommend dual booting over upgrading?

Has anyone played Team Fortress 2 on 7? Will I have better performance?
Yes, that way if anything goes south, you'll still have your Vista to fall back on.












Later Ted
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07 May 2009   #8
Extensa

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Yes, that way if anything goes south, you'll still have your Vista to fall back on.

Later Ted
So when dual-booting, programs must be reinstalled on the 7 partition or can you use programs installed on the Vista partition?
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07 May 2009   #9
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Yes go for it, and try them both.
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07 May 2009   #10
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Dual boot is like having two browsers or two pc's if something does not work on the one your on at the time then just restart and choose the other in the boot menu. You will have to reinstall all your programs and games. As far as the games you mentioned not sure about them working in seven.
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