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Windows 7: Windows 7 - upgrade or not upgrade?

20 Mar 2010   #11
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Windows 7, aside maybe from some UI elements, is nothing like Vista, so don't be put down if and when people tell you it's like "Vista 2.0". Windows 7 is more like "XP 2.0", with Vista as the horrible beta :P.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adamd View Post
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.
Well, if he goes to Professional or Ultimate, he can run XP mode and have an XP virtual machine set up. Hell, he can use his own XP copy to make a virtual machine if he wants, and he can be on Home Premium. If you're building your own rig, I would really recommend Professional at the least.


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20 Mar 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adamd View Post
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 Sure it is stable but it is so out of date and in my opinion becoming very insecure.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.

Now with "XP Mode" that's not even an issue anymore.

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20 Mar 2010   #13
manhunter2826

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

And Vista is even more unstable than unstable
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20 Mar 2010   #14
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
And Vista is even more unstable than unstable :roflmalo:
What?

Vista is more stable than XP, as it uses the same technology 7 is using for that.

I guess it also could depend on your hardware.
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20 Mar 2010   #15
manhunter2826

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
And Vista is even more unstable than unstable :roflmalo:
What?

Vista is more stable than XP, as it uses the same technology 7 is using for that.

I guess it also could depend on your hardware.
True, and on whether one bit the bullet
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20 Mar 2010   #16
royal tyrant

Window's 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Windows xp pro was all i knew when i first dabbled into the world of pc's,since then ive tried a few linux distros,more than capable of fixing some problems,learning all the time and when i leaped to windows 7 man it had me hooked, and i still am,i love windows 7 and look forward to working with it over the next couple year.

My friends on xp pro and had to fix a problem today for her and ive gotta say the look and feel of xp is soooooo outdated and quite badly built, although we all managed to work with it at the time.But now i leapt to winows 7 it just has me hooked,fell in love with it and totally addicted to it and a huge improvement over xp, oh by the way i too skipped vista,didnt like that bloat os from day1
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20 Mar 2010   #17
understack

windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Just by looking at number of threads mentioning about crashes and various other unsolvable problems, you should be in better position to decide.
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20 Mar 2010   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello understack, welcome to Seven Forums!



If you were to really to study most of those threads you mention "about crashes and various other unsolvable problems" you'd see most of it is user inflicted and could have / should have been avoided in the first place.
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20 Mar 2010   #19
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

In addition to what Bare Foot Kid mentioned, many problems are also caused by bad hardware.
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20 Mar 2010   #20
understack

windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

hi Bare Foot Kid.

"you'd see most of it is user inflicted and could have / should have been avoided in the first place." - May be you are right.

Please allow me to explain my case. Few days ago I bought Windows 7 Ultimate for my Lenovo Laptop. Since then I've spent full 3 days to make it work. hundreds of crashes and driver issues, probably not my fault. Most of them I fixed with the help of this forum but this one is still making me go crazy.
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