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Windows 7: Should I upgrade?

06 May 2009   #1
CalebDK

Windows Vista Home Basic x32 OEM
 
 
Should I upgrade?

Im woundering if I should get Windows 7 RC x64?

I'm currently running Windows Vista Home Basic x32 OEM with 4GB of RAM(have another 4GB that isnt reconized) a 2.66 Quad-Core, ane Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 for video.

I only just recently got Vista on here so I don't really have anything to backup just stuff to restore from my switch from XP Pro.

What do you guys think?


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06 May 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Of course, everyone here would tell you 7 is great. With your memory, you also need a x64 OS. The obvious choice is 7100 RC x64 for you. Enjoy!

You should dual boot. Keep your original Vista and install 7 too. 500 GB is definitely large enough to setup a second partition to install 7 to. Or better yet, with your system being rather nice, a 2nd physical hard drive would be a sound investment for it to install 7 on. You can then benefit from placing the page file, temp/tmp directories and/or user profiles on another drive than where 7 is installed to for a performance increase.
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06 May 2009   #3
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Of course, everyone here would tell you 7 is great. With your memory, you also need a x64 OS. The obvious choice is 7100 RC x64 for you. Enjoy!

You should dual boot. Keep your original Vista and install 7 too. 500 GB is definitely large enough to setup a second partition to install 7 to.
+i1,and do a fresh install.
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06 May 2009   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

+2 agree with above.
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06 May 2009   #5
CalebDK

Windows Vista Home Basic x32 OEM
 
 

great! i was thinking about that, on getting another 500GB HDD and installing on there, I'll order a new today and start the download for Windows 7 tonite(download can run while im asleep since its 20GB!)
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06 May 2009   #6
sergiogarcia9

 

eh its only 2.4 GB not 20
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06 May 2009   #7
CalebDK

Windows Vista Home Basic x32 OEM
 
 

o oops, oh well
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07 May 2009   #8
CalebDK

Windows Vista Home Basic x32 OEM
 
 

Well I got Win7 downloaded last night and I have another 500GB HDD on its way to Des Moines from Memphis TN along with a a nice 21.5" LCD HDMI Acer Monitor and a new GFX card that will support HDMI Should all be here friday, I cant wait
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07 May 2009   #9
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Good for you. A 4x2 GB ram is more than enough I guess
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07 May 2009   #10
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You arent required to have 4gb ram in order to run 64-bit version.
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