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Windows 7: _should_ I install Win7?

10 Jun 2010   #11
winsupertweaker

W7 64 Bit
 
 

Honesty is always the best policy.... You're welcome.


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10 Jun 2010   #12
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

with ur pc specs windows 7 will run nice u should def upgrade from xp
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10 Jun 2010   #13
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote:
Windows XP will not expire until 2014
This is incorrect. Main Stream Support for XP has already ended. Meaning, they, "MS" is no longer developing for Xp in any way, other than certain and critical updates. This is covered under Xp's extended support through to 2014. Which is now a paid by case support. In other words. Yes they are putting out some needed updates, but theya re not developing anything else for it. Nor is any support other than the updates they release free. It is all paid for support. Till 2014, at which time Xp will be fully retired.

Personally, if you can afford it, the system you have "strictly my opinion" should handle anything you throw at it. I am not familiar with the Emulator so i can not speak to it. The only things I would upgrade on your specs are, The Video Card, and add 2G of ram, regardless if you go with 32bit or 64bit. And yes, I know what people will say about the 1G not being seen by 32bit, blah blah blah. Part of that 1G does get used. You should not need more than 4G of ram, unless the emulator needs it for some reason,, but I do not know.

Yes, Windows 7 is worth it. As long as all your apps will run on it. Upgrading is highly recommended.
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11 Jun 2010   #14
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
As long as all your apps will run on it. Upgrading is highly recommended.
That's also very easy to find out, using the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.
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11 Jun 2010   #15
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Win 7 is a nice system, but you have a good one yourself. The step to Win 7 is a good one, but not anything that would "blow you away". Probably the best option for you is save for a couple years and get that new computer with Win 7 installed. Good Luck,
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11 Jun 2010   #16
ema

Windows 7
 
 

I like very much Windows 7.
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03 Jul 2010   #17
winsupertweaker

W7 64 Bit
 
 

Folks. We are trying to save him a couple hundred dollars. We should not try and push someone into buying a new operatying system when they have a perfectly good XP system. After all, he's got the guidance right here and at XP support sites. Sometimes we need to quell our enthusiasm about pushing someone into spending money. Like I said before, if he waits two or more years, he can get a new machine, 64 bit with Win7 or Win8 and have all the bells and whistles that will come with these systems before 2014. Being a mentor is rewarding----being a salesman---well, you know what that feels like when you get prodded to get something you really don't need.
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03 Jul 2010   #18
gregrocker

 

You can shrink your XP partition and install the free 90 day trial Win7 Enterprise to see how it runs by comparison during those 90 days. Then you can delete it in Disk Management without effect on XP. Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Edit: I've reconsidered and now believe a better option if you are wanting to test Win7 outside of a volume-user environmnent is to install a retail version of your choice and extend activation up to 120 days until you decide to buy it, then you can simply insert the purchased key. With Enterprise there is no chance to activate your new install as such since it uses a Volume Licensing scheme only available to organizations.

Start watching Windows 8 to become a beta tester as many of us did for over a year with Win7, one of the best tech experiences I've had and the reason I'm here. You'll also get hooked up to deals like half-price upgrades and freebies like the party favor signature-Ultimate given out for hosting a Win7 release party. And you'll be intimately familar with the OS even before it's released - all while your trusty XP chugs away in the next partition if you want.
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04 Jul 2010   #19
winsupertweaker

W7 64 Bit
 
 
pull it down a notch..

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Quote:
Windows XP will not expire until 2014
This is incorrect. Main Stream Support for XP has already ended.
I said Windows XP updates expire in 2014. People will still be running XP for two to three years after updates expire or until security software will no longer be compatible. Windows 98 kept going for two years after updates expired. I know these facts because I am a freelance global PC tech/tutor and an expert with TeamViewer--have been since 2000 then switched to TeamViewer in 2003.
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09 Jul 2010   #20
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Ok, only certain updates will be released, Any minor security updates or enhancemets will not.

Also, it's not just about bells and whistles, Win 7 offers much better security over all. It's not just one or two things. Over all security is much much better in 7 than XP.

With that said, Anyone can wait if they really need to, we all can only do so much, but the question is, should i install Win 7? and that answer is a resounding "YES". If you do not have the money now, then save up for it.
But, the answer is YES, you should without hesitation or reservation at your earliest convenience when you have the money to do so. In other words, if you are already considering it and you will have the money at some point, then yes, do it. But, telling people to wait cause it's only bells and whistles, is not the right answer.
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