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Windows 7: Upgrading Vista to 7

30 Jul 2009   #1
badjz

Vista Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Upgrading Vista to 7

Hi,

Im currently running vista ultimate 64bit and looking at upgrading to windows 7. Just wondering if i choose the upgrade path will this hinder the performance of my pc ( I have quite a high end pc)? Has anyone done the upgrade, if so can you share your experiences. i.e. applications crashing, hardware not found, games not running, etc...

I know running a clean install is the best option but i have 25 games installed and dont want to have to reinstall them.

Thoughts and experiences please....


Thanks in advance.


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30 Jul 2009   #2
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Hello badjz and welcome to SevenForums.

I am one of those happy upgraders, though majority of forum members recommend clean install. Read about pros and cons here, about my experience here.

Kari
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30 Jul 2009   #3
badjz

Vista Ultimate 64bit
 
 

thanks kari, appreciate the help.
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30 Jul 2009   #4
bmetelsky

Windows 7
 
 

I went the upgrade path from Vista 64 and within 24 hours decided to wipe everything and do a clean install. The upgrade took forever (hours) and I should have known the result could not be anything too pleasant. I was right - everything was buggy after the upgrade.
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30 Jul 2009   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bmetelsky View Post
I went the upgrade path from Vista 64 and within 24 hours decided to wipe everything and do a clean install. The upgrade took forever (hours) and I should have known the result could not be anything too pleasant. I was right - everything was buggy after the upgrade.
I know this to be true with most users. I donīt exactly know why but for our two laptops upgrade was better. Everything works like a dream.

But oh holy s*** how long it took! Bit under 5 hours!

Kari
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