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1. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 04:01 GMT
Hi.Well i'm thinking of upgrading from Vista to Windows 7.
Don't get me wrong,i love Vista. Really i don't quite understand why its being bashed so much. Sure it fails or freeze's once in awhile.I think MS did a wonderful job from XP to Vista. It looks and feels different. I enjoy Vista in other words
However...Windows 7 has got a hell of alot of good reviews. Its supposed to use less RAM and be much quicker at opening files and folders.It has cool new features aswell that i liked
I did the Windows 7 upgrade test to see if my laptop can run it and it came through and i'm able to upgrade to WIndows 7 Ultimate.
Question is:Do you think i should upgrade? let me know your opinion and how better 7 is than Vista.
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2. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 04:09 GMT
i would say yes, i work as a computer technician, Windows 7 is much more reliable than Vista, just be sure you can find W7 drives for all your devices before upgrading.
3. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 04:14 GMT
I must do a clean install.Then i gotta re-download everything i had on vista again.i didn't download much at all.only ccleaner and other cleaning utilites
4. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 04:20 GMT
I'd say screw Windows and go for Linux (hey, it's free), but if you must, than yes. Windows 7 sorta works, which is better than nothing.
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5. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 04:23 GMT
AHHH NO!!!!I'd install Linux on my PS3 but not my EXPENSIVE Laptop lolI'll get 7 instead and install LINUX on my PS3
6. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 04:24 GMT
You can dual-boot it 'ya know. Keeping your Windows install intact.
Oh, dur, what am I thinking? You can use what's called a live CD to check it out for yourself before installing.
Edited on Tue 1st December, 2009 @ 04:27 by Nintendork
7. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 04:30 GMT
You can dual-boot it 'ya know. Keeping your Windows install intact.Oh, dur, what am I thinking? You can use what's called a live CD to check it out for yourself before installing.
Dual boot?You mean have TWO OS's in one laptop??Holy damn....that would be glorious!! xDBut i only got 60GB in my laptop
8. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 04:36 GMT
Well, that's probably good enough (our Kubuntu/Vista dualboot only runs on 40 gigs) unless you're one to download a lot of videos . If that's the case, a USB drive might be needed. Again, you should at least try something like Mint from a live CD, to see if you like it.
9. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 04:44 GMT
My PS3 takes care of the media stuff I have like 50 videos on my PS3 and lots of Music. I hear alot about Kubunto/Linux.
I'll definitly check into Linux and see how its OS is ^^
10. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 06:00 GMT
I'd actually like to downgrade to XP.
11. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 06:05 GMT
why? XP isn't going to be supported by developers forever ya know.
12. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 06:06 GMT
I don't worry about that. I use my computer for typing and internet surfing, not gaming.
Edited on Tue 1st December, 2009 @ 06:07 by
13. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 06:21 GMT
I had a lot of problems with XP, but Vista just created more but made it look prettier and run a little smoother I don't see the hype in downgrading unless your computer can't run Vista. XP is very bad at handling some of the new tech (like RAM larger than 2 GB)
I heard 7 is very good, but maybe wait a little bit for a few more kinks to be worked out. Also, it is probably unnecessary for you to get Ultimate, I'm pretty sure all version are 64 bit based, so there is little reason to get more than just the basic version for the average consumer. I am also considering it, but just can't justify the cost.
Edited on Tue 1st December, 2009 @ 06:23 by Ravage
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14. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 06:58 GMT
I bought my first laptop with Windows 7. I haven't had a computer though in like forever. I heard very bad things about Vista so was very skepticle about getting Windows 7 but am glad i did. I have my reasons as well
#1.Very well Updated system so that means no interrupting you when you are doing business or almost anything.#2. No annoying pop ups for when just trying to open simple software (Internet Browser,Games,etc.)#3.Explains everything very throughly when you are a first time User (like myself ^^".)So far i have 0 complaints about the system and Think this is Microsofts best system ever.
Edited on Tue 1st December, 2009 @ 06:59 by Tails
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15. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 07:09 GMT
"I don't worry about that. I use my computer for typing and internet surfing, not gaming."
i dont game on PC either, but try finding drivers for devices these days to run in windows 98 or even 2000 in a lot of cases, and as for the second to last post (not including mine), there are 32bit editions of Windows 7 Ultimate since that is what I am running lol
16. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 07:11 GMT
"there are 32bit editions of Windows 7 Ultimate since that is what I am running lol
As am I that's what my Laptop came running with when I bought it brand new.
Edited on Tue 1st December, 2009 @ 07:12 by Tails
17. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 07:18 GMT
"I don't worry about that. I use my computer for typing and internet surfing, not gaming."i dont game on PC either, but try finding drivers for devices these days to run in windows 98 or even 2000 in a lot of cases, and as for the second to last post (not including mine), there are 32bit editions of Windows 7 Ultimate since that is what I am running lol
Yes,this will be my first time trying out an ULTIMATE version of a Windows OS and i'm excited.I'm running Vista Home Basic 32-bit. It does the job but is just...ugh.....i see youtube videos and they all got powerful OS's lol
Does anyone know if you can change the taskbar on Windows 7 to perhaps Vista?I LOVE Vista's Taskbar and much prefer it over the stupid looking icons in 7...just opinion lol :0
18. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 07:21 GMT
Windows 7 is definitely worth the upgrade
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19. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 07:24 GMT
I don't know if you can change the TaskBar you probably can but i'm good with the way mine is .
20. Posted: Tue 1st Dec 2009 07:39 GMT
I would say yes, make the upgrade. I made it on day one for Win 7 and haven't looked back. My computer actually runs better now with Windows 7 than it did with vista. I think the main reason is that it is more efficient with resources than Vista was. I actually like the task bar in 7 as well. Hovering over an icon for a program gives you a popup showing all of the windows open in that program and allows you to select which one you want to maximize. For example, if you have multiple folders open, hovering over the folder icon on the taskbar will show a miniature view of every folder you currently have windows for and you can select which one you want to view.
One thing that I don't like is that 7 uses the same 'organization' for the control panel that Vista has set as default, but no option to change to the classic layout which was found in XP and earlier versions. Sure having the different control panels organized by categories is nice... If you know what category the control panel your looking for falls under as decided by the devs... But I much preferred having all of the control panel options in one window arranged alphabetically.