worth upgrading to windows 7?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Gobnoblin, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Gobnoblin
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    I'm on vista home premium right now... it runs fine .... I'm finally getting used to it... if I had my way I'd still be running windows 98 second edition..... is there any advantage to upgrading? should i just wait till this current os becomes obsolete and am forced to upgrade? okay talk amongst yourselves... begin!
     


  2. XWolf

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    From what I have read it would appear to have been a sucessful repair. It does what Vista should have done at a lot less resource consumption.

    Still has most of the compatability issues with old hardware as Vista but if you are running Vista fine then 7 will be fine.

    Faster than Vista and less intrusive.
     
  3. Gobnoblin
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    okay sounds like it may very well be worth the plunge.... and its a free upgrade for me so I guess I'll give it a go before i get too used to vista and have to switch anyways and learn all over lol thanks for the input
     
  4. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    windows 7 is teh sex.
     
  5. Gobnoblin
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    well if it involves sex i am definitely upgrading lmao
     
  6. pizzahutmaster

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    Windows 7 is worth the upgrade. It has WAY better compatibility than Vista. Now I can sync my phone and ti84 plus to my laptop. I used to always have driver problems on Vista. Plus more frames for games is never bad.
     
  7. stab244

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    If it's the free upgrade option, definitely do it. You won't regret it.
     
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    Yes do it, it is way faster and better imo.
     
  9. prowler

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    I'm upgrading when i get my 2GB Ram.
    I'm hoping its better than Windows XP lol
     
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  11. prowler

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    Would Windows 7 run smoothly on 512MB of RAM, i know the Specs are 512MB but i don't know if it will be okay.

    I want to install it now :3
     
  12. lenitao

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    windows 7 is the best windows in terms of speed and reliability, faster than XP and much faster than vista.....

    totally worths upgrading, but i think you need 1GB RAM to upgrade
     
  13. nIxx

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    It´s like a nicer looking Win XP for me not bad but not anything special either and i have a pretty old PC still single core Athlon64 3,2Ghz and "only" 1 GB Ram and it runs fine
     
  14. Joe88

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    its not generally recommended

    but hey I ran vista ultimate fine for 6 months with 512MB ram [​IMG]
     
  15. prowler

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    [​IMG] well then. I'm getting my 2GB sometime next month, so i'll be fine.
    Plus Windows 7 is safer than Vista [​IMG]
     
  16. Ireland 1

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    It was well worth it for me to upgrade as my vista was full of bugs and 7 runs smoothly. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  17. Satangel

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    I'm upgrading next week, from Vista 64bit to 7 64bit.
    I'm gonna keep all my data and programs, just going to remove the OS and install a new OS. Hope everything goes well [​IMG]
     
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  19. prowler

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    what did you say? [​IMG]
    and yes, Microsoft charge too high
     
  20. raulpica

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    The last time I did that my partition table killed itself. It was a pain GetDataBack'ing 200GBs of data [​IMG]

    Before doing that, I advise a backup, or at least separate partitions [​IMG]