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Old 07-16-09, 12:23 AM   #1
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Default Who's making the switch to Windows 7?

BTW, there should be a Windows 7 forum section here.

So who's making the switch and what are you switching from?

I skipped Vista completely cause there was nothing compelling me to switch from my trusty XP Pro. Just wasn't anything there that particularly attracted me. Direct X 10 wasn't a good enough reason for me and has turned out to be a bust as far as I'm concerned. I still don't feel I've missed anything playing my games without it. Direct X 11 looks promising but my vid card can't do that anyway.

Started thinking about Windows 7 and about finally trying out 64 bit so decided to take the plunge and did the pre-order (upgrade Win7 Pro at the special price). At least I won't be accused of being a dinosaur anymore. The tweaking side of me is looking forward to it in a way but I'm also apprehensive about possible programs I may not be able to use anymore that I still really like and don't want to do without. Everything I use on my computer is still very important to me and there is nothing on it that I do not want. Hopefully that "XP Mode" thing will take care of any program compatibility issues. Will have to see what's in store for me there. To tell the truth, I could still hang on to XP Pro for a couple more years and still be quite happy (don't see any games in that time that I would be suffering playing with what I have now). More out of curiosity than anything else, I'm going to try out something new to see what's on the other side.

Hopefully the Windows 7 experience will be one of those, "dude what the hell took you so long" deals like it was when I finally switched from Windows 98 to XP.
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Old 07-16-09, 12:34 AM   #2
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Default Re: Who's making the switch to Windows 7?

win7 forum is not necessary, just rename this forum to XP/Vista/7 Forum, or simply Windows forums.

I will be switching from Vista Ultimate to 7 Ultimate.
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Old 07-16-09, 12:49 AM   #3
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Default Re: Who's making the switch to Windows 7?

Windows 7 is basically the ****.

Anyone who doesn't switch is either broke or a moron.

You can download the RC free from Microsoft's site. Try before you buy.
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Old 07-16-09, 01:01 AM   #4
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Default Re: Who's making the switch to Windows 7?

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win7 forum is not necessary, just rename this forum to XP/Vista/7 Forum, or simply Windows forums.
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Anyone who does switch is either broke or a moron.
Heh heh, well that's pretty straight out, isn't it dude? I guess there's nothing left to be said then.

Just so you know, I don't consider myself either of those (though my wife may differ on that).

When I give it a spin, I'll be sure to post if I ended up being a moron or not. I could admit it if that ends up being the case.
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Old 07-16-09, 10:07 AM   #5
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Default Re: Who's making the switch to Windows 7?

Windows 7 is nice, but not enough of a leap for me to rush out and upgrade from Vista Business x64. I'll get it eventually, but I'm not in a hurry.
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Going from Vista x64 business to whatever version MSNDAA offers.

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Unless MS has another $50 Home Premium upgrade deal I won't be getting it anytime soon. I have a copy of retail Vista Ultimate and laptop OEM Vista Home Premium x32. To be honest I'm still kicking myself for paying so much for Vista Ultimate. Until I get a new PC, which might not be until Windows 8 comes out , I won't be buying it.
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Old 07-16-09, 10:33 AM   #8
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Unless MS has another $50 Home Premium upgrade deal I won't be getting it anytime soon. I have a copy of retail Vista Ultimate and laptop OEM Vista Home Premium x32. To be honest I'm still kicking myself for paying so much for Vista Ultimate. Until I get a new PC, which might not be until Windows 8 comes out , I won't be buying it.
Why didn't you go for the reduced price upgrade?
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Old 07-16-09, 11:04 AM   #9
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I might try to get it but why when XP and Vista works fine for me.
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Old 07-16-09, 11:13 AM   #10
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I've installed 3 beta versions so far, and each have had the odd niggle, but the main problem for me is companys such as Belkin being a bit slack on drivers. I'm hoping by the release date I'll be able to get the drivers I need. If so I'll be getting one of the x64 OEM versions. It'll be interesting to see how much they charge for it though. I got Vista HP x64 OEM for about 55.
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I've installed 3 beta versions so far, and each have had the odd niggle, but the main problem for me is companys such as Belkin being a bit slack on drivers. I'm hoping by the release date I'll be able to get the drivers I need. If so I'll be getting one of the x64 OEM versions. It'll be interesting to see how much they charge for it though. I got Vista HP x64 OEM for about 55.
driver for what? most vista drivers are perfectly fine in 7, there are only few that don't work.
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Why didn't you go for the reduced price upgrade?
I didn't really think of it at the time and by the time I came to actually wanting to buy it, it was too late.
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