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#290349 - 02/03/10 11:05 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: Ya_basta]
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 Originally Posted By: wheelz999
There is a way to install Windows 7 over XP and the install will transfer your files to the Windows 7 OS.


Yes, but it does not save any programs, so it's not an actual upgrade since you can do that anytime.

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#290355 - 02/04/10 12:19 AM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: ]
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Deleted, should have read the first post more closely. ;\)



Edited by grunt (02/04/10 12:32 AM)
Edit Reason: stupid!
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#290367 - 02/04/10 09:22 AM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: grunt]
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Yep Cam, you have to reinstall everything and backup your data manually.
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#290378 - 02/04/10 11:33 AM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: SirQuack]
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I have the release candidate evaluation copy, and I just found out that I have to purchase the OS and do a fresh install. I wish they could have done something for us "guinea pigs"; maybe having something built into the OS so we can pay for it before the evaluation period ends, so we don't have to uninstall it and reinstall it.
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#290390 - 02/04/10 12:50 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: Ya_basta]
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There is a backup and restore tool with Windows 7 for data and a few things like bookmarks and such for those moving up from XP. I didn't use it as it wasn't going to save me a lot as any important data was already backed up to a USB HD.

If you don't mind backing up your data and reinstalling your apps (something I like to do every couple of years anyways just to clean things up) then the install is relatively painless. It does a great job of recognizing all your devices and peripherals and for the first time ever, I didn't have to go to a hundred web pages looking for new drivers for all my peripherals. They just worked.

I really like Windows 7 and think it's worth the effort. Vista for me lasted about 2 weeks and then I turfed it. Yes, they are very similar but the difference is, Windows 7 works correctly fresh out of the box, not months or years down the road.
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#290400 - 02/04/10 01:09 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: Murph]
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Thanks for all of the info.I'm downloading windows 7 now from my school website. I think I will install it this weekend most likely.
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#290417 - 02/04/10 01:50 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: terzaghi]
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#290462 - 02/04/10 04:30 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: SirQuack]
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Aren't the RAM requirements for running 7 higher than XP? Or did I make that up?

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#290463 - 02/04/10 04:34 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: BigHonu]
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I would expect so. I think XP runs ok with 1 GB, I wouldn't try 7 with less than 2, 4 preferred.
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#290464 - 02/04/10 04:38 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: SirQuack]
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I believe someone (possibly Murph) posted a while ago about a concern for people installing Windows 7 with multiple hard drives or something of that nature. I believe it had something to do with the OS placing some files on the second hard drive, which isn't a good idea, unless specific steps were taken.

Does anyone happen to recall this? I will be installing it with multiple hard drives {they are not in any RAID setup).

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