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#336180 - 01/29/11 12:49 AM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: Ya_basta]
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I did a clean install from Vista to Window 7, using Windows easy transfer made it pretty simple, anything that didn't transfer I had backed up on a separate drive, most of it I rarely used anyhow.
Michael if I didn't have a problem and I'm certainly no computer whiz,you should breeze right through it. Oh, and Windows 7 Imo is much better than Vista.
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#336181 - 01/29/11 12:55 AM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: michael_d]
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Mike, I know you were joking, but I'd totally do it. Got airline miles to spare? wink
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#336198 - 01/29/11 09:19 AM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: pmbuko]
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I'm really loving windows 7 compared to both vista and xp.

That being said, I've been thinking about getting a Macbook Pro lately...


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#336202 - 01/29/11 12:54 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: terzaghi]
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Tom - I don't "need" to upgrade, I suppose. My buddy just tells me that after I do, I'll wonder why I didn't sooner. He's usually right about this stuff. I actually prefer XP over Vista. I just have odd problems with Vista and some of my programs. I don't with XP.

Cam - I don't know what a dual boot is.

Michael - Thanks bud, but I doubt I'm at your level. I really don't get along well with computers.

Peter - I was only joking about the car. You're welcome to crash at the house if you ever get up this way.

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#336212 - 01/29/11 01:42 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: michael_d]
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Dual boot is having both operating systems on the same main drive and when the system boots up after a restart or power cycle, it will ask you which O/S you want to run.
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#336236 - 01/29/11 04:08 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: michael_d]
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Originally Posted By: michael_d


Peter - I was only joking about the car. You're welcome to crash at the house if you ever get up this way.

I read that too quickly and thought it said Peter was welcome to crash INTO the house if he gets up that way.

Gotta slow down this speed reading.
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#336237 - 01/29/11 04:11 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: chesseroo]
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But on the topic of win7, i just moved over from winxp and put the new OS on a new SSD.
Phenomenal upgrade, but yes, i had to replace some ageing software with newer versions or different brand, similar function.
Boot up time is about 10-15s and boot down in about 5.

Just fantastic.
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#336257 - 01/29/11 05:15 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: chesseroo]
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Y'all that are going to W7, are you using the 64 bit version?
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#336260 - 01/29/11 05:21 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: tomtuttle]
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I ran XP64, Vista 64, and now 7 64. 7 is the first version that the 64-bit edition works exactly the same as the 32, but allows me to access the entire 32 GB of RAM in my machine.
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#336264 - 01/29/11 05:31 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: ClubNeon]
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Win7 64-bit works great. Just don't try to run 64-bit versions of Internet Explorer or Firefox -- you will run into all sorts of things that don't work. The 32-bit versions of these browsers work fine in 64-bit Win7.
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