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Is Win 7 really worth buying to upgrade XP?

September 27, 2010 at 01:04:27
Specs: Windows Vista

Hello, all!

I am considering buying a new computer. However, I have been reading some negative things about Windows 7. As such, I am hoping to get some honest opinions from users here as to whether it is worth it to buy Windows 7 to upgrade an XP computer.

Thanks!

Steven Risman


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#1
September 27, 2010 at 04:16:29

there are no real negatives with win 7, it is simply the best operating system available to date, if your buying a new system, win 7 is most likely to be included and you will not go back to xp after a few weeks of using win 7

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#2
September 27, 2010 at 04:18:37

princecorum,

Thanks a lot for the reply! I am considering a new system as opposed to an upgrade. I could always use the XP computer as a spare. In your opinion, what are some of the advantages you see with Windows 7?

Steven Risman


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#3
September 27, 2010 at 05:14:03

"...I have been reading some negative things about Windows 7...."

Please do tell us what the negative things are. Maybe we can refute them to your satisfaction.

CoolGuy


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#4
September 27, 2010 at 06:15:14

Windows 7 does not always pay for older systems, but for reasonably modern systems and ALL new systems, you want Windows 7. Windows 7 is faster, cleaner, stronger, more reliable, better at recovering itself, better at maintaining itself (with less manual clean up and maintenance), and more secure than any they have had before.

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#5
September 27, 2010 at 07:26:28

fingers says it all, its also very easy and intuitive...dont think on it, xp has had its day and support will be stopping, in fact if you dont use sp3 i think it already has...

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#6
September 27, 2010 at 13:34:40

There are plenty of issues with Windows 7. Most are negated if you purchase a complete system with Wi7 installed. You can be sure you have at least all the drivers.

Second is 64 bit. Many people still have issues either with older devices they still use or programs that they need. If you have older stuff be sure you consider a 32 bit version even if you loose ram in the process.

Lastly is the xp is faster for many gamers. It may not stay that way for long.

W7 may offer a bit more data security. I would suggest it over XP on a new system unless it is a very weak system or mini or such.

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#7
September 27, 2010 at 13:36:16

Also be sure you understand how your recovery media is offered. You may need it on day one instead of waiting for the actual crash.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#8
October 10, 2010 at 20:39:35

I would highly recommend Windows 7. I've used Windows since DOS, went through Windows 3.11, Windows NT, Windows 2000, XP etc..... and by far, Windows 7 is a really good Operating System.

I've run it on a 6 year old computer and that runs fine. It's not as memory hungry as Vista. It also picks up the drivers a lot better than Windows XP and if it doesn't, usually a Windows Update picks it up as well.


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