comparing between windows xp and windows 7

August 13, 2009 at 08:04:49
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.596 GHz / 1014 MB
i doing some research about xp vs 7..but i still cant get which is better...can anyone tell me which os is better?

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August 13, 2009 at 12:14:27
I am currently dual booting windows XP (32-bit) and 7 (64-bit) on my laptop, so far the advantages 7 has over XP is that it;
[*]Has better builtuin drivers, my laptop (inspiron 1525) barely needed any drivers, and the rest were found over windows update
[*]Is more up to date and secure over XP
[*]It also has a more up to date 3-D effects for the graphics
[*]The RC is free!

and XP's advantages;
[*]Has more drivers written for it (32-bit)
[*]It has proven to be a very stable and reliable platform
[*]There is no expiry Date (the RC will expire soon after the release of 7)
[*]Will run on very old systems

I have not included everything as this post would go on for ages, but that is what I can pull off the top of my head

Overall, the OS you run will be your preference, I prefer windows 7 as there is little in it with performance on my machine and I would prefer a more up to date OS that is more secure

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August 13, 2009 at 13:43:57
Hands Down Windows 7 is better.

Some of the features I am fond of already include:

+ Home Group - This allows for simple networking of
computers. All you have to do is give each computer the
passcode and
then they can share files.

+ You have the ability to "snap" windows to the side and top
of the screen just by clicking on the bar and taking your
mouse over to the side. This allows you to show two
documents side by side.

+ The calculator now has many different modes including
scientific, programmer, and statistics.

+ By hitting the windows key on your keyboard and then
typing any word you want to search for, Windows 7 will
quickly populate all applications and documents that have
those words. No longer do you need to browse through
multiple files to find the program or document you need.

There are a plethora of features that are beyond compare in 7.

One caveat that you need to be aware of is that if you are
running older hardware. Windows 7 might not run on it. If you
are already running vista on your machine or if the machine is
vista compatible than you should be alright.

There is a tool called the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor that
you can use to check compatability for Windows 7: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta

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August 13, 2009 at 19:07:30
how about the performance?

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August 13, 2009 at 19:52:08
i was running windows 7 on a laptop, that is way below the
requirements, 850mhz p3 (only ran at 697 due to intel speed
step) w/ 512mb of ram. surprising it ran very well, i couldnt
watch videos or anything, because the graphic card's drivers
wouldnt even install. but overall it ran surprisingly well.

i also have it on a 700mhz p3 (571mhz w/ speed step) with
384mb of ram. i installed starter edition on this one, but again it
performs surprisingly well.

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August 14, 2009 at 07:32:50
Here's a good article on Windows 7
k_at_windows_7_rtm.html">A Close Look at Windows 7

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August 14, 2009 at 13:12:26
XP is still the best OS for many special use owners.
Windows 7 seems to be a very good OS for the general public

XP is still very much faster on many things and on many systems.

If you told us the programs that you might use we might be able to better guess.

Some technical users must still use XP. Many technical programs have not even been updated to Vista.

I think we can all agree Vista kind of stinks when compared to Windows 7.

For business users MS has setup a virtual XP to allow most businesses to switch away from XP. I doubt gamers would be helped by it at all.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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August 14, 2009 at 17:28:39
Remember, you have to format and install, there is no in place upgrade.Although many consider this to be the proper way to do things.

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
- Henry Kissinger

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August 16, 2009 at 08:30:56
if i reformat the pc and install the windows 7,will the product key of windows xp kill?it will ask me for produce key when i reformat back to xp? and how about the driver?i can still use the same installer that provided by the manufacture

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August 17, 2009 at 01:21:37
Windows 7 is overall better then Windows XP. Windows XP may be a little bit faster in some areas then Windows 7 but when it comes to overall performance and security Windows 7 is better.

Now this all depends once again on the type of system you are going to use Windows 7 on and what type of programs you are going to use.

If you are running a system below 2ghz and under 1gb of ram then Windows XP will be obv better suited for that pc then Windows 7, but if you are running Windows 7 on a modern pc that has a very fast single core processor, dual core processor or better, a graphics card capable of DX10 or better and 2gb ram or more, then your pc will take better advantage of Windows 7 then it will with Windows XP.

The thing that a lot of people don't understand is Windows XP is only capable of utilzing soo much hardware capability before it caps out. A prime example of that is DirectX 10.x. Every new card comes with DirectX 10.x and if you are a gamer you won't be able to fully utlize your nice DirectX 10 card if you are still using XP that can only utilize up to DirectX 9c. So there is going to have to come a time where you are going to have to move onto a newer OS to take full advantage of your newer hardware.

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