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Would you change OS to Windows 7?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by IT2009, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. IT2009

    IT2009 Byte Poster

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    XP is still around. Vista was sent to market before being ready, though they spent 5 years on it. Windows 7 is according to reviews better. Are you thinking of getting Windows 7?
    I still have XP Pro and am not so tempted into investing into new OS, not quite yet. What about you?
     
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  2. dazza786

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    Had it since 32bitRC came out, and got the 64bit ultimate about a month or so ago?

    It was working fine up until the 64bit but now my display is playing up. I'm convinced it's a driver issue (as i don't want it to be hardware :( but after trying quite a few out and looking about online, i fear it may be hardware).

    Other than that, I like it!
     
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  3. IT2009

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    How much RAM do you have on 64bit?
     
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  4. Fergal1982

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    yeah I'd switch. Considering getting it after christmas, or waiting until bonus time.
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    Nope. I've got Vista sitting on the shelf, and XP is treating me just fine.
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    Ah, so you are a kool-aid drinker too, I see. Although there were some problems with Vista (as there are with any new OS version), the main problem was driver support due to a change in kernel access, not a problem with Vista itself.
     
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  7. vgarg

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    I have 64bit Win 7 running on my second laptop. Got 1 GB ram and its running good.
     
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  8. ThomasMc

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    I changed a while ago 64bit in the home and office
     
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  9. ericrollo

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    I would but unfortunately i cant afford a good PC to run it so im still on XP
     
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  10. ThomasMc

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    My work computer is over 2 years old, 2.6 single core amd, 2 GB of RAM and it runs fine on that
     
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  11. danielno8

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    been using win 7 as my main OS since beta
     
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  12. jk2447

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    played with a few configurations over the past year but I've settled on having a 10GB partition running XP 32Bit and 190GB running Win 7 64Bit on my Sony Vaio Laptop. Got a ML115 at home too but won't go into that.

    Had some trouble finding drivers for XP as its a dual core 4GB Ram decent laptop but seeing as Sony in their infinite wisdom decided to disable VT on all but one model of Vaio's (at the time, probably changed due to massive customer opinion), in order for me to get the full fat XP experience for bits and bobs of software I like I decided to start fresh, throw XP on 1st obviously then dual boot with Win 7 so I could play with all the new shiney features I don't need :D (You need VT enabled to use the XP virtual machine in W7:rolleyes:)
     
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  13. Raffaz

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    Im running 64bit ultimate on PC2 in my sig. Ive had no problems with it and its extremely stable. Its actually running better than vista does on PC1 in my sig. Im gonna swap my main machine over to it aswell once i get some spare time. I used to use vista and XP before 7, but i dont think ive logged onto XP in a few months now as everything works fine. Ive also got windows 7 as a virtual machine on the mac and its fine there aswell :)
     
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  14. Notes_Bloke

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    Been running Win7 since beta, and now I'm using 64bit Ultimate with 8GB of ram.

    Not any any issues at all (so far).

    NB
     
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  15. Theprof

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    I've switched from XP to Vista a while back, probably last november I would say and it always ran fine. Then when Windows 7 came out this october I switched over to the 32bit version and it runs pretty smooth. I also have windows 7 installed on my computer at work. Got to keep up!
     
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  16. dazza786

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    6GB ddr3 1066
     
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  17. wagnerk
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    I've been running Win7 64-bit Ultimate since the beta, then once Win7 Enterprise was rtm moved to that with Windows XP mode. Running that with 4 gb of ram.

    -Ken
     
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  18. greenbrucelee
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    I will do when I have some more certs that require xp and yes it is good and miles better than vista

    Have you got all the lates drivers for your hardware installed?
     
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  19. dazza786

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    yeah
    tried loads of different ones.. all the same problem
    very annoying
     
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  20. zebulebu

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    Been running Win 7 on and off since the RC at home. Upgraded to it at work yesterday - rollout next year so need to make sure I'm completely familiar with it's vagaries in a corporate environment
     
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