Has anyone purchased this new operating system yet? I have it on order because it was free with my new computer purchase. Wonder if it will be worth the trouble to upgrade.
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I did the upgrade from Vista two weeks ago. So far, the problems I had with Vista...pograms not respondng, anti-virus not starting up, high memory usage, ect. are gone.
From what I've read, doing a clean install is better than an upgrade. I only did the upgrade because I did not want to lose programs that I couldn't reinstall. Feels more like the old XP.
Thank you, Thats what I wanted to hear. I liked XP. Vista was suppose to be more user friendly. I dont think so.
Have been using it for a few months now when Microsoft released it to all the resellers and partners. Definitely a must to upgrade to.
A clean install is best. i am using Windows 7 now and love it.
For those who use Ventrilo, atm Vent is having some strange issues.
Love it. I built a new computer and put the RC on it, and it's been an absolute dream.
Just got a note from our IT dept this am saying hold off until they have a chance to run compatibility tests. There are drivers that are not available yet and some of our apps will not run until the software suppliers get caught up, but for a home user, those things may not apply. good to hear some good end-user news, I've been hearing all bad. Still running XP here and loving it.
I've been running Win7 since the early beta testing stages (got picked to be part of the offical testing group). And have been loving it. I've had the final version running on my home machine and one of my work machines for a couple of months and have documented only a few small issues.
On the software compatability side of things, I have had no trouble with applications that my family uses. We have had a few minor things come up at work, but those are mainly with Novell products and some older terminal emulation products. Many people in IT will tell you that Novell tends to run a bit behind on compatability, so no surprise there.
On the hardware issues, I have only had one piece of hardware give me trouble. The object in question is an IDE RAID card. Everything else has either had drivers pre-loaded in Win7 or the Vista drivers have worked perfectly.
A point on hearing tech stories, if you look on-line the odds are you are going to see more negative stories and comments than positive for just about anything. If something works people tend to be happy and non-vocal. But when something goes wrong they want to scream, and internet forums give them a stage to scream on.