Skip to comments.OK all why(or why not) should I upgrade from MS Vista to MS 7?
Posted on 02/10/2010 11:46:12 AM PST by US Navy Vet
Any info will be appriciated.
I would do a search. I asked that question back in the fall.
Always wait until the first update patch (”service pack” or whatever they call it).
Sorry you’re on Vista, though.
For one thing Bill Gates could use the money.(sarc)
Vista is a big fat bloated slow-running pice of crap
Windows 7 is a big fat bloated piece of crap
see the difference?
I have the 64 bit version of windows 7- trust me on this- wait for service pack 1 AT LEAST (more likely sp2)
and whatever you do DO NOT download and ry to use the ‘free’ Office 210 beta- unless you like an email program that crashes when you send an email.
They should have stopped with Win2K PRO and done something useful
If your computer is handling Vista OK, why upgrade until there is some indication that Micro$oft will stop supporting it? That said, IMHO having used both, Win 7 is a big step forward, at least on my Latitude E6400 laptop.
It's an easy upgrade. In fact, Windows 7 should have been named Windows Vista Service Pack 3. The only bugaboo is that Windows 7 does not contain an email program. You have to provide your own or go to the Microsoft site and download one of theirs. (It's free.) The old Windows Mail has been replaced by Windows Live Mail.
AND DON’T GET ME STARTED ON THE ‘RIBBON’ BAR IN OFFICE!!!
If a WANTED 1/3 of my screen taken up with a display of commands I never use I would have done it myself.
I upgraded, now I have a Crazy glitch. The screen will jumble up, the go black then come back after a few seconds.
It says...display driver has failed and has recovered. Called Dell “in India” and she did a few things, but it still does it. Oh well.
You will upgrade or you will be eliminated.
Vista has served my needs. I will wait until I upgrade one of my computers to get 7. It’s possible that I may keep vista for some time. Heck, I still have a XP machine as well.
Bill wants you to reward him for money wasted on VISTA by buying his next operating system.
You will comply.
It's the eval copy that will expire this summer. I'm debating whether or not I want to upgrade to a full retail copy. All I really use it for, is to sync my iPhone to iTunes.
I second that. I tried Vista, and I and my computers puked. I reverted to XP.
But to tell the truth, I really enjoy Win7, and I'm replacing XP with Win7 on all my Windows boxes this year (two done so far).
It's essentially Vista SP3. Microsoft gets their operating systems correct in the second or third service pack.
just got a new laptop. refurbished dell through my tech guru. it has windows xp professional to avoid vista and 7.
If I had Windows XP, I would not upgrade to Vista.
If I had Windows XP, I would not upgrade to Windows 7.
However, If I had Vista I would upgrade to Windows 7.
If by "eval" you mean it's one of the RC's released in 2009, you only have a month or so left before it starts shutting down on you. Do not delay -- once you see the warnings, get your data and apps off the computer right away before it locks up.
If you're a Windows user, I recommend you get Win7. It's worth it. OTOH, if you're a Mac, Linux, or Unix user, and already happy with one of those, you might want to think twice about Windows (of any kind).
Color me fat, dumb and happy
I agree 100%!
do what I did, just get a new comp with Win 7 on it. It already is much better
Best ten bucks you will ever spend.
“avoid vista and 7.”
May have been a good call.
because vista sucks and 7 does not?
Interesting how Microsoft stirs up comments. Hmmmm.
I’m a constant computer users. I had Vista on one machine (laptop, came on it) with no problems. Upgraded to 7 and found it significantly faster. Loads faster, runs faster.
I have installed 7 on two new desktops and they work very well. Since Vista attracted so much negative press, there must have been problems. I find it hard to argue that 7 has any problems past the fact that some software and some drivers will not work in 7. In fact, I have one hardware item that states on the box that it “works with 7” when in fact it doesn’t and the mfg can’t (or won’t) tell me when a 7 driver will be available. Small price for a fast, stable operating system.
Finally, if Bill Gates ever comes to our town, I have promised to go punch his lights out for all the hours and hours I have spent over the years trying to make SOME of his software do what it should do. It’s a relief to finally get some that does work.
“AND DONT GET ME STARTED ON THE RIBBON BAR IN OFFICE!!”
Someone is asleep at the wheel. The refresh button on IE is across the screen from navigation button with no option to customize the toolbar. People are stuck with the ribbon with no option for a “classic” view.
I understand the need to try new stuff, especially to get the younger audience hooked. However, the older audience buys the damn software and they don’t want change. The like it when the the features don’t migrate all over the place. It would not have been hard to incorporate a “classic” view.
Oh, yeah. XP is awesome. Till I upgraded to SP3. Then my firewire card stopped working and MS knows about the problem but won’t fix it. I also reverted to SP2 on the advice of some forums but that didn’t work. The problem has been traced to system file that MS put in SP3.
I like the computer I have. Why buy a new one to get Win 7 when I’m just going to wipe the drive and install Linux?
It’s the first Windows Upgrade I’ve liked since about 1996.
And I work (ahem) very closely with these things.
Make sure you have max memory.
Stability is very good. Boot and shutdown times are great. UI is fine and somewhat better. Speed seems better than Vista.
All in all, it’s a very good O/S.
But it is always a hassle to upgrade an O/S. So, weigh the advantages I think exist against the several hours of work its going to take to get you where you want to go.
Maybe I'll see if I can scrounge a copy of XP somewhere. I think iTunes still runs on it.
You realize that you can place your cursor between the URL box and the search box and drag the center divider over to the left if you want it closer. Although on my IE the navigation icons are under the place where the refresh icon is.
Choosing small icons helps a little.
True; I had a crappy $300 E-machines and just replaced it with a newer, hopefully better $300 E-machines... :) (320GB)
I forgot. You can also simply hit F5 and it will refresh.
Other than the cost there is no reason to avoid the upgrade. Windows 7 is superior to Vista in all ways.
Because Windows XP does everything just fine and I won't change
until I have no other choice ;)
LOL I was just fooling around with my IE and found that if you right click on the toolbar and go to “customize” you will find a box labeled “Show Stop and Refresh Buttons Before Address Bar” you get what you originally wanted.
On my desktop at home I am still running Windows ME!
The correct upgrade path from Vista is to OS X.
I am going to try to Upgrade my Gateway Laptop from Vista to 7 after I make my kids pay for a new keyboard that they screwed up.
I just did this very thing last weekend. 7 is faster, prettier, and less annoying (no pop-up dialogs every time you want to change a setting).
I did have a problem with the install DVD, where it would bomb out after going 7/8 of the way through, with a “file corrupted or missing” error. I simply copied the whole install DVD disk to another partition on my computer, ran the install from there, and it worked fine.
You are a braver man than I am! :-)
running 98 at home
I am running XP on my desktop. Got a low-end laptop a year and a half ago to take on the road; it was running Vista and I had no end of troubles trying to maintain a wireless connection. Upgraded the laptop to Vista and it works perfectly. Still using XP on the desktop and will keep it ‘till it dies.
If you are happy with Vista that's an argument to stay with it, of course
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