Trust me Goldie, you'll be glad you did. Personally, in the opinion of a lifelong PC user, Vista bites the big one. We have Windows 7 now and it's a quadrillion times better. Vista was not the best decision MS ever made. Thank goodness they thought better of it and came up with Windows 7. Good luck...and check out this tutorial. Found it pretty helpful. May be worth the time to maximize the Windows 7 experience.
Hey G G!Make sure you burn a back up disk If you down load W 7.I got mine from a disk.i think that's the best way to go though it is cheaper if you get it from the net.my opinion...
You'll need to back everything up as Windows 7 will wipe the hard drive before it installs, even the 'upgrade' version.
i installed windows 7 from vista and i didn't lose a thing..
You are correct. Yes for some versions it is a proper upgrade.
Generally though for many users you do lose all your settings BUT It does depend on what version of vista you are using and what kind of upgrade disc you have. In my experience nearly all of my clients had to back up before the upgrade.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind … -windows-7
As a precaution back up all your personal filed and make sure you have the disks or files for any third party software installed!
Usually the process goes fine, but occasionally it can hang; it should 'abort' and recover the prior version of Windows - but for me this didn't work and I had to recover all files from backup!
As long as your prepared that's the key - the actual system is a lot more stable than Vista and I'm very happy with performance so far!
Window 7 is one of the stable opearting system by microsoft after window xp.
window 7 is much better than window vista.
1-window 7 takes less space to install as compared to vista.
2-window 7 uses less cpu as compared to vista.
3-processinf speed of window 7 is much better than vista.
4-security is also considered better than vista.
5-many useful driver and plugin are already installed.
i have looked into this.I don't like Vista at all but i think Microsoft should upgrade the customers with vista for nothing.after all it should be treated like a recall;like cars and baby strollers..
I did the full windows 7 install when I had Vista before. I really like Win 7 better.
Only drawback is having to download "drivers" for certain items. But most you can find.
I just received and installed my windows 7 upgrade and I'm so happy!
this feels more is like a gliding ballerina compared to the vista elephant stomping/
A better move would be an upgrade from Vista to a Apple Mac - you will never look back...
Wow, After reading these good reviews of Windows 7, I am thinking seriously about upgrading very soon.
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