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Windows 7 Upgrade For XP Users

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Hi Franemtnurse,

Thank you! If you are happy with XP, then there would be no great reason to upgrade. In fact, upgrading from XP requires a lot of work. Win 7 cannot upgrade over top of XP. The only way to upgrade XP to Win 7 is to do a 'custom install' which wipes all your installed programs and settings off your hard drive, so after you get Win 7 installed, you still have to install some drivers, as well as all your software, etc, etc. This can be a real time consuming affair. Hey, MS will still issue securtiy fixes on XP until 2014. I will still have an XP desktop until then myself.

However, if you had Vista and were not very pleased with it, then Win 7 is a must have upgrade. It all depends on your level of satisfaction with your current OS. That said, I believe Win 7 to be the best version of Windows ever.

Hi Captain,

My laptop has Vista, but my desktop has XP, and I love it. I just may do an upgrade to Windows 7 on my laptop then. It will uncomplicate things in my email program on my desktop then.

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Hey, Captain and g'day to all. I loved your reply to Grace. "Hi Grace and thank you for your GRACIOUS reply!!!"I get confused with all these different systems etc. Mt old confuser ran XP and I hated it, but then I was running IE. I smartly realised that didn't work and changed to Firefox, which was OK till it got popular. Now it stalls. So onto CHROME and I've never looked back.:up:

My little eeepc runs Linux and having used it I wonder how Windows has ever survived:spin:

Here in the bush I have gone from 28 kbps on dialup to 3000 kbps on satellite broadband and Chrome is the only one which can keep up:yeah:

So, keep the good info coming, it's much apreciated.:up::up:

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Hi bushambo,

Thank you for your comments. I also use Linux on a netbook, but mine is a Lenovo S10, and I run Ubuntu 9.04 Remix for netbooks. It is tailored to run on small screens. It runs very well. What distro of Linux do you have on your eeePC? I am continuing to test Windows 7, which runs great on my Toshiba laptop. I have had some difficulties running Win 7 on my desktop, but I think I have narrowed the main problem down to a hardware fault which is unrelated to Windows 7.

I use Firefox quite a bit, but I like Chrome also, and I use IE only when I have to do so.

Have a great weekend!

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Hey, Captain and all. My linux is the same as yours---UBUNTU. Took a bit of getting used to but it's pretty easy really:coollook:

What is your take on the forthcoming Google setup? I dearly hope it works OK. If it does, Windows will be long gone from my confusers!!!!:up: I use gmail and it is great:up: [Plus it's free!!!!]

All the best Michael.

[ps, I just love the name "cheerfuldoer":D

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Hello bushambo,

I have not tried the new Google Chrome operating system, but I think it will make a great impact. The aspect of all your user files being available in the cloud for you to access wherever you are has to get one thinking. I believe some people anticipated an OS much like we've always used. Being a browser based OS, Chrome OS is very different. It truly seems to be an OS that gets out of your way so you can concentrate on your work. The potential for it to really shake things up is there, but it may take a while for the concept to catch on with home users. I still like the idea of having all my stuff on my hard drive, and using the cloud for some, but not all, backups. You know what they say, it is hard to teach an old dog new tricks! I'm going to wait and see what happens.

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Thanks for this info. Going to upgrade soon from XP pro. Hope W7 doesnt disappoint me

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Hi Yakuza77! If your computer passed the Windows 7 Update Advisory test you should be good to go. I believe you will find much about Windows 7 to enjoy. I just read that the final Windows Patch Tuesday this year includes three critical and three important security updates for Windows users, and none of these concern Windows 7 - it is the most secure Windows to come out of Redmond.

Have a smooth upgrade, and please let us all know how it goes.

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Hello, sirI! Actually there are no compelling reasons to upgrade to Windows 7 in October. Aside from the fact that Windows 7 is more secure than XP, and possesses some new features, it is purely a matter of personal preference as to whether or not to upgrade. I use XP on my Core2Duo desktop PC, and there are applications installed that probably will not be Windows 7 friendly. Since Microsoft will be supplying XP security update patches (but no bug fix patches) until 2014, security is not of great concern.

I plan to buy a new desktop loaded with Windows 7 at some point rather than upgrade my XP machine. I am considering an upgrade of my Toshiba laptop loaded with Vista Home Premium because I believe Windows 7 will run even better on the unit, and I would like to install the 64 bit version. Since I would go with a clean install, switching to 64 bit would not be a problem.

Just like Vista, whenever there's an update and you are considering it, remember that it will also demand a newer hardware, a more powerful hardware. Just compare Vista and XP. Win98 and XP.

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Hello again, John83!

Great observation on the increased requirements of new Windows operating systems. It has been a fact that each succeeding OS has been more demanding on hardware than its predecessor.

I did indeed upgrade my Vista Toshiba to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, and increased the RAM to 4 GB. I am very pleased with Windows 7. Fortunately, the Windows 7 core has much in common with Vista, so its hardware requirements are fairly equal. The installation went very well, and it has been rock solid. It also boots in half the time that Vista required. I am more impressed with Windows 7 than I have been with any other Microsoft release. If Vista had been like Windows 7, it would have enjoyed much more success.

Thanks for your comments, and have a great week.

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