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Old 10-19-2009, 12:12 AM   #1
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Default Windows 7 - who's getting it?

Micro$oft will release Windows 7 to the world this week.

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/win...1019-h3mz.html

I've been on Vista since Feb last year and I can't wait to upgrade. Prior to that I was on WinXP. But I'm guessing you'll have to do a clean install which is a major pain.

How many of you are planning to upgrade? If not right away, in the next few months? Buying a Win7 PC or doing an upgrade?
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:19 AM   #2
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If there were an option for a free upgrade I'd go for it, but I have no $$$ to speak of right now. That aside, assuming it doesn't create a whole slew of new compatibility issues, I'd do it. Last time I read about it, it was supposed to be less of a resource hog than Vista, has this changed?
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:26 AM   #3
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Default Re: Windows 7 - who's getting it?

I have no idea. I want to get rid of Vista though. But clean installs (although I know they're the right way to do it) are such a PITA...particularly as a lot of software on my laptop came preinstalled.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:50 AM   #4
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Already got my signature edition from for the Windows launch party promotion!
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:25 PM   #5
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I'm planning on upgrading, Everything I've heard and read looks like it fixes many of the PITA issues of Vista, but keeps a lot of the look and feel, which can unfortunately draw people to associate it with the bad things in Vista that nobody likes or just didn't work.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:11 PM   #6
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You upgrading or clean installing Morg?
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:32 AM   #7
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Can you play Dos/win95/win98 games with Windows 7 ?
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Clean install, of course. I just need to back up everything before I do.
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Can you play Dos/win95/win98 games with Windows 7 ?
Or for that matter, WinXP games? I wanna play Deus Ex 2, and Thief 3 again, but they don't work on Vista. (yes, it still bothers me. :p )
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Or for that matter, WinXP games? I wanna play Deus Ex 2, and Thief 3 again, but they don't work on Vista. (yes, it still bothers me. :p )
From what I've heard, it has an XP emulator you can run to play XP or earlier games that aren't inherently supported. Note, this is NOT Vista's Compatability Mode, but a full XP emulation.
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