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Upgrading from Vista Ultimate to Windows 7, any comments?


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#1 doingitwell

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:20 PM

I'm currently running Vista Ultimate 64 bit and it's GOOD to a pain in the butt at times.

I'm thinking of getting Windows 7 but was wondering, should I do the upgrade or start completely from scratch install?

And, should I get the 32 or 64 bit version?

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:11 PM

Clean install is always preferred over an upgrade.

As for 32-bit vs 64-bit, it depends on what you're planning to use the machine for.
Main advantage on 64-bit version is a possibility to use more than 4GB of RAM, which is a limit for 32-bit OS.
On the other hand 64-bit version will sometimes cause issues with finding correct drivers and some applications may not work. Since 64-bit becomes more and more popular, both problems are less and less likely, but they still happen.
64-bit OS is also more secure, than 32-bit.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 02:33 PM

Clean install is always preferred over an upgrade.

I second this. Upgrades tend to be riddled with unexplainable bugs and glitches that can only be resolved by a clean install (so why not just do a clean install in the first place?).

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Make sure you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to be sure your computer can run 7. It should be fine if you're running Vista on it, but it never hurts to double check. NOTE: Using the Upgrade Advisor does not mean you are doing an in-place upgrade. It simply advises on compatibility when moving to 7.
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 10:50 PM

Thanks Broni and Ninja for the help. I appreciate it!!

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 10:56 PM

You're welcome :huh:

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 01:00 PM

^Ditto! :huh:

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