I was a Windows XP die hard. I got Vista Ultimate when it came out and installed it and within days uninstalled it and went back to my old XP x64. When service pack 1 for Vista came out I reinstalled Vista, upgraded it, ran it again for a few days and was still so disgusted with it that XP went right back on.
Now with Windows 7, I got Win 7 Professional and installed it and never went back. This IS what Vista should have been. If your machine can run it you will probably love it too. If all you need is more memeory, get it, it's cheap enough. Win 7 does not need all that much video card so if you even have one it should be adequate. The upgrade process is a little more involved from Win XP as a previous poster mentioned, but backing up your data should be part of any users 'computer hygiene' anyway.
One point to remember is that if you upgrade from XP and need to reinstall Win 7 again in the future, you will need to reinstall XP first. Or buy someones old Vista CD, or buy the Win 7 Full
version instead of the Upgrade
version. Microsoft has its reasons, but I personally think that was a wrong decision to make. It's like they wish to punish users who wouldn't buy Vista or something. There may be other reasons why Win 7 cannot upgrade fromn the XP instal disks but I have no idea what they might be.
But I digress, Win 7 is definately worth every penny (dollar, euro, whatever) you pay for it, and any little hassles too.
Edited by benyahuda, 25 September 2010 - 12:37 PM.