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Old 27th October 2009, 01:43   #166
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Look long and deep, you find a lot of subtle changes from Vista. This is more of a release where Vista is improvised and minor changes are made to improve efficiency / user experience...
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Old 3rd November 2009, 01:46   #167
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For people upgrading from vista home premium to win 7 professional, does the install format the hdd and do a clean install or just upgrade the OS keeping the data intact? Though i'll be backing up all critical stuff, i was wondering if I should go all out and take a full backup.
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I strongly suggest you take a full backup and format and reinstall the new OS- irrespective of whether there is an option to upgrade- dont want to carry over the crap from the old OS to the new, do we?
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Getting it free from our college:-)

But the only thing is am lazy which is making me think of it. Maybe this week i will do it
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For people upgrading from vista home premium to win 7 professional, does the install format the hdd and do a clean install or just upgrade the OS keeping the data intact? Though i'll be backing up all critical stuff, i was wondering if I should go all out and take a full backup.
afaik Vista can be upgraded without reformatting the drive while XP cannot. Whevever you do something to update the systsem it always make sense to take a backup. After all a Passport 350GB unit is under 4k.
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A Review of the Pirated Copy of Windows 7 I Bought On eBay | Cracked.com
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Well found time and installed Windows 7. Getting used to a few changes which are new to this version of the SW. Its comparitively faster and am happy with this OS
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It is faster than vista and my anti virus ( NOD32 ) loads much faster. User access prompts are there but they are not as annoying as in vista.
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That's one of the funniest things I ever read on the internet. Was ROFL literally. Thanks for sharing the link. Mods please excuse for typing chat lingo.
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^^ read this a while ago- laughter riot!
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Windows 7 on my MBP 15 runs like a hot knife through butter. But I still prefer Snow Leopard!

It's not an exaggeration in the ads, but really, Windows 7 is FAST!
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^^ That should be the best kudos Windows 7 has received for its speed!
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^^ That should be the best kudos Windows 7 has received for its speed!
I've got the top end MBP 15 though
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I've got the top end MBP 15 though
To be honest, I have been living with Windows all my life in spite of the quirks- call it loyalty, call it work demands, but that is the truth.

BUT- Windows 7 seems to be the best release from Microsoft yet. No, its not perfect, had a few quirks (hey, its still Windows!), yet it is a lot more liveable/ loveable than the rest (I have not tried Server 2008 R2 yet- and I am a server-as-workstation fan!). I have a pretty heavy config laptop and desktop too, but I have seen the OS work well on low to mid end configurations too...
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Windows 7 on my MBP 15 runs like a hot knife through butter. But I still prefer Snow Leopard!

It's not an exaggeration in the ads, but really, Windows 7 is FAST!
I too switched to Snow Leopard few days back. What I feel is, Snow Leopard is still miles away from Leopard in terms of application launch speed and reliability. Till date my iMac froze 4 times after upgrading to Snow Leopard, no such issues on Leopard after using it for 2 years. I can clearly see the delay in launching the applications like iTunes in Snow Leopard. Though shutdown is impeccable in Snow Leopard compared to Leopard, but the startup time has increased drastically.

Also I'm running Windows 7 RC1 on iMac using Boot Camp. No crashes or reliability issues so far. A perfect OS.
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