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Windows 7, anyone else have it?

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 54 31.40%
 
I have Windows 7 Pro 38 22.09%
 
I have Windows 7 Home 45 26.16%
 
I have XP 16 9.30%
 
I have a Mac 3 1.74%
 
Other 15 8.72%
 
Total:171
Slimebeast said:
kowenicki said:
Windows 7 Ultimate...

its... the Ultimate!

Best OS ever. Simple.

How much u paid for Ultimar?

 

@Nordlead

I thought so. U do have 64bit right? Nearly eveeyrone has Windos 7 in 64 bit i fink.

yea I have 64-bit, I said so in my post. I really should have thought more before my RAM comment, as 32-bit is limited at 4, so there would have to be some increase for 64-bit




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Slimebeast said:
kowenicki said:
Windows 7 Ultimate...

its... the Ultimate!

Best OS ever. Simple.

How much u paid for Ultimar?

 

@Nordlead

I thought so. U do have 64bit right? Nearly eveeyrone has Windos 7 in 64 bit i fink.

nothing... was a free upgrade on a dell laptop that had vista ultimate.



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See that's what I mean. Some people get it for free with the hardware, upgrades and stuff.

I don't wanna upgrade my XP (if it even is possible), I wann keep my old comp with XP untouched.

And I wanna no pay more than $100 tops and still I want a very good version.

What if 16GB RAM is not enuff three or four years from now? I mean, if Windows 7 will have as long life as Xp, and I've used Xp for over 8 years now.



Slimebeast said:
See that's what I mean. Some people get it for free with the hardware, upgrades and stuff.

I don't wanna upgrade my XP (if it even is possible), I wann keep my old comp with XP untouched.

And I wanna no pay more than $100 tops and still I want a very good version.

What if 16GB RAM is not enuff three or four years from now? I mean, if Windows 7 will have as long life as Xp, and I've used Xp for over 8 years now.

There is no reason to upgrade to Windows 7 with old hardware unless you need some of the features or some software you want to run must have it. So, you might as well save your money and stick with XP. As I said, I got Windows 7 because I built a new HTPC and wanted to use Windows.

As for 16GB of ram, well most motherboards currently on the market only support 16GB of ram. Yea, I'm sure there are some that support more, but if you were to get the $100 OEM version, you couldn't swap out the Motherboard anyways. Also, there is nothing stopping Microsoft from patching it to support more than 16GB if they had to (which I doubt). While I think it is really stupid that Microsoft limited the home version, as an average home user it shouldn't affect you.




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nordlead said:
Slimebeast said:
See that's what I mean. Some people get it for free with the hardware, upgrades and stuff.

I don't wanna upgrade my XP (if it even is possible), I wann keep my old comp with XP untouched.

And I wanna no pay more than $100 tops and still I want a very good version.

What if 16GB RAM is not enuff three or four years from now? I mean, if Windows 7 will have as long life as Xp, and I've used Xp for over 8 years now.

There is no reason to upgrade to Windows 7 with old hardware unless you need some of the features or some software you want to run must have it. So, you might as well save your money and stick with XP. As I said, I got Windows 7 because I built a new HTPC and wanted to use Windows.

As for 16GB of ram, well most motherboards currently on the market only support 16GB of ram. Yea, I'm sure there are some that support more, but if you were to get the $100 OEM version, you couldn't swap out the Motherboard anyways. Also, there is nothing stopping Microsoft from patching it to support more than 16GB if they had to (which I doubt). While I think it is really stupid that Microsoft limited the home version, as an average home user it shouldn't affect you.

I meant that I dont wanna use one of these upgrade programs that lets you switch from an older Windows cheaper because I wanna keep a working Xp on my old comp and buy windows 7 for a new PC. So i'd have 2 PCs.

About that motherboard thingy. Windows ain't entirely locked to one motherboard. You can call Microsoft and they give you a new key that lets you activate Windows if you buy new hardware. I don't know if they are obliged to do it but it worked for me when I called them. Maybe they just wanted to be nice to me.

                                                                                               



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nordlead said:

There is no reason to upgrade to Windows 7 with old hardware unless you need some of the features or some software you want to run must have it. So, you might as well save your money and stick with XP.

I know Slimebeast was referring to something else but, just to note, XP support from Microsoft and Google is dwindling--lately there have been more than a few announcements of software/products without XP support.  It's pretty clear that it is being phased out at this point.  XP isn't going to stop working tomorrow, but saying there's "no reason to upgrade" is very shortsighted with so much writing on the wall.

Right now is actually a very good time to switch to Windows 7.  The W7 communities are very active so there will be lots of assistance if you have issues and, since XP hasn't been fully abandoned, there's still quite a bit of time to get used to Windows 7 before an actual "must-have" piece of software is announced without XP support.



This thread is funny to me because I had just (wrongly) assumed everyone already had Windows 7.



i have ordered my new PC, waiting 14-20 days for it 2 b built, shipped and delivered with the Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. Cant Wait....Currently using WinXP bt im super excited about my new Gaming PC :D Should have it in my possession by next week early/late :D



Words Of Wisdom said:
nordlead said:

There is no reason to upgrade to Windows 7 with old hardware unless you need some of the features or some software you want to run must have it. So, you might as well save your money and stick with XP.

I know Slimebeast was referring to something else but, just to note, XP support from Microsoft and Google is dwindling--lately there have been more than a few announcements of software/products without XP support.  It's pretty clear that it is being phased out at this point.  XP isn't going to stop working tomorrow, but saying there's "no reason to upgrade" is very shortsighted with so much writing on the wall.

Right now is actually a very good time to switch to Windows 7.  The W7 communities are very active so there will be lots of assistance if you have issues and, since XP hasn't been fully abandoned, there's still quite a bit of time to get used to Windows 7 before an actual "must-have" piece of software is announced without XP support.

I didn't realize slimebeast wanted to have a 2nd PC, which of course there is no reason to put XP on an new PC.

Anyways, it's all comes down to priorities and available money. I tend to follow the don't upgrade until you have to philosophy. Obviously if downtime at the wrong time is a concern, then you should upgrade beforehand. I also doubt those W7 communities are going to disapear in 1-2 years.




If you drop a PS3 right on top of a Wii, it would definitely defeat it. Not so sure about the Xbox360. - mancandy
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I had Windows 7 on my new Netbook, but it was so bad that i installed Linux Ubuntu over it. So much better now.



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