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Bring on the pre-orders!,
This review is from: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Full Version (PC DVD), 1 User (CD-ROM)As a user of all version since the Windows 7 beta (and still using the RC daily) I can strongly recommend Windows 7 to any computer user, if you are looking to dual boot on a Mac, or to override your XP or Vista installation.
One thing to keep is mind is that Windows 7 E has NO upgrade from Vista available, and doesn't come with a browser, so you will need to backup all your files (and an installer for your favourite browser) before you begin setup.
Once you begin though, it's quick and easy to install and great to use, I've yet to have one system crash!
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Initial post: 15 Jul 2009 16:45:45 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Jul 2009 16:49:12 BDT
Posted on 16 Jul 2009 09:34:29 BDT
Allan Smith says:
Thanks, this is very helpful. I am on Vista and was possibly looking at a dual booting option ( How to do it in currnet PC Pro). Not being up on these things, could you enlarge on what you mean by backing up an installer for your favourite browser? Can't you just simply download it again?
Posted on 16 Jul 2009 10:31:57 BDT
B. Shortland says:
This isnt entirley true on running the windows 7 installer on windows vista it gives you an option to upgrade.You just cannot purchase a "windows 7 upgrade"
Posted on 18 Jul 2009 11:36:00 BDT
Have you tried the Windows 7 E version on Vista?
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2009 12:58:25 BDT
The final version will 'NOT' (like the beta and rc) give you the option to upgrade, it will do a new install and delete your former vista-install! ms has to do this to avoid a pre-installed internet explorer!
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2009 11:45:23 BDT
Ron G Planet says:
Does this mean that when Windows7 replaces a Vista installation, every app that is installed on Vista (Office, Outlook,Adobe, etc) will have to be re-installed from scratch, and MS Outlook or Windows Mail e-mail files migrated (somehow) to the new W7 environment. Surely a lot of this isn't just a simple backup and restore?
Sounds like a lot of work to me - perhaps beyond the capability of many of us who nevertheless are quite happy to apply a fully automated OS upgrade. I think it's a disgrace that the Windows and IE supporting public across Europe have to put up with all the additional expense and trouble just to appease a vociferous minority of haters of MS and its 'Gates' history, all because of a trifling issue like the installation of an optional OEM browser.
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