Windows 7 Version to get?

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  1. Eman7673

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    Hey guys, what would be the best version of Windows 7 to get if I want to upgrade from Vista Premium? Should I go with Windows 7 premium (which I want) or just get an upgrade disc since I already have vista? Thanks!
     
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    Get a ORIGINAL Windows 7 Premium CD then do a complete wipe of your hard drive (Be sure to backup your data first!) before installing a fresh copy of Windows 7 Premium. If your system crashes in the future, you can still use the same CD and serial code to reinstall the OS.
     
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    depends for just run of the mill home use just get home premium. If you get an upgrade disc you can still do a clean install but it requires a bit of tech know how.

    I upgraded my old dell XPS to Win7 just by upgrading and its still working fine for the last coupe of years. I'd just say it depends on what your programs need some will freak out at 64bit some will be fine with emulation.

    As for making a Back up CD just make an image disc thatway its all backed up and you dont have to mess around updating when its done if it does go all wrong and as some one who works in a tech retail gaint doing crap like this all day so long as you don't mess around or cut the power while its doing its thing it will work its as easy as putting the disc in the drive and hitting go... ok you need to enter the CD key and it does a compatibility check first but then you just hit go and leave it
     
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    You're better off with the full installation version, and really, Home Premium has everything most users need.
     
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    hmmmm a fair few people are going down the do a full install just keep in mind you will be starting from scratch and will need to get all the drivers so be prepared to be hunting down drivers if windows does not pick something up. If you just hit upgrade it will use the existing drivers installed.

    Its really down to your own level of know how if you've built a PC before a clean start will make your PC feel like new but if this is the first time you've installed an OS this could mean hours of digging around the net for that correct driver and in some rare cases it can even knock out your LAN so maybe have a laptop or something near that you can use to find software should the worst happen
     
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    be advised that quite a few of your games that ran on vista simply wont function on win7. i speak from sad experience.
     
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    You can run the game in compatibility mode. It will still work.
     
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    Not all of them. Most, but not all.
     
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    Or you can just wait for Windows 8 in October.
     
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    Echoing everyone else on the full version. Do NOT upgrade, do a clean install.
     
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    Let me jump in and say: Go with a mac!
     
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    This my Laptop crashed while I trying to upgrade from a old vista back when I bought it in 2005. My Hardrive was no longer compatible with my laptop after I tried upgrading and I had to go out and buy a whole new 500gb harddrive.
     
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    While there is an upgrade path from Windows Vista Home Premiums to Windows 7 Home Premium, I've never performed the in-place Upgrade option. If you are wary of the upgrade failing, and you have a desktop, you could do a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium on a new hard drive. The only thing then would be to take ownership of your old Vista drive so you can use the files.

    And, I would stay away from Windows 8 unless you have a multi-touch enabled screen.
     

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