Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by firehawc_69, Oct 23, 2009.
Does anyone have it yet? What's the skinny?
I've got the ultimate version and it runs really well. I haven't had any glitch issues yet and it runs all my old xp programs at the same rate if not better. It also runs way faster then vista ever did. I'd recommend it.
I've got it on hardware that used to run Vista.
It's doing everything with much less RAM\CPU resources.
I loves it.
Same here. Upgraded from XP Pro to 7 Yltimate and am never looking back. Everything has been streamlined, optimized, polished.
Quite frankly, it's the first Microsoft OS in years that I've been truly impressed with. Plus, it has chock full of snazzy visuals that are very useful, not to mention fun to use, like the Aero Shake feature which lets you minimize open windows so you can focus on one application by 'shaking' it.
YouTube - Windows 7 "Aero Shake" Demo
Sounds pretty sweet. I bought my XPS with XP upgraded to Vista, so it sounds like I have the requirements for 7, and by the sound of Optimus Prowl and Smasher's posts, it should run better if I upgrade?
get a mac!
lol. Not in this lifetime.
I say 'yes'.
I would be surprised if your RAM utilization didn't benchmark at about 1GB less than it did with Vista.
I love it. It's running all my graphics apps a lot more smoothly and efficiently. I've had no slowdown of any kind at all. Definitely reccomended; it's lightyears ahead of Vista.
Installed Windows 7 (clean install) from Professional upgrade disc. Pretty awesome that my activated Windows 7 RC apparently counted as a genuine Windows to allow the upgrade disc to start the install (because I didn't have a legit XP or Vista ). Went quick, and without any hitches.
After having to upgrade most of my PC the other week, all I've got left is to pick up a new video card, my x1650 is only 4 generations old.
Has anyone checked out the upgrade price through the "store" in Vista?
No, and apparently I don't know how to either.
Hey guys, here's one for you. I have a copy of After Effect CS4 and all the other CS4s and I should be getting W7 free in the mail soon. Would it be safe to install it? I don't want to lose my compositing software, heheh.
YouTube - It's Party Time!
Hehehe, that dude has my laptop.
I've been running the Release Candidate for a while on two of my computers, and that's a massive improvement over Vista (although I was never a Vista hater). I'm waiting for some free time before I install the RTM on both.
My gut tells me you'll be good.
As far as VMware is concerned Windows 7 is Vista.
It might be worth checking the interwebs before you install though.
I used the beta at work at lot, since we had to test for upgrading our computers to something other than Vista. Windows 7 is really impressive over Vista in better use of hardware resources and functionality. We were even able to get it to run on a 5 year old laptop. That was really impressive since vista would not even boot on that laptop when we tried the same thing.
As for upgrading from Vista to W7 I would recommend it but perform a clean install and format the Hard drive and install W7. I never recommend the windows upgrade when it comes to operating systems. I have seen too many horror stories.
I am enjoying it. Got the home premium student discount upgrade for $30. Well worth it.
While I never really used Vista that much, I heard it had problems which caused the computer to warm up and become overheated. Has that been fixed on W7?
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