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    Windows 7 upgrade

    this thing is a total waste of time and money.
    this is what PC World printed about the problems

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/17434..._problems.html

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    Re: Windows 7 upgrade

    Would not even consider upgrading...clean install is the way to go, if you do.

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    Re: Windows 7 upgrade

    I'm waiting on the disc to arrive, and will be doing a clean install as soon as I get everything backed up to the external drives.
    I upgraded from Vista to Win7 with the RC1 and never had any problems. Must be what they were talking about with the "student download"... which I have on my computer (Pro version), but it won't let me downgrade from Win7 Ultimate to Win7 Pro. Clean install is the only way to go. Still don't think it's a waste of time or money though.

    Bran <><
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    Rom. 10:10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

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    Re: Windows 7 upgrade

    from everything I've read, they say a clean install is the way to go. upgrades have to many issues that microsoft
    either isn't willing to deal with, or is not prepared to deal with JMO

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    Re: Windows 7 upgrade

    Agreed!

    Bran <><
    Rom. 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

    Rom. 10:10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

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    Re: Windows 7 upgrade

    Need it for SAS research.

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    Re: Windows 7 upgrade

    I went to the Best Buy website to see what their price on the "7" was and noticed they had about 51 comments posted from buyers of the new upgrade. I got about 38 comments read before I got side tracked and had to log off. Of those 38 comments, only about 4 of those were truly negative as in "Score of 1 or 2" out of 5. The complaints didn't make any sense to me by their verbage. The other commentors were strongly supportive. They were divided up into folks who had performed the straight upgrade and those who did the clean upgrade.

    The main thing is you have to follow the directions. That seems fundamental, but how many people actually DO that. If you're running Vista, and an antivirus, you have to turn off the firewall and the antivirus. You can ONLY upgrade from 32 bit to 32 bit and 64 bit to 64 bit. If you're running a 32 bit program and want to go to a 64 bit, you have to do a wipe of the HD and a clean load of the new OS.

    I was really wondering about the "7" until Bran gave it a glowing report on another thread and I got to read all of those other reports. I WILL be upgrading, but not by downloading from some site. I'll get the CD and do it like that.

    "Dobie created the HUNGER............Von Mueller said, EAT". comment by HELM Associates on the dedication page of their book, Treaasure Lead Generation.

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    Re: Windows 7 upgrade

    Get a grip. Buy a Mac and quit worrying about all this virus ridden catastrophic mess
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    Re: Windows 7 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by TnMountains
    Get a grip. Buy a Mac and quit worrying about all this virus ridden catastrophic mess
    With Avast Anti-virus & Ad-Aware on my system... I haven't had a virus in about 3 years now.

    It is quite amazing how Mac users think they aren't prone to viruses, yet they tend to ignore completely the virus software that's made and sold for Mac's... and keep saying "Mac's don't get viruses." You do realize that Mac's do get, and have gotten, viruses... they just aren't on the same scale as PC's, because they don't share near the same market usage as PC's.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying Mac's aren't good systems... they're just over-priced, and over-rated.

    Bran <><
    Rom. 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

    Rom. 10:10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

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    Re: Windows 7 upgrade

    Just thought I'd give you the link to where I got my copy of Windows 7... you just need a valid college or university student e-mail address. If you aren't a student, just find a family member or friend who is and see if they would mind you using their e-mail and have them forward to purchase link to your e-mail. It's that simple.

    http://windows7.digitalriver.com/sto...=1256965772339

    Also keep in mind, there's a place where it allows you to purchase the Professional version for the exact same price as the Home version! I would suggest bucking up for the extra 13 bucks for the official Microsoft DVD to be mailed to you, so you're able to do a clean install without any problems.

    Bran <><
    Rom. 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

    Rom. 10:10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

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    Re: Windows 7 upgrade

    OK, got my copy of Windows 7 Upgrade for Vista 64 bit today at Wally World; got home and let'er run.

    Had to delete a couple of minor conflicting apps and restarted the computer to clear out the conflicting things from the Register. After that, it ran itself 1,2,3..........no problem. I DID get a WARNING message about running out of buffer space, but I just closed that message window and the upgrade kept on working like a champ. A buffer is a temporary storage place that flushes right away as new info comes in. I knew that so I didn't panic.

    This OS is definitely going to take a little getting used to, but no big thing. The hardest thing is going to be getting use to the new Mail app "look". If is wakes up faster than the sloooooooow assed Vista, hey, OK!!!!!
    "Dobie created the HUNGER............Von Mueller said, EAT". comment by HELM Associates on the dedication page of their book, Treaasure Lead Generation.

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    Re: Windows 7 upgrade

    I just want to know when some of these people who do the upgrades and new Windows programs are going to quit taking the half-baked approach, and start writing code that doesn't end up taking up all your free memory to install. (not literally, but these programs do NOT have to be so huge). I've lost hundreds of mb's, just doing the Vista patches. It's ridiculous and unnecessary. And, the more code you write, the more things there are to screw up.

    What's that thing Scotty said in one of the StarTrek movies? "The more they overtake the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain?"

    Windows is certainly a great example of that.

    I like that Mac commercial where the pc guy is saying, over and over "we've fixed all the problems with windows95, you can depend on it, we've fixed all the problems with windows98, you can depend on it, we've fixed all the problems with Windows XP, you can depend on it............."

    Geesh!



    B
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    Re: Windows 7 upgrade

    After HAVING vista screw up on three lappies for me I wouldn't buy another Microsoft Product! Actually there should be a class action suite against Microsoft for Vista. Bill

  14. #14
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    Re: Windows 7 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by TnMountains
    Get a grip. Buy a Mac and quit worrying about all this virus ridden catastrophic mess
    That's right! Why wait for a virus to delete important files, when Snow Leopard will do it for you without ever getting one virus.

    Sorry, Mac is having a big issue with a buggy new OS . . . but everyone there is on the attack instead of fixing their problem

    Snow Leopard is deleting files . . . wiping them beyond recovery.

    -------------

    My first experience with the completed OS Windows 7 was yesterday . . . and a very positive one. Especially with the videos I was working with. Seems to be much faster.

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    Re: Windows 7 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by Smee
    That's right! Why wait for a virus to delete important files, when Snow Leopard will do it for you without ever getting one virus.

    Sorry, Mac is having a big issue with a buggy new OS . . . but everyone there is on the attack instead of fixing their problem

    Snow Leopard is deleting files . . . wiping them beyond recovery.
    OUCH!!! Really?!!! Well I better let my girlfriend and the rest of her family know, because her and her brother just upgraded both of their Macbooks to Snow Leopard... and their dad just got the 21.5" iMac (desktop version?), which I also believe has the new OS also.

    Eh, I'm not a huge Microsoft fan... but I'll go with what works, and has worked for much longer than Mac's... not to mention, what's more widely accepted world-wide.

    Bran <><
    Rom. 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

    Rom. 10:10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

 

 
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