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Will you upgrade?/Did you upgrade?  

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  1. 1. Will you upgrade?/Did you upgrade?

    • Yes - Home Premium
      19
    • Yes - Professional
      8
    • Yes - Ultimate
      13
    • No Windows 7 for me
      16


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Anyone here planning to upgrade to Windows 7 when it comes out? I just took a visit on Gateway's site and just found out that my laptop qualifies for a free Windows 7 upgrade that will ship in the mail when it launches. Needless to say I'm stunned by this. :DI'm actually not sure if I'll use it though. I just might give it to a lucky friend. Scratch that. I've seen the new features and I'm interested.

So who's planning to upgrade? :)

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ALSO: If there are any students here that has a valid e-mail address ending with.edu than you probably qualify to get Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional for $30. Visit www.win741.com for more information. Thanks to Rick for the find.

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I was planning to change my laptop for a more powerful one anyway (dedicated graphics this time NOT integrated!) so I`ll probably just wait until they start selling them pre-installed with Win 7 and get one then. I know I could get a free upgrade if I bought one now but I would rather the OS be installed by people who know what they are doing. I wouldn`t have a clue if there was a problem with the upgrade. :oops:

 

 

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Yeah I understand that. I think they would make the upgrade pretty straightforward. I'm not sure, but I think they'll start selling them with Win7 pre-installed starting next year. I also think I heard somewhere that there might not even be much computers/laptops with Win7 pre-installed.

Don't take it from me though. Just stick to your plan. :wink:

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I read that I need to backup all of my files before I install Vista. I haven't done that yet, so I better get crakin'.

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but, i like XP! :cry:

Haha! I finally switched to Vista about a month ago. I was stuck on my out of date family computer (which is a piece of bloody potato with only half a gig of RAM) that ran XP. Now I finally have a laptop that I got for college. It feels like such a hug upgrade in my view. Now I'm packin' 4GB of RAM. Yay! :D

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To get a free upgrade to Wndows 7 you have to meet the qualifications:

-Buy a computer (or laptop/netbook) that runs Windows Vista.

-The purchase has to be between June 26,2009 - January 31, 2010

That's pretty much it. It looks like all major brand computer companies are involved in this. Sony, HP, Toshiba, Dell, etc.

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Well, actually, this thread just kicked my butt into gear to install Seven on my new, dual-core PC. At least the sound card in this one is modern enough to be recognized. And thankfully, the Synaptics drivers for Vista work under Seven as well - I wouldn't have been able to live without my scroll-wheel mimic.

I tried Seven out a while ago on an older laptop, and I was definitely impressed at the time. Compared to Vista, it's pretty similar visually, but the hefty performance upgrades, combined with quite a few little goodies - the pin-able taskbar, the new OS-wide Libraries - make it a tantalizing upgrade. I'll certainly be upgrading, maybe not right when it comes out, but this one isn't one to skip.

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Well, actually, this thread just kicked my butt into gear to install Seven on my new, dual-core PC. At least the sound card in this one is modern enough to be recognized. And thankfully, the Synaptics drivers for Vista work under Seven as well - I wouldn't have been able to live without my scroll-wheel mimic.

I tried Seven out a while ago on an older laptop, and I was definitely impressed at the time. Compared to Vista, it's pretty similar visually, but the hefty performance upgrades, combined with quite a few little goodies - the pin-able taskbar, the new OS-wide Libraries - make it a tantalizing upgrade. I'll certainly be upgrading, maybe not right when it comes out, but this one isn't one to skip.

I'm guessing you've tried the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor right?

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I'm guessing you've tried the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor right?

Nope, I just jumped in - both times in fact. This time, though, since it's my primary computer, I installed in on a new partition, so I'm dual-booting Vista and Seven. I like Seven, but I'm not willing to entrust everything I have to a beta, especially a Windows beta. ;)

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I don't know, I was thinking of getting a MacBook Pro the next time I upgrade my laptop, so probably not.

So no more Paint.NET for you? :(

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