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Old 09-10-2009, 01:39 PM   #16
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well, it can't be any worse than Vista... right?
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:32 AM   #17
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it runs so smoothly in my laptop

I definitely recomend it
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:13 PM   #18
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I can get a license key for cheap through a school thingy, so for 20$ I am going to partition a new system folder on my 5 year old XP machine.
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:17 PM   #19
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I can get a license key for cheap through a school thingy, so for 20$ I am going to partition a new system folder on my 5 year old XP machine.
I'm in the same boat you are with the older HP desktop. Scared to try to do that though lol, I'll just get a new comp. Maybe someone can buy it for me for Christmas
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:34 PM   #20
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I'm in the same boat you are with the older HP desktop. Scared to try to do that though lol, I'll just get a new comp. Maybe someone can buy it for me for Christmas
Yeah, a decent PC is cheap as hell these days. They seem to be throwing 4 GB of RAM into everything, even the lower midrange computers.

I remember your workspace pic from a while back.......if you get a new PC promise me you'll get a 20'+ widescreen monitor. It's been the best computing/work/everything investment I've made in the last 5 years.
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:43 PM   #21
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Tesco Direct (UK) are taking pre-orders for Windows 7 Home Premium (Full version) for £44.97 delivered if you use voucher code "TDX-SFFT".

There's a big thread on the Hotukdeals website about this if you need more info.
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:45 PM   #22
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Yeah, a decent PC is cheap as hell these days. They seem to be throwing 4 GB of RAM into everything, even the lower midrange computers.

I remember your workspace pic from a while back.......if you get a new PC promise me you'll get a 20'+ widescreen monitor. It's been the best computing/work/everything investment I've made in the last 5 years.


Haha well at work we got new Dells with duel core processors (holy crap I cant believe how much faster it is than my home comp) and huge widescreen monitors I cant tell you how much it makes me enjoy going to work now.

At home my desk is pretty small. I have a regular flat screen and it does seem chinsy compared to the work monitor but it still takes up a lot of space.
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:02 AM   #23
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No way am I going to buy a Windows OS just after it's been released. I'd wait at least a year until they've worked out all the major flaws and released a service pack or two.
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Well I crashed my laptop yesterday (my fault, but I jacked up the OS and video drivers) so I installed Windows 7. I got the newly released version from MSDN (I think it's the real deal, not the beta or RC). So far so good! I've installed everything I use except Microsoft Office 2007 Suite and Adobe programs I have at home. I had to use the x86 b/c my computer is 3 years old, processor wouldn't work with the x64.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:08 AM   #25
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Been running this for a while now on my desktop but I finally bit the bullet and installed it on my Acer Netbook. Runs like a charm for anyone concerned. Can't wait for the release.
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:46 PM   #26
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The new Windows Movie Maker is two thumbs DOWN. I installed the old XP version.
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i've had an official released and activated Windows 7 Professional now for about 3 weeks and can tell you so far so good. I upgraded from 2GB to 4GB and installed the 64-bit version as that is simply the best upgrade path

bye bye 32-bit OSs

the new Aero features are nice
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:02 PM   #28
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I bought the Home Premium upgrade edition (going from Vista). The upgrade setup fails in the middle and tech support is useless. Might have to return it.
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Everyone told me to do a clean install rather than upgrade (same with going from XP to Vista).
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Everyone told me to do a clean install rather than upgrade (same with going from XP to Vista).
Good point - tech support had me do that on the next call. The upgrade thing is useless - have to reinstall everything now. Oh well - everything is a LOT faster now. I can't believe I put up with Vista for a year.
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