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post #21 of 44
Of course Windows 7 is awesome,it will run amazing and it will never let you down.
Windows Vista is like carrying 700 pounds on your back.
Cheers!
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Originally Posted by HopeUTKN View Post
This might be caused by Windows Aero. Disable it before playing old games.
Win 7 does that sometimes automatically.

EDIT: Win 7 sometimes does that automatically.
    
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I don't really see a large different between Vista and Windows 7. Sure, Vista had poor driver support on release, but that has certainly been fixed up now. Personally, if I had Vista I wouldn't upgrade to 7 unless it was free.

If you like the additional features that 7 added that's fine, but I wouldn't buy Vista expecting an entirely new OS.
 
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post #24 of 44
imo win7 is merely vista sp3 with some nice eye-candy.
when I upgraded, I never looked back....
never had any compatability with games, or any of the programs I may run...
and should I need legacy support for older progs... there is always a virtual machine somewhere lol
post #25 of 44
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Originally Posted by Sistum Id View Post
Which older games are you referring to? Have you tried running them in "windows compatibility mode"?
It is more than just "not running" certain games, although this has happened. Win7 has an annoying habit of changing,moving, and deleting files, sometimes the whole game. I have several games (Blitzkrieg, Desert Rats vs Afrika Korp, Railroad Tycoon 3 for example) that will run fine in either regular or XP compatibility mode(first thing I tried to fix things), but the same annoying file changing occurs in comp mode as regular, sometimes mangling whole installs. This is especially pronounced in association with game Map Editors and the files they produce. I use 7 for most things, I am writing this on 7 right now for example, but there are some older applications that plain old run best on XP.
Running a dual OS isn't for everyone, but it is the best answer for my needs right now.
    
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post #26 of 44
Well windows 7 contains allot of bug fixes and is better then windows vista
but sadly windows xp wont be supported in 1000 days 3 years and most games in 3 years
wont be support up grade when windows 8 comes out don't waste your money on 7 yet
untill games require it there are only a few modern games that support XP well maybe 40%
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post #27 of 44
Honestly I think the upgrade is worth it. Even my clunker laptop ran faster on Win7 than it did Vista. I think Win7 does a better job with memory management and is smoother in general. Do I think Win7 is the fastest? No, I personally think they had it right with XP. Eventually though Microsoft will phase out everything except its newer OS, and as a company you can't blame them. Remember, we don't know exactly what windows 8 will have in store for us - it could have just as many problems as Vista.
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post #28 of 44
Yes, it's worth it, better performance, less lag, much more stable, stabilized build, and the list goes on, you will experience a whole different world with Windows 7.
post #29 of 44
ya you should , dont be with that buggy vista, win 7 is awesome
    
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post #30 of 44
Wow... so many ignorant or just plain stupid users.

There is hardly any difference between fully patched Vista and W7.

I use both on a daily basis... unless you benchmark or demo two identical systems running Vista or 7 right next to each other, the difference is negligible.

Seriously, people.... geez.

If you're running the latest version of Vista, the cost to upgrade to W7 is not worth it.
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