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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.


I upgraded to win 7 and every thing that was stated above I have experienced.I am still quite amazed that it actually installed the drivers for my 5770 without having to download them.
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Vista x64 isn't that bad any more, now that MS has released some serious bug fixes and hardware manufacturers have figured out how to write drivers for it. With that said, 7 is a much better OS. It's basically a cleaned up, refined, and more secure version of Vista. Even with all MS patches and the latest drivers for your hardware, Vista is still noticeably slower than 7. MS has also changed some of the more annoying quirks with Vista such as configuration menu locations, UAC, etc.
Vista wasn't really horrible to begin with. It had two serious issues that have haunted it from the inception. UAC. It caught everyone by surprise. Disable it. UAC on W7 is far better, but... do you seriously have it enabled on either? The other real problem was the file transfer issue. That was actually pretty horrible... it was an unexpected bug that should never have made it to release, but it did.

After you turn off the first, fix the second, there really aren't any issues. I've had Vista x64 Ultimate running since it came out and before SP1 was even released, everything was running fine. I've NEVER had an issue on the 3 different systems I've owned that run it.


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Vista is a bloated hog. XP is simplistic and plain jane. Win7 is the best and basically a supermodel.
I guess you're new to computers. XP was considered bloatware by everyone when it was released. lol


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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.
You must be new to computers too. The only time I get system or application lags in Vista are the same times I would get system or application lag in W7. /shrug
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Vista wasn't really horrible to begin with. It had two serious issues that have haunted it from the inception. UAC. It caught everyone by surprise. Disable it. UAC on W7 is far better, but... do you seriously have it enabled on either? The other real problem was the file transfer issue. That was actually pretty horrible... it was an unexpected bug that should never have made it to release, but it did.

After you turn off the first, fix the second, there really aren't any issues. I've had Vista x64 Ultimate running since it came out and before SP1 was even released, everything was running fine. I've NEVER had an issue on the 3 different systems I've owned that run it.




I guess you're new to computers. XP was considered bloatware by everyone when it was released. lol




You must be new to computers too. The only time I get system or application lags in Vista are the same times I would get system or application lag in W7. /shrug

Yea, I must be new to computers. Then again, I started on a 386 and I remember when the 486 was a prize for all.

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I'd definitely jump from Vista to 7 if you haven't done so already. It's a whole new experience.

Coming from Vista, 7 is definitely a much lighter OS. It's much faster, requires less hardware power to run (great if you do low budget builds for family members and such), UAC is less intrusive, and minor things like Aero Peek and the Desktop button on the lower right makes it a much more intuitive, productive OS.

One example I personally experienced was that a machine I built for my mom (e2xxx Pentium Dual-Core, 1GB DDR2-667, Integrated Graphics) had long boot up times and at times would lag with Vista. With 7, it runs just as if it were running XP.

So yea, I made the jump and haven't regretted it one bit. With Vista, I couldn't wait for an upgrade. With 7, it'd take one hell of an OS to get me to upgrade.
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