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hmm interesting, I didn't know there was already a dev preview of Win8

so anyone know when its coming out, I'm definitely not a hurry to upgrade but I would be nice as I've heard that Win7 is much faster since it uses less RAM
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post #12 of 14
It is a user question, Windows 7 does more using less resources and more options, easier to find programs that work easily.
OTOH I had no great troubles with VISTA, have it running on one machine and possibly from experience and adjustment I like it fine.
Except, for me anyway, after a while slows like XP and likes a clean up or reinstall.
SO..
iF you are happy with what you have, and it does what you need and want, fine.
If you need Windows 7 features, upgrade.
Windows 8 a new system intended to integrate multiple devices, sounds great, but I doubt it will make its proposed release date in unbuggy form.
But, no one knows.
Place your bets, at the moment I feel I'll stay with WINDOWS 7 long as I can.
YMMV.
post #13 of 14
Know this - install a dev copy of windows 8 and it cannot be uninstalled. I was using it for a week got tired of trying to figure out where everything was, then found out you cannot uninstall it, deleted it from the load list for OS, then lost several of my drivers I had to reinstall for Windows 7. W8 is ok, but of course it is still early (I hated the color scheme, a petty complaint, but man so much GREEN.)
   
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post #14 of 14
Only you can decide.

Vista had it's problems when first released (both on the hardware spec MS said it required and some on the software side).
Your rig will run Vista just fine, and once SP1 came out, Vista became a fine OS. People just like to hate on it because it is the in thing to do.

If I had not gotten a Technet subscription, I would still be running Vista.

If you do get Windows 7, you can buy an upgrade version (but do a clean install, which is an option).
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