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Yes, i'm behind the times. I'm using XP and a buddy of mine bought the family pack of 7. Just waiting to get the dvd from him so I can install.
I haven't really even had a chance to play around on 7. What should I expect performance wise from XP? I know it will register my 8gigs of Ram, and I've read its quicker than XP.....would like to hear opinions...
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Prepare for Pure Epicness!!! Windows 7 is leaps and bounds more stable than XP and Vista. I <3 it, it has the stability of every apple fanboys dream in terms of OSX but with the compatibility of Windows.
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If it's the 64-bit version, then you'll definitely see all 8 GB of memory. If it's the 32-bit, then you won't.

Anyway, all I can say is this: I've been using Windows 7 since July 5th of 2009. Every time I've used XP since then, it felt like I was using some operating system that was created by some dude sitting in his mom's basement. I mean, Windows 7 is just that much better.

However, I felt like a deer in headlights on the first day! So, just remember that there's a chance you may feel like a deer in headlights at first too. However, it is worth getting used to Windows 7. Once you're used to it, you'll begin to see more and more why it's designed the way it is, and then you may soon be unable to withstand using XP even for one second.

Windows 7 also feels a little bit quicker than XP for me. It's not a huge difference, but it's enough that I noticed it.

But yeah, without saying much more: Windows 7 feels like Microsoft absolute best version of Windows yet. It is everything that Windows Vista should have been, and more.
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7 has less features than Vista. A combination of Vista and 7 would be fantastic.

I never had a problem with Vista so I can't comment on stability.
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7 has less features than Vista. A combination of Vista and 7 would be fantastic.

I never had a problem with Vista so I can't comment on stability.
Wait, I didn't know that it has less features. What's missing, other than Dreamscene?
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Heres a list of things removed in transition from Vista to 7- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...d_in_Windows_7

I liked and miss Calendar and simple things like that from Vista. Of course I can't remember everything I enjoyed because I've gotten so used to 7. Don;t get me wrong, there are a lot of features of 7 I like better than Vista like the control of individual windows and the visual experience of 7, just to name a few.
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I skipped vista. Went from xp to 7 and never looked back. Its pretty good. It does still have a few problems but hopefully they are fixed with SP1
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I skipped vista. Went from xp to 7 and never looked back. Its pretty good. It does still have a few problems but hopefully they are fixed with SP1
As long as you're updating regularly, you won't see many updates in SP1. It's just one big download.
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post #9 of 15
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As long as you're updating regularly, you won't see many updates in SP1. It's just one big download.
This.

SP1 is just every single update that has been offered so far in addition to some new feature called RemoteFX.
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it's junk
if it was not for dx11 I'd never would have gotten it
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