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Upgrade from Vista to 7?

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Greetings,

Through the Microsoft student discount program, I've discovered that I can upgrade to Windows 7 Professional for about $65. I wonder if, in my case, it's worth it.

My only Vista system is my sig rig, which is both my gaming machine and the family's file/print server. Currently I'm running Vista Home Premium 64-bit, and it's really doing everything that I ask of it. However, is there a benefit to switching to 7 that I may not have considered?

Thanks for your help
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post #2 of 10
Not really, except being newer.


Might as well, if it's only $65
post #3 of 10
Nah, there's not really much point. Like you said, vista does everything you need it to so why fix a non-issue? It's a hassle too
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do it!! do it!! do it!! do it!! do it!! do it!!
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If you are completely satisfied, there's really no reason to upgrade I would say. I enjoy Windows 7 because of the better networking/homegroup features, and DirectX 11 use to only be on 7.
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I would say, don't bother, save the money for something more important, vista sp2 is pretty much 7 anyway.

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DirectX 11 use to only be on 7.
Vista has DirectX 11 also.
post #7 of 10
Vista really isnt as bad as people might think. I made the exact same switch last year and didnt really notice any difference except a little less bloat of the OS.
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post #8 of 10
Ignorance is bliss. I was content with Vista until I tried 7, and now I wouldn't look back.
post #9 of 10
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Thank you all for your advice. For what it's worth, we have 4 systems on Windows 7 and the sig rig is the only Vista machine of the bunch.

From the folks who are advocating making the switch, can you explain why that is your recommendation? What does 7 do that Vista doesn't? In what way is 7 superior?
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Originally Posted by kremtok View Post
Thank you all for your advice. For what it's worth, we have 4 systems on Windows 7 and the sig rig is the only Vista machine of the bunch.

From the folks who are advocating making the switch, can you explain why that is your recommendation? What does 7 do that Vista doesn't? In what way is 7 superior?

It's more polished. Better start menu options. Just small stuff mostly.
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