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(Solved) - Any opinion to go for Windows Seven now or wait.

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  • Started 5 years ago by Ted16
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Ted16
Posts: 1952

Am presently running XP with seven transformation kit and like it so wondering as Amazon doing Windows Seven Home for less than £70.00 is it worth taking the plunge now or wait.

Thanks,
Ted

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ColinAirlie
Posts: 394

You could buy it for the cut price then install it later...

Col

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whs
Posts: 17584

Agree with Col. No need to rush into it. If it is a full package (not an upgrade), you can still install it as a test system and slowly work yourself into it.

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Ted16
Posts: 1952

Thanks Colin & WHS,

It is the full package and have had the Seven transformation pack installed for quite some time so somewhat used to it although it obviously doesn't do everything Windows Seven does.

Ted

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ProstheticHead
Posts: 3281

I use Vista mostly and can honestly say I haven't seen a single good reason to switch to 7 *yet*.

I will probably switch later on though. After a service pack or two I guess...

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LH
Posts: 20002

Well, the day will come when Vista is no longer supported, and us Vista die-hards will be like the XP die-hards of today :)

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Ted16
Posts: 1952

Thanks Prosthetichead & LH,
It looks like the answer is to wait, and although I say I am using XP the Windows Transformation Kit does change it to a form of Vista with the Seven additions. I do like the layout and extra functions.
It does create some small problems mainly with something called Winflip on starting. I just thought going the whole hog would get rid of the minor irritations.
Ted

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0zSpitt
Posts: 1037

i've been messing with This it gives the windows 7 look to vista.

Posted 5 years ago
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LH
Posts: 20002

Note. Please read the small print (a lot of people don't),
"Note: This program can only be installed on Windows Vista Version 6.0 (Build 6002 : Service Pack 2 ) VistaSP2_RM.1_ULT_RTL"

That's my good deed for the day :)

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Jigouttrev
Posts: 47

the beta for windows 7 has been out for sometime now, running stable and well.
I don't think there is much reason to wait, microsoft is improving a lot from vista.
i personally do not like vista and cannot wait till windows 7 comes out, i would have installed xp on my laptop but my drivers arent supported, i was too lazy to find the time to go hunt for all of them.

In short, i say there is no need to wait, i think Windows 7 has been tested enough and if your ready to upgrade then go ahead and do so.

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0zSpitt
Posts: 1037

exactly LH, please read the small print :P

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whs
Posts: 17584

It is always strange to see that people who do not like Vista now praise Windows7. I fail to see a big difference between the 2 systems. A few functions plus and minus cannot be it. And the Win7 GUI is not the yellow of the egg either.

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cobija
Posts: 331

well, i am really anxious for win 7 and i already preordered it. those people that sometimes say they should wait in case there are problems might consider that windows 7 pro and above come with xp mode, basically allowing you to run any program like it was xp without a product key :P

btw, i only have sp1, but i really want to try it..

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Ted16
Posts: 1952

I hoped when I asked the question that the consensus would be in favour of going for it as reviews seem to all point that way but guess as always it comes down to individual preferences.
I suppose as this is my first experience of Vista via the transformation kit and not experiencing any of the problems I have read about with this OS I thought Seven would be even better.
Appreciate all the comments received.
Ted

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