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Muergo

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Todays " Windows secrets" bulletin says if you have XP then don't touch Windows seven unless you have a spare PC that you don't rely on.
Also those with Vista may find other problems.

Two columnists recommend if you have XP don't change to Vista or7, wait to buy a new PC when W7 is properly launched.
Retailers won't like this as will slow sales of new PCs' for a year.

They also point out that a lot of software and hardware,printers etc will have to be replaced as many existing machines won't work with Vista let alone W7.

Read it for yourself on their site.
Muergo

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anskyber

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Sounds like old hat info to me and close to nonsense.

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Chegs ®™

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No need for a 2nd PC,download & install MS Virtual PC and load Windows(any flavour) into it.Its so easy to install & configure Virtual PC that I now wish I knew about Virtual PC sooner as then I wouldnt have created a partition on my laptop to beta test Windows 7 on. click here
Virtual PC download

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Rob_08

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I tend to agree, having tried both there really is no point in upgrading , everything in Vista and 7 i can do in XP , its just fine.Photo editing, accounts, music recording and video editing. Some might upgrade if things dont work well in XP, but for me... i havent had any problems with XP in 8 years.
The looks of Vista and 7 is a definite turn off for me also. If i wanted the fuzzy see through effects i'd hang net curtains over my TFT lol.

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scasn4

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i have windows xp and i did download windows 7 on mine i had no problems but i told microsoft to shove it as its just another conn.
what i mean by conn is its the same as vista pretty much ie crap lol
they just want you to buy a new computer or buy windows 7 wich knowing microsoft will be close to £350-£400 just for win7 software OUCH i hated xp at 1st because i loved 98 (i have the old win 98 theme on my xp :P) but since vista and 7 im becomming to be a fan of xp mind its taken 7 or 8 years lol

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Demora

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I have win XP pro and win 98 on one pc and win 7 on an old testing machine AMD Athlon 64 3400. Oh and win 95 on an IBM Laptop.

Out of all the Operating systems I play around with I have come to the conclusion that XP has had far more work done and is much better all round.

I did like Vista at first until I was stuck with old printer and scanner problems, Mainly drivers and the compatability mode was a no go for some of the graphics packages which are far too expensive for me to upgrade.

Windows 7 is proving to be a pain too.

I'm also learning to use Ubuntu 8.3 and although its very good I find having to type instructions into a kind of prompt is a few paces backwards. ie to get flash player to work with firefox.

Having said all that I can apprieciate that win 7 is only a Beta at present. But I don't think I'll be upgrading when it is released. XP has still got masses of scope.

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Coltch

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I tend to agree with anskyber it's mostly nonsense.

The only problem I've had with Windows 7 is down to Creative and the normal lack of functioning drivers for the X-Fi. (sorted now with non offical drivers and exactly the same problem that existed with Vista when that came out).

Only have Windows 7 and openSolaris on my machine at the moment, will put Vista back on when the beta runs out - I'll also probably purchase Win7 when released, depends how much MS is going to charge for it.

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Tech Guy

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I agree with anskyber it's mostly nonsense.

I use XP pro on my laptop and have to say although I won't upgrade the laptop I have moved to Win7 on the desktop and love it. Think Win7 is better than XP pro though.

Again the only probs I had was the X-Fi drivers, someone here sent me them and everything is great now.

I would buy Win 7 - it but again depends on the price.

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