Pros Windows 7 is _______ than XP.
and much much more!
Cons There are still 3-4 very small glitches in the Release Candidate, but the RTM will be devoid of issues.
Summary In summary, Windows 7 will be worth every penny! Anyone who decides to stay with XP or Vista is totally insane, with the one exception of people using hardware more than 10 (Yes, TEN!) years old. Anything newer will run Windows 7 faster, and better, than XP. (Trust me, I've been using Windows 7 RC as my ONLY Operating System for 3 months, and Windows 7 Beta for the 3 months prior to that and I'm using a bottom of the line, three year old laptop!)
In a phrase: "Better than Vista & XP in EVERY way!!!"
Pros Specs: Inspiron 6400, Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz, 2 GB RAM
Speed: Runs rings around Vista, only marginally slower than XP.
GUI: Friendly, easy control panel interface for the typical non-IT home user.
Cons 1) Permissions Issues
2) GUI: Some Control Panel items take many more clicks to get to - this is only tedious to me, being a seasoned IT user.
Summary Permissions Issues: Even with UAC turned all the way down, seems to have repeated permissions issues with iTunes, and just about any random folder under my username - Documents, My Music, My Videos. This one problem is SO niggling that I'm actually thinking of going back to XP if I can't find a workaround. I've tried the reg hack with Grant Admin Full Control, as well as Advanced Security settings. Maybe its an issue with CA Antivirus and Windows 7, but I haven't come up with any data to support than theory yet.
Pros Faster boot up and shut down
Cons Multiple restarts of the installation
Multiple crashes during the install
Summary I upgraded my mom's latptop from Vista to 7 and lets just say the Apple commerical was correct when the Microsoft guy said "Just trust me." The 1st time I tried to install I had to stop because I had to uninstall the manufacturer display program and driver. Then 7 would not install so I had to stop it and restart the computer. Then Vista wanted to do some updates and 7 would not install until the updates were complete. Of course, I had restart for this also. Each time the installation of 7 runs a compatibility checker and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. I finally got the installation to go through and went to bed, but this morning I woke up to the computer being turned off. I started it up and it appeared to be booting normally, but then the horrid recovered from a crash screen popped up as Windows 7 was personalizing the Media Player settings. It said that Windows recovered from a "blue screen error" and then the Media Player personalization froze. I had to manually power the computer off and restart it yet again. This time it started up and booted as normal. It seems Windows 7 still has plenty of the issues that Vista had and even the dreaded Blue Screen of Death, but they have just hidden it and made it appear nicer. The only thing that does seem to work better is the boot up and shut down. I'm so glad I paid $120 so the computer will boot up and shut down faster and still crash the same as Vista.
Pros Read on and see
Cons Well just read on and see
Summary Windows XP was Microsoft's last operable operating system. Once Microsoft caved to combination of the demands from the RIAA and their attempts to out-do Mac somewhere in between they have forgotten what an operating system is really suppose to do. It's suppose to facilitate the use of the hardware with the software installed on the system. It's suppose to work effortlessly in the background to do this. Vista and now Windows 7 has lost sight of this concept. I'll stick with XP for as long as humanly possible. BUT if you MUST get Windows 7 please be sure you have LOTS of RAM (4 GB+) AND an SEPARATE GRAPHIC PROCESS (Not integrated graphics). With this you may be able to run Windows 7 without pulling your hair out.
Pros I really do not think there are any pro's
Cons Wouldnt allow a upgrade from vista ult to windows 7 home prem.
Had to clean load and lost all programs and info.
shuts down by itself all the time!
Hate control panel, icons.
great programs not compatable
my background photo , not slide show.
Summary If I had do do it over agqin I would have stayed with Vista ult.
Will someong buy this trash off my hands.
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