"The Mac commercial was correct"1.5 starson by eriknokc
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.