Number of Windows 7 Users Surpasses All Mac OSes Combined

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prolapsed

I bought a Dell Inspiron 6400 a few years back with XP Pro pre-installed just before Vista was released.  A couple of months later when Vista was released I received the upgrade discs from Dell.  Always had problems with Outlook ever since!

Anyway, my question is that if I decided to get Windows 7, can I just upgrade (an upgrade on an upgrade?), or do I have to do a clean install?

Thanks,

P.

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Caboose

 Like the guy before me, it should work.

If you can though, do a clean install. It'll be a much better experience!

 

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aviaggio

As long as your copy is legal you should be able to upgrade and upgrade without any issues.

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1337-n00b

 

 Well, well, well.

Thank goodness!

I am upgrading from Vista for only $20 (s&h, or some obscure Microsoft reason).

ADD ME TO THE STATS!!

Vista sucks, but Mac aint that much better.

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dandoz

 Well, does this mean much in the Mac vs. PC world, anyway?  No office with, say, 400 desktops to support, is going to find Macs are a cost-effective solution for people running custom software.  It's a non-starter.  Anything new or new-ish is going to be Win7 OEM, isn't it?

 Sure, Win7 has a one-up on Macs, but shouldn't it also be seen as shaming Microsoft's Vista years as well? 

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NeoMatrix724

I'd normally agree with you...but Vista's userbase was quite a bit larger than Mac's userbase.  So I'd say that Microsoft putting out a pretty crappy OS (not so bad nowadays) and still knocking out Mac is pretty shaming.

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MleB

Well, at the cost to install the required full Win7 on my (perfectly functional, thank you for asking) XP netbook, the likelihood that I will use it runs about par with the chance I'll be installing OSX anytime soon.

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gendoikari1

*The Price Is Right failure music*

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Khaled

Mac's share is less than %10 so it's really not a surprise.

Bait article title is fail, didn't expect it from maxPC ... ;)

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Metalmorphasis

 

To begin with Macs don't even have half the market share as PC does. And even if it did Im sure W7 would still pull ahead. I was also part of the W7 House Party team, and Windows 7 is the best out there as of now.

Until Windows 8 comes along?

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Caboose

 MacOS holds just over 5% of the market.

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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Caboose

 So far the bad press for Windows 7 has been almost nil. It'll be interesting to see what kind of ads Apple puts out now. The latest ones have been "buy a mac instead of upgrading your OS" which are slightly hypricital to begin with...

 

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nekollx

 I saw a new one, i had the PC guy saying "Win 7 is great, theirs no problems." with Justin eye rollingthen montaging/flashbacking.

 

"vista is great, perfect, best os ever."

"ME is great, perfect, best os ever."

"XP is great, perfect, best os ever."

"95 is great, perfect, best os ever."

"3.1 is great, perfect, best os ever."

"2 is great, perfect, best os ever."

 

then Justin says, "we'll see"

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arch20002013

I have been running windows 7 since I have gotten it (a few weeks before the official launch thanks House Party!) and have had nothing but sucess with it.  I loads much quicker than Xp and def. Vista.  I have only had one BSD but that was from hardware problems.  I love the different opions there are for arranging the windows.  There have been very few updates which is always a plus.  I have a dual boot with linux and use W7 more.

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Sexysev

This is because w7 pwns osx!

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aviaggio

Take that Jobs, you fraktard!!!!

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mdkplus

Makes me wonder... if all those MAC Commercials didn't actually work against the MAC by helping put the focus right on WIN 7, that if 7 really does live up to it's customer satisfaction goals and sale projections there will be nothing left for Mac to brag about... other than being the most expensive OS you can buy. Is there such a thing as a MAC OEM? To get OS X or Leopard you have to buy... a MAC system! Or run a VM for it on Windows, but who needs that? If OS X is so great why does there need to be an upgrade to Snow Leopard?  I agree WIN 7 is for sure a WIN!  So far so good....

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dandoz

 

You can go and purchase the latest Mac OSX.xxxx for $129 for the full thing.  Of course it only will install on a Mac.  (Unless you hack it, naturally.) 

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ponchato

How would one put this nicely...

 

Victorious!

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RedAnt751

 I have a better one...

Suck It!!!

Windows 7 for the win. 

 

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