Windows 7 OEM Upgrade Program Rumored to Start on June 26th

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adampiter

hey how does this windows 7 works? Is it crappy like vista? Or a better one on security? I am still using xp!

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colinjm0517

I can't wait to get rid of Vista. I bought a new Acer Aspire 8930g and it has Windows Vista Home Premium x64 on it. It's not that bad, but Windows 7 is a LOT better. But, I would prefer it to be 32-bit. Hopefully when I upgrade I can upgrade to the 32-bit version. Windows 7 rocks and Mac OS X 10.6 snow Leopard is equally good. If I get a Mac, I'm installing Windows on it as a dual-boot config, that way it will be the best of both worlds: Mac OS X, Windows, and a great looking laptop. It will be a like a hackintosh but on native hardware.

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alanmc76

Unfortunately, you can not upgrade from 64 to 32-bit or vice-versa.  The versions must match in order to upgrade, but you can always to a clean install.  However, since you were planning a dual-boot rig anyway, maybe that's not such an issue.  Viva la Hackintosh!!!

 

-- "What am I, MacGyver? Fix it with what?"--

 

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Tekzel

I think this dude below me is on crack.  Vista wasn't as bad as people made it out to be at first, although it was definitely rough around the edges.  I stayed on XP at that time because on my hardware it was absolutely rock stable.  After Vista SP1 I went ahead and upgraded and found it to be very good, and again, very stable.  Fast forward to when the Windows 7 RC1 came out, I freed up some space and tried it out.  After about 3 days I abandoned my Vista install.  I am in love with Windows 7, I even installed it on my 1gb/160gb Acer AspireOne and it runs like a CHAMP, even with Aero.

I am not even close to a Microsoft fanboy, I am always bitching about them.  However, I have to give them props, they have done good with Windows 7.  I consider Vista to be the Windows 7 Alpha.

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spaided

Your absolutely correct, i don't even want my vista anymore....Windows 7 is FINALLY a great microsoft product.. Maby it'll improve their image some, they NEED it.

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pcfxer

Hemi in a 2010 Camaro? That is the dumbest idea I have ever heard, and trust me I've heard some dumb ideas. The hemi isn't a real hemi, it just has a hemi embossment on top of the cheap-crap plastic cover that Chrysler (lover of cheap plastic) co. uses.

 

Macbook Pro running Windows 7, perfect? The problem with Window is.....it's WINDOWS! Microsoft's OS will never be good until they change everything from the core out and the WILL NEVER do that...EVER! Management would strike down any Engineer/Programmer who even mentioned such an undertaking. Or, keep that "good" OS in use for research only (oh, wait they've done that two times that I can recall).

 

If you know you're getting Windows 7 (which is just as bad as Vista btw), why not get an Asus laptop, or a Lenovo? Asus lappys come with two year warranty/one year accidental standard (no extra dough!). Getting the MBP only makes sense if you run OSX, which is much better than 7 IMO.

 

Firstly, no ntoskrnl.exe issues after updating. Google it...later!

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AndyYankee17

do you even know what a hemi is?

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alanmc76

Well, can't blame you for trying.  Why not get the best of both worlds?  Apple Macbook Pro, Windows 7 OS...perfect. 

BTW, could you guys help me get this Hemi in my 2010 Camaro?  LOL

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colinjm0517

I thought you guys hated macs, why did you use a macbook pro 17 inch unibody 2009 in the picture?

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Navydoc2024

What's funny is that picture with the new windows 7 disc, shows it being inserted into what looks like a macbook or macbook pro.  Talk about irony!  Don't own a mac myself but that is hilarious.

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Justin.Kerr

Intel Processor? Check

Standard RAM / HDD / Optical Drive? Check

Dosn't matter who makes the hardware, sure sounds like a PC to me :)

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colinjm0517

like I said above, it is the early 2009 Macbook Pro 17" model. It is the 17" version because it has the speaker perforations.

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overthetopdan

...that this was meant to say on, or after June 26th 2009.

 Whatever, I'm already on board.  Win7 RC killed the Vista RC.

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