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« on: Oct 20, 2009, 18:37 »
Who's going to upgrade then?

Upgrading is by all accounts easier from Vista than from XP.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: Oct 20, 2009, 20:28 »
I ordered my two copies through Staples.  It could be that they will use a private deliverer. 

I intend to do a new installation rather than update from Vista. I've got so much rubbish that I want to get rid of and both computers are running slowly.  I do regular clean ups using various programs to no avail.
So I'm hoping that everything that I need is backed up to my external hard drive and USB pens. 

I'll do the laptop first and run it for at least three days before tackling the desktop.  Both were new within the last year.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: Oct 21, 2009, 08:55 »
my acer laptop came with a free upgrade so will send away for it

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #3 on: Oct 21, 2009, 09:34 »
Will you do the upgrade or a full new installation which is alway the recommended best way?

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #4 on: Oct 21, 2009, 10:56 »
Will you both keep us up to date with how the upgrade goes? It'll be interesting to hear first hand of any problems you might encounter.

By all accounts, upgrading from XP is more difficult, so this might make people wait a while (me included).

You truly are pioneers of NEForum computing.   :lol:

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #5 on: Oct 21, 2009, 11:22 »
I kept XP rather than move up to the other rubbish, but I am hearing a lot of good reports about the new OS and the only bad stuff is about problems upgrading from XP, I was wondering if it would be ok to go out and by a new  SATA hard drive for windows 7 and then use my existing SATA hard drive with XP still intact as a slave on the PC?

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #6 on: Oct 21, 2009, 13:36 »
Seems a mighty fine idea to me.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #7 on: Oct 22, 2009, 16:05 »
Easiest upgrade to date.  I went for the clean install and it took 54 minutes.  After the first 3 or 4 minutes you don't need to sit staring at the screen it just goes through its routines.

No problems so far.  I'm installing all of my applications slowly.  Any snags and I'll let you know.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #8 on: Oct 23, 2009, 01:08 »
All pretty good...I have been using the Beta now for several months....I cant speak for the retail release, but the Beta could not upgrade XP at all...you needed to format

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #9 on: Oct 23, 2009, 01:54 »
Gone to Seven from XP and am quite impressed so far! But then again I still think Bella Emberg is worth a crack at, so will neglect to keep you all updated.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #10 on: Oct 23, 2009, 09:05 »
Gone to Seven from XP and am quite impressed so far! But then again I still think Bella Emberg is worth a crack at, so will neglect to keep you all updated.

She's not a patch on Hattie Jaques to be fair!

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« Reply #11 on: Oct 23, 2009, 17:23 »
How are you handling your emails?  I'm greatly disappointed that they have removed Windows Mail.  I've tried Windows Live Mail and think it is rubbish.  I'm struggling with Thunderbird, but finding it difficult to set up with extra folders and filters to direct mail to them.

Anyone know of other simple programs that will do what Windows Mail did?

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