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  1. #1 Windows 7 Upgrade Report! 
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    I wasn't on the board last night and one reason was I was upgrading
    my Vista OS to the new Windows 7. Here's how it went...

    Total time was over an hour I think. I really wasn't timing it, just doing
    other things and watching the screen once in a while for any info it
    needed from me.

    End result: Pretty damn good! :eek::D It was painless and without error.
    No problems at all!

    Thing to watch out: Outlook Express is no longer part of the OS. When you do
    the upgrade it will save all your Outlook info and emails, etc. but you might
    want to back them up in case. I didn't and it was ok.

    Microsoft Mail (among other programs) can be downloaded for free
    from Microsoft after the upgrade. And that worked perfectly too!
    After I downloaded Mail and installed it all my old emails and address
    book entries were there safe and sound.
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    I wasn't on the board last night and one reason was I was upgrading
    my Vista OS to the new Windows 7. Here's how it went...

    Total time was over an hour I think. I really wasn't timing it, just doing
    other things and watching the screen once in a while for any info it
    needed from me.

    End result: Pretty damn good! :eek::D It was painless and without error.
    No problems at all!

    Thing to watch out: Outlook Express is no longer part of the OS. When you do
    the upgrade it will save all your Outlook info and emails, etc. but you might
    want to back them up in case. I didn't and it was ok.

    Microsoft Mail (among other programs) can be downloaded for free
    from Microsoft after the upgrade. And that worked perfectly too!
    After I downloaded Mail and installed it all my old emails and address
    book entries were there safe and sound.

    Is Windows 7 an Update for Vista....or do I have to pay for it?
    Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
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    gotta pay man
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jfor View Post
    gotta pay man
    Merde....I mean...merde......
    Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
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    Some of us get this stuff for free. I got the manufacture's release of WIndows 7 Ultimate about 2 months and I have to say that Microsoft did this right. There are all sorts of blogs out there with tips on how to use many of the features that aren't well known. It's really good.
    Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    Merde....I mean...merde......
    Mac...you mean...mac. :D

    Seriously, I've heard that 7 is Vista with a lot of the crap removed, so is a good deal better.
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    After all the stories I have heard from IT about win 7 upgrades....I stay XP till I get a new system....maybe 5 years from now, as XP will be supported that long.

    I go with what works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    After all the stories I have heard from IT about win 7 upgrades....I stay XP till I get a new system....maybe 5 years from now, as XP will be supported that long.

    I go with what works.
    I work in IT and I have heard of no upgrade stores that are negetive. In fact is has only been on the market for a couple of weeks and the only ones with access to it were manufacturers and developers who subscribe to the MSDN so there can't be two many stories. I have personally installed it on 4 machines and the only problems I encountered were the early beta versions.
    Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
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    Great news I may invest folding cash in windows 7. I have XP for work and Vista for home. Vista must go. :mad::D
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    Quote Originally Posted by bijou View Post
    Great news I may invest folding cash in windows 7. I have XP for work and Vista for home. Vista must go. :mad::D
    Nooooooo !!!! Don't do it!!! :eek:

    You deserve a Mac. You owe it to yourself. Please, listen to me and Ginger. :D
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