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XP v Win 7 Recommendations Please

2009-12-29, 17:06 PM
I have XP Pro on my T400 and I'm thinking of upgrading to Win 7. Does anyone have any experience of whether I should stay with XP or move to 7. I have 2GB RAM and do not want to upgrade
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Re: XP v Win 7 Recommendations Please

2009-12-29, 18:13 PM

Hi musicmylife,

 

Welcome to the Lenovo forum. :smileyhappy:

 

I have not yet tried Win 7 myself, hopefully others with direct experience will share. But I recently came across the following comparison of XP, Vista and 7 that you might find useful:

 

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-7-notebook,2485.html

 

What I take away from that is that XP is still a fine OS despite its age. Of course there may be some new Win 7 features that you want. Everything I've read seems to agree that Win 7 is a fine OS as well.

 

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Re: XP v Win 7 Recommendations Please

2009-12-30, 0:11 AM

I recently installed Win 7 Ultimate on my T400 and am very pleased with the result.   Once you use the Win 7 user interface, XP will seem clunky.    I backed up my data, formatted C: and did a clean install.   I then downloaded the Lenovo System Update, installed it and let it decide what else needed to be done.   It was the easiest install I've ever done.   See below for my specs.

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Re: XP v Win 7 Recommendations Please

2009-12-30, 9:35 AM
Thanks Roy. As you say it was recent it will be interesting to see how it pans out over time. I await my Windows 7 upgrade disks from Lenovo.
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Re: XP v Win 7 Recommendations Please

2009-12-30, 13:02 PM

My windows 7 install has become quite heavy in the months i've had it. I've had on the machine for about 3 months now and with all the Database, Development and Virtulisation softwares on it the boot time is awful. I've also found bugs were I'm unable to access my network shares and the system freezes when I click my right mouse button. I also have a huge problem with some of the UI changes they've made. I miss the sidebar - I had it in windows XP and Vista. I also dislike the new windows media player, since I used to have it minimise to the taskbar with all of the player controls still visible but now that feature has been removed.

 

All of that said, It's not a horrible OS, just dissapointing for me. It's worth trying and seeing all of the new features. It's got some really good things in it and everything is so much more integrated and graphically stunning. It's less chunky and I've fallen in love with the blue boot screen.

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Re: XP v Win 7 Recommendations Please

2009-12-30, 13:33 PM
Thanks sierra - its still early days for 7 - I've played with it and the visuals are nice (I skippped Vista) on a test install I did on another PC. But like you I found that file explorer much more clunky - and after a few teething troubles I've got XP working fine. I don't want to put myself through a whole load of trouble.
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Re: XP v Win 7 Recommendations Please

2009-12-30, 14:03 PM

win 7 is the offspring of XP pro and Vista... basically it combines the stability of the XP pro with the visual candy of the Vista... i quite enjoy using it, there are bugs, but it is a given for all Win OS in their early life, but it is far more stable than Vista, so that is a good thing.

 

 

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Re: XP v Win 7 Recommendations Please

2009-12-30, 14:22 PM
I'll probably do a dual boot first and try it out whne my disks come - how long will they take? Anyone know - order and money has been taken out of my account.
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