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SenGrisane

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Long have I pondered upgrading my PC to the new Windows 7, because I work with the crappy and badly supported Windows XP-64.

I am having crashes reguarly (not reguarly enough to make me change it until now) but the new Diablo 3 won't run on my PC cause the requirements are not met.

So next weekend I will be upgrading. I am just giving you a warning because if I suddenly go off and don't come online you know why ;3

I am kinda nervous whenever I change something on my PC because right now I have everything the way I want it. It will take weeks will everything is back in place and such. It like changing to a new pair of shoes when the old ones are now form fitting. You wait till the absolute last moment to buy new ones.

There some things I look forward to though:

- Install Tablet better (the pointer wiggles when I come near the edges)
- Work with Sai instead of Photoshop (main reason I have not switched yet is, that I made all shortcuts on my tablet for photoshop and not Sai and am too lazy to reconfigure everything.
- Finally my games/programms running again without crashes
- Not having to search forever for a driver
- Neat new look
- Finally getting rid of the tons of programs I installed but never used/properly uninstalled
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Added: 6 years, 6 months ago
 
BunnyFoxglove
6 years, 6 months ago
Good luck! Win7 is miles ahead of XP. After you get over the initial change of the GUI and certain elements in other programs, you'll find it's a much more stable and efficient OS. I went from XP to Win7 as well, it's a big change, but way better. They effectively copied the kernel from linux with a few changes and now there's almost never a blue screen unless you have a hardware issue. If things lock up, they should be able to recover or end the task.

One major change you might notice though is ctrl-alt-del does not bring up the task manager directly, just a list of options (one being the task manager). The new shortcut is ctrl-shift-esc.

Wish you the best. I'm sure you'll have little problems with the change over.
SenGrisane
6 years, 6 months ago
I have worked with Win7 so I know my way around it ^^

But thanks :3
tannim
6 years, 6 months ago
win 8 is currently free, but the start menu is pretty hard to get used to and I still don't like it

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso

it'll probably be out later this year or early next, though I am currently treating it like Vista.
SenGrisane
6 years, 6 months ago
Windows is like Star Trek movies. Skip the even ones :D
tannim
6 years, 6 months ago
I've actually skipped almost ALL of them : )
SenGrisane
6 years, 6 months ago
Hehe. ^^
silvergunner
6 years, 6 months ago
I must be the only person in the world who thought Vista had a major advantage over XP: it didn't crash constantly on a custom build machine. Believe me, Windows 7 is much better than either of them, so you're making a good choice upgrading. Just be warned a few apps (older antivirus utilities, Limbo of the Lost) won't work, so you'll have to get the free Windows XP mode virtual machine.
SenGrisane
6 years, 6 months ago
My main reason to go with XP was that Vista used more resources and XP was doing fine at the time (there was no 7 yet). But things change fast and I am looking forward to 7 :3
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