windows 7 is it essential?

  WILJO 11:53 23 Jul 2009

Wiil Microsoft continue to support Vista or will we all need to change to 7?

  Clapton is God 12:05 23 Jul 2009

"Wiil Microsoft continue to support Vista"


"will we all need to change to 7?"


  donki 12:10 23 Jul 2009

I too am considering the change, I'm still on xp having tried vista and reverted back. I'm going to try the "trial" version and if I like it buy the full version, I mite even buy it if I don't like it as it is reuced to £50 atthe moment for preorder. It's certainly not essential.

  mehtdosa11 12:48 23 Jul 2009

w7 is not essential, but as we are nearly all computer addicts we love to try new things!
seriously though, i have been using both the beta and rc versions and i think w7 is going to be really a good OS for microsoft. i'm very impressed. i would recommend anyone who didn't go with vista but stayed with xp to try it.
just make sure your present machine can handle it. a fast processor and good size memory, 3 or 4gb i'd say, minimum 2gb.

  interzone55 13:08 23 Jul 2009

Vista will be supported with security fixes until 10/04/2012

click here

Interesting XP is now in extended support until 2014

click here

  WILJO 14:23 23 Jul 2009

Thanks everyone, I'll stick with Vista.

  Pamy 14:40 23 Jul 2009

donki,they have stopped the offer

  Kevscar1 16:28 23 Jul 2009

Vista runs fine so I,ll wait for Windows 9

  iscanut 20:39 23 Jul 2009

As Pamy says, the sub £50 does not seem to be available anywhere now. Price has gone up to I think, £79 or so, but still a saving on the full retail price when it hits the shops.

  iscanut 20:55 23 Jul 2009

Just found this click here Still a bit cheaper !

  peugeot man 14:22 24 Jul 2009

Ordered mine yesterday @ £49.99 plus delivery. Still looks available today if anyone is interested.

click here

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

OnePlus 5T review: Hands-on

See the Best Button Badge Designs of 2017

iPhone X review

Black Friday 2017 : date, sites participants & bonnes affaires