just bought a dell studio xps with intel core i7 950 etcetc any ways, it comes standard with vista but i can apply for a free windows 7 upgrade, would it be worth upgrading? is it alot of hastle upgrading like previous versions of windows?
I also liked Vista. Running fine for over two years and still on laptop. Installed windows 7 on xp machine and seems a tad better than Vista. Worth getting Windows 7 upgrade for just over 20 squids even if you don't use it now.
As sunnystains but run the upgrade advisor to see if any problems found first; click here If not, and as you have Vista, can't see many problems, if any, backup all files and folders, favourites, photos etc. that you can.
I converted to W7 because I was beginning to have issues with Vista, very slow boot times with external drives connected and problems with Windows Updates refusing to install correctly (even on a virgin install) being another.
I've only had W7 installed a few days and from what I can tell some of my Vista problems have been addressed but have been replaced by new problems. Now when I resume from sleep mode my computer freezes, requiring a reboot, something that didn't occur with Vista.
The above advice is all good but I would also add if you decide to try W7 I would recommend using Acronis True Image or similar and an external hard drive, make a disk image of Vista before you start so you can easily go back if you decide not to use W7.
I also made a disk image directly after the W7 installation, before making any drastic changes, in order to give me an easy way to return to the start if driver updates or other problems occurred. Using Acronis has made it a relatively painless transition for me.
I have not yet switched from XP but was thinking of either a dual boot W 7 / XP by partitioning my drive, or using my slave drive; I think you need ATI version 13 for w7? I have ATI 11 so was thinking of getting the new version prior to W7 installation. Any views - also, maybe, is it worth getting W7 Pro that has a XP facility?