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Old 08-30-2009, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default Few Questions about Windows 7.

I am thinking about trying out Win7 on my PC, but I have a few questions and need some help before I do.

Is it better then Vista 64 bit? If so, how?

Is there a place where I can legally download Win7 64 bit online? If not, Torrent is my friend I guess, what is the latest build Version I should be looking for?

I currently have Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit as my Primary OS, I have it for more than a year now and Love it. I have XP as a duel boot that I never use, about 66GB of free space on that partition. Theoretically speaking I can just delete the XP partition and install Win7 as my duel boot correct? If so, what is the easiest way to do it? Copy Win7 on a portable HDD? Or DVD?

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Default Re: Few Questions about Windows 7.

I believe Microsoft.com offers a downloadable version of Win7, and you can buy a Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate Upgrade for your Vista 64b ultra for cheaper than buying the OS itself.
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I am thinking about trying out Win7 on my PC, but I have a few questions and need some help before I do.

Is it better then Vista 64 bit? If so, how?

Is there a place where I can legally download Win7 64 bit online? If not, Torrent is my friend I guess, what is the latest build Version I should be looking for?

I currently have Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit as my Primary OS, I have it for more than a year now and Love it. I have XP as a duel boot that I never use, about 66GB of free space on that partition. Theoretically speaking I can just delete the XP partition and install Win7 as my duel boot correct? If so, what is the easiest way to do it? Copy Win7 on a portable HDD? Or DVD?

Thanks.
It's a lot better in my opinion. Starts and shuts down a lot faster. Also, you can grab the RC on MS's site.

And yes, you should be able to install win 7 right over your xp install. It will make win7 as your main OS, but it's easy to change in the control panel.
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Default Re: Few Questions about Windows 7.

Thanks for the posts guys. Looking at Microsoft Website this is what I found:

"Sorry, the Windows 7 RC is no longer available for download. If you’ve got the download and need a product key, they’ll be available until October 21, 2009."

I dont know what is the latest version of the Win7 RC I should be looking for, but if somene can send me a PM with link for a Win7 RC 64 bit I would really appreeciate it.

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7600 is the RTM Built that has been released to manufacturers.
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Thanks a lot. Downloading it now. I'm very skeptical about making this my Primary OS, so I will use this as my 2nd OS just to mess around with it. As soon as the SP1 comes out then I will make a full switch

By the way can I transfer data from one OS to the other? Like in my Vista I have a D drive where I have XP installed and I see some folders there. Once I install Win7 I assume i will see Win7 files there, so my question is can I just transfer files by being logged in to Vista and moves files to Win7? If yes, what Directory should I transfer the files to? EX: If I want it on my Win7 Desktop.

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