Windows 7 Upgrade

loocas | miscellaneous,opinions,software | Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Windows 7 Professional

Finally, my Windows 7 Professional (box) arrived, so I’ll be reinstalling my system shortly (possibly this weekend), after finishing all the tests I’ve wanted to perform in a virtualized environment, to possibly avoid bugs or problems with the kind of software I’m running here.

One noticable, and much welcomed, difference from Vista right out of the box, is the presence of the 64bit media. Previously, with Vista, which was the very first operating system for the masses offered in both 64bit and 32bit flavours on one license by Microsoft, shipped only with a 32bit version on the DVD, you had to ask Microsoft for sending you the 64bit installation DVD for the price of shipping, which was ridiculous. Fortunately I had friends who bought the 64bit OEM version I could borrow the DVD from, but those without such luxury had to go through this painful procedure. Thankfully this has been solved as Windows 7 ship with both of the DVDs in the box (not OEM!).

Windows 7 Professional DVDs

I’ll be looking forward to the “enhanced experience” :D but really, mainly the new features, speed improvements and new technologies under the hood made me to upgrade. I can always revert to Vista if I wanted to (I also bought a box copy), or even Windows XP, but I probably wouldn’t go that far! :D I rarely only use WinXP nowdays in VMware for testing purposes etc…

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