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What happens if i use a windows vista ultimate upgrade disk on windows 7

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February 20, 2014 2:44:35 AM

I think windows 7 is ok but i liked vista better and i am just wondering instead of shelling out for the full install edition could i just use the upgrade edition or would that only work on xp :/ 
February 20, 2014 2:52:01 AM

it will ruin your current W7 installation, best case scenario it will degrade your installation to windows vista, but its unlikely. it will be better to make a clean install of Windows Vista.
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February 20, 2014 2:54:32 AM

Upgrade of Vista will not work on Windows 7. You'll have to clean install the Vista. For dual boot, you'll have to install windows vista first then windows 7.
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February 20, 2014 8:31:58 AM

Do yourself a favor and just reinstall vista. Do it on another partition if you want to test it out.

May I ask what you liked better about Vista. I had Vista and with no issues, but 7 is mostly the same anyway(with slightly better memory management and start search is a bit better too.).

Last off, MS has already started cutting back Vista support. Hell it does not even get the latest version of IE(easy fix I know, but how long until the stop supporting it entirely)
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February 20, 2014 8:35:14 AM

Vista is actually supposed to be a completely worse version of windows 7. As Windows 7 is a fixed version of all the c--p that made people hate vista.
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February 20, 2014 8:54:14 AM

Aside of slightly more aggressive UAC and a more basic start search. I personally think Vista was just fine(then again it was installed on a quad core system with 8 gigs of memory).

Truth is that too many OEM's tossed vista onto older systems that had been built for XP. You know those single core systems with 512-1024 megabytes of memory. Add this to a massive overhaul to the audio and video subsystems that led to some driver issues. It is not like MS did not give companies substantial time to get drivers on track before release(looking at you Nvidia and Creative).

By the time Win7 rolled out, systems had become faster and more memory was standard. Companies also had suitable drivers for Audio/Video by this time as well.

Also the way Vista listed cached memory made users think it was using ALL memory when in fact it was doing the same caching windows 7 does today.
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February 20, 2014 9:02:55 AM

Yeah, i did switch to vista about a year or so after it came out, as I did have a monster computer at the time.
But as soon as win 7 came out i switched over immediately.
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February 22, 2014 6:09:25 AM

i dunno why i just don't like changing operating systems i had this problem when i changed to mac (that i had for about a week) i have used windows vita all my life and even though windows 7 and vista are very similar i just like vista a bit more same as i like windows more than macintosh because i have used it more and know where everything is :) 
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February 22, 2014 6:17:59 AM

Felix England said:
i dunno why i just don't like changing operating systems i had this problem when i changed to mac (that i had for about a week) i have used windows vita all my life and even though windows 7 and vista are very similar i just like vista a bit more same as i like windows more than macintosh because i have used it more and know where everything is :) 


If not now then in future you'll have to step out of your comfort zone with vista and switch over to the later versions of the Windows because future programs will be more oriented towards those versions. It would be better if switch to Windows 7 now and build your comfort zone with this version of windows.

This was the case with me as well. I loved my XP and was not ready to switch but I did and I know I'm better off.
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March 15, 2014 6:14:35 AM

I found Vista went into like loops and woundnt do anything for a while , I use to laugh it was having a think or coffee break , it wasnt funny when it did it while playing games
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