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October 26, 2009 5:54:29 PM

hi there, i currently have windows vista ultimate 64 bit and it serves me well,very stable etc. but is windows 7 that much better than vista ultimate? im not sure if its worth getting a new OS if there's a few better features.i mainly use my pc for gaming so which OS is better for that?
thanks in advance

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October 26, 2009 6:21:01 PM

I originally switched from Windows Vista 64bit to Windows 7 Release Candidate (Build 7100) and decided to definitely switch to Win 7. Vista ran fine for me (had SP2 installed), but Win 7 has seemed a little snappier to me. Even with the Release Candidate, I don't think I ever had Windows crash or hang on me.

Windows 7 really, is Vista as it should have been. If you like Vista, you'll love Windows 7. It's the mature, more refined Vista basically.

What you'll have to determine however, if whether you want Ultimate again. I opted for Win 7 Home Premium, as I really had no need for the extra features in Professional/Ultimate versions.

I've also read/seen that Win 7 technically need/uses slightly less resources than Vista as well. So in theory it 'should' perform better on most systems.
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October 26, 2009 10:13:17 PM

jerreece said:
I've also read/seen that Win 7 technically need/uses slightly less resources than Vista as well. So in theory it 'should' perform better on most systems.


After checking Microsoft's website, the system requirements for Vista are identical to those of Windows 7. They are stated differently for each OS but they are basically the same.
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October 27, 2009 3:10:57 AM

I've been using windows 7 for about six months and like it a lot. It doesn't perform much better than vista (tom's has an article about that) but the UI is much more polished. The new taskbar is almost reason enough to switch. UAC is a bit more forgiving as well.
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October 27, 2009 4:53:54 AM

You're probably not going to see that much difference in your games between the two (assuming you've got a decent amount of RAM). If I were you I'd probably stick with that you've got until your next hardware upgrade.
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October 27, 2009 9:39:15 AM

No real difference.
Looks prettier, a little less bloat.

Just mildly better.

Vista is using the 6.0 kernel, and 7 is using the 6.1 kernel. So, yeah, it's essentially like a really big update...
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October 27, 2009 1:53:30 PM

wezmilan said:
hi there, i currently have windows vista ultimate 64 bit and it serves me well,very stable etc. but is windows 7 that much better than vista ultimate? im not sure if its worth getting a new OS if there's a few better features.i mainly use my pc for gaming so which OS is better for that?
thanks in advance

For a new build, windows-7 is better. For an existing build, then there is no real difference in performance from upgrading today. If you will be using a SSD with TRIM support, like the Intel X25-M-G2, then Windows-7 and it's TRIM support would be good. Longer term, support for DX11 games might be another reason.

If you are a student, the price from an academic W7 upgrade is dirt cheap.
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October 29, 2009 6:19:33 PM

Wezmilan,

Windows 7 uses fewer resources than the operating systems that preceded it and offers several changes in the areas of performance, security, and usability. To learn more about these new features and to take a virtual tour of all Win 7 offers please go to the following link: http://bit.ly/7b1cY

Jessica
Microsoft Windows Client Team
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October 31, 2009 1:44:04 PM

I changed from Vista Ult to Win 7 Ult Signature. It's just a more pleasent experience. Snappier to use, libraries are a joy, and it's very stable. It's not an essential, but certainly a recomend upgrade.
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