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QOTD: Will You Be Running Windows 7 Today?

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Ready to wipe Vista away and upgrade to Windows 7?

Updated: It's today!

Tomorrow Today is the BIG day when Microsoft officially releases Windows 7 to the mass market. While some of you may have already been running TechNet or early sold educational editions, this is the big splash that many are expecting to revitalize the industry.

Some of you may have purchased a new PC over the last few months and qualify for a free upgrade (which, it turns out, might not be completely free). For the rest of you, especially you DIY folk, you'll have to purchase your Windows 7 separately just like any other component of your machine.

We'd like to know from you today: Will you be a Windows 7 owner tomorrow today? If so, will you waste no time and install/upgrade as soon as you get back to your PC?

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    tayb , October 21, 2009 5:29 PM
    Been an "official" windows 7 owner for a couple of weeks now and been running it since build 7000.

    I can't say that I'll be throwing a windows 7 part though.
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    one-shot , October 21, 2009 5:31 PM
    Why run it tomorrow when I'm running it today?

    However, if I didn't get it through MSDN, I'd wait a little while because Vista works fine right now.
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    Anonymous , October 21, 2009 5:33 PM
    As soon as i have my copy i will install on my old computer (but not the way you guys had a video of, having to get more ram to get Windows Vista up and about! ;) )
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    Accidental , October 21, 2009 5:34 PM
    As an employee at a software company we get had the privilege of installing the Windows 7 RTM Professional/Business on our workstations. It is far beyond what I initially expected and will be installing an Ultimate copy for my home PC. Props to M$ for a stable, lean and mean OS (so far, from my past month of usage)
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    timaahhh , October 21, 2009 5:34 PM
    Payday is on Friday :) . Gonna order it along with a 750 GB harddrive.
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    dlux , October 21, 2009 5:34 PM
    I'm in no hurry. I've had 0 problems with Vista since I got it and don't exactly see the need, let alone day 1. If anything I would wait a few weeks at the least to see if anything major pops up and they get all the wrinkles ironed out. MS isn't exactly known for flawless roll outs.
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    Ehsan w , October 21, 2009 5:36 PM
    no,
    I don't really see any major upgrades to spend 100 euro's on it
    gaming performance didn't really go up anyways from vista which i'm running now. Maybe windows 8
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    masterasia , October 21, 2009 5:36 PM
    Yes, on all 4 of my PCs. Windows is great compared to Windows Vista.
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    Anonymous , October 21, 2009 5:39 PM
    Well, I'm already running the MSDNAA Windows 7 Pro, but I know many people who will be getting it as soon as it's available. Overall, the OS really is something to be impressed about. Its features and flawless performance thus far leads me to believe this will be the best addition to the Windows family yet. Grats to Microsoft.
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    wishtar , October 21, 2009 5:39 PM
    No, Believe or not I'm still using Windows 2000. I purchased Windows Wista six months ago when I discovered Win2K couldn't be installed on my new 500GB drive. I've played around with Vista but haven't really gotten hardcore into it yet. Win2k is still working (from old drive) fine for me being much more familar. I have to admit Vista is so different it will take some getting used to and I have to see if the programs I want to use will run correctly before I start using it full time.
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    ominous prime , October 21, 2009 5:41 PM
    Putting it on the new build tomorrow
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    griffed88 , October 21, 2009 5:43 PM
    im gettin it tomorrow and installing it as soon as i get home. My university has the ultimate version for $20, so i plan on buying a few copies.
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    Anonymous , October 21, 2009 5:44 PM
    Sadly Amazon does not ship out until the 22nd. Won't be running it until the 26th/27th.
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    rodney_ws , October 21, 2009 5:45 PM
    I guess so... my 90 day eval copy still has around 75 days on it... and NewEgg will hopefully ship my real copy.
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    chaohsiangchen , October 21, 2009 5:46 PM
    Maybe not tomorrow. Still need a TB-size harddrive for fresh install.
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    DjEaZy , October 21, 2009 5:46 PM
    ... @ 21.10.2009 use the RC...
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    firemage , October 21, 2009 5:47 PM
    wishtarNo, Believe or not I'm still using Windows 2000. I purchased Windows Wista six months ago when I discovered Win2K couldn't be installed on my new 500GB drive. I've played around with Vista but haven't really gotten hardcore into it yet. Win2k is still working (from old drive) fine for me being much more familar. I have to admit Vista is so different it will take some getting used to and I have to see if the programs I want to use will run correctly before I start using it full time.



    to use 2k on a larger drive you need a few tricks, i used more than a few of them till just recently switching to XP over the last year.

    For me while i took advantage of the discounted preorders, i waiting till at least after next week's midterms, if not till the end of the term in December, since i have 3+ family computers to switch over, and this means that we'll have a few months of day 0 bugs worked out.

    I plan on using Win7pro and when my bro gets back from school he wants me to update his new laptop to 7 as well, i also plan on getting Win7 Home for my parents for the holidays.

    Otherwise most of our machines still use 2k
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    gosefroba , October 21, 2009 5:47 PM
    I have had Windows 7 Pro for a little over a month cause i am a CS major at my school ;)  runs perfectly thus far
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    martin33w20 , October 21, 2009 5:48 PM
    as soon as i get it currently overseas and unable to downlad the RC's so waiting on newegg delivery!!
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    squidrott , October 21, 2009 5:50 PM
    Been running the 64-bit version since the RTM.

    It definitely has been a better experience than what I had with Vista (/shudder). And imho, a worthwhile upgrade from XP 64-bit...as long as your not running a lot of older hardware (had to switch to onboard sound because the available drivers for my old SoundBlaster 2 ZS gamer sucked.)
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