Ok,... So what's the word? Good? Bad? Fair?
Just to make sure I'm reading you correctly, you are saying that you, in essence, have a dual-boot PC now? That XP can still be used? Interesting... are you given a OS choice at boot or do you have to select XP before shutting down Win7?Well the move from XP to 7 was quick and painless. But it wasn't really an 'upgrade'. It's a clean install with WinXP moved to a folder called 'windows.old'. It's still possible for me to boot into it and use it if I needed to or get that errant file off the desktop if needed.
Clean installs are always the best.I always prefer a clean install. The only time I did an upgrade was from XP to Vista and I went running back.
I just ran into those articles while searching for other things, I'm not really following the trials and tribulations of Win7 since the only way I might use it is if MS pays me!Harp - It's my understanding that this has been from folks who purchased a digital copy and are attempting to use a burnt dvd to install.
Same here, 3 PCs including main HTPC and so far so good. x64 on the HTPC and x86 for the laptops.I have installed Win7 x64 onto 3 pc's on my network - HTPC, work pc and games pc. In all cases the installation went smoothly and quickly, there were no compatability issues other than the Logitech 1000i remote controller on the HTPC - I havent spent any time as yet looking into it.
Reports indicate that if a driver works on Vista then it should work on Win7.
Using Win7 on the HTPC is an improvement over Vista and XP media centre. The interface is smooth, larger icons, has better compatability with varying codecs, sharing media over networks, etc
My view is that Win7 is a more viable operating system that any prior Windows desktop platform.
That kind of brings up my first problem with Win7. You can't make them smaller. With 20/15 vision I like them smaller than the average person.To add to me previous post, the ability to increase the size of the icons is a plus as it makes it much easier to see what the icons are if you have a high screen resolution. You can do this irrespective of screen resolution, except for 640x480 from memory.