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    Windows 7 is coming out today by Microsoft and I am musing over whether I should buy it. I have Windows Vista on two laptops. If I get it will it work on installing the OS on both computers or is it limited to one computer? Price looks a little steep for an upgrade but looks cheaper on eBay. Reviews look pretty good but worried that some bugs might show up soon after released to the general populous.

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    lol, well I am not a total computer geek variety and when it comes OSs I tend to be pretty conventional.
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    I am waiting. I have 4 systems (2 desktops and 2 laptops) with Vista and I hate it, but I am waiting until Service Pack 1 of Windows 7 before I upgrade anything.

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    A am admittedly pretty ignorant in this area. Service Pack 1 of Windows 7 would be Windows 7 with a lot of the bugs worked out?

    I am not too happy with Vista, especially on how it runs on my "better" laptop but not so much as to go back to XP. I am gonna wait until this weekend to make up my mind, maybe there will be sales on stuff (i.e. bonus stuff on sale if you get Windows 7 at the same time). Part of me wants to do it soon on one of the computers to see how it works and wait to put it on the other computer later.
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    Pricing doesn't seem too bad, like $100 to $200 if you go for the "system builders" vs. paying extra for packaged "support."

    Windows 7 has some nice features and doesn't seem to be as much of a pig
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    Quote Originally Posted by spamtar View Post
    A am admittedly pretty ignorant in this area. Service Pack 1 of Windows 7 would be Windows 7 with a lot of the bugs worked out?

    I am not too happy with Vista, especially on how it runs on my "better" laptop but not so much as to go back to XP. I am gonna wait until this weekend to make up my mind, maybe there will be sales on stuff (i.e. bonus stuff on sale if you get Windows 7 at the same time). Part of me wants to do it soon on one of the computers to see how it works and wait to put it on the other computer later.

    Each Windows OS has had "Service Packs" or code updates to fix the screwed up things, and some new code to add functionality.

    Windows XP stopped at Service Pack 3.
    Windows Vista is up to SService Pack 2.
    Windows 7 will have Service Packs too.

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    The rule used to be to wait until service pack 1 until upgrading to the next windows OS. I'm transitioning to Linux from XP myself and probably won't ever use Windows again.

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    +1 Halla
    I was clueless on the Service packs not being automatic. This might address my slugishs "better" laptop issues.
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    I downloaded 7 yesterday. I like it so far. It seems to run a little smoother than vista.
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