Windows 7 is officially out which means it's time to think about upgrading. Unfortunately upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 is made difficult by that fact that, by default, Microsoft has not provided a way to do an in place upgrade. Normally this would mean that you would need to wipe your hard drive clean and start from scratch but a program called PCMover from LapLink makes upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 as easy as any other upgrade.
For the past month Andre, one of our knowledgeable bloggers, has been working to introduce readers to Windows y. His very detailed and easy to follow guides cover everything from choosing what version of Windows 7 fits your needs to a Guided tour of the new operating system. This post brings all of his guides to one central location so that you can learn how to do practically anything in Windows 7.
So you have finally made the move from Windows XP to Windows 7, everything is working great, but a few things have changed. Yes indeed, there is a new look, but a familiar experience along with numerous changes and improvements since the release of Windows XP back in October 2001. For some persons, it might be a bit overwhelming, to help make the transition a smooth one, here is a quick guide to help familiarize yourself with some of the changes and benefits.
We continue our look at moving from previous versions of Windows to Windows 7. Yep, there are many Windows XP users out there who continue to enjoy it. But they are hearing about Windows 7 a lot lately and all the really cool new features it offers, from desktop improvements to how you do things easier like networking, organization of files and better performance.
That's right; in a recent survey by Retrevo, a consumer electronics shopping site, 67% percent of Mac users would take Windows 7 for a spin if it was free! Before Steve Jobs has a heart attack or Balmer starts sweating up a storm with his victory dance; take note that 97% of Mac owners surveyed said that they wouldn't even think about switching back to Windows full time. But just because Windows 7 won't win back many Mac users doesn't mean it hasn't caught the attention of PC users in a big way.
As with every software release the question of whether or not you should upgrade surfaces. Windows 7 is no exception and there's no shortage of pundits weighing in on whether or not you should upgrade to Windows 7 on October 22nd. In an effort to help you make a more informed decision Notebooks.com has pulled together a listing of reasons why you should and why you shouldn't upgrade to Windows 7 as well as our take on the matter.
This October Windows 7 will be released to the public and unlike past upgrades most users, including those who are using Windows XP, won't be able to upgrade to Windows 7 without backing up data to an external hard drive and reformatting their computer. For novice computer users this can be a tricky process but thanks to PCmover, upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 is simple.
Even though itâ€™s not quite cold enough for snow in most of the U.S. Appleâ€™s latest upgrade, Snow Leopard, has arrived on store shelves and will be hitting the doorsteps of Mac owners in whatâ€™s sure to be a busy day for UPS and FEDEX. So how does the big cat upgrade stack up? The good news is that most of the reviews agree that Snow Leopard is a solid upgrade and despite its lack of major changes to OSX the little tweaks and behind the scenes changes â€“ coupled with the low upgrade price â€“ earn it recommendations from across the web.