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Need a Reason to switch to Windows 7? September 16, 2009

Posted by Nikk in Information Technology.
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7 is like XP SP3 with all the nice bells and whistles of Vista running correct


I’ve been an avid Windows XP fan for years.  I’ve been one of those stalwart believers that felt  nothing could be better than XP and that Vista was just another incarnation of Windows ME.
I lobbied for an extension of support for XP and believed that XP was the only operating system I would ever need… Until Windows 7.   Im not saying that Windows 7 is the answer to my “Enterprise Woes”.  After all when you have 10’s of thousands of PC’s there are numerous things to take into consideration.  However for the home user 7 is a real improvement over XP and Vista.

A fast install & boot up time
Better control over the UAC (User Account Control)
BitLocker To Go for encryption of removable storage devices
Improved Performance:
It’s designed to sleep & resume quicker
Less memory intensive
Find USB devices faster

Improved networking
Better driver and program support
Revamping of classic applications like Calc, Paint and WordPad
It’s not Vista.

Windows 7 requirements

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver