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Companies drop Vista for Windows 7 mid-upgrade

By Justin
Oct 26, 2009
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  1. When it comes to dealing with several hundred computers at once, caution is a requirement. That's one of the many reasons behind planned upgrades and slow rollouts for new software in a business environment, where a myriad of factors have to be taken into account before a computer's operating system is wiped.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,334   +381

    My company (1,500+ workstations) never considered going to Vista - at all. And they're taking a "wait and see" attitude for Windows 7. Fact of the matter is, XP is doing just fine running all of our apps and people are used to it.

    Personally, I'd like to see an upgrade to Windows 7, but then I'm a techno-geek. For the mainstream populace, change is not welcome.
  3. Aolish

    Aolish TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 216

    Company i'm working for are still using good old W2K. And I seriously don't see them upgrading anytime soon because the systems are so old that i highly doubt they will even be able even run 7 smoothly. Almost all the machines have 256MB of ram... barely enough for W2K, much less 7. lol
  4. I work in IT and the company I am currently working at will use XP for the next couple of years before even considering upgrading to 7.
  5. DarkCobra

    DarkCobra Newcomer, in training Posts: 79

    Most of us right here who are "in the know" realize that Windows 7 is the superior product. However, a great many individuals and companies got burned by the early version of Vista. They learned a lesson and vowed not to migrate so quickly again until the coast REALLY looks clear.

    After the initial rush of folks like many of us taking the early plunge there is going to be a long and slow migration over on the part of the masses. MS simply has to be patient and realize that it is THEY who created the deep sense of hesitation and mistrust. Next time MS will learn never to release an operating system that isn't ready for prime time.
  6. LightHeart

    LightHeart Newcomer, in training Posts: 155

    We upgraded machines to Vista when we had to rebuild a machine, so we have a mix of XP, Vista, Win 7. We had a few machines that could not run Vista but can run Win 7. Our plan is to upgrade everything to Windows 7 soon. Win 7 is esentially Vista R2 and has been very solid and has some nice features.
  7. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 715   +28

    We upgraded all our machines at my University to Vista but will upgrade again to 7 likely next summer. Its not really a full upgrade, more of a service pack compared to going from XP to Vista and the performance gains arent to be ignored - a core2 duo running Vista will run faster with Windows 7 so all the machines we upgraded to 2 and 4 gig of ram will see an improvement.
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,421   +217

    At work we upgraded to XP Pro from Windows 2000 just earlier this year. I doubt we will be upgrading again anytime soon.
  9. Xecutor

    Xecutor Newcomer, in training Posts: 141

    To be fair, I think that W7 could run (maybe a lil slow) on an older machine.

    I am writing this to you on a Pentium III 733 Mhz and 512 SDRAM PC133 with Windows 7 Ultimate on it, and believe it: Windows 7 runs FASTER than Windows XP Pro (that was previously on it)!!

    It takes Win XP pro 2 mins to boot while it takes Windows 7 1min20s!

    Back on topic:
    From a business perspective, the switch to Windows 7 is most likely a good move since Windows 7 IS in many ways Windows Vista with major OS tweaks and added functionality that makes it a much better OS than Vista and XP.

    Investing money in it will only open more doors for progress in the future.
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