Windows 7 might take a while to upgrade….

Posted: September 12, 2009 in Tech
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Since I’m in to computers it feels like as a good start to blog about the love/hate relationship many PC-users and some Mac-users as well have with Windows. Many people have been using Windows since Win 95 or Win 98. Today I think most people use Win XP or Windows Vista. Vista is quite good in my opinion if you got a quite new computer at least with dual core processors but it can sometimes be unstable.

With the new Microsoft Windows 7 launching in October many are eagerly anticipating how good Win 7 will be. I haven’t tested it but it seems to become a bit better than Vista at least more stable. If you already have Vista or XP you are maybe thinking of upgrading to Win 7. Now it seems according to tests that Microsoft have done it takes from 30-1220 min about 20 hours depending if you do 32-bit or 64-bit and of course how good computer you have and how many programs you got running. The site Ars Technica is reporting more about the matter and got a good table with times on different setups. Check out the page at:

Ars Technica

I’m not very surprised that it can take so long time for an upgrade to Win 7. My computer have crashed twice and the first time re-installing Vista 32-bit with all the updates that Microsoft launched it took 4-5 hours before it was finished. But hopefully Win 7 will be as good as people expect and hopefully the time it will take to upgrade is not too long on the average user.

Is anyone getting Windows 7 on launch or has already tested it in the different betas? Leave opinions in the comments!

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