9269Re: [NTO] Re: Looking for OPINIONS!!!
- Nov 30, 2012On 11/30/2012 11:28 PM, Sheri wrote:
> --- In ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com, hsavage <hsavage@...> wrote:that came with Windows 7 (64-bit). I had the opportunity to upgrade to
>> I'm considering upgrading one of my computers, a desktop,
>> from Windows XP Pro, to Windows 8. Question is, would this
>> be a worthwhile upgrade?
>> Opinions solicited!
> Hi Harvey,
> I recently retired my XP Pro computer hardware and got a new system
Windows 8 and took it. I don't regret it. I didn't run Windows 7 very
long, but I found both 7 and 8 to be worthwhile advancements over XP.
Version 8 is faster than 7 and has lesser hardware requirements than 7.
My hardware was old and dying, but it would not have been able to run
Windows 8. My old CPU didn't support certain SSE instructions.
>meets the minimum requirements. If so, you should be able to install it
> There is an upgrade assistant you can download to see if your system
to dual boot with XP, but you can't do an in-place upgrade from XP to 8.
So you will have to reinstall software. Some software is not compatible.
The upgrade assistant should identify incompatibilities. For me it
identified Office 2003 and Adobe Acrobat 7. Despite allegedly
incompatibility, Office 2003 is running fine after my in-place update
from Windows 7. Acrobat didn't work right even in Windows 7. NoteTab
>resurrect my XP system in a virtual machine using Oracle's Virtualbox
> Since my new system has ample space and memory I decided to try to
software. It worked, so I have Acrobat and all my other old software
back when I want it after all.
>was less than expected. If you find you miss the Start button, there are
> Windows 8 does take some getting used to, but for me the adjustment
a bunch of 3rd party freebies to get it back.
> Let me know if you have any specific questions.
First, let me say, I had already downloaded and run the MS Upgrade
Assistant. Apparently my desktop is upgradable and I will increase the ram.
I have a laptop with Win7 64bit. I have/am considered/considering,
possibly, upgrading both and your review is encouraging to that end.
I'm also pleased to hear I can install Win8 and dual boot XP. That way
if I become frustrated with Win8 I can drop back to XP for a break, and,
above all I must have NotePro working. I use it more than any other
Also, I may take advantage of your offer to help with specific
questions, very much appreciated.
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