Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Oct 2009 20:01 UTC, submitted by Flash3441
Windows Users remained stymied today by endless reboots after trying to upgrade their PCs to Windows 7, according to messages posted on Microsoft's support forum. An answer has yet to be found for all users, who began reporting the problem last Friday after watching the upgrade stall two-thirds of the way through the process.
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RE[3]: alas, the users
by foldingstock on Fri 30th Oct 2009 17:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: alas, the users"
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2008-10-30

Not just Windows, really - some Linux distros allow you to upgrade one major version to the next, but a clean install usually ends up hurting less. From all accounts, Apple seem to get things right - not sure what they do differently...


Apple doesn't have to worry nearly as much about poorly written 3rd party drivers. With a small userbase and only a handful of possible hardware/software configurations, they have it easy compared to Microsoft. Some of this is due to the design of OSX and some is due to hardware lock-in.

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