Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Dec 2009 20:19 UTC
Windows Now that Windows 7 has been out and about for a while, the first balance sheets regarding its success start popping up. Consumer helpdesk firm iYogi surveyed 100000 of their customers, and the results of that test paint a relatively positive picture for Microsoft's latest operating system release - but one problem point sticks out like a big eye sore.
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Comment by simon17
by simon17 on Tue 15th Dec 2009 22:43 UTC
simon17
Member since:
2009-08-21

Thom, I think you mean "anecdotal", not circumstantial.

And bluedodo, that simply isn't true.

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RE: Comment by simon17
by Shkaba on Tue 15th Dec 2009 23:06 in reply to "Comment by simon17"
Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

... And bluedodo, that simply isn't true.

According to Microsoft it is!

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772579%28WS.10~*~@...

From the above page:

"Upgrades to Windows 7 from the following operating systems are not supported:

* Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP, Windows Vista® RTM, Windows Vista Starter, Windows 7 M3, Windows 7 Beta, Windows 7 RC, or Windows 7 IDS

* Windows NT® Server 4.0, Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2 "

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RE[2]: Comment by simon17
by rmeyers on Wed 16th Dec 2009 01:16 in reply to "RE: Comment by simon17"
rmeyers Member since:
2009-12-16

Went to the link above and it does not mention Windows 2000. Think that this is an oversight on Microsoft's part or does anyone think that it may be possible to upgrade directly from Windows 2000 to Windows 7?

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RE[2]: Comment by simon17
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 16th Dec 2009 01:30 in reply to "RE: Comment by simon17"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

* Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP, Windows Vista® RTM, Windows Vista Starter, Windows 7 M3, Windows 7 Beta, Windows 7 RC, or Windows 7 IDS"

Heh, did they forget Windows pre-95 even existed? Or are they embarrassed to even mention them? ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by simon17
by modmans2ndcoming on Wed 16th Dec 2009 22:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by simon17"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

the "upgrade" is where they copy your date, wipe the drive, install the OS copy the data to a recovery folder and let you install the apps.

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