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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business)

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Product Highlights
  • Improved Desktop Navigation
  • Windows Search
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Windows Media Center
  • HomeGroup Networking
  • Windows XP Mode
  • Domain Join
  • Network Backup

Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business) from Microsoft is the long-awaited successor to the ubiquitous Windows Vista operating system. Building upon Vista's impressive feature set, Windows 7 adds many features which simplify the way you use your PC, as well as the way that your PC connects to the world.

The Professional edition of Windows 7 is designed to meet the needs of business and home use alike. It omits none of the features that are found in the Home Premium edition of the software. These include improved desktop navigation, improved speed, the Internet Explorer 8 web browser, Windows Media Center, and HomeGroup networking.

Features gained by moving up to the Professional edition include Windows XP Mode, which allows you to run legacy applications in a true virtualization of Windows XP. You'll also be able to join Domains, which is often a requirement for connecting to corporate networks. Finally, the Professional edition adds the ability to backup your system to a home or business network.

Both the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the operating system are included on the disc, allowing you to install the edition which best suits your needs.

User Interface Enhancements

An improved taskbar allows you to launch programs and switch between them when they're open. You can pin any program to the taskbar, making it just a click away. Rearrange icons via clicking and dragging, Icons are bigger than in previous versions, making them easier to identify. Hover over an icon and view thumbnails of every file or window that is currently open in that program; hover over the thumbnail and see a full-screen preview of that window. Move the cursor away, and the preview disappears.
Jump Lists allow you to quickly reach files with which you've been working. Simply right-click an application icon to see which files it has recently opened. You can even pin files to a Jump List, ensuring they always appear on it, allowing you to access frequently-used files with only a few clicks.

Certain programs, including Windows Media Player, can pre-populate their Jump Lists with common tasks. You can play all of your music or resume the most recently played playlist via the Media Player Jump List. In Internet Explorer, frequently-visited and recently-visited websites will appear.
There are numerous Desktop enhancements present in Windows 7. Snaps allows you to quickly grab a window and pull it to either edge of your screen, automatically resizing the window to occupy half of your screen.

You can also quickly view gadgets, or grab a file from your desktop. Move your mouse to the lower right corner of your desktop and all open Windows will become transparent. Need to hide all but one window? Grab the one you would like to keep at the top and shake it, all other windows will hide. Shake the window again, and they'll return.
Windows Search has been improved since its introduction in Windows Vista. You'll be able to find files, e-mail messages, and applications via the search box, conveniently located at the bottom of the Start menu. Simply enter a word or a string of letters from the file name: you'll receive an organized list of results.

Search results are organized by file type. Programs, items in your control panel, documents, music, and photos that match your search will be grouped together by file type. You can further customize search results via filters: filter by creation date, document author, and more.
Windows 7 includes Internet Explorer 8, the latest iteration of Microsoft's popular web browser. Rendering web pages much faster than previous versions, IE8 includes an address bar, search tabs, and a Favorites bar to help you better navigate the web.

Instant Search starts returning results as soon as you start typing your query. In addition to searching the web, the search also looks through your browsing history, making it easier to locate a previously-visited page. There is no need to wait for a search to complete if you see your result beforehand: simply click on the page you'd like to visit and IE will take you there.

Accelerators allow you to highlight any part of a web page, and feed it into a frequently-used service as a search. See an address on a web page? Highlight it, and use an Accelerator to immediately display a map. You'll have access to Accelerators for e-mail, eBay, Facebook, blogging, mapping, search, translation, and more.

IE8 also supports Web Slices. Allowing you to capture only a portion of a web site, you can create web slices for auction items, sports scores, weather reports, and more. When the content contained in the slice changes, it will be highlighted in your Favorites Bar.
Device management has been greatly enhanced in Windows 7. Rather than spreading devices across several different screens, as had been done in previous versions of Windows, you'll be able to access all of your devices from one screen. The Devices and Printers screen will allow you to manage all of your printers, phones, peripherals, MP3 players, and other devices.

Windows 7 also features Device Stage technology. Use Device Stage to interact with any compatible device that is connected to your computer. You'll be able to view device status, and run common tasks from a single window. Device icons reflect the type of peripheral, allowing you to easily see what is connected.
While most folks with multiple computers already have a home network setup for Internet sharing, it is often difficult to share other files between computers. Enter HomeGroup. You'll be able to use this function to more easily setup a home network, allowing you to share printers and files among all of the computers in your home.
Joining networks can often cause a headache, especially for users who have access to different networks in different locations. Whether it be a corporate network, a VPN, your home Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, or dial-up, all of your networks are visible in the View Available Networks (VAN) window. You'll have one-click access to any available network, and you can configure automatic connection to frequently-used networks.

Performance and Compatibility

Windows 7 is optimized so that PCs start up, shut down, and resume from standby faster than previous versions. Added features, including the aforementioned Taskbar and Jump Lists, allow you to complete common tasks. You'll be able to use the Action Center to control how the OS notifies you of systems changes. Windows 7 helps you recover from problems when they occur, walking you through the steps necessary to address common issues.
Mobile computers rely on an all-too-often anemic battery for power. Windows 7 features a number of power-saving enhancements, designed to prolong battery life. Adaptive display brightness dims a display when you've been away from your PC, and playing DVD movies requires less power than in previous versions of Windows.
We all have existing hardware and software, and it is essential that they work with a new operating system as well as they did with the old. Most devices that work with Windows Vista will work with windows 7. Microsoft has implemented a "Compatible with Windows 7" program, which allows manufacturers to place a logo on devices and applications that are compatible with the OS. You'll also be able to run many productivity and business applications that carry the Windows XP logo. Additional software to do so is available as a free download from Microsoft.
In past versions, Windows would notify you via a pop-up or other message if there was something that needed attention on your computer. Instead of using intrusive pop-up messages, Windows 7 simply adds an icon to the Action Center.

Entertainment Features

Windows Media Center allows you to watch TV, movies, and other types of video on your computer. When used with TV tuner hardware, it allows you to record television programming. It features a streamlined programming guide, which contains both standard and digital HD program lists.
With more and more media becoming available in digital formats, it is often desirable to stream media from your PC to your home theater. Windows 7 simplifies streaming, making it much easier to send media to compatible networked media devices.
Windows Media Player features a "Play To" feature, which allows you to push media to a compatible network device, while maintaining playback control from your computer. Typing away on the laptop and in the mood to listen to some music, but not through a pair of tinny computer speakers? Play To can send music to a networked stereo, Xbox 360, or other compatible device. You'll have full control over playback from the familiar Windows Media Player interface.
In a perfect world you could keep all of your movies, music, and photos on every computer you own. However, we all know that notebook hard drives are not always spacious enough to allow for this. With Windows 7, you can access media stored on your home computer from your laptop via the Internet. Simply connect to your home PC remotely and listen to music, view pictures, or watch videos over the Internet. Both systems must be using Windows 7, of course.
Windows Live Essentials, a free download for Windows 7 users, adds several features that were present in Windows Vista, but have been omitted from Windows 7. It adds supports for multiple e-mail accounts, digital photo editing, instant messaging, and online security.
Windows 7 adds support for touch-screen computers, including those that support multi-touch gestures. Larger, touch-friendly icons are present throughout the OS. Interact directly with the OS and applications via touch: control media playback, scroll through documents and web pages, resize windows, and pan and zoom across large photos.

Multi-touch technology allows you to control the screen with more than one finger. You can zoom in on an image by moving 2 fingers closer together, in a pinching motion, or zoom out by moving them apart. Rotate an image by rotating 1 finger around another, and right-click by holding 1 finger on your target and tapping the screen with a second.
Application Operating System
Compatibility PC
System Requirements Computer: 1 GHz
Memory: 1 GB (32-bit), 2 GB (64-bit)
Available Disk Space: 16 GB (32-bit), 20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

Additional requirements to use certain features:
Internet access (fees may apply)
Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware
For some Windows Media Center functionality a TV tuner and additional hardware may be required
Windows Touch and Tablet PCs require specific hardware
HomeGroup requires a network and PCs running Windows 7
DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive
BitLocker requires Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2
BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive
Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1GB of RAM, an additional 15GB of available hard disk space, and a processor capable of hardware virtualization with Intel VT or AMD-V turned on
Music and sound require audio output

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MicrosoftWindows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business)
 
4.5

(based on 38 reviews)

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    (11)

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97%

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Pros

  • Easy to install (32)
  • Useful features (27)
  • Good power output (21)
  • Easy to navigate (20)
  • Manages software collaboration well (11)

Cons

  • Hard to install or upgrade (4)

Best Uses

  • Multimedia (12)
  • Graphics & publishing (11)
  • Educational purposes (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (26), Budget shopper (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (21), Personal (16)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

XP-32 to Win7-64, long but worthwhile

The new version of Adobe Creative Suite (CS5) came out a few months ago and I wanted to upgrade to give us the option to develop Flash apps for the iPhone and other mobile...Read complete review

The new version of Adobe Creative Suite (CS5) came out a few months ago and I wanted to upgrade to give us the option to develop Flash apps for the iPhone and other mobile devices. The challenge was that Premiere Pro (the video editing component) was 64 bit only, the PhotoShop component was 64 bit optional, and I was still running plain old XP Pro 32 bit.

To make the switch I was going to need to upgrade to Win 7 Pro 64 bit. The Windows upgrade advisor said my hardware was 64 bit capable but the only way to upgrade from XP was with a clean install. This always makes me nervous, particularly with projects in progress … it seems like there's always something critical that ends up being incompatible and/or something important (like Outlook mail files) that get left behind when the drive is wiped clean.

I've got to hand it to Microsoft on this one. Windows Easy Transfer copies all of your files and settings into a single archive file on an external hard drive. It took 9 hours and the resulting file was 300Gb but it seemed to run smoothly. I didn't entirely trust the transfer program so I copied my work in progress folder and the Outlook mail folders separately just in case.

The clean install of Win 7 was surprisingly quick. I've installed XP on many machines and I remember it taking forever, particularly if you have to install a pre-service pack 2 copy and then wait for it to patch itself up to SP2 or SP3.

Then for the moment of truth, how hard was it going to be to restore the functional but blank computer to a useful operational state?

I fired up Windows Easy Transfer and began the restore process and got my first mild surprise … The files that had been backed up would no longer fit. My C drive is really kind of small (250 Gb), I rely heavily on two externals for video editing, but I was surprised that without any programs loaded the documents and settings wouldn't go back. OK, no big deal, since I was constantly running out of space on the primary drive anyway I had already decided to move all of my work to the externals and reserve the primary drive for OS and programs. Windows Easy Transfer allows selective restore so I deselected my work folder and started the 3 hour transfer back.

After the restore I reviewed the contents of my C drive and got my second surprise. Windows Easy Transfer had apparently archived the contents of one of my externals and then restored that content to the primary drive. I probably could have saved a few hours in transfer time but again, no big deal, I just deleted the extra folders/files and had plenty of space on the C drive for programs.

Microsoft makes it very clear that Windows Easy Transfer moves files and settings only, it does not move programs. All programs have to be reinstalled manually. I was ready for this and since I was now running 64 bit, I was looking forward to upgrading to 64 bit versions anyway.

First up was Microsoft Office 2007. Install went smoothly and I was pleasantly surprised that the settings and mail files had all properly transferred for Outlook. I fired the program up and it was exactly as I had left it, no user intervention required. This was also my first opportunity to confirm that the network and printer sharing settings had all transferred properly, again, no user intervention required. Even iTunes-64 found the music library and acquired its old settings.

Installing the remainder of the programs took the better part of a day, downloading updates and new drivers where necessary but no major problems.

Overall, it took a long time (about 2.5 days) but I'm happy with the upgrade. The new UAC is a royal pain. I know it can be dialed down or turned off completely but the warnings about security risks convinced me to leave it at the default. I'm hoping that when I just working and not loading one program after another it will be less intrusive.

Some other notes:

- Fonts don't transfer. I actually wouldn't have expected them to but I forgot to grab copies before wiping the drive clean. Fortunately, I keep copies with jobs that use fonts beyond the standard Windows set.

- There is no Flash plug-in for the 64 bit version of IE. This is a bad thing for a Flash developer. Adobe promises to have one any day now (ie: some time in 2010). Fortunately, the install of Win 7 64 includes the 32 bit version of IE with the plug-in.

- So far, only two programs won't run properly in the 64 bit environment. I'm using an old version of FTP Voyager which works but won't allow files to be dragged and dropped, everything has to be done through the browse windows. We also use an old image database program called ImageAXS. It didn't work in Vista because of changes to the ODBC management, I knew it wasn't going to work in Win 7 for the same reason. We really need to get rid of this program and move on but we've still got one client using it and the boss says they won't pay for an upgrade and neither will he … so we're stuck with it. I've downloaded and installed the optional Virtual XP Mode (included as a free download with Win 7 Pro) which runs XP in a window, sort of like having a second computer. I'm not sure what the performance will be like but I found it interesting that my BIOS has specific hardware acceleration for this functionality although it's off by default.

- Two components of McAfee TPS don't work (and won't install). The firewall doesn't work but I really don't care, I like the Windows firewall better anyway. The browser plug-ins don't work either …. I'm less happy about this … the browser plug-ins block phishing, pop-ups, unauthorized plug-in installation, and also flag known problem sites when searching. Since web surfing is really the most common point of entry for viruses I really hope they get this fixed soon.

- I got an ancient web cam to work. Officially the Logitech Pro 3000 isn't compatible with anything after XP, however, I found instructions for hacking the setup files for the Pro 4000 and it works perfectly. I never use it but there has to be a prize or something for having the most obsolete USB peripherals attached (that would include a joystick with a serial to USB converter, an old SD media card reader, and an old analog to digital video converter for transferring VHS to the computer).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

BE VERY CAREFULL !!!!!!!!

I PICKED THIS PRODUCT SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE IT SUPPOSEDLY UPGRADES VISTA. IT IS NOT RETURNABLE ONCE OPENED. BE VERY CAREFUL!!!! ALTHOUGH THIS PRODUCT SAYS IT IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO DO SO, IT...Read complete review

I PICKED THIS PRODUCT SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE IT SUPPOSEDLY UPGRADES VISTA. IT IS NOT RETURNABLE ONCE OPENED. BE VERY CAREFUL!!!! ALTHOUGH THIS PRODUCT SAYS IT IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO DO SO, IT WILL NOT SEAMLESSLY UPGRADE CERTAIN VERSIONS OF VISTA. IT WILL WIPE OUT ALL YOUR DATA AND PROGRAMS AS IF YOU WERE UPGRADING FROM XP!!! IT DOES NOT WARN YOU IT WILL DO SO. I SPENT OVER 4 HOURS ON THE PHONE WITH MICROSOFT TECHS FIXING PROBLEMS AFTER WHAT I THOUGHT WOULD BE AN EASY INSTALL. I SPOKE TO 9 DIFFERENT TECHS. I AM NOT EXAGGERATING. I WAS EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED AND ANGRY.

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5.0

Needed upgrade, better than vista

By Ray

from Kentucky

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Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

      needed to upgrade from vista and this worked.

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      • Business
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      • PC

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      5.0

      Downgrade from Windows 8 To Windows 7

      By Maxx1676

      from West Deptford NJ.

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Navigate
      • Manages Software Collaboration Well
      • Powerful
      • Useful Features

      Cons

      • Hard To Install or Upgrade

      Best Uses

        Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

        Bought a new HP computer from B&H that had Windows 8
        installed.
        Ive been using computers for 20 years,and really tried to like Windows 8 but the more I used it the less I liked it.What was Microsoft thinking ?
        Purchased Windows 7 Pro from B&H and had it installed .

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Upgrading my PC

        By Hot Toddy

        from Texas

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Navigate
        • Powerful
        • Useful Features

        Cons

        • 32bit Os And 64bit Proces

        Best Uses

        • Graphics & Publishing

        Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

        It's my Operating System! The Winodws 7 32-bit Allows me to run programs that don't work on the 64bit Version!
        The only draw back is i have 64bit processor using 32bit OS!! LOL

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Great product at a very good price

        By yosi

        from New York, NY

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        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Useful Features

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Educational Purposes

          Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

          I used this to upgrade a Dell Precision 390.
          Very easy install.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          best price around

          By Toad

          from Litchfield,CT

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

              B and H always comes through with the best deals.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              4.0

              It's fine

              By rb

              from NJ

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Navigate
              • Useful Features

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Graphics & Publishing
                • Multimedia

                Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

                It's Windows

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Typical Microsoft

                By Signs Now 468

                from Rapid City, SD

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

                    We needed to bring the one lone Widows XP system in our network up to date to solve communication issues. Once it was determined that a "full" install still required the old OS to be intact, the upgrade went smoothly.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    4.0

                    Awesome service

                    By Mark

                    from Baltimore MD

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy To Navigate
                    • Manages Software Collaboration Well
                    • Powerful
                    • Useful Features

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

                        delivery was perfect and had such great service.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        perfect OS

                        By jugolic

                        from toronto, canada

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Easy To Navigate
                        • Manages Software Collaboration Well
                        • Powerful
                        • Useful Features

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Graphics & Publishing

                          Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

                          Great upgrade from vista. Solid, Stable and super faast on my SSD's

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Why did I wait to upgrade?

                          By Sam

                          from Sioux Falls, SD

                          About Me Value Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Easy To Navigate
                          • Manages Software Collaboration Well
                          • Powerful
                          • Useful Features

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Multimedia

                            Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

                            Windows 7 Professional is so much faster and just plain better than XP that I can't believe it. I was afraid to upgrade because of what I'd heard about how hard it was to do a custom install. But I used Laplink Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant, and it was simple. I only wish I would have upgraded three years ago!

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                            • Business
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                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Easy Upgrade

                            By Roxie2401

                            from Western PA

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Easy To Navigate

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

                                Product contained both 32bit and 64bit CDs.

                                Install went easily and product activated on the first try.

                                I still like Windows XP Pro but too many new items won't be supported (Canon 5D MKIII files in LR 3, etc.)

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
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                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Windows 7 Upgrade

                                By Briggitte

                                from Turnersville

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Easy To Navigate
                                • Manages Software Collaboration Well
                                • Powerful
                                • Useful Features

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

                                    Totally love Windows 7 versus Vista. So far no crashes, no freezes and is very fast.

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                                    • Business
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                                    • PC

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                                    4.0

                                    Got what I ordered.

                                    By dhcinak

                                    from Anchor Point, Ak.

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Better than VISTA
                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Useful Features

                                    Cons

                                    • It's still Microsoft

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Multimedia

                                    Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

                                    Windows & os. It is what it is.

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                                    • Personal
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                                    • PC

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                                    3.0

                                    A necessary evil

                                    By cocpa

                                    from Salt Lake City, UT

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Necessary

                                    Cons

                                    • Necessary evil

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

                                      Better than Windows XP, TONS better than the disastrous Windows Vista, Windows 7 is a necessary evil, even on a MacBook Pro. If you accidentally bought this and don't have a prior copy of Windows to upgrade from, then don't worry. You can use the upgrade version (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1262367).

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                                      • Business
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                                      • Mac

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                                      4.0

                                      From Vista to Windows 7

                                      By Mario

                                      from Winston Salem, NC

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Easy To Navigate
                                      • Useful Features

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

                                          If you are still using Vista there are lot of reasons to upgrade to Windows 7. Vista has a defect in the print spooler. Sometimes the OS loses the connection to the printer for no reason, or if you want to delete a job sent to the printer it may stick for ever rendering the printer unusable. For this feature alone, Windows 7 is worthy.

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                                          • Business
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                                          • PC

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                                          5.0

                                          Great upgrade

                                          By Peter M

                                          from Brooklyn, NY

                                          About Me Value Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Install
                                          • Easy To Navigate
                                          • Powerful

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

                                              My computer was running slow before the upgrade.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                              • Computer Platform:
                                              • PC

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                                              5.0

                                              Is what it is.

                                              By noybbuddy

                                              from PG, UT

                                              About Me Value Oriented

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Install
                                              • Useful Features

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

                                                  Full retail upgrade version including 32 and 64 bit disks. Very flexible & fairly inexpensive.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Business
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                                                  • PC

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Easy Upgrade!

                                                  By seant

                                                  from rhinecliff, ny

                                                  About Me Value Oriented

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Install
                                                  • Easy To Navigate
                                                  • Useful Features

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

                                                      excellent pricing from b&h..
                                                      easy (though lengthy) upgrade!

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Business
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                                                      5.0

                                                      Finally! A GREAT OS from Microsoft.

                                                      By Michael

                                                      from Portage, MI

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                                                      • Easy To Install
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                                                          Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

                                                          Upgrading a laptop from Windows Vista to Windows 7 is like replacing a minivan with a Porsche Cayman S. Sure, they will both get you from Point A to Point B, but therein the similarities end. Windows 7 is SO superior to Vista that it's a simple, no-brainer upgrade. And the installation could not be simpler. Use the Windows 7 adviser to make sure your hardware can handle this OS (if you're running Vista now, it highly likely 7 is good to go), and do it now!

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                                                          5.0

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                                                          By PedroH49

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                                                            Comments about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit) (Upgrade from XP or Vista Business):

                                                            I upgraded from XP Pro(32-bit) to Win 7 (32-bit) and everything tranferred easily with the Windows Transfer utility. The product was[...] at a very reasonable price.I would defintely recommend B&H to anyone.

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