[QUOTE=ghosts;2623156][B][U]My current PC specs [/U][/B]
Windows XP PRO SP3
Intel Core2 e6700
Ga-965p-dq6 motherboard 2.67ghz
2gb ddr2 memory
Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 1gb
Seagate sata2 250 GB 16m cache
500 w power supply
now i have a few questions , if you know answers to them please help.[/QUOTE]
Seven should load and work fine in that current system state and configuration. You will just have to look at the motherboard site to get the latest drivers for W7 (Vista drivers will work in W7 if you can’t find any for W7) and make sure you get the latest Nvidia drivers as well.
[QUOTE=ghosts;2623156]1- generally is the change form Xp to win7 very different in the way of its usabilty ease of use.[/QUOTE]
It could be but if you had experienced using vista then you at least seen how W7 will look like and function. W7 has features from both XP and Vista hybrid together.
[QUOTE=ghosts;2623156]2- i have a fair few programs which i use for video/audio editing and other personal programs for video stuff, what are the chances of XP programs running on a win7 machine ?
would there be drivers i need to get in order for them to run if they dont work on win7, or is it just a chance thing , where they might run or they might not ?[/QUOTE]
I should work but in some programs you have to install using the “install with windows compatibility function setting” to get some older XP programs to work. But do check those software sites to see if they have software updates to work with W7 of which some might have.
[QUOTE=ghosts;2623156]3- also i have a canon printer ,would changing from XP - Win7 make my printer not work ?[/QUOTE]
That depends on which model and make of Canon printer you have. I have a HP 8450 and W7 was able to load it’s own HP printer driver that looks and function just like the HP software but is from windows. And some require you to do a windows update to find the right drivers. So again you have to check with the Canon to see which category your printer falls into.
[QUOTE=ghosts;2623156]4- If i buy this PC and dont like win7 , am i able to install the same win XP Disc i had on my old PC and take off win7 , or would it not be compatible with newer pc specs , my current pc could be around 5 or 6 years old , but was very good for when i bought it . it wasnt a cheep PC.[/QUOTE]
If you have both license you can install whatever O/S you like on whatever computer assuming it has the requirements to handle that O/S install and running it. But I would recommend sticking with W7 it’s more up to date and works with older hardware as compared to Vista. But look back at my earlier reply before you first question.
[QUOTE=ghosts;2623156]5- Does outlook come with winows 7 ? if so what version is it ?[/QUOTE]
No, that is part of M$ Office package there is no freebie there.
[QUOTE=ghosts;2623156]6- What other programs are on the window7 Home premium disc?[/QUOTE]
Just you don’t have the admin privileges control and tweaking abilities if you want those you have to go with Professional or higher to have those features.
[QUOTE=ghosts;2623156]if there is anything i have missed here please feel free to help me , as these are the only questions i can think of at the moment ., i dont want to buy this new PC without knowing what i am in for.
if you need to know any other specs that i have missed let me know .
You should read up on Windows 7 and it’s various O/S type to know what your looking for and what your needs are.