i am currently running Win Xp pro sp3 , and i am thinking of getting a whole new PC with win7 on it .
I would like some info on how much faster and better this new PC would be compared to mY current one . both are listed below .
these are some of the specs of the new PC i may buy,
Windows 7 home premium
Intel i7 2600 3.40ghz 8mb cache
Sata HDD (sata 1, 2 and 3 , what are the differences. )
Nvidia GTX550 1gb or ATI Radeon HD6770 1gb graphics card , ( not sure which is better ) and maybe i need more then 1gb ? to be better then my current PC
Blu-ray DVD combo drive (i dont know if this means its a DVD burner as well)
Asus H61/USB 3.0 Mobo
My current PC specs
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.
1- generally is the change form Xp to win7 very different in the way of its usabilty ease of use.
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 ?
3- also i have a canon printer ,would changing from XP - Win7 make my printer not work ?
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.
5- Does outlook come with winows 7 ? if so what version is it ?
6- What other programs are on the window7 Home premium disc?
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 .