Windows 7, XP and Vista, Which Version is Right For You?

China
October 22, 2009 6:46am CST
Now, Windows 7 is now for sale around the world. It is said that Windows 7 is looking faster, smaller and more stable than any Windows release out there. In fact, whenever Microsoft releases a new version of Windows(such as Windows 7), there’s always some period of uncertainty when customers face the choice of moving to the current release or waiting for the new product. As far as I know, the eight-year-old Windows XP is still the dominant version of Windows out there. If you are a user of Windows XP or Vista, are you planning to upgrade to Windows 7? Windows 7, XP and Vista, which version is right for you?
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@syankee525 (6295)
• United States
22 Oct 09
i like xp its to get around on there, vista i dont really like its can be confusing and window 7 i had a chance to use its ok but i had a hard time to get programs to work on there.
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• China
22 Oct 09
I can't agree with you anymore. From where I stand, XP is still the best classical one.
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• India
22 Oct 09
Windows is without a doubt the most popular operating system out there today. With the release of Windows 7 just around the corner I thought why not compare all three operating systems to each other. I’ve taken all three operating systems and put them through their paces in a rather large series of tests comparing everything from video rendering to CPU and memory performance. I’ve got some rather interesting results for you, not quite what I expected, and I’m sure not what most people expected either. Continue on to learn how these operating systems stack up to one another…
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@BBaller (180)
• United States
22 Oct 09
Vista seems to be a memory hog, an many of the older computer just doesn't have the memory capacity to run Vista without getting bog down, how is Windows 7 on that respect ?
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@rucrazy4 (785)
• India
22 Oct 09
I am using now XP and also try Vista but vista is not a perfect OS for user like me , it is very irritate while it shows notification on each time and slow on various process. I want to try Window 7 but My monitor dont support its high resolution so I am planning to buy a new TFT monitor of large size.
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@shadow41 (2356)
• Philippines
22 Oct 09
Yes vista sucks big time. Haha. But windows 7 is great. It's so cool. I like it better than xp. By the way what monitor are you using? I'm using CRT monitor and windows 7 works in it.
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• Indonesia
22 Oct 09
Well now i am using Windows XP. I don't really plan on changing this since i see my friend use vista, and it is actually not really superior from XP. Vista also use more resource so assume windows Seven will need more resource, much more then vista. So i don't think i will change my Operating System.
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@sagnik42 (3598)
• India
22 Oct 09
Vista Ultimate works fine for me.I know it has numerous bugs and hiccups but all in all it is fine. I play high tech games as well as do some multimedia work and Vista does not give me any problem. But the best OS I have worked in has got to be Windows XP. Vista comes no where close to the standard of XP.
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@hexeduser22 (5854)
• Philippines
22 Oct 09
I'm using windows 7 now and I'm planning to dual booth a windows mac osx. For now, I'm really really satisfied with windows 7. It's so cool
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• Philippines
22 Oct 09
I'm using windows 7 right now. And so far so good, it's way better than vista. way faster in loading files and way more organized. so happy with windows 7...
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@shadow41 (2356)
• Philippines
22 Oct 09
I suggest you try windows 7. You will love it. As far as I've noticed upon using it for several months, it's superior than windows xp. Plus the system requirements are not high. Try it and see for yourself. You can dual boot it with you xp to avoid reformatting. Windows 7 rocks. :) shadow41
@SinfulRose (3518)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Oct 09
I used to use XP with my desktop. But ever since my laptop came, I have found myself very fond of Vista. Though I wonder if Windows 7 is much better. Either way I know that I very much need my computer with my course. For more info, if you are in need of an OS for business purposes, XP is right for you. However, XP gets viruses and other malwares very often so make sure to update its service packs and keep into mind to install anti-viruses and some utilities for protection. Else if you need an OS for home-use, then Vista is much better. As for Windows 7, I am not yet very sure, seeing that it is still new and I haven't tried it yet...
• Philippines
22 Oct 09
we had vista before and when we had to reformat our system, we opted to change it. we now have windows 7 for almost 3 months now. i like it. it is faster and very good resolution. i do not have to wait for eternity during start up and switching it off. try it, it is nice.
8 Jan 10
No doubt, windows xp and 7 are two awesome OS. In my eyes, vista failed! It needed a computer/laptop, that was near the "Top-End Systems" range, just to run vista with no slow downs. XP is the right one for me, and windows 7 is quite good, but there are many reasons why XP is the dominant. One of the most reasons, is that XP can be run on low end systems. It is also pretty good when it comes to gaming, and most errors can be fixed fast,easily and efficiently. I have used Windows 7 and it does seem to be better for gaming, but i still think windows xp beats it in terms of performance!
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I have heard that Windows 7 is supposed to be a lot simpler. I have XP and I am happy with the look and use of it, but at work they have Vista and it drives me crazy. I ate when they completely change the look and features of simple programs like Word so that you can't find anything. If I didn't know keyboard shortcuts I wouldn't even be able to print!
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
27 Oct 09
Hi friend Windows 7 is recently launched in market,,and some of mine friends used it..and they said..it is good version if windows.. and it's requirement is minimum 512 MB ram.. but i have only 256 MB ram..so i don't use windows 7 and vista..i have only used windows XP.. but i want to try windows 7.. but for this i have to improve my ram..
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
25 Oct 09
XP works fine. Vista is crap. Too many bugs, too many problems, requires way too much memory and computer power. I've been sickened by how software now comes with minimum computer requirements that ask which operating system you have. If you have XP, it can work on 1.5 Ghz and 1 Gb or ram. If you have Vista, you need a 3.8 Ghz CPU and 2 Gbyte of Ram. That's garbage. If you have to double your computer to use the same software, only with Vista, then Vista sucks. Supposedly, Windows 7 will actually bring down the hardware requirements, as well as run faster, with fewer bugs. This is actually classic Microsoft. They come out with crap, make everyone scream, and then come out with something usable. First they had DOS, back in late 80s. Then the original Windows 1.0-3.1 which was so awful, no one used it, and few even know it exists now. Then out came Windows 95, which was Windows 3.1 fixed so people can use it. Then it was Windows NT, which was awful and only super geeky people in server rooms, back in a closet used it. Then out came Windows XP, which was Windows NT fixed so people could use it. Then it was Windows Vista, which again, required double the computer to run the same programs that XP could run, and had tons of bugs making most people avoid it. Now Windows 7 will supposedly at least, fix Windows Vista so everyone can use it. The only operating system that doesn't fit into the normal (crap, decent, crap, decent, crap, decent) OS progression of releases, is Window Millennium, which was so bad, so completely awful, that even Microsoft refuses to admit it existed.
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
24 Oct 09
I use XP pro. I heard the vista was supposed to be the best thing when it first came out. But i knew people that got it as soon as it came out and soon they were sorry they did. Some of the same people ran out to get the new windows7. Lol!!! I think i will wait for my friend's reviews. As long as my XP is running fine i have no problem.
@cybearn (117)
• Indonesia
24 Oct 09
7 seem pretty good. I guess i will try it out soon.. But if your really want very stable microsoft based operating system then you should use DOS instead.. hehehe.. Well i still using DOS right now, nothing can beat this little monster LOL
@lovedude (4456)
• India
24 Oct 09
I have worked with Windows XP and Vista.. haven't installed windows 7. but I think Vista is also good OS. specially for few software developers and for gaming performance.. but yeah I think windows 7 will totally replace vista.. Microsoft really worked hard for windows 7 and I will definitely going to use it.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
Since my computer speed and my memory did not meet the required option in windows 7 and vista. I prefer XP among the three choices, my friend. Only XP, meet the required specific software compatibility...Those two are require plenty of RAM and need dual and quad core processors to run the system smoothly without any encounter problem in our computer...Most people did not prefer vista because they say that their computer actions became slower speed than the previous XP operating systems...that due to lack of RAM and the processors speed...Have a nice day!
• Kenya
23 Oct 09
I totally agree with you about Windows XP it is a very friendly version to use. I think it is the best to fall the Windows. I also use Vista which has good tools to use for research. I have not used Windows 7 yet. I just hope that it makes things easier.
• India
23 Oct 09
I am using XP, I ised Windows Vista, Windows 7 RC1 and I liked Vista when it was released and now, Windows 7. But the reason I am still sticking on to XP is that I have a laptop with 1GB RAM and 160 GB HDD. Ofcourse Windows 7 is doing wonderful on my 1 GB RAM as I have a good graphics adapter (nVidia 9100) but my 160GB HDD has no space to accommodate 7. It requires a 20 GB of space which I cannot allocate at this time. Other wise, I would prefer Windows 7 itself.