Waiting before upgrading to a new operating system.

@megamatt (14333)
United States
December 28, 2010 2:58pm CST
I usually wait until an operating system has been out for a year or two, before I upgrade my own computer to the new system. I find that upgrading right away could lead to a lot of problems. Also the operating system might be a disaster. Best stick to what works until the bugs are worked out.
6 responses
@dr_m4sh (12)
• France
30 Dec 10
Upgrading system is not a matter of time but a matter of quality , the newer operating system is not necessarily the best ..for me i think vista was the worst windows ever and win7 is not superior to win xp sp2 .so i am still right there where i am NO UPGRADE REQUIRED
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
30 Dec 10
Sometimes you got to really stick with what's works instead of what's new. I really do hope that the "standard" of Vista is never really reached ever again. I really think that an operating system should be out for another year or two, but in the case from going to Windows 7 from Vista, I can agree with wanting to get an improvement on that. XP was a good one, but I'm happy enough with Windows 7 right now. Thank you for your response. It is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
• United States
29 Dec 10
When it comes to technology and gadgets I am one who rushes to get all. Even though I experience some kinks along the way I find that I simply just have to have it. But when it comes to operating systems, I do not.. I do like you say that I wait until there are enough reviews and all kinks are ironed out before I make the change. In fact even when I finally do I will keep old one as a secondary one for a few months and once I am comfortable with the new one then I get rid of the old one. Operating Systems for some reason is not the same as technology as the change can certainly be detrimental to our pc to a certain extent where as at times we have no recovery from it.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
29 Dec 10
I agree. The thing is, operating systems are created by humans. They can be tested and they may work. However, there have been mistakes. Given that there are updates that are released even after an OS has been out for a lot of the time, that just proves it. Thank you for your response. It is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
• India
29 Dec 10
lol ! not upgrading means living a past life. u will be a year or 2 back than the rest of the world. and no your thinking is wrong. Microsoft dosent make os with erros.If its a untested opreating system it will be marked as Beta Version ! . if its not beta version than it dosent have errors.and even if it dose. wat do u think live update is used for ? upgrade to windows 7 now its really good. Btw i am now using windows 8 and its also cool.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
29 Dec 10
I am on Windows 7 right now. Got it with the new computer that I just got. Thank you for your response. It is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
28 Dec 10
I do not really know how to upgrade things. When it comes to computers i do not know what i am doing really. I do agree with you though in the fact that as soon as something comes out it is better to be tried and tested so that all the possible problems are fully ironed out and so you then get great working products.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
29 Dec 10
I do think that many people, its just about turning it on and surfing the Internet, checking e-mails, and all the stuff that is going along with it. Upgrading and downloading stuff, it could be a bit overwhelming if you do not know what you're doing. Plus installing an Operating System upgrade, is something that you really should know what you're doing before you do it. Thank you for your response. It is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
@RamRes (1725)
• Argentina
28 Dec 10
It's a very good advise, don't replace what is working well. I don't even wait a few years until it stabilizes, but I wait until the former version is totaly outdated so it's no longer usefull. I've keept my Win98 until 2008, and replaced by XP then, but only because my machine blew up and I had to buy a new one. Now I'm satistied enough (from what I can expect from Micro$oft) with XP and have no intention at all to degrade to 7. Vista also has teach us a good lesson, don't upgrade if not necesary. And I don't limit to OSs only, but most kind of software, I keep the version until it no longer works.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
29 Dec 10
Vista was the worse, wasn't it? I was glad that I never had a chance to put that one on my computer. Used it outside for maybe a couple of times and it was just not up to me. Still if it is not broken, do not fix it. Thank you for your response, it is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
• Puerto Rico
28 Dec 10
Yep, I wholeheartedly agree. I've actually taken what you said to the next level: In the age of Windows 7, I'm still using Windows XP. Until videogames and other software start becoming Windows 7 exclusive, XP is way more than effective enough for my needs.