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Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium Family Pack, Upgrade Version For 3 Users

Item #:934353
Average Customer Rating:
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23 of 24(96%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium Family Pack, Upgrade Version For 3 Users
Review 1 for Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium Family Pack, Upgrade Version For 3 Users
November 10, 2009
Bleutoo
Tucson, AZ
5 out of 5
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I am a(n):Professional
Primary Use:Home User
Gender:Male
Age:46 - 65
Bought this product:In-store

Windows 7 Home Premium Review

I installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit as an upgrade to Windows XP Pro 32-bit. The installation went very smoothly. I used Windows Easy Transfer to transfer my files and settings to a spare hard disk without any problems. I installed Windows 7 64-bit on a new disk leaving my system as a dual-boot XP or 7. (You get two disks with the family pack upgrade, one for 32-bit and one for 64-bit.) I was able to find 64-bit drivers for all but one device, an older ATI Theatrix 650 TV tuner and video capture card. All other devices either had a driver on the Windows installation disk, or had downloadable drivers from the manufacturer. Installation time was a lot faster than XP, though a bit longer if you include the Easy Transfer step. Since it was a new installation, I did have to reload my applications. So far, all of them have run without any problems, even those that had some issues under XP seem to work flawlessly under 7 (particularly Pinnacle Studio 12). I was pleasantly surprised at how well the Easy Transfer worked. Most of my settings, transferred over to the Windows 7 installation. Even settings for many of my applications.
Impressions:
So far I have to say 7 is a vast improvement over Vista and XP. Microsoft has eliminated or at least greatly improved the many annoying issues with Vista, and has significantly improved the stability and speed compared to XP. The improvement over startup and shutdown times alone would be worth the upgrade. The touch and feel is a nice compromise between old and new. I also like the new library feature of 7. It offers a new simply yet elegant way to organize files.
Although how you get to a lot of operating system tasks have been moved around from where they were in XP, I have had very little trouble figuring out how to do what I used to do in XP. It is actually pretty intuitive. My guess is most people who upgrade from XP to 7 will be very happy. Those who upgrade from Vista will be ecstatic.
I would highly recommend this upgrade for anyone who is stuck using Windows. Make sure you use the Upgrade Advisor first so you can check for any problems and download new drivers, particularly if you choose to install the 64-bit version instead of the 32-bit version.
My computer is home-built with an Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 on a GIGABYTE GA-EP35C-DS3R mother board w/ 3G memory. My next attempt will be on an older HP dc7600. HP does not offer Windows 7 drivers for this model, so we'll see how well it works.
I bought my copy locally at Office Depot for $150 or $50 per license, not a bad price for what you get.
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium Family Pack, Upgrade Version For 3 Users
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Would recommend? Yes 22 out of 23