Just finished installing it and I must say I am very impressed with it so far! Loved that the wireless setup and connectivity bit was all done on the fly. Also prior to the installation it automatically created a windows.old folder so that all my documents etc. was left intact there. I could also see what programs I had to reinstall from the same folder. The OS setup and installation took approx 1 1/2 hours and everything else took me well almost 3hrs++ but it is well worth the effort.
So what’s so great about it?
Well as far as i can tell so far…..Speed, Reliability and it looks much slicker than Vista! Still have to lots to play around with…..
The not so great bit is that it does not come with an email program but easily remedied by either using Outlook or downloading Windows Live Mail. I also downloaded Windows Live Writer to see if it easier to do a blog post using it and well it’s looking pretty good.
*Update 25 Feb*
😆 What a joke! I already thought it looked so much sharper and crisp with Win 7! What I didn’t realise was that my graphic card drivers was not updated and it was only a generic driver being used. It was only when I checked the Windows Experience index that I was shocked to find that it only scored a 1.0 and AERO was disabled as a result. What! when I have the NVIDIA Geforce 8600m graphic card. So I went to NVIDIA to download the latest Win7 64bit drivers ( 184MB) and Lo and Behold a breathtaking experience all over again! WOO HOO!
Oh and I had to search for the updated Drivers for my HP PSC 1310 Printer but found instead the compatible driver for the 1315 model. HUGE File it turned out to be because it comes with the HP essential package. (300mb I think)
Going through the tips and tricks to see what I’m missing at this point…. 😉
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