windows 7 upgrade observations

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by brl4560, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. brl4560

    brl4560 MDL Novice

    Dec 27, 2008
    Hi all, just got ahold of the beta build, I was running vista ultimate on my gateway m series laptop and wanted to see how a "upgrade" to the win 7 beta would do, so i backed up my date and let her rip.. here's how it went:

    upgrade about 1 hour
    no errors during the upgrade

    after getting to my desktop i see that the upgrade did remove:

    windows mail
    windows photo gallery
    movie maker
    download messenger shorcut in start menu (I have not downloaded it yet in vista)
    windows calendar
    windows contacts

    but it leaves fax and scan? strange

    all the day to day apps i use i opened once and all started no problem, these include:

    yahoo messenger ver 9
    microsoft office 2007
    real player ver 11
    zune software 3.1

    and all the standard programs, paint, notepad etc

    IE7 was upgraded to 8 beta obviously, it is slow loading, some crashes but this is expected

    my experience score did not change at all, 3.2

    so far i am happy with the upgrade, may try a clean install soon, but will play with my system for a while.

    remember as we should to back up your data when working with betas!