Xp or Win7 on VMware with 80GB SSD?

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  1. thadoggfather macrumors G4

    thadoggfather

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    Just wondering. I have an Intel X25-M 80GB (Optibay) and 250GB. Only really need windows for the rare use of a business application that's not available on OS X so I'm thinking win xp. 7 is nice but I don't think I will ever use the features. It's like get on and get off windows and be done. Not going to be doing any gaming or anything. Thoughts? thanks.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Unless you already have XP, get Windows 7. XP is ancient, nearly 10 years old. I installed Windows 7 via Parallels last week and it runs flawlessly. It's also cheaper as XP is pretty hard to find
     
  3. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    win7 FTW!! its as fast or faster than xp & it has more features than vista
     
  4. Steve Jobs. macrumors regular

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    Argggg matey!
     
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    What? :confused: I haven't seen it in here for months. Before W7, there was market for it but now that Vista is history, I haven't see even a flash of it. Some places still sell it, for 250€ with +2 weeks delivery time. Of course you can find it from various download sites but those aren't count
     
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  7. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G4

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    Why should I upgrade to W7 over XP if I'm rarely going to be using W7 just for the occasional business app? I mean I will if it comes down to it, but I don't really see why...

    And I've played with it before, and it is nice.
     
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    Do you have disk for XP already? Don't buy W7 if you already have Windows but in case you are looking to buy Windows, then get W7. XP is fine but I wouldn't spend money on it
     
  9. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    I have a very stripped down version of winXP that is super fast in vmware and a full installation in bootcamp.
    The whole vmware installation is only a few hundred megs. Win7 will take a several GBs.
     
  10. fobis macrumors member

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    With that sort of disk space, definitely WXP. W7 is nice, yes, but takes too much hard drive space, especially if you're only using it for one app.
     

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