I was reading this article over at PC world: Windows 7? Don’t Upgrade, Buy A New PC – Business Center – PC World:
Here is the very best advice for Windows XP users considering an upgrade to Windows 7: Don’t do it.
Windows 7’s biggest failing is that upgrading from XP requires reinstalling applications and moving personal data around. And who looks forward to doing that?
There are good technical reasons why Microsoft chose this path. However, for average XP users and many businesses, such a difficult upgrade makes Windows 7 a non-starter. Users that are more proficient will make the upgrade at their own peril, just make sure you have application install disks handy.
Yes, you can upgrade from XP to Windows 7, but is it really worth it?
I totally agree that Microsoft really missed the boat by making it so difficult to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. I have an old XP machine I’d love to upgrade, but maybe I should just start looking at netbooks.
Do you plan on upgrading to Windows 7?