Oh yes! I have Windows 7 Ultimate (signature edition… whatever that is) in hand. I’ve actually had it for nearly a week now and I’ve not installed it yet. I can’t say why, really. I’m excited about it. We have the release candidate running quite nicely on the office print server. I’m currently running Windows Vista Business and I know Windows 7 is better than it.
Yet I remain timid.
If I search my feelings and think back, I’ve had this feeling before…. several times. It’s the fear of the upgrade: the fear of data loss (work data, in this case – not just photos and my WoW install,) the fear of performing the upgrade only to realize that something didn’t tick correctly and have to format and re-install anyway. I don’t worry with linux, I don’t even worry with the office Mac… and I hate it. Still, I worry with Windows.
Do I worry because I care too much? There might be something to this. If I used the Macbook for more than website testing and occasional browsing, then I would care about what might occur in an upgrade failure. If my netbook were more of a computer and less of a toy, I would care about a Ubuntu upgrade meltdown. I actually use the Windows machine. It is a tool, not some glammed up wanna-be computer or a child’s plaything – my PCs are valuable to me.
So I’ll meditate on this upgrade. I’ll spend the money and buy a virgin hard drive. I’ll install Win 7 clean and spend time transferring files and reinstalling software. I’ll genuinely enjoy the process. I’ll set the Vista drive on a shelf – just in case – and I’ll be secure in my upgrade.
I am exited and timid about Windows 7…. and I’m completely happy with that.