With the outstanding launch of the new Windows 7 operating system from Microsoft, there are a number of bloggers who ware wondering noticeably about how perfectly the new operating system from Microsoft would run on their older hardware. This is an interesting and important question given by the symbiotic relationship of Microsoft with its hardware partners as they are actually constantly in search for new ways to convince the computers users to purchase newer and pricier computers.
According to those who are already using the windows 7 pre-beta and the beta release of Microsoft, the new Windows 7 operating system is running pretty fine on their older machines although with a less powerful processor and a less than optimal memory system. However the fact is that as it has been noted over the few previous months that windows 7 would run perfectly well on netbooks, it has actually not been able to accommodate windows vista. Additionally Microsoft has also trimmed the memory and size footprints of the new windows 7 operating system while still building the system on top of the windows vista kernel.
However with all this said, it seems that Microsoft and all their PC partners are not very keen on watching people use windows 7 operating system on older machines. They basically want to encourage computer users to purchase new and preferable a bit expensive computer to run windows 7. This seems to be a part of the reason why OEMs and Microsoft are pushing their multi-touch PCs as a new and ht feature for the forthcoming PC for windows 7 operating system. Although Microsoft could also support their older XDDM drivers for windows 7 they might even do so and would start sending mixed messages about their intention to move users to new WDDM driver model and also about their desire to attract more users to purchase new computers.
It would actually be very interesting to find out if Microsoft can offer their users the option to upgrade directly from windows XP to windows 7 operating system, or whether that the might only offer upgrades from windows vista to windows 7 after windows 7 operating system has been released in its final form. However the question would become even more pressing when you know that windows XP would probably be a bigger competitor for windows 7 compared to any other operating system of Microsoft. This is just like the internet explorer 6 which is one of the internet explorer 7 or 8 most of the formidable rivals from the market share the same prospective. Therefore if windows 7 operating system runs fine or better on your older computer hardware then might also consider installing it on your previous computers rather than purchasing a new computer for windows 7 operating system.