Just as background, I get petrified when I think of doing computer tasks beyond a certain level. For example, if I knew I actually had to repartition or anything like that tomorrow, I’d probably have nightmares all night, for fear of messing up the computer forever.
Having said that: I’ve got a nice but old Carillon computer, which is described in my sig, and it runs XP SP3. I’ve also got a UAD-1 card that is about 5 or 6 years old, and some software which is old too (Pinnacle, Nero, Jamstix, Melodyne, etc.). I run a Yamaha Motif Classic in by USB. Everything works VERY nicely, and I’m very happy with the system’s performance.
But - I’ve decided to take the plunge to save up and buy C6. That automatic tempo mapping for freely played audio is something I’ve been waiting for since I was an embryo! I see that for most people C6 works just fine on XP (if the proper netframe is downloaded).
I was just wondering, however - how much of a bear would it be to “trade out” XP for Windows 7 on my current computer? Is there a site that explains the pros/cons, tips/tricks of doing that? I’d hate to find out, after the fact, that some of my essential programs or cards don’t work with W7. And I can’t really can’t afford to also buy a new soundcard, new UAD-1 cards, etc., etc.
Any thoughts would be appreciated - thanks!