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Windows 7 Vs Windows Xp

I have HP laptop with Genuine Windows Vista OS. I like this OS, which is more user-friendly than Windows Xp.

But Windows Vista is not supporting 'Microsoft Visual Studio 6' development. When I am installing most of the software, setup will alert about compatibility issues - no solutions online! Some tools can be installed in Windows Vista. But on run, it will show Registry errors. So If I am right, the registry structure of Vista is entirely different from that of Windows Xp.

I heard a lot of good comments about Windows 7. I would like to know, whether the issues I mentioned about with Windows Vista is solved in Windows 7 or not?

In other words,
Will Windows 7 support all softwares that Windows Xp supports ?
Windows 7 have the same compatibility as Windows Xp ?

If YES only, I will think about upgrading to Windows 7.

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Raj
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Thanks Experts for your comments.

Sorry. I was on vacation. After going through your comments, I will post my comments by tomorrow.

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Raj
Any update on this one, i'm still monitoring and want to know if its 'sorted' or not :)
Sorry for the delay to be back due to some issues! I will comment soon.

Raj
Guys, I have gone through each and every comments posted here.

In short, I think the answer to my question is
'Windows Xp Mode' which is available as a separate download only for Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/windows-xp-mode

So It's better for me to think about upgrade my Windows Vista Home Premium Edition to any of the Windows 7 edition specified above, Am I right ?

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Raj
Yes, as a measure of precaution.
Thanks to all for your valuable comments!

Raj