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  Reply # 189596 14-Jan-2009 18:07
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I love it!  I spent the day throwing every app I use at it, and it's run them all with no fuss.  Seems very stable, and it's decreased my 2+ minute boot/login time on my laptop to about 45 seconds.  Could just be that it's a clean install, but I'm feeling that kind of increase in speed all over the place.  Loving the new Explorer UI as well, seems they've finally got it right.

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  Reply # 189602 14-Jan-2009 18:33
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I'm gonna install on my personal laptop when I get my work one week after next.

Currently running in a VM which is a little slow on my machine. Suspect it will run alot better natively.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 189605 14-Jan-2009 18:44
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Only issue I have had is Nokia PC Suite - the installer detects it is not a "supported OS" so doesn't let you install it.

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  Reply # 189614 14-Jan-2009 19:01
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scottjpalmer: Only issue I have had is Nokia PC Suite - the installer detects it is not a "supported OS" so doesn't let you install it.


No luck changing Compatibilty to Vista? I've had a few programs like that and they have all installed ok when I changed the compatibility!

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  Reply # 189615 14-Jan-2009 19:02
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Didn't actually try, will do that some time.

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  Reply # 190042 16-Jan-2009 18:55
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WOW i had vitsa installed for about 5 months but finally got sick of it so i went back to XP :S.
but then i d/l'd win7 and well its a much better offering than vista/xp its faster than i expected for a beta, i haven't had it crash yet and games that crawled under vista now run the way they should. And start up is now half the time vista took to it

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DVD: 1x Pioneer DVR212S DVDR-W SATA I :: 1x Lite-on SOHW 1693 IDE
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  Reply # 190047 16-Jan-2009 19:32
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So far only two bits of software not working on Windows 7.

Polycom CMA - Video Conferencing software - Won't login to the bridge server. Worked fine on Vista.
Vodafone MCC that's built into my HP laptop. Just doesn't want to load the driver. Tried it firstly on the x86 build and also when I changed over to x64.

Other than those two everything else has worked sweet as.

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  Reply # 190068 16-Jan-2009 22:30
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Been using it for a few days now... pretty good really. way better than vista... I installed vista for 1 day and removed it.. hated it...

Installed on all my pc's and work pc.. my main os now.

a few minor problems:

1: 'spastic taskbar problem'... happened on two separate machines. Gets a graphic corruption at the bottom over the taskbar.. seems to flicker... anyone else had that?

2: Domain login is sloooow... about 30 seconds or more.

3: my brand new 4ghz pc only scores a 2 out of 7.9 on the scale! yikes! (ok, its due to the sata h/d.. jeez, not everyone has a ssd!)


make sure you run the nvidia/ati WIN7 drivers! I tried the normal xp/vista ones, they dont work too well!

umm, when you hibernate the screen just goes black.. kinda scary the first time.

I wonder if it will run on my wifes aspire one.. hmmmm

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  Reply # 190125 17-Jan-2009 09:20
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3: my brand new 4ghz pc only scores a 2 out of 7.9 on the scale! yikes! (ok, its due to the sata h/d.. jeez, not everyone has a ssd!)

My 2 year old laptop got a 2.9 (again, with the HDD) Laughing




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  Reply # 190131 17-Jan-2009 09:53
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Hmm I wonder if there is some issue here as I get 2.9 as well for the Disk Data Rate. (prev score under Vista was the max)

Apart from that I like the new desktop features.

I keep asking myself is this a new OS or Vista Service Pack 2

Im learning towards Vista Service Pack 2.

I see a lot of fixes, things that should have been done and fixed in Vista

I look and look and I just see a updated Vista Service Pack, after playing around for most of the day I think this is still a upgrade and should be Service Pack 2 for Vista.

I went from Vista SP1 64 bit and upgraded to Windows 7

I thought about hey whats to loose try W7 and face a reinstall of Vista so I upgraded, Yep I upgraded my machine.

(yeah I know I have a disk image etc so can back easy enough, since windows came out its been a refortmat and reinstall every six months or so anyway)

For others went really well, only took round about 2.5 - 3 hours, found everything and went well.

Issue I found since.

Updated graphic drivers back to Windows Vista 64-bit 181.20 (aparently the same as the nVida Win7 1.1 driver???)

Win7 installed default drivers for my NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Mobo and had to download and install the latest nForce Vista drivers 67.8.9.0 - all good.

XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro at this stage still using the latest Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi series Driver 2.18.000

I also cant connect to a homegroup I get a error message.

Apart from that Im very happy with Win 7

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  Reply # 190276 17-Jan-2009 23:12
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Re the disk access being slow, I have read some stuff saying that the disk access code is running in debug mode, so will be slow.  HDtune seem to confirm that.

Will be much faster in RTM.

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  Reply # 190320 18-Jan-2009 09:36
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What happens on 01/07 when the beta expires?

If Windows 7 is not RTM (in NZ) do we have to go back to using another OS until it is, or will new keys be issued? (I've never used a MS OS in beta before).

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Reply # 190324 18-Jan-2009 09:49
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On that date your PC stops working. Either there will be a second wave of updated beta to install by then, or a Release Candidate, or RTM (unlikely).

Note that either a new bta release or a Release Candidate software will also be time bombed. This is not free software, it's testing software. If you are not comfortable with unfinished software, possible bugs, and a time limit, then you should revert to using a final version...




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Reply # 190497 19-Jan-2009 11:57
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Downloaded the beta, installed it on my mac through parallels. I must say I have not had one BSOD etc and so far I'm loving Windows 7 almost makes me wanna make another PC and extremly stable for a beta imo

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  Reply # 190505 19-Jan-2009 12:28
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freitasm: On that date your PC stops working. Either there will be a second wave of updated beta to install by then, or a Release Candidate, or RTM (unlikely).

Note that either a new bta release or a Release Candidate software will also be time bombed. This is not free software, it's testing software. If you are not comfortable with unfinished software, possible bugs, and a time limit, then you should revert to using a final version...

Or dual boot.

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