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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2009, 02:08:15 pm »
... no limits?..;P

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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2009, 11:33:32 pm »
Im a noob so im gonna ask noob questions: hope you can help.

Anybody running Cubase on it? Or computer games? Does it have that compatibility issue that comes as standard with vista, or did at the start.. ?

Im on XP Pro atm, and having no problems with it really.. well, not much, is this really worth getting? And be construcitively honest here, i'm quite scared of cleaning out my system to put on an OS that could potentially still be quite buggy. What are the major issues people have found so far?
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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2009, 11:41:26 pm »
I have several friends who have run this for a long time, and they've had little to no problems with bugs or compatibility. They can run almost everything on W7, the only major compatibility problems I've heard of are that Daemon-Tools won't work (other optical drive emulators work though).

About 64bit/32bit: whether you can run 64bit depends on the type of processor you have. If you know if your processor supports it, it might be worth a try. If you don't know, it doesn't really matter.
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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2009, 11:48:52 pm »
I've also got friends who have trouble with ventrilo and skype and other apps like that.
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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2009, 01:43:14 am »
Im a noob so im gonna ask noob questions: hope you can help.

Anybody running Cubase on it? Or computer games? Does it have that compatibility issue that comes as standard with vista, or did at the start.. ?

Im on XP Pro atm, and having no problems with it really.. well, not much, is this really worth getting? And be construcitively honest here, i'm quite scared of cleaning out my system to put on an OS that could potentially still be quite buggy. What are the major issues people have found so far?

There don't seem too be too many problems I have seen. And Daemon released a version compatible with Win7, so that isnt an issue anymore either.

but the "cleaning out my system" seems weird, you never want to remove an old OS to replace it with a "trial" of another one anyways, once the trial ends you would be left with nothing.

I've also got friends who have trouble with ventrilo and skype and other apps like that.

Never used Skype, but I have had 0 problems with Ventrilo so far.

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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2009, 01:52:26 am »
but the "cleaning out my system" seems weird, you never want to remove an old OS to replace it with a "trial" of another one anyways, once the trial ends you would be left with nothing.

I'll probably be using W7 as my main OS next time I reinstall Windows (which might be quite soon). If it doesn't deliver, I'll just reinstall Vista (yes, I run Vista and I like it). By March 2010 I'll probably have found something to replace my RC install, anyway.
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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2009, 10:37:55 pm »
I got scared away from using Vista - but this looks more promising. I'm tempted to install it on my netbook at least, should be an interesting  way to test drive.
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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2009, 02:41:36 am »
I just upgraded my laptop from vista premium x86 to Win7 x64, and it's better in every way. It's got all the good things of vista with some of the bad (but not the worst) and some of it's own good things. Finding a graphics driver that works was pure hell of course, (always is with laptops...) but everything else went smoothly, it's much quicker and more responsive than vista ever was, even when comparing Win7 in Aero against Vista in 9x themes...


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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2009, 03:46:07 pm »
I am currently running the RC1 on my main gamingrig.
No problems with drivers, tho I have quite fresh hardware.
ATI's whql drivers works nice.

I also installed it on my GF's Acer aspire one 110 with 8Gb SSD (the slow version).
After 7 hours of compressing files the installation was finished.
The only thing that didn't work was the synaptics touchpad driver.
I tried installing it with compability mode.
Crashed. Uninstalled it and then it did work.. lol =)
No problem with sound, graphics, chipset, wlan.
Windows 7 is übah!

One issue I noticed is when starting games.
Sometimes and on some games I get black screen.
The solution has always been to edit some *game.ini file to set manual resolution, refresh rate and dx content.

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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2009, 01:02:25 am »
Whenever I need to updated drivers for my GTX 260, I just go to the Windows Update application and get the newest drivers if available. ^_^
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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2009, 10:15:37 pm »
Microsoft did the best thing since Xbox 360. Though this one doesn't get 3ROD.

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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2009, 03:28:48 am »
Can you directly upgrade the previous beta version with the RC without a fresh install?

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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2009, 12:06:10 pm »
You can, but it's not recommended and not supported.


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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2009, 09:28:13 pm »
I didn't have any problems with upgrading from beta to RC.

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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2009, 03:32:51 am »
I didn't have any problems with upgrading from beta to RC.

I don't have much time left to upgrade, how did you do it? just install over? or was there an upgrade option? maybe pm me some info before my time....expires :p