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Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« on: January 09, 2009, 12:07:38 am »
Not much has been confirmed - all Microsoft have said is it will be available January 9th American time and the beta will be "feature complete".

Looking forward to getting this. Only 2.5million downloads are available though and the download link will be live tomorrow during American hours, so I'll probably miss it. It will inevitably be torrented within the hour though, so I'll pick that up when it's available.

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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 02:38:00 am »
Windows 7 is cool, I like it a lot.
Faster the Vista and XP.


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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009, 02:52:26 am »
By Vista, you mean that Windows 7 Beta they charged the public a ridiculous amount of money for?
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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009, 03:45:27 am »
By Vista, you mean that Windows 7 Beta they charged the public a ridiculous amount of money for?
By Windows 7 Beta, you mean Aero beta.

They rebuilt W7 from the ground up. Vista cannot be considered a beta for W7 because they built it from scratch. It can however be considered a beta for the Aero theme (the same theme used by Vista and W7)

Faster than -- XP.
That's the reason I'm getting it. Computer is a pile of crap and if W7 runs faster than XP then I'll take it :D
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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 07:03:29 am »
By Vista, you mean that Windows 7 Beta they charged the public a ridiculous amount of money for?

Windows Me you say?
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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2009, 11:09:57 am »
I'd get it if it ran faster than xp, but only if it isn't shit like vista.

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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2009, 11:20:57 pm »
Have drivers been released for it yet? Seems it's not much use to play around with until you see how it performs under a certain burden.
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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2009, 11:39:11 pm »
vista drivers works.
you can upgrade from vista and all drivers will stick with the installation.

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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2009, 02:18:34 am »
Damn, now i'm curious. Can it be provided somehow, to someone who's too lazy to be arsed to try to find it?
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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2009, 07:37:46 am »
using this on your main comps? nothing going wrong? I am always skeptical of these things -.-

When upgrading from XP do you need the 32-bit version? does the 64bit version allow a higher max RAM capacity?

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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2009, 09:39:07 am »
When upgrading from XP do you need the 32-bit version? does the 64bit version allow a higher max RAM capacity?

Only if you have 32-Bit CPU (you probably don't), and yes.
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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2009, 01:14:31 pm »
x86 processors support 32 bit OS which is limited to address a maximum of 4Gb RAM.
x86-64 processors support 64 bit OS and can access 256Tb RAM.
(This is very easily put so that humans can read it, if you want to go up geek against geek with me we do it in PM.) =P

If you are unsure if your CPU supports x86-64 instructions, download and run cpuz
http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
I'd recommend 32bit OS to all who are unsure in any case.

Windows 7 is BETA and should not be used as primary OS if you're not ready to reformat c:\ and loose all shit on that disc.

That said, try it! =)

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Re: Windows 7 available for public beta test 09/01/09 (TOMORROW!)
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2009, 03:36:22 am »
well all my main data is on my secondary HDD, and my proc is a Dual-Core 64-bit capable E8400.