What's your take on Windows 7?
I'm dual booting Vista & Windows 7, and I noticed immediately that 7 uses A LOT less RAM. It's also got a much cleaner interface and is faster. )
I've found the opposite, but, it natively deals very well with HD tuners, and does a pretty good job with Windows Media Center, so I'm sticking with it for now. Once the beta runs out, I'll go back to Vista Ultimate.
Windows 7 has caused nothing but grief for me.
It somehow doesn't interact well with my display card and will start to make title bars and other graphics fuzzy/distorted.
It also has a hard time waking out of hibernation and usually has to be forced shutdown (power button) then restart. I even had to re-install the whole OS because after I forced the shutdown and restarted it, it would not get past the little circle that shows after you login. It would hang immediately after I put my password in.
Other than that it's great.
That's odd. Windows Update detected my NVIDIA 9500M GS and there was a Windows 7 pre-release driver. I was shocked. )
[quotead555a1158="TFOAF"]That's odd. Windows Update detected my NVIDIA 9500M GS and there was a Windows 7 pre-release driver. I was shocked. )[/quotead555a1158]
It detected it and the drivers for it were installed and everything. I guess maybe because its using Vista drivers it's doing it. Who knows? It only happens every once in awhile and if I close the program and re-open it it goes away. It only effects program titlebars and graphics.
I'm totally underwhelmed, but it's a beta, so I accept the goofiness, because of how well Windows Media Center does work.
liThe Nvidia driver for my card is a POS. It won't let my system reboot, so I have to rollback to an earlier version that doesn't support desktop resizing.
liFrequently after hibernation, there's no audio, so I have to reboot.
liIf I start a task with the mouse or keyboard, and later want to use a remote instead, no dice, that crashes the system.
liDriver updates cause the activation to crash, so I have to reactivate the installation - that's a lot of fun too.
Honestly, if I found a linux distro that actually worked for me (supported multiple discrete HD tuners, and was intuitive enough for my SO), I would use that instead, but I haven't found anything that fits the bill yet.
That's really strange. O
I went to install drivers for my hardware & printer...
When I went to install Vista drivers for my printer, the installation crashed, but Windows said to use recommended settings, so I clicked that and installation completed and the printer works...
I also used my Drivers CD that came with my laptop, that didn't open so I set compatibility mode to Vista SP1, and they all installed without a problem...Explorer.exe crashed during installation, but it didn't stop it, so I just let it run, reboot, and all of my hardware is functioning, including the volume controls on my laptop, except for my webcam.
Edit ...webcam works. O
Is it possible to install new builds without losing everything?
I have found it to be very fast. I have been using it to test different SQL and GP dynamics versions with it and have been very pleased with its performance so far.
Has anyone downloaded and installed the final release (RTM)?
It's being released to MSDN subscribers on July 13 (090713)...but it was leaked early.
Just wondering if anyone is running it successfully and noticed any major changes from the earlier builds...I have not installed RC1 and am still running 7057.
My comments before on the Beta were accurate at the time, but the Windows 7 RC is awesome. If I can find a nice deal between now and the expiration of the RC, I'll definitely buy a copy.
As far as the RTM, you know it's 090725 today, correct, because if so, then the RTM wasn't really leaked early?
Posted Tue Jul 28, 2009 824 pm
I'm retarded really. I shouldn't post anymore, lmao. I had no idea what I was thinking. It was leaked before it was out. But now it's out for real. P
[quote38b990b2cd="TFOAF"]I shouldn't post anymore[/quote38b990b2cd]
Truer words have never been spoken.
FYI, that date corresponds to the date the build was created, not when it is being released. Also, the RTM bits go up on MSDN on August 6th, IIRC.
so whos running it? I got it on my machine and it's wicked fast. Also RAM utitlization is way down while idle from vista. I like this OS a lot!
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (RTM-final build). Most if not all of the problems in the Betas and RC1 have been fixed. The additions to the final release are great as well.
It's fantastic! It's so fast...64-bit applications are incredible...everything is working for me whether it's 32-bit or 64-bit. The only trouble I had was when I put in my ASUS drivers CD. It wouldn't load, so I changed compatibility to Vista, and it loaded and all of my drivers are functioning properly.
I've also noticed that my laptop's fan is about 25% as loud as it used to be when I was running Vista (idle).
The toolbar at the bottom is a great new feature, I like how you can drag the tray icons into any order you want...and it's just faster.
The default backgrounds that you can select from to change your desktop...are astonishing. They're so nice to look at...some 3D ones.
My personal advice...if you have a 64-bit capable PC, you won't be sorry as most 32-bit software works (you can probably find 64-bit drivers), and it's faster than 32-bit, plus it handles terabytes of RAM hahah, then get the 64-bit version.
Oh, also driver wise...upon install my wireless device was immediately working. Intel provided Windows 7 drivers with Windows 7. Windows Update detected other drivers that I didn't install yet, such as my graphics card (NVIDIA 9500M GS).
And to answer TSJ...read above about drivers...and about the games? All of my games are functioning properly, if anything they run a little better.
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I think I'm gonna BootCamp it and piss around with it.
Finding any issues with drivers and games and apps and stuff like Vista did?
I've had 0 driver problems
I was a bit iffy about going the 64bit version because in vista 64 bit i couldn't get my wireless card working. With windows 7 32bit it picked up my wireless card during the install )
I might try 64bit version if i get bored soon
Are you running RTM?
So I just bought a lenovo thinkpad laptop and I cheapened out on getting windows 7 home professional for an extra 40 bucks. I figure I'd just use the money to get ram or something (since it's 1gb only). Did I make a mistake of not upgrading for just 40 bucks? Eh, I dunno, Vista seems fine...for the most part..lol
[quotedc534383a0="akalic"]So I just bought a lenovo thinkpad laptop and I cheapened out on getting windows 7 home professional for an extra 40 bucks. I figure I'd just use the money to get ram or something (since it's 1gb only). Did I make a mistake of not upgrading for just 40 bucks? Eh, I dunno, Vista seems fine...for the most part..lol[/quotedc534383a0]
Yep. Windows 7 uses less RAM, is faster...it's everything Vista's not and more. D
does the RTM final build imply that it's the one to be released commercially? maybe i'll just get it the same way everyone else is..8-)
So would u all recommend me getting Windows 7 as opposed to Vista if I were to purchase a desktop soon? From reading the above comments it sure seems so..
[quote9a76d37d26="akalic"]does the RTM final build imply that it's the one to be released commercially? maybe i'll just get it the same way everyone else is..8-)[/quote9a76d37d26]
[quote9a76d37d26="zr2152"]So would u all recommend me getting Windows 7 as opposed to Vista if I were to purchase a desktop soon? From reading the above comments it sure seems so..[/quote9a76d37d26]
yeah i'm running RTM and yes windows 7 > vista by far