Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC)

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by NICK ADSL UK, May 5, 2009.

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  1. Osaban

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    I've just upgraded from Vista Ultimate to Win 7 Ultimate. This time the upgrade went very well, printer, scanner are all working (a great improvement from the beta version). I like Vista a lot, and Win 7 feels lighter slightly faster. I would certainly welcome it on a new computer, but it is definitely not worth paying for an upgrade from Vista (I wouldn't pay more than 100 $ for an upgrade).

    I'm going to try installing Shadow Defender (I thought it would be safer to uninstall it before the upgrade), also Windows Calendar disappeared!?!

    I think a big change for XP users, certainly a fine tuned version of the latest Vista.
     
  2. Osaban

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    Even Shadow Defender works perfectly with Win7. Out of curiosity the image size of my Vista with all the programs is 10 GB, Win7 with all the programs is 7 GB. It is definitely lighter, less memory usage as I'm writing 700/500 MB, and less processes 73/62.
     
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    That's interesting. I had gotten an email from SD stating that it did not work in W7 and that I should not install it.
    Now you're saying it's working. Maybe they upgraded it for W7.

    Does anybody know if Shadow Protect Desktop is working in W7?
    Thanks.
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  4. Osaban

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    The images I was talking about were done with ShadowProtect (using the 'recovery environment CD', I don't know how ShadowProtect behaves within Windows as I don't use the incremental feature). As for Shadow Defender I was surprised too, but it really works normally, and it is the same version I had on Vista. Some programs won't work straight after the upgrade, but reinstalling them in the new environment can make a difference.
     
  5. Creer

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    Just curious because i have been thinking about change my Windows 7 32-bit into 64-bit version - how much disk space taken Windows 7 64-bit after installation?
    Now as i mentioned i use 32-bit v. and after clean installation and turn-off Hibernation it takes ~8GB.

    I have one partition ~11,6GB and i am not sure if i can install version 64-bit without problems with disk space.
     
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    EDIT: I am using 18.9 GB right now with a bunch of small apps installed + Office 2007, SP1 and SP2

    this includes no music, pics, etc. they are all on a 2nd disk
     
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  7. Creer

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    @Eliot i know very well requirements but as you can see i run Windows 7 32-bit on 11,6GB partition not as MS said min. 16GB and i have still about 3,6GB of free space, thats why i ask.

    18.9GB is a much more than i expected ;/
     
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    Thats why I edited. After I read my post, I felt like a dumb arse, lol.
     
  9. TairikuOkami

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    Well Windows7 64-bit folder takes ~11GB, but I am sure, that it will rise. Vista Home Premium x64 takes ~12GB after clean instal, but had ~20GB in a few months.
    So you should create a partition with at least 25GB and more, 30GB more preferably, to get some decent system restore space and a little space left for defrag.
     
  10. Kerodo

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    After a week of running 7 x64, I am using about 25 gigs of a 500 gig HD. I think that much of that however, is space reserved for system restore.
     
  11. rdsu

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    You can just use 1GB for System Restore, or not?
     
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  13. Kerodo

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    No idea.... since I have 2 500's, I don't much care how much space 7 uses.... :)
     
  14. Brian K

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    Sure. I use zero GB.
     
  15. zfactor

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    build 7100 64 bit gave me nothing but bsod's. 32bit works fine. i never had a bsod before 7100 with windows 7 or vista 64 bit. a number of other people are reporting similar issues on other forums as well with 7100 mainly the 64 bit version. mainly having to do with ati cards and the improper installation of chipset drivers during the actual install. i can install it and it will run for maybe 10 min before it dumps on me. i have tried countless hours and im almost sure its the crossfire setup i run. build 7077 and others were all fine though
     
  16. Kerodo

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    No issues here at all after a week of heavy use, x64 with ATI.
     
  17. DVD+R

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    Well I must say I'm extremely dissapointed :isay: After all the bump and hype given to this version of windows, I find it nothing more than a huge anticipated waste of time:thumbd: ugly design, and nothing worth shouting about at all. If you think Vista is bad, then you need a shake :cautious: and install this junk, Microsoft probably were high on something when they raced into this mess only 18 months after Vista. :ouch:
     
  18. Osaban

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    It was inevitable for Windows 7 to be virtually an offspring from Vista. Vista is the first attempt by Microsoft to create an OS that is visually attractive, and built to withstand the most common internet threats. Vista as a result came heavy and stable like a tank, no wonder that with Win 7, MS would try to streamline Vista without any sensational change.

    Everybody is entitled to express their own opinion, but to describe Win7 as a piece of junk, it is too radical, especially when it is coming from somebody who is running Vista.
     
  19. mantra

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    thanks , at last more light then vista
     
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    but the version candidate , till does it work?
    i mean should i uninstall in the future
    or insert the serial and it become a oem version?
     
  21. Kerodo

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    Luckily, nobody is forcing you to use it. Looks like it's not for you!
     
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    Quite true, and I may take another look at the final product,but to me at the moment, its just scafolding,and a shell of maybe whts to come, but for now I'll pass it by :) ;)
     
  23. strangequark

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    @ DVD+R was right in calling it ugly, looks like it was designed by an eye candy pervert
     
  24. Defenestration

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    As a long time XP user who skipped over Vista, the biggest gripe I have with Vista/Win 7 is due to the interface changes, meaning I have to re-learn where a lot of things are. Changes which take a few seconds on XP, take a few minutes and often some googling time to change on Vista.

    I will switch to Win 7, as I think there are some good improvements internally, but the transition period will be a PITA :)
     
  25. Sully

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    Yep, same issues I have with vista/7, all the changes made to navigation that seem counter-productive. But having used both vista and 7 more lately, I enjoy them. It is hard though to do anything you were used to doing in xp. Much more mousing. 7 has proved stable and fast for me though.

    Sul.
     
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