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Re: Windows 7 Public Beta
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2009, 03:26:12 PM »
$50 deal on the home version upgrade to 7 until July 11th:

http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?p=20731507

XP works fine for me and I have no real reason to switch right now other than MS will no longer support XP.
$50 is a nice deal though....   :hmmm:
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Re: Windows 7 Public Beta
« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2009, 01:05:19 AM »
I was just wondering if anyone who has been running this for 3-4 months now if you could give me a quick update to if it is worth installing over Vista..... I am considering moving on from vista this week, I just can't stand it anymore.
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Re: Windows 7 Public Beta
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2009, 01:17:06 AM »
I am still loving Win 7. It's actually made me WANT to use Windows.

So much faster. It took me a bit of time to get used to some changes vs. XP (I only used Vista briefly before going back to XP).

I would wait if I were you. The final version is going to be released in about 2 months. If you install the Release Candidate then you'll more than likely need to re-install Win 7 when it officially comes out.

I wouldn't bother waiting for "bugs to get ironed out." It works great now. No real bugs that I've noticed.

Just wait until 10/22 and buy it. Totally worth the upgrade.
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Re: Windows 7 Public Beta
« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2009, 01:36:45 AM »
I am still loving Win 7. It's actually made me WANT to use Windows.

So much faster. It took me a bit of time to get used to some changes vs. XP (I only used Vista briefly before going back to XP).

I would wait if I were you. The final version is going to be released in about 2 months. If you install the Release Candidate then you'll more than likely need to re-install Win 7 when it officially comes out.

I wouldn't bother waiting for "bugs to get ironed out." It works great now. No real bugs that I've noticed.

Just wait until 10/22 and buy it. Totally worth the upgrade.

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I have been running Seven for a while now as evidenced in the posts in this thread.  Currently running RTM version (with time bomb unfortunately) and I have finally turned my back to XP.   Loved XP but Seven really is so much better, faster, stronger that XP seems just old now (heck its been 87-8 years since it came out).   

Check out the copy of Ultimate you have and see if you like it.

If you have ANY questions please ask.  I am more that willing to share what I know so far.

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Re: Windows 7 Public Beta
« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2009, 06:30:29 PM »
Ok, I need a bit of help here...... I am attempting to to do a dual boot of 7 with Vista..... I followed the directions on the link that was posted earlier to partition the drive for vista and win. 7.... The problem I am having is that windows is not showing enough room on my HD for the partition. I have a 150GB drive in the laptop and of that "my computer" is showing 50GB free space, however when I go to partition "shrink" the drive it only shows about 5GB of available space..... I made sure my trash was empty, and I went through all the steps to "clean" my disc, (defrag., delete previous restore points..... ect...ect....) I got some space back in the "my comp" showing I have more HDD space but in the disc partition section it still only shows about 5GB free space. I am backing up some of my music I have on here and then I am going to delete it to try to free up at least half my HDD space so I can partition about 20GB of free space to the windows 7 install..... If anyone can help me get my disc partitioned without wiping the entire thing clean that would be GREAT!!   ;D

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Re: Windows 7 Public Beta
« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2009, 12:43:45 AM »
  Most of the 7 drivers are not working with some sound cards and what not. Yes Some hardware can use vista drivers in place of the lacking 7 drivers. I spoke with Lynx and UAD and they will not release there  drivers until 7 becomes official. And at that point the audio card folks and others may not be ready to release at the same time. It may be till the new year or later before other companies are ready for 7.

but wave lab works for sure i know that... :-)
   
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Re: Windows 7 Public Beta
« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2009, 06:38:14 PM »
Update of previous post:

I successfully got 7 dual booted with Vista on my laptop. My first impression is very good of Windows 7 so far..... It also seems to run noticeably faster on my computer. I have run Samplitude 10, Safari, VLC, and iTunes so far with do hiccups at all. It is also nice that I can load my files from the vista partition on Windows 7 with no trouble at all. I may actually consider dumping vista all together and using dual booting using a striped down version of XP to run in the field with my mbox2......

All in all Windows 7 looks pretty nice to me, after only about 12 hours of use though.....LOL I can tell already I prefer this to vista, so I have no doubt vista has to go, and sense Windows 7 seems to run Samplitude just fine (which was my concern) I will no doubt make it my OS of choice for my PC based machines. I will try to install Pro-Tools 8 this week sometime and see how it works. I ran into some problems with it using vista the first time.
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Re: Windows 7 Public Beta
« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2009, 07:07:13 PM »
I grabbed the RTM version off of MSDNAA the other day.  Does this version still have the time bomb?
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Re: Windows 7 Public Beta
« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2009, 08:19:29 PM »
I grabbed the RTM version off of MSDNAA the other day.  Does this version still have the time bomb?

30 days to activate but there is a MS workaround to stretch that to 120 days.


ETA:  http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9136859/Windows_7_will_run_120_days_for_free_Microsoft_confirms
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Re: Windows 7 Public Beta
« Reply #39 on: August 26, 2009, 05:23:46 PM »
I grabbed the RTM version off of MSDNAA the other day.  Does this version still have the time bomb?

30 days to activate but there is a MS workaround to stretch that to 120 days.


ETA:  http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9136859/Windows_7_will_run_120_days_for_free_Microsoft_confirms

Even though it came with a serial number and all?
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Re: Windows 7 Public Beta
« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2009, 05:38:58 PM »
Activation and the Time Bomb are 2 different things.

You have 30 days to activate Windows after you install it, or it will stop working. I'm pretty sure the only way to fix that after the 30 days is to do a fresh install of Windows again.

The TIME BOMB is where the RC will shut itself off every 2 hours starting March 10, 2010.

I'm not sure exactly what happens with the RTM. I'd venture that it still will start shutting down in March.

Not a huge deal to me...I've been very happy with Win 7 and it doesn't bother me one bit to have to pay for it.
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Re: Windows 7 Public Beta
« Reply #41 on: August 26, 2009, 05:57:38 PM »
I did some Ooogling and found out that the RTM has no Time Bomb expiration ala the RC.  Simply 30 days to activate with a legit key.  I have one key for x86 and one for x64.  Might give this a whirl on the home PC.
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