Rushing to Get Windows 7 RC? Redmond Says "Relax"

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dwhelpuk

Fixing Windows 7 errors can be a tough job if you don't know where to start. Your system might start showing all sorts of error messages that will just overwhelm you if you tried to fix Windows 7 errors on your own. Wound Care

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periodhyphenund...

I'm only interested in security and since Windows 7 has no security, I won't be using it!

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paschal

Microsoft as well as many companies have been down this same path before. MS did not do so well with Windows ME, although it had decent enhancements leading up to XP, which blew away the past. Vista came out, and the big fault with it was very poor coordination and execution of a half decent product on the part of MS and or vendors that have to do the driver thing to make an OS actually work.....period. No matter who was at fault, the release of the OS left such a bad taste in the user mouth, no one really got the warm and fuzzies when problems were fixed.

I started with Win 7 32, and it was too easy to use, so when the next round was available this week, having 4 gigs of ram in the machine, I jumped to the x64 version just to be testy and make it fail....Down to two devices which are not supposed to be win7 supported anyway and if I get them to work, I am a doulbe thumbs up on this OS. Looks good, has a fast engine, and it works, Outside of Windows Home Server, best product out of Redmond in about eight years.

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godforbidarmy

hey maximum pc people i have win xp still old school here i download windows 7 to me i like so far no problems here on a clean hard drive is it true about vista it tells on you what you are doing wrong when win 7 comes out am going get it and skip vista

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mkarias1

I have VirtualBox and would like to install Windows 7.  Anyone has done so?  Any issues?  Tips???

Thanks!

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billveik

  Dual boot?

Has anyone tried setting up Win7 in a dual-boot configuration with either Vista or Ubuntu?  I'd like to try it out, but I don't want to blow out my current setup, and I have enough hard drive space I could easily setup a dual boot.  However, I haven't seen any mention of dual-boot configuration yet!

back up your current info, then get a copy of a free partition manager (download.com).Split part of your drive to the new partition, set it to NTFS type. When you acquire Windows 7, installing from the ISO disk you burned will install, you can tell it to put in the new partition space.You can right click Computer, go into the advanced settings and set your options. You can tell the machine which partition is the default, and you can set a delay screen for a number of seconds to give you time to select between the two OS.

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zstadt

I'm dual-booting right now, but with XP and 7.  It works like a charm.

You might find this guide useful. It's the guide I used, and everything went over without a hitch.  Make sure you back your files up though.

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Seana7a7

I got a triple-boot set-up Windows 7/Vista/XP.

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GHETTO.CHiLD

i have it running on a dell studio xps laptop and so far so good.  my windows home server connected fine and it shows up in my console correctly.   the only issue i have seen so far is the hibernate is a little sketchy, but i don't think redmond has ever got this right...

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yogurt80

My system is running great, exceopt my creative x-i fatal1ty pro, with creative's win7 beta drivers.  I have it set as my default audio device, and spdif as my output, and the volume up, but I'm getting no sound- not even the the windows startup sound.

 

Other than that, it's a huge step up from my XP 32bit.

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Vincent Oddo

Yeah I set up a dual boot system with XP on my computer yesterday. I just created a seperate partition a long time ago when I installed XP. Reformateed the partition and installed Win7 to it yesterday. I didn't run into any problems at all. It's working great for me. 

By the way how to I change my username? I have looked everywhere under the account info but nothing for  a new user name...

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gtubbesing

Has anyone tried setting up Win7 in a dual-boot configuration with either Vista or Ubuntu?  I'd like to try it out, but I don't want to blow out my current setup, and I have enough hard drive space I could easily setup a dual boot.  However, I haven't seen any mention of dual-boot configuration yet!

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paschal

No, no dual but triple boot here with one case and two 500 gig drives....one is dedicated xp......the other is split.....it does double duty with win vista home premium and win 7 x64.....and I might even add onto that that I used the Vista partition tool to shrink the vista drive by 60 gigs without issue to accomodate the win 7 install. No Probs here, pretty happy so-far

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horzo

Easy if you're willing to wipe out your current config. Just install Win7 first, and then Ubuntu. Ubuntu is smart enough to install Grub on the MBR, and add an option to boot Windows.

If you don't want to wipe out your current install, things get more complicated. One option is to install Win7, let it wipe out the MBR, and then use the Ubuntu boot disk to restore Grub.

http://reillyblog.com/index.php?/archives/24-Re-install-Grub-to-hard-drive-on-Ubuntu.html

 

BTW, I'm currently running Win7 RC and Kubuntu 9.04 dual-boot. I used the first option since all my data is backed up and I don't mind wiping/reinstalling.

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forumdude123

I downloaded and installed the Windows 7 RC today and I backed up my data manually since I don't trust the one built into windows. I did a clean install over the windows 7 beta OS i had before. It was easy to restore from my manual backup and all was smooth.

 

Drivers were great even for my cheap and pretty low end WLAN card. I get a 5.3 WEI rating and it's very smoothly performing. Office 2003 installed without a hitch and also runs flawlessly. 

 

I look forward to installing Call of Duty World at War on my Windows 7 Install. 

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periodhyphenund...

Read the Licencing Agreement before you click OK!

What? 

Too dumb to read? 

OK sucker, just hit the refresh button when Microsoft offers you the activation code for the Windows-7.ISO Download and you will get a new activation code if you need one.

All the activation codes are generic 

The same activation codes will come up over and over even if you use a different email address to download the ISO  

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mgalletly

But I had also used the WDSynch software on the WD 320GB USB drive I recently bought.  Belt and suspenders kind of thing.  Restoring from the WDSynch backup was fast and flawless.  I still had to manually re-enter my email server settings, but cest la vie and all that crap.

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dude99

I kind of have a problem. I downloaded the RC, however I have tons of data on vista, if I install the rc, I wont be able to directly update to the retail version and will have to reinstall all programs.

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Pentium 0

Make a partition!

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dude99

I have no more partitions. Vista=main, recovery=another, linux=another, some dell shit=another.  I don't know what to do!

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dude99

But I don't really use linux that much at all, and I suppose I could just run it in a virtual machine.

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zippzom

So far, Windows 7 is running awesome on my laptop. My only two complaints are that Windows Media Player doesn't have a mini toolbar anymore, and that there is no classic view. Besides that, it is great!

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jhonka232

I had the same toolbar complaint. I searched the forums and found a "fix". If you mouseover the WMP icon on the taskbar, there will be controls(if a song is currently playing).

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