Windows 7 Beta 1 Leaked

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nsk chaos

i love things like this

torrenting galore!!

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icsmith

im puttin it in a class of its own asteticaly atleast i havent been able to run it enough to form a solid opinion but i will post when i have!

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Jipstyle

This topic is explained in full detail in the forums for those who are interested in a complete answer.

All 4GB ARE being used ... but the portion that you can't see are being used as address space for your devices ... video card, hard drives, peripherals, etc..  Since this portion is neither user nor software-addressable, Windows (for whatever reason) hides it from view. 

Rest assured that it is there and that it is being used ... poorly.  ;)

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Keith E. Whisman

ha ha ha.. Poorly is right. In a 64bit os you have full access to all 4gigs for your software. 

I wonder what is being done with that 1.5gb of ram that is different than what happens in a 64bit os. Since in 64bit all 4gigs are addressed and used for software while in 32bit that last 1 to 1.5gb of ram is used for hardware. Is that hardware faster for it when compared to a 64bit os or is the same thing happening in a 64bit os it's just happening under the table? 

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sdcat

Does any one know the system requirement?

Is it like Xp?
or
Is it like Vista?
or
Stand of its own?

I sure glade those who have tested it are giving very positive response.

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dedgar

MS needs to 'leak' a 64 bit version.

That way I can give it a try. :)

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MasterJefferson

im typing this from the beta, and it really is very good!

i could easily use this as my primary OS, and like someone above me said, the backward compatability is very very nice.

 

 

It's seems much more responsive than any other windows I've used and it's very user friendly (even for a power user).

 

I never thought I'd say it, but I'm impressed microsoft!

PS: My uncle's (Thomas Jones) team won innovator of the year from MS 2 years ago so he got a copy of it from a conference.(I didn't download it)

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Keith E. Whisman

Um actually until it's actually released by microsoft everyone downloading this OS will be commiting an act of piracy. They are licensing it out to a select few and attendees of certain ahem meetings but they are not just making it available to anyone that wants it. When they do that then go ahead and download it. But as for now I think it's pretty close to illegal to actually download this and install that.

Saying that and making everyone feel guilty I'm downloading this from demonoid.com right now. :) 

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winmaster

If you look at the install screenshot, Microsoft still has the 4 different versions. 

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The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

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Keith E. Whisman

I see that and thanks for pointing that out. MS still has a chance to change it though. Perhaps that is the multi installer from MS Win Vista as Win7 is a stripped down Vista and it will be different with Win7. One can only hope. MS knows that this is one of it's misstakes and I hope that they fix it. 

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bloodgain

There is a small part of me that thinks Microsoft is doing this on purpose. "Let's leak the Beta release to get everybody excited and talking.  We'll get everybody to pre-order their copy this time!"

Sure, it's not likely, but it's a good conspiracy theory.

Windows 7 Beta 1 "leaked" -- by order of Steve Ballmer, maybe?

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gothliciouz

lol

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PDeath

I have been using Build 7000 for about a day now and despite a few quirks it is faster, just as stable, and easier to use than Vista SP1. The backwards compatibility is amazing; the wizard actually helps you get things working, even drivers. My only gripe is so far the only version out is 32-bit so it is only recognizing 2.3 Gigs of my 4 Gigs of Dominator Ram.

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dazza145

there is an x86 version on the pirate bay

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Keith E. Whisman

X86 means the same as 32bit. In order for the OS to see and use all 4gigs or more of ram then you need a 64bit OS. Now 32bit os's supposedly (Microsoft says so) utilizes the unavailable 1.5gigs of ram you just can't see it. A 32bit Windows is faster with 4gigs than running with just 2gigs so something is happening. 

When the version shows that it is IA64 or 64bit then that means it's a 64bit os.  

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Taz0

"Now 32bit os's supposedly (Microsoft says so) utilizes the unavailable 1.5gigs of ram you just can't see it." 

When exactly did Microsoft say that? I've heard others say that, and it's not true. Windows cannot address that portion of RAM because the addresses used to access it are already mapped to other components (such as VRAM - your video card's memory).

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gsxrmike04

using right now as i type go to say its not the bad cant wait to see what else they change

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PDeath

Ditto

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