1. Searinox

    Searinox Dances with Dragons
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    3 days to go. I'm nabbing the build and upgrading my vista sp2 as soon as it's out. I have the whole drive backed up with norton ghost in case something goes wrong.
     
  2. Vidboy10

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    Excuse me, but what does RTM stand for?

    But anyways Ive been using Windows seven since early June and I think it's great. But one thing....
    SOUND DOESNT FUCKING WORK!!!
     
  3. Elritha

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    RTM stands for release to manufacturing. Meaning development is complete, any bugs microsoft discover afterwards will be fixed through windows update and service packs. Wikipedia has a good article on software release cycle.

    Here
     
  4. anaxs

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    m gonna get it for free from future shop
    if u get a computer ranging from june 29 to january, they send u a cd and u can upgrade urself for free or u takeit to future shop and they do it for u free of charge

    btw isnt it called Windows S7
     
  5. Vidboy10

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    Nah.....
    I'll just stick with build 7100.

    But I really need to get my speakers to reconize it....
     
  6. qlum

    qlum Posting when needed
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    I got the release candid of windows 7 as second boot but When I found out my Internet didn't constantly disconnect kept using it. I still have till march 2010 before windows shuts-down every two hours and When this happens I´ll just install a crack
     
  7. sconethief

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    This!
    [​IMG]
     
  8. da_head

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    eh i'll just pirate ultimate once the community tears it apart [​IMG]
     
  9. Vidboy10

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    HOLY SHIT!!
    That looks fucking awesome!
     
  10. jesterscourt

    jesterscourt Not Brad.
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    Have been using Windows 7 since the beta, when I was dual booting it with XP, now running RC1 as the main OS on my PC rig, and Boot Camping with my Mac Mini. Ordered 2 copies of home premium @ half off from M$ for $100 total, so I should be good, hope it's not too problematic to go from RC1 to RTM.
     
  11. Elritha

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    If you mean upgrade from RC1 to RTM, then you can't do that from what I read. Upgrading from buggy code to a more stable release is just asking for trouble anyway. You would be better off doing a clean install.
     
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    Buggy code? How come? I've been using the unstable windows 7 releases and have had no problems whatsoever.
     
  13. jesterscourt

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    @Edhel, I plan to do a clean install, however we'll see how it validates a prior license, as I no longer have a copy of XP.
     
  14. playallday

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    Halo 2?
     
  15. Rock Raiyu

    Rock Raiyu Clock Up
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    Same here. I haven't had any problems so far.
     
  16. Elritha

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    A simple google search will show that it's possible to run Halo 2 on XP with a few modifications. It's not like it uses directx 10 or any Vista only feature. Microsoft choose to restrict it to try and sell more copies of Vista just.
     
  17. Lodis

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    This is exactly what I thought until I tried Winsdows 7 RC 7100 and found that the majority of my games ran faster, the OS booted and rebooted a lot quicker, it was more stable and more efficient. I have also found some programs such as Vmware work a lot better to and allow me to make use of resolutions that always failed in XP.

    GTA IV no longer slows to a crawl after 30 mins of play, some games that had graphic issues no longer have them and some old games that used to crash on XP no longer crash.

    I will never go back to XP and I have pre ordered the full version of Windows 7 Professional. For those planning to use a crack on Windows 7, great way to support such a great new OS, well done!
     
  18. Golfman560

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    It sucks that there is no discount on the upgrade version of Ultimate. I pretty much want to burn Microsoft to the ground for that. But if I do get the upgrade I'd just do a clean install of it using a pirated disc and then use the upgrade key, which should work.
     
  19. Trulen

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    I've been happily using Windows 7 since it first came out in January.

    And I'll happily pirate the holy mess out of it.
     
  20. Elritha

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    Today Microsoft announced that Windows 7 has been Released to Manufacturing. Bit delayed by the original estimate date, but not by much. [​IMG]

    RTM
    Here

    It was also announced when OEMs and technet subscribers can get their copies. August 6th is the earliest release, though I suspect it will be leaked well before that. [​IMG]

    Here
     
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