1. DrYHeLL

    OP DrYHeLL GBAtemp Regular
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    Damn, well I'm not paying so I'll stop complaining.

    Anyhow MY download stopped at about 400 or so megabytes.... what gives? I already tried through microsoft and boy is that a hassel.
     
  2. Deadmon

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    Anyone running this on VPC? Sound isn't working here..
    Also, I was only prompted once to enter a key, but I just chose the online activation thing. Haven't gotten a key activation reminder since.
     
  3. Renegade_R

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    Alright I just had my initial run through with Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8. First impressions are...its not THAT much faster if you were running Windows Vista 64-bit on a gaming machine. Gaming machines don't seem to get a huge performance boost because they were able to run Vista very well already (I define a gaming machine as a 3.00GHz dual core Intel, 4GB RAM, 8800GT 512MB). But the usability has definately increased such as the drag a window the left, it fills half of the screen, drag to top it fills the entire screen.

    Paint and Wordpad got a nice workover too. Paint now seems to antialias lines. Now we can have less crappy internet Paint edits. Wordpad really looks like mini-Office Word. I love it.

    My favourite feature by far though is the Internet Explorer 8 Accelerators. Now I'm a die-hard Opera user but I decided to give IE8 a shot. Flame me if you want....but I think its faster than Firefox. As well as that, the Accelerators are amazing. If I see an address on the screen, I just highlight that address and I get instant access to Google or Live maps. Same thing works for any text and it can initiate a search, email, ebay lookup, dictionary, encyclopedia lookup.

    I suggest EVERYONE give Windows 7 a shot. I tried to go Mac but I couldn't stay cause it just doesn't offer what I want in a system. But I think Windows 7 is AMAZING...especially if you skipped over Vista.

    PS: It was a pain to install...to dual boot Vista and Windows 7 normally is okay...but if your Vista is cracked like mine...its a REAL pain cause dual boot kills the bootloader...got it to work in the end though.

    Edit: I just noticed that when you use an Accelerator in IE8, it color codes the tabs so you know where you came from and where you ended up....very cool
     
  4. DeMoN

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    Sorry but it's xkcd time.

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  5. Scorpei

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    My MS download simply doesn't work. I get to the screen where you get your key (which I already have btw), where I get the 'loading' spinning thing, and there is just dies (neither the error nor the key + download screen show up). No unofficial download locations yet (non on Yabse search anyway)?

    ==edit==
    Aalright, the 'official' download link doesn't seem to work for me anymore. What does work (and circumvents the registration) is the method that was mentioned a while back by rhguy I think. Also chrome seems unable to download, probably due to the aciveX download manager which isn't installed, where IE does work (not tested others, read firefox works and opera fails).

    I have to say I find it very funny that so many people are willing to switch to a beta. Really shows how unhappy people are with their current OS (/Windows) (I mean way over 2.500.000 people is quite a lot [​IMG]).
     
  6. Nuke85

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    Yeah like 3 seconds shut downtimes it's crazy fast..Doesn't take me too long to boot though maybe it's because of my system.

    Quad @ 2.40 GHZ, 8 GBS DDR2
     
  7. Satangel

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    Thanks for your impressions!
    I have a gaming machine myself with Vista 64bit, so probably won't be bothered to download it. But if my friend downloaded it, I will surely test it [​IMG]
     
  8. raulpica

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    I used WMP12 and no corruptions. Oh well. Better lucky than sorry [​IMG]
     
  9. DrYHeLL

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    Firefox didnt work for me [​IMG]
    I found that on the FAQ page it said "What do I need to download this?". Answer was Internet Explorer. I loaded shitnet explorer got the download manager (finally) and let it download overnight. Now all I have to do is make a partition.

    Maybe I'll try through virtual machine. Anyone know how to go about doing this?
     
  10. rhyguy

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    I just enabled ahci (which was a pain to get windows to recognize) and my disk transfer score went up 0.1 points [​IMG]
     
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    Get Virtual PC 2007 (SP1), and set it up. Once you get the Beta .iso, just load it from there and it'll work fine. [​IMG]
    Still haven't got sound in mine, but it's fun to poke around in VPC.
     
  13. Lee79

    Lee79 Hyper...Active...Team Fortress 2 Addict
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    I made a guide here is the link http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=120609&
     
  14. noONE

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    I've played around some in Windows7 but unfortunatly the PC i'm trying it on only has a Geforce 4800Ti card.. so no driver is available and thus the whole system is very slow every time anything graphical appears (which is like.. always).
    I know that it needs to be a DirectX9 compilant card.. but if it can display anything at all (like now) there got to be some way to have a driver compatible with W7 so that it atleast gets better..
    Nvidia seems just to support Geforce 6 series and upwards for W7..
     
  15. DrYHeLL

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    I've got everything set up for duel boot (thank god for vista partitioning)

    Off topic a little: Do you think Microsoft realized how big of a flop vista would be so they included partitioning software so their angry customers would at least be happy upgrading/duelbooting with something that didn't wreak of failure? [​IMG]

    Also Virtual PC is done downloading thanks Lee! Will decide after playing with Virtual PC if the duel boot is worth it.
     
  16. Raki

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    anyone tried Windows 7 with a geforce 6700XL (this was a custom build by medion, it should feature a 6600GT GPU with some overclocking)? I just get a flashing screen, so I cannot adjust anything...
     
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    i just deleted it...i wasn't too impressed tbh. it seems more like a vista sp2, then a whole system. though when the final comes out, i'll make the switch, but for now vista is fine.
     
  19. Prime

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    Hm yeah, Well I posted that ages ago. A while after i posted it this news came out.

    and by availability i think they mean how long you have until you can't download the iso from their servers and can't get a beta code from their website. Nothing about the OS not working.
     
  20. Raki

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    Ok got it solved

    But I don't see any performance increase. It's quite slow compared to XP on 1 GB RAM, 3 GHZ Pentium D, Geforce 6700XL...(Aero is disabled...I always get a bluescreen when requesting the PC score)
     
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