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Windows 7 Ultimate Edition BETA...
« on: February 20, 2009, 10:59:35 PM »
Who here on CH is using it and who isn't?

I installed it today, over XP, and so far it is nice, the interface lags slightly with the WMD Display drivers on my Radeon x700.

4.5 Windows Experience index...just poking around with it.

I know there are a few other threads about W7...but I want my own :P

What are other user's thoughts on it?

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Re: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition BETA...
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2009, 12:33:05 AM »
I've been using it for a while... I got about 7 keys out of the website due to an error :D I think I'll just keep those around...

I love it! Its faster than Vista, but, has all the features I want and enjoy using every day.

I dont think that the Windows Rating thing says much, but, mine says: 3.0
(2GB RAM, 120GB HDD, 1.73 CoreDuo, 128MB nVidia GeForce Go 7000. This is a laptop)

Microsoft Wordpad and Paint scare me now...

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Re: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition BETA...
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2009, 12:40:09 AM »
hey do? I haven't even looked at them :P

One gripe I do have...My RAID card is stuck in PIO mode, and I cant get ATi Drivers installed...so that means no frets on fire :P

mines 2.8 Core 2 Duo, 2GB DDR2, 200GB Hdd, 128MB Radeon x700, desktop.

EDIT: Looked a them.....I too am scared! too many changes...to many changes...lol

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Re: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition BETA...
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2009, 01:03:15 AM »
I use Wordpad, never Notepad, since I deal with too much non-Windows-standards text files, eg: Linux or weird HTML...
It was a bit of a shock.


You can always force install a Vista or XP driver...

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Re: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition BETA...
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2009, 02:44:38 AM »
I tried...well...the ways I knew how :P it just kept saying failed or it wouldn't go anywhere

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Re: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition BETA...
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2009, 11:46:00 AM »
...and who isn't?

Just so you know, I'm not. ;D    ;D

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    Re: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition BETA...
    « Reply #6 on: February 21, 2009, 12:01:46 PM »

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    Re: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition BETA...
    « Reply #7 on: February 21, 2009, 12:19:09 PM »
    There are no "Editions" in the BETA so to speak...it's 32 or 64bit...
    Testing both and so far i think they may have gotten Vista II off the ground...
    " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

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    Re: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition BETA...
    « Reply #8 on: February 21, 2009, 02:43:49 PM »
    There are no "Editions" in the BETA so to speak...it's 32 or 64bit...
    Testing both and so far i think they may have gotten Vista II off the ground...

    Ahh ok I just noticed on bootup it specifically states Ultimate but meh...

    Another thing I noted, after coming back from "shutdown" my RAID card drives disappear because the card doesn't run through BIOS again.

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    Re: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition BETA...
    « Reply #9 on: February 21, 2009, 02:58:45 PM »
    I hope they choose to just eliminate versions when it actually comes out...

    I'd like to see them get rid of "Home" and "Pro" versions as well. The only real difference seems to be advanced administrative tools, and support for domains... and a large price tag.

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    Re: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition BETA...
    « Reply #10 on: February 21, 2009, 03:12:50 PM »
    I'd like to see them get rid of "Home" and "Pro" versions as well. The only real difference seems to be advanced administrative tools, and support for domains... and a large price tag.

    Agreed, they really sunk their own boat with Vista...I admit, some users you would rather not have access to really powerful features - with great power comes great responsibility!

    I have a plus on Windows 7! I used to need drivers for the multimedia keys of my keyboard, and even then, pushing play/pause would simply restart the song, now it works perfectly!  :D

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    Re: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition BETA...
    « Reply #11 on: February 21, 2009, 03:46:24 PM »
    You may need or want to install Vista drivers for that RAID card...then it will work normally.
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    Re: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition BETA...
    « Reply #12 on: February 21, 2009, 05:03:21 PM »
    Where can I get it?

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      « Reply #13 on: February 21, 2009, 05:14:50 PM »
      I installed it today and thought it was pretty nice.

      unfortunately I had a windows experience rating of "1" (my graphic card's fault) so I figured my PC is a bit outdated for it.

      I've gotten rid of it but i never tried out paint or wordpad...which I really regret now.. :(

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      Re: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition BETA...
      « Reply #14 on: February 21, 2009, 05:34:42 PM »
      You may need or want to install Vista drivers for that RAID card...then it will work normally.

      It never had drivers to begin with though...Windows XP picked it us no problems and ran it just fine...
      By the way it isn't running in RAID mode, just plain IDE mode.

      I could always try find a driver though.

      Where can I get it?

      The only place you can get it now is torrent. I got the ISO when it was made publicly available.

      You can still get Keys from here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-download.aspx

      I installed it today and thought it was pretty nice.

      unfortunately I had a windows experience rating of "1" (my graphic card's fault) so I figured my PC is a bit outdated for it.

      I've gotten rid of it but i never tried out paint or wordpad...which I really regret now.. :(
      Paint is now completely revamped...to look somewhat like the shapes tool in word / Word2007
      And word pad looks like a cut down version of Word 2007