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Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
« on: May 20, 2009, 08:03:29 PM »
I got it and am going to upgrade this machine to dual boot XP and Windows 7 RC.
So far it looks pretty good. But already I am tired of the fish that does not move.
What about you?

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    Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
    « Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 07:31:02 AM »
    I use Windows 7 RC to. I really enjoy it! And it's free! Well in 2010 it will shut off every two hours.  :P

    I love how it looks like Vista & Works like XP!

    It's AWESOME!
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    Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
    « Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009, 10:05:30 AM »
    haven't tried it yet. I like my vista laptop as it is, but I might buy Windows 7 when it comes out, delete my XP partitions (never use them) and install windows 7 alongside Vista.
    I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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      Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
      « Reply #3 on: May 22, 2009, 05:39:32 AM »
      Topic is unrealted to thread.
      Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

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      Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
      « Reply #4 on: May 25, 2009, 07:29:54 AM »
      Stay on Topic!!!  Another forum rule?

      Well, to strictly stay on topic....... YES, I'm using Windows 7 RC1 for FREE.

      Off Topic.....
      Yes I also like it and like in any other MS OS, you can change the desktop wall-paper.

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        Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
        « Reply #5 on: May 25, 2009, 07:55:44 AM »
        interesting how they have to Windows Se7en logo like that with the 7 in the middle, kinda looks like one of the old Mac OS logos...

        But no I have not used Windows 7, even though I've heard that everyone like the beta, I would like to wait until its officially released and see how it is(MS might change it or add-on a lot of crapware to it, but that is usual for a new computer, has a lot of trialware)
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        Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
        « Reply #6 on: May 25, 2009, 08:03:21 AM »
        Well, that's the sheer beauty of the RC1.............NO CRAPWARE included.
        And, you can run it for almost a year for FREE.
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        Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
        « Reply #7 on: May 25, 2009, 10:36:17 AM »
        It's the manufacturer's, not MS, that add the crapware.
        I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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          Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
          « Reply #8 on: May 25, 2009, 10:39:13 AM »
          Thanks for the correction, usually say at Best Buy with all the computers set up for show; If you look on the desktop, they usually have all the crapware.

          I don't think this applies to computers you buy direct from the manufacturer(of course if the OS is pre-installed on there, there probably is some crapware)

          But back on topic...
          If you dont know DOS, you dont know Windows...

          Thats why Bill Gates created the Windows NT Family.

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            Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
            « Reply #9 on: May 25, 2009, 05:49:51 PM »
            I have spotted a problem...

            Windows 7 has some Crapware, and yet didn't come with some ineedthisware! It doesn't include Windows Movie Maker! What is this? A conspiracy? Just Kidding... but really it doesn't include WMM.

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            Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
            « Reply #10 on: May 25, 2009, 06:21:51 PM »
            How can a Topic be unrelated to a thread ? ?
            They are one and the same...
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            Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
            « Reply #11 on: May 25, 2009, 11:08:10 PM »
            I have spotted a problem...

            Windows 7 has some Crapware, and yet didn't come with some ineedthisware! It doesn't include Windows Movie Maker! What is this? A conspiracy? Just Kidding... but really it doesn't include WMM.



            yes it does. And M$ is only really kicking off the software so you have to download them yourself. Still it's free if you have windows 7 and it's all cuz people were whining that M$ is a monopoly cuz of IE. windows media player and all the other stuff that M$ includes.

            But really, how can you surf the internet without IE already being there on a windows machine?

            I am using windows 7 RC right now, pretty good. Maybe I'll get windows 7 RTM, you supposedly can upgrade from RC to RTM with a little change of numbers in a install check file.

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              Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
              « Reply #12 on: May 26, 2009, 03:12:39 AM »
              the sad thing is that I still dont have my copy yet, I'm like at 30% but with the mass being off the other day kind of cut into the download time.  Not sure if I will be able to get it till this weekend but I got other matters.
              Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

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              Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
              « Reply #13 on: May 26, 2009, 07:37:16 AM »
              July 1st the BETA for Win7 will start timing out 2 hours a day....August 1st it takes a full dump.
              " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

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                Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                « Reply #14 on: May 26, 2009, 08:24:08 AM »
                That bites, its probably a good thing I didnt get it may have had security leaks.
                Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

                If I fall who is there to pick me up now.  I stand alone but I stand as the gaurdian for whom I wish to protect.  The sound of my blade utters my name as you fall.  For I shall not move.  For those that forsake the very people are wosres