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Windows 7: New Build Mania

17 Jun 2009   #1

Win 7, Win 8, Ubuntu (64 bit)
 
 
New Build Mania

I don't really have a reason, but I keep seeing 3 new release threads a day with 500 comments requesting links...

You don't need to download every version, especially since most don't have major changes. You end up spending a lot of time updating and having programs break from being exposed to constant upgrades, creating artificial "bugs".

If you want to be helping testing, look more for new beta Windows 7 driver and program releases, not Windows 7 builds. If you just want Windows 7 for normal use, find a stable version and stick with it for a while. Most of them are pretty stable... if you notice that one release especially has a lot of changes, or fixes a bug you have, then by all means upgrade, but otherwise don't be downloading the next build while installing one.

Do your part and test drivers and programs. Those make up the bulk of Windows issues.


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17 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

yes, i agree to this. There is no point in upgrading our OS to every build that MS releases especially when there are so minimal changes.
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17 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 SP1 x64 build 7601.21701
 
 

stop talking crazy!

however i do agree 500 posts asking for links are annoying, everyone can use 2 or 3 basic searchers (like if its not on mininova/tbp you try bing! (or google)) and find it them self :<
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17 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SoLoR View Post
stop talking crazy!

however i do agree 500 posts asking for links are annoying, everyone can use 2 or 3 basic searchers (like if its not on mininova/tbp you try bing! (or google)) and find it them self :<

hey man, there isnt anything crazy to this. tell me the logic behind upgrading the OS just for such small changes.
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17 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 SP1 x64 build 7601.21701
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by coolzhunkie View Post
hey man, there isnt anything crazy to this. tell me the logic behind upgrading the OS just for such small changes.
do you consider your build you are runing is compleatly bug free? if you do fine, then you dont have reason to update, however i dont and i update in hope of 2 bugs i have gets fixed that are kinda annoying if they stay in RTM (and are actualy not some bad driver/software fault).
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17 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SoLoR View Post
do you consider your build you are runing is compleatly bug free? if you do fine, then you dont have reason to update, however i dont and i update in hope of 2 bugs i have gets fixed that are kinda annoying if they stay in RTM (and are actualy not some bad driver/software fault).
Yes, i completely agree with you Solor, if you indeed have bugs in your build and want a good riddance of it, then it makes, but for me RC 7100 has been very stable indeed without a problem
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17 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

As the saying goes, to each his own....
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17 Jun 2009   #8

 
 

There are a lot of build junkies here (myself included) LOL. The advantages of running with the latest build is that your running closer to RTM, meaning that there will be less changes between the build your running & the final release. That will allow for you to guage what issues (if any) may still be present when Windows 7 is released to the general public.

Such guaging will also help you overcome these issues easier and sooner than if you just wait for the release & find out that all your favorite games & apps don't work or need tweaking in order to function 100% in Windows 7 after spending $300. <- ficticious figure but probably close to the mark
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17 Jun 2009   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
There are a lot of build junkies here (myself included) LOL.
I'm in recovery

Personally, by the time I hit 7100/7201, 99% of the show stopping bugs for me had been resolved and I finally had a 'working' OS I could live with. I actually started to use the OS

I could then easily ask myself "Do I really need to try a new build, when this current installation is nice and stable?"

Instead of a resounding "yes!", the answers started to become "No. You can skip this one".

Although I certainly still get the itch
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17 Jun 2009   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
I'm in recovery
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Although I certainly still get the itch
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