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Windows 7: Your feedback on Windows 7 X64 Build 7000...

10 Jan 2009   #21
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You need UAC on at least level 1 for gadgets to work.


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10 Jan 2009   #22
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

no problems here...
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10 Jan 2009   #23
jeffro

Windows 7 Build 6936 64bit
 
 

Is this build better then the old builds?
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10 Jan 2009   #24
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I did a little experiment yesterday trying an upgrade from Vista....
On my M1330 I've tried 6801 64-bit, 6956 32&64-bit and 7000 32&64-bit, all fresh installs. All of them had reboot times in the 60 second range with some software installed that run at startup (Photoshop, Slingplayer, Roxio, Acronis, a couple others). All of them were noticeably better/faster than Vista 64-bit which I absolutely love(ed). I did have a couple issues with 32-bit; nVidia BSOD and mouse pointer locking up, each about every other reboot. No isses with 64-bit.
First I cleared an HDD with Acronis (cleaner than just a full format). I have the Field Reinstallation DVD set so I ran that which creates the Media Direct partition, installs Vista 32-bit and all the apps that came when I purchased the machine (the field set doesn't include some of the crapware they ship like Google Desktop). That takes a couple hours...but I was occupied hitting F5 on my Desktop for keys, so that didn't matter...LOL. Did all the MS updates (50 or so), installed SP1 and then gave it a whirl. Worked good for a fresh 32-bit install, pretty snappy. Then I ran the W7 7000 32-bit iso to upgrade from Vista. It took awhile but went without a hitch. Warned me about McAffee so I uninstalled it. I was pleasantly surprised that all of my original apps were there and worked.
Now the bad news. Pretty slow. Even with indexing done and all the unnecessary stuff disabled at startup, the restart times are like 140-170 seconds (2 1/2-3 times W7 32-bit alone). No BSOD or pointer lockups like W7 7000 32-bit fresh installs but slow. This is curious because they are pretty much the same drivers.

Anyway, the "clean" upgrade produced a significantly slower OS than a clean install. I guess I'm going with a clean 64-bit install because that ROCKS! Better than any tweaked-out XP Pro (32 or x64) installs I have.
Tom
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10 Jan 2009   #25
linuzo

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zrtom View Post
Anyway, the "clean" upgrade produced a significantly slower OS than a clean install. I guess I'm going with a clean 64-bit install because that ROCKS! Better than any tweaked-out XP Pro (32 or x64) installs I have.
Tom

I would have to agree with Tom. Windows 7 since the start has worked well. I have tested on my M1330 as well and I had a couple compatibility issues with some software and such before. However on build 7000 released from Microsoft even though it had the same build number as the one leaked I was surprised to see that the installer is now up to date. As well ALL of my hardware was detected and installed just fine. I am running this OS as my primary OS because it seems to be more responsive then the Vista that came with this laptop.

As Ballmer stated "Were making Windows 7 great for laptops and portability"

I would have to agree 100% and all I have to say is Thank You Microsoft.
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10 Jan 2009   #26
hdjunkie

Windows 7
 
 

I thought the 7000 iso file was identical to the ones on torrents?
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10 Jan 2009   #27
Shooter

Windows 7 build x64
 
 

Yes i must say Win 7 64 rocks. Fast, games work( except COD4 online), drivers install. wow never thought it would improve so much over Vista Ultimate 64, running win 7 as my main and only operating system. Thanks for all the help getting a key
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10 Jan 2009   #28
ramoine

Windows 7 Ultimate / Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.4
 
 

Before I installed this version my drive performance was 5.2 under vista ultimate .
The drive is fairly new , and after clean install windows 7 v. 7000 64 .
I get this :


I tried updating the what I think it was the sbus or smbus with the latest Nvidia drivers , but still the same performance .

Any thoughts or suggestions ?

Thank You .

Edit :
Ok , I found this to be quite helpful
Posted here : Unofficial Known Issue List.


Found my issue with hard drive performance .
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26 Jan 2009   #29
KrAzE

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Hi I am running 7 X64 as my main and only OS as well, I am beta testing via MS connect, I think its already ready for the masses.. OK soon!! No driver issues with anything no apps that don't work except daemon tools.. They even had anti viruses ready for beta testers! I will never boot Vista again as I never booted back into XP after Vista RC1.
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26 Jan 2009   #30
MohamedYousri

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Nokia PC Suite doesn't work

every thing is ok with it till now
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