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Windows 7: Getting a new computer. Should I install Windows 7?

17 Jul 2009   #1
spx

Windows XP SP3
 
 
Getting a new computer. Should I install Windows 7?

My parts should be arriving early next week. System specs are in my profile.

So, this begs the question: Should I install Windows 7? If so, which build, and does it have any bootable ISOs?

I would preferably like to install something that I won't have to replace with a newer build later, but I see that probably won't be possible unless we get an official update on the RTM soon.

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17 Jul 2009   #2

Win7
 
 

definitely the RTM so far the newest is 7600 so install that for time being
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17 Jul 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spx View Post
My parts should be arriving early next week. System specs are in my profile.

So, this begs the question: Should I install Windows 7? If so, which build, and does it have any bootable ISOs?

I would preferably like to install something that I won't have to replace with a newer build later, but I see that probably won't be possible unless we get an official update on the RTM soon.
First welcome to sevenforums

Yes install win 7. use the newest release build for your chosen Os (32 or 64) and you can re-arm 3 more times for a total of 120 days

You will like it

Ken
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17 Jul 2009   #4

Mac OS X
 
 

I wouldn't bother installing anything until the RTM build is released. You would just be setting yourself up with a lot of extra work installing an interim build so close to the release of the RTM build. I'm not one of those people that dies inside if he doesn't install each and every build so that's my sensible take on what you should do.
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17 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'd download the current RC1 release and just install it to get all of your hardware verified, find out which drivers you are going to need and troubleshoot any issues that you might have. I just did a new PC a few weeks ago and it took me about 2 weeks to work out a problem with my sound stuttering (some dumb green power software my gigabyte board came with), and an access time problem with a hard drive (ended up just replacing the hard drive). Now I know what to do, what needs to be loaded and can more or less just wait for the official release of Windows 7.
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17 Jul 2009   #6

win7
 
 

yes! do exactly what pparks1 suggested.
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17 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

That's good advice, by the time you get your stuff, RTM might be available, if not, you can install a beta build and get used to how you want things set up. I have a folder on an external drive with the latest versions of all the programs I use so a fresh installation is pretty smooth. A new rig with Windows 7 will be awesome, the way to go for sure. Good advice and help right here if you need it.
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17 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

What's the point in installing a RC build? Why not install the latest RTM build that's available when you are ready to install? That's what I would do. Unless you want to be able to run it legally without buying a key until next March, I see no advantage to installing an earlier RC build. The odds of having a driver issue are somewhat reduced with the later versions also.

Anyway, whichever way you go, 7 is a great OS and really a joy to work with compared to what came before, imo, of course.
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17 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 ultimate x32 7600.16385
 
 

I would install Win 7 7600 16385 to test the performance and to see if everything is compatible with win 7...just to be on the safe side.....even if its new cause suppose u get something defected or that is not compatible....

also its a good idea to have a external harddrive to backup your files just in case anything happens.....

enjoy your new pc ....
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17 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
What's the point in installing a RC build? Why not install the latest RTM build that's available when you are ready to install?
Well for me, I use the RC1 release because that is what Microsoft officially provided. I simply don't trust these leaked releases to be free and clear of malware and or other unwanted bits. Even with publishes hashes...I don't trust 'em. How do I know that these hashes aren't for compromised versions and people just haven't discovered the small backdoor that might be there.
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