Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
17 Jul 2009   #2
mariuszjas

Win7
 
 

definitely the RTM so far the newest is 7600 so install that for time being
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
new computer

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 Jul 2009   #4
sonyman

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2009   #5
pparks1

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 Win7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2009   #6
wkgbn

win7
 
 

yes! do exactly what pparks1 suggested.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2009   #7
dmb219

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2009   #8
harpua

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2009   #9
spiritwolf

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 ....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2009   #10
pparks1

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Getting a new computer. Should I install Windows 7?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
i cant install a new windows 7 on my computer
hi guys for 3 days i try to instal a new os on my computer but for some reason after i boot from DVD is loading up to a stage where is asking me for a device driver and is telling me to insert the cd or the dvd or the usb drive for loadind the driver :o what driver? this problem i got it after...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 install computer shutdown during install
i cannot do anything with my laptop it restarted unexpectedly during install and i tried a windows 8 install but no hdd found what can i do?
Installation & Setup
Dell Computer PC will not load Windows install CD from computer crash
I have a two year old Dell PC with Windows 7. I got a virus in my computer that by phone and computer takeover Norton located in my MBR. When they cleaned it my computer will no longer boot up. Norton worked with me for three days on the problem but we were unable to fix the computer. I...
BSOD Help and Support
New Computer Cant Install Windows 7
I just bought a new PC from NewEgg . Windows 7 installed fine and booted up great the first time but when I go to reboot, it hangs on the windows logo and than reboots itself. I have tried reinstalling about 10+ times. I have tried 64bit and 32 bit versions and I have tried 2 different HDDs. The...
Installation & Setup
windows 7 will not install on this computer
I bought a hp 2 yrs ago or so came with vista 64 bit. always had problems when windows 7 came out i put that on still problems did a clean install still problems finally bought a full version of 7 and a new wd hard drive. when i try to install 7 i get the big red x and the message" windows will not...
Installation & Setup
New computer - windows 7 won't install
Hi, I've just recently purchased a new computer, specs as follows. Gigabyte mobo p55a-ud3r for intel i5 socket Radeon 5850hd 1gb 4gb corsair xms dual channel ddr3 1600mhz 1tb western digital hdd Core i5 intel 2.8ghz 600watt PSU zalman
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:57.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App