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Windows 7: Windows 7 stability


20 Jul 2009   #1

Windows Vista Home Premium 64
 
 
Windows 7 stability

I was curious as to how stable Windows 7 is right now. It is currently in candidate release, correct?

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20 Jul 2009   #2

W7 Pro 64
 
 

I'm running the official RC 7100 with some commercial and free software. Rock-stable!
The newer leaks should be even better. Not sure how you can improve "0" crashes, though :-)

I assume over time anny driver conflicts will even be less likely if you have any.
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20 Jul 2009   #3

Windows Vista Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
I'm running the official RC 7100 with some commercial and free software. Rock-stable!
The newer leaks should be even better. Not sure how you can improve "0" crashes, though :-)

I assume over time anny driver conflicts will even be less likely if you have any.

Would you say it is in better shape than Vista when it was in this stage?
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20 Jul 2009   #4

W7 Pro 64
 
 

For me it works better than Vista with SP1.
Some software you have may not be updated to be fully compatible yet. Might work better with a newer release of Windows 7, though. All AutoCAD, Trane Trrace etc. work. there is a software thread about compatibility, you migth want to inquire with the manufacturer in case you have an expensive software you are worried about.

I suppose most vendors won't give their official blessing for Windows 7 before October no matter what.

Do not use registry cleaners... those will destroy any system. Many threads here too.
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20 Jul 2009   #5

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

This is the most stable, polished OS that I have ever seen at the RC/RTM stage! This has the feel of the mature OS that Vista wanted to be, but never made the grade. I would enthusiastically recommend this as anyone's main OS, and coming from a Linux Geek, this is high praise indeed!
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20 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I'm running the absolute latest version and it is extremely stable!
Very worth it
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20 Jul 2009   #7

Windows Vista Home Premium 64
 
 

Thanks for the info.

On another note, I used to be able to run 32 bit Vista with no issue, but 64 bit, on the other hand
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20 Jul 2009   #8

Windows Vista Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post

Do not use registry cleaners... those will destroy any system. Many threads here too.


Ugh, I guess I should remove CCleaner.
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20 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

64 bit has huge support now, and Windows 7 is packed with drivers.
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20 Jul 2009   #10

W7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AgentS View Post
Ugh, I guess I should remove CCleaner.
you can just use the cleaning option of CCleaner. that works for me well and saves some space.

With the registry... if you feel comfortable to manually edit the registry you don't need registry cleaners. the only time I use the ccleaner registry analyzer is when I need to completely deinstall a software to re-install it to find where it left traces. then I manually delete the entries ccleaner finds. but only of what I need to deinstall. NEVER let it do anything automatically. There is nothing to gain, no increase in speed. At least none that woudl be worth the risk.
sometimes you don't notice something is wrong until you start an application and it has flaws. Often reinstalling the application will fix it. but it is a pain.. and no gain.

Some people say the CCleaner registry fix is very mild and not hurtful. But I don't think anyone noticed a gain in speed. And how would it?

Over many years I tried to optimize my OS and ended up reinstalling it because of such "improvements".

Edit: 64 bit definitely, it is the future. Many heavy software is native 64 bit (CAD etc.)
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