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Windows 7: Vista or 7 RC for Gaming Rig?

26 Jul 2009   #1
Spartan Erik

Vista Basic x86
 
 
Vista or 7 RC for Gaming Rig?

I currently have a machine with a 3.0 GHz C2D 6 MB L2, 3 GB of RAM, and a GTX 260. It has Vista Basic as of now, and I'm not sure whether I want to do a clean install of Vista or the 7 release candidate.

The games I have installed right now are COD:WAW, Crysis, Crysis Warhead, Mirror's Edge, and various Steam games (L4D, HL2, etc.), and I run these at native 1080p. I looked at the thread regarding games that work, and it looks like all my games will be fine. I just don't know about the performance comparisons between Vista and 7, so whatever recommendations you all have will be greatly appreciated!


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26 Jul 2009   #2
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hello and Welcome to the Se7enforums! Spartan Erik

I have a good feeling that all those that downed Vista and raved about XP being better for gaming will be in for a big surprize. You may want to look over the article titled posted on the other thread started by another member. Windows 7 will give boost to PC hardware

For trying out one of the 7 RCs even both before 7 is released on 10/22 you have until August 20th to download either or both directly from Microsoft. That would give you the opportunity to get familiar with the next version free of charge as well as allowing you a first hand comparison.

Another option to consider if you have the drive space available would be considering a dual boot of both Vista and 7. Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista
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26 Jul 2009   #3
Spartan Erik

Vista Basic x86
 
 

Thanks for the welcome Night Hawk! Fortunately I secured my copy of the RC the day it was released.

I have done dual-booting in the past with other operating systems, but I still would rather prefer having a single primary OS on one partition. I plan on getting 7 when it becomes available at a reduced price for us college students, but until then I'm still debating whether I want 7 now or wait with Vista
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26 Jul 2009   #4
dan7777

windows 7 RTM
 
 

oh man ive run vista and now im running win 7 rtm and in everyway win 7 rtm really does rock in games with your card i got same card gtx260-216 also if you play new games get the 190.40 drivers gives a good boost in latest games. win 7 win win in everyway ditch vista and go win 7 you won"t be dissapointed. All the games you have stated i have and they work brilliantly.
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26 Jul 2009   #5
Spartan Erik

Vista Basic x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dan7777 View Post
All the games you have stated i have and they work brilliantly.
Well I read that Punkbuster was having issues with the RC, and I'm not sure if they have been resolved.

If I do use Windows 7, should I use the RC or download an RTM?
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26 Jul 2009   #6
dan7777

windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spartan Erik View Post
Well I read that Punkbuster was having issues with the RC, and I'm not sure if they have been resolved.

If I do use Windows 7, should I use the RC or download an RTM?
Well.... thats abit of a silly question RTM mate oh! i don"t use punkbuster so i don"t know hopefully someone will be able to tell you soon. found a thread on here about punkbuster its good news take a peek.... http://www.sevenforums.com/gaming/57...buster-60.html
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26 Jul 2009   #7
billdo

Windows 7 x64 rtm
 
 

Quote:
Well I read that Punkbuster was having issues with the RC, and I'm not sure if they have been resolved.

If I do use Windows 7, should I use the RC or download an RTM?
The Punkbuster issue might already be fixed if not it will be by Official release.

There is a simple fix though.The punkbuster.exe files just need to be copied and pasted to a different folder.I can't remember exactly which folder, but a simple google search should help.I researched for a friend and it fixed the problem.

Here is another fix to update punkbuster so it will work with W7.Someone posted this for BF2 (but I'm sure it will work for all Punkbuster games) at neowin:

1. Right click on the BF2 shortcut on desktop and click properties, (im sure your not a noob since you have windows 7 beta) so set your admin privileges to full control for bf2 and make sure you have "run as administrator" checked.

2. Right click on the shortcut on the desktop and click open file location and then do the same admin privileges on the actual BF2.exe

3. Last most important step, I think Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 2142 somehow dont allow Punkbuster update under Windows 7 so you have to do it manually.

Go to this link and download PBSetup:
http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=pbsetup.php

Install it and select your game and update Punkbuster through that program.
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26 Jul 2009   #8
Hedrush

Windows 7 Build 7600.16385 (Clean Install)
 
 

Punkbuster fixed it a couple of days ago, cod4 actually works now with no random kicking.
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26 Jul 2009   #9
Spartan Erik

Vista Basic x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hedrush View Post
Punkbuster fixed it a couple of days ago, cod4 actually works now with no random kicking.
Ah well that's good to know, hopefully I don't get random kicks in COD:WAW

With the RTM though, I will only have 120 days to use it via re-arming, correct?
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26 Jul 2009   #10
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Legally yes.

ken
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