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26 Jul 2009   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
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a newbie with a question i have a new HP Pavilion Elite e9120y with vista home premium 64 bit and 8 GIGS of ram and 1terabyte hard drive at 5400 RPM. i have a AMD Phenom ll x4 2.6 ghz 4000mhz CPU and it has a ATI 4350 card. would you up date to windows 7 and if so what one ? is their any where i can compare the difference ones ?

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26 Jul 2009   #2

Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2
 
 

Create a partition on your drive and test it out. I am running 64 bit 7100 RC of 7 with Home premium on another partition.

Give it a try before your wipe your system to see if you like it.
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26 Jul 2009   #3

 

You have a nice machine there and you are going to like Windows 7. Give this Tutorial a once over. You are going to shrink your current partition (if necessary), create a new partiton and logical drive. Install Windows 7 on the new drive.

This will allow you to dual boot for a while. It is possible that you will run into an issue - I don't know which pre-release version of Windows 7 you have. BY keeping Vista intact, you will not be married to Windows 7.

Your platform is solid, Windows 7 is solid. Best wishes. Post back or create a new thread if you encounter a specific issue. There are some really clever problem solvers here.
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26 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

dual boot, if not completely switch over. I went from dual booting vista 64 to just ONLY windows 7 back when it was in the RC stage, it runs amazing and games great. Nice OC on that 2.6 AMD to 4.0 by the way. is it a Phenom II.

Windows 7 is great, and I'd get the 64bit so you have all 8GB of ram, the RC version is still up for download from Microsoft or you can try to get the other leaks, I don't know where tho, but I'm sure you could google it.
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26 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 7264x64(main), 7260x86(secendary), XP SP3 Triple Boot
 
 

is your question "would you update to windows 7 if you were me?" I agree with Blackhawk7188 that if you want to try it you should not wipe out your vista x64 installation, for many reasons.. but it is a good idea to try windows 7 because it has a new kernel, that is more optimized. as far as I know, they re-wrote the kernel and possibly other parts of the operating system, because they did some things wrong with vista ( it became a memory hog ).

but to be honest, since you have so much RAM, I don't think the memory savings of windows 7 are going to make a big difference for you, still it is worth a try to see if you like windows 7, if you always like to try the latest then you should give it a try and see for yourself!

for me I skiped vista all toghether, and since I was an XP user, windows 7 was a big jump in terms of interface and ease of use. but for a vista users, it's not a huge jump, the interfance is mostly the same, it is mostly the inside ( I.E. Kernel ) that has changed, so I think you won't notice a big difference... well at least not on the outside! but excpect windows 7 to perform better overall, specially on the bechmarks tests, since it has a new better written kernel.
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26 Jul 2009   #6

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

@Antman concerning your signature...

Math.Floor( (Math.Floor(y/17d) * Math.Pow(2d,(-17d * Math.Floor(x)) - (Math.Floor(y)%17d))) % 2d);

What range of numbers does this work for? Cause I tried a slew of combinations of doubles between -5 and 5 for both x and y and they all are <= 0. I am sure it's possible that I read it wrong, or some precision error occurred.
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27 Jul 2009   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
@Antman concerning your signature...
Try this:
0 < x < 107 and k < y < k + 17 where k is the following 541-digit integer:

96093937991895888497167296212785275471500433966012930665150551927170280
23952664246896428421743507181212671537827706233559932372808741443078913
25963941337723487857735749823926629715517173716995165232890538221612403
23885586618401323558513604882869333790249145422928866708109618449609170
51834540678277315517054053816273809676025656250169814820834187831638491
15590225610003652351370343874461848378737238198224849863465033159410054
97470059313833922649724946175154572836670236974546101465599793379853748
3143786841806593422227898388722980000748404719

Of course, concatenate the 541 digits. Presented as 8 strings for display purposes only.
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