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Windows 7: 7 RC as main OS?

30 Jul 2009   #1
Exodus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
7 RC as main OS?

Hey guys,

Do you think using the RC of 7 is a good idea to use as my main OS? I have a genuine Vista and I could reinstall it any time I liked if I had to, but I dont wanna use it as my main OS only to find out in a few weeks that its gone to crap and I have to reinstall Vista. It would be easy enough to do but its not something I wanna do as I wont be making any backups.

Im using Vista 32 and 7 64 at the minute but im quickly running out of space and I cant find anymore stuff to delete so what do you think?

Thanks.


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30 Jul 2009   #2
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Windows RC Build 7100 is set to expire March 1st, 2010.

You've got a bit of time before that and by then you'll likely have purchased a copy of Windows 7 (retail). So I say stay with RC for now. I have been using Windows 7 since the first Beta was made public.
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30 Jul 2009   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've been running Win7 RC1 for my primary OS for quite some time. I've got a legit copy coming in Oct...so I will be changing out then....but even though I technically have a legit copy of Vista for this machine, I've chosen not to use it.
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30 Jul 2009   #4
sergiogarcia9

 

I've been using 7 since build 6801, all the time as my main OS, i have never had a problem with it
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30 Jul 2009   #5
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

sure it's good enough. i've been using windows 7 for 8+ months and i'm lovin' it
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30 Jul 2009   #6
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I've been running Win7 as my primary OS since January without any major issues (I do have a storage driver issue with my RAID card, but it's solved by not using sleep/hibernate).

I have access to licenses for all the OS's through my TechNet subscription, so it's just a matter of choice for me.
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30 Jul 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Win 7 as only OS sine 7000

I have vista lic, but never went to vista. I hated it

Ken
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30 Jul 2009   #8
Exodus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Alright then thanks for all your replies.

Can I overwrite Vista with Seven without having to get rid of all of my programs? Keeping in mind my Vista is 32-bit and im hoping to install 7 64-bit.
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30 Jul 2009   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Exodus

Nope you can upgrade from vista 32 to win 7 32 but not to win 64. A clean install to win 7 is actually better even if it is a pain.

Ken
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30 Jul 2009   #10
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
I've been using 7 since build 6801, all the time as my main OS, i have never had a problem with it
Same here.
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