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Windows 7: W7 is upsetting me


02 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
W7 is upsetting me

I've had XP x64 installed for almost a year now and i'm happy with it, but it's getting stressed out, it has some wear-out problems that are unfixable so I though I make a dual-boot with 64bit Windows 7 for newer OS. I have installed 32 bit version of Windows 7 to my laptop before and it works fine there. But I've had lots of problems with 64 bit version on my desktop. Many, many annoyances such as pointless 'virtual' shortcuts everywhere in the system that only give access denied, impossible to get rights to access windows and programs settings folders, system modification etc. ,usage of drivers without digital signatures, problems with installing normal drivers, problems with MANY applications that even have 64 bit support, lower 3d application performance than XP has and the list goes on... some might be small ones and fixable.. but the point is.. THERE ARE SO MANY OF THEM!! This is pissing me off... I like the design and features of Windows 7, but nothing works as it should!! Is it because its a RC version? Full release won't have these annoying issues?

Hoping to see some response
P.K.

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02 Oct 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Your problems are impossible to diagnose because you provide no information to go on... click on the link in my sig, and fill in your system specs... if you are not sure what all of your specs are, enter dxdiag in the search box, save the report to your desktop, then just copy and paste the specs in.... Then we can more readily help with your issue... Thank you for your cooperation!!
Please type event viewer in the search box .. open the application section and see if there are any critical errors listed... please post them if there are..
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02 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Please fill in your user cp system specs for further help. Aslo lets try and addres 1 problem at a time. Also your win 7 build # will help. Thanks and welcome to sevenforums. Fabe (Edit Tews you beat me while I was typing ha)
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02 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I added my system specs, although I have no idea how system specs are related to operating system caused problems? Anyways I would really like to use Windows 7 for directx10, more functions and to stay with time.
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02 Oct 2009   #5

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The first thing that I would do is upgrade as soon as possible to a later version than 7100. You have a pre beta that has many issues that were resolved in the RTM version...
Download and install the Windows 7 Enterprise version -=> Here

Its useless to begin addressing issues that may no longer be present in the final version..

Thank you for filling out your specs so completely and welcome to the Forums...
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02 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

So I should to a complete reinstall? format that partition and install? If windows 7 is completely released will that newer version upgrade itself or I would have to reinstall it again?
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02 Oct 2009   #7

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yes... by doing a format/re-install you are insuring that you have the cleanest installation possible.. you dont want to run the risk if leaving any unwanted garbage from your previous install..

Depending on what version you decide on, you may be able to do an in place upgrade, however, I wouldnt recommend it.. We are trying to troubleshoot possible problems, and IMO doing an upgrade will always complicate the issue... but lets leave that for later... first, lets get the RTM version downloaded and installed, then we will address any issues that you may have...
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02 Oct 2009   #8

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
I really liked XP 64 bit edition - probably the FASTEST MS OS ever -- certainly faster than XP 32 bit or even Win 2000 which wasn't bad.

I've finally gone back to it again on one of my machines for some multi-media work as it STILL has some way way better drivers than Windows 7. It also can use the full amount of RAM I have on the machine. It's a pity it never made it out "to the masses".

However I use Windows 7 for pretty well all my other other apps -- not sure what your specific problem is with Windows 7.

Remember its a different OS so don't expect things to work exactly the same as they did in Windows XP 64 bit edition.

Incidentally there are still LOADS of XP 64 drivers out there but you have to hunt then down -- XP 64 bit edition is rapidly achieving "Cult Status" and there is a lot more stuff out there for this than you would imagine.

However don't give up with Windows 7 -- dual boot if necessary.

Cheers
jimbo
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03 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

got Windows 7 build 7600 up an running.. everything works, although gaming performance ***** for example... resident evil 5 on XP X64 Max graphics DX9c framerate 40-60, on Windows 7 max graphics dx10. 10-30.. is it normal? I have indeed overclocked my GPU but I did it on both.. Is it normal for Windows 7 to have.. big performance drop? if so, then I'm a little disappointed :/. It is a Windows 7 related thing then, since DX9 and DX10 are only rendering methods, and dx10 should even be faster. I have a big screen, and if I disable anti-aliasing, the graphics will become horrible.
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04 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Remember Windows 7 uses quite a significant amount of "eye candy" which taxes system performance.
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