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Windows 7: Windows 7 RC: Reliable?

View Poll Results: Is the RC more reliable than the two previous builds (7
Yes, definitely! 81 64.80%
I can't notice any difference. 34 27.20%
No, builds 7068/7077 were much more stable. 10 8.00%
Voters: 125. You may not vote on this poll

01 May 2009   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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01 May 2009   #12


could rc build 7100 be rtm it works superb LOL
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01 May 2009   #13

xp/Windows 7

The beta had some issues that needed to be ironed out, but so far, RC is rock solid.
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01 May 2009   #14

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)

I have found 7100 to be the most stable build for me. I installed 7000 x86 as a clean install, and while it was pretty stable, there were obvious bugs in the OS. The next build I played with was 7068 x86. That was done via an upgrade. That was definitely faster than 7000 and pretty stable. I found problems in the start menu with some programs that were pinned not showing up, but when I added then, they came pinned with a (2) behind them that I could not remove. I upgraded to 7077 x86 and had no issues with that setup.

I got access to a new laptop, onto which i did a clean install of 7068 x64. Stable and no issues, but the WMP task pane bug was there and more annoying than it should have been. I never realized how much I used that feature. I then upgraded the new laptop to 7077 x64, and while it seemed somewhat snappier, I had constant errors with explorer just dying on me and needing to restart. I also had BSODs that spontaniously re-booted. The error was kernel-power event ID 41. It was driving me crazy, and I almost went back to 7068. Of course the 7100 build leaked and I performed a clean install of 7100 x64 last week. No problems since, stable, quick. I am really liking this build. I will probably forego any interim builds unless something "must have" comes out.

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01 May 2009   #15

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

So Far, So Good. One of my problems seems fixed, another one not. Still getting everything set up.
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01 May 2009   #16
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

I'm just customizing my folder icons ... I think it's a "keeper" Not one problem so far.

Of course I have my fingers and eyes crossed, LOL!

EDIT >> I just 'clean' installed RC 7100. The only other version of Win 7 I had was 7000, so I'm not disappointed at all.
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04 May 2009   #17
xan K

Windows 7 x64

build 7100 has been a real joy to play along with.

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05 May 2009   #18

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit

So far, so good.

Except for the Program Compatibility assistant continuously trying to tell me that my "Program May not have Installed Correctly" and asking me to either reinstall it or say it installed properly. It's been a pretty constant companion to any program I've installed but so far every one has worked properly.

Of course there will be issues, it's still only a "Candidate" and the RTM will have some changes both under the hood and the Paint job, this is as close to a fully fledged OS than any other Beta/RC I've ever seen.

I love the fast boot up compared to Vista too!!!
It seems as soon as I had my 3 gadgets running in Vista (with sidebar closed), boot time doubled (if not more). W7 has no such problem and my boot times are blazing fast.
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05 May 2009   #19

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi all

Slight frustration -- not with W7 but the fact that 2 features that really are a great idea seemed to be for some reason "Hobbled".

1) Libraries -- great great idea but what a half brained way of implementing it -- You shouldn't have to do all sorts of "tricks" to share libraries with Non W7 machines on a network - and also to get the "library files" to update in real time on the remote "Non W7" machines so new files added to the library can be seen immediately on these non W7 machines.

2) WMC -- also a good idea but if you have more than one TV card you have to "Reconfigure" every time you want to use a different card. A pain if you've got a DVB-S (satellite with HD as well) and a standard DVB-T )freeview) card. Why didn't they do it so you could just load a "Saved Configuration file". Also Composite video / sound input needs the stupid Remote .

Otherwise W7 so far very good indeed -- no BSOD's or strange crashes.

XP mode pretty good as well for legacy hardware.

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