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Windows 7: Windows 7 Official Beta


06 Jan 2009   #11
Zax

Windows 7 Build 7000
 
 

Ok. Thanks.

So another probably dumb question... But would a clean install remove all of my programs that came with my laptop from Dell? Like my fingerprint reader or the webcam software?

When I did the 7 upgrade it removed my PC-Cillin, so how severe do you think the program removal will be for a clean install? If any?

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06 Jan 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can either dual boot with Vista and Windows 7 or use a virtual machine install.

Boot from a VHD using Windows 7
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06 Jan 2009   #13

SEVEN x64
 
 

GREAT NEWS!!!!

only a few days to go & hopefully we will have our hands on the official BETA ....




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06 Jan 2009   #14

7600 x86
 
 

i thought 7000 was the official beta, but it sounds like some of you are expecting it to be different. does this mean that the keys MS will give out won't work with the 7000 build?
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06 Jan 2009   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zax View Post
Ok. Thanks.

So another probably dumb question... But would a clean install remove all of my programs that came with my laptop from Dell? Like my fingerprint reader or the webcam software?

When I did the 7 upgrade it removed my PC-Cillin, so how severe do you think the program removal will be for a clean install? If any?
Most if not all of your drivers should be installed with Windows 7. I have an ACER notebook and all my drivers installed automatically. Those that do not should be available from your manufacturer's website. But before you install make sure that you have a backup of all the drivers you need for vista.
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06 Jan 2009   #16
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello all, welcome to Windows 7 Forums!

We're not expecting it to be different; we just want the 64-bit version. Just remember; it would be best to back up any data you don't want to lose and do a clean (fresh) install on a separate partition or better yet, a different HDD from your Vista (or whatever OS you're using).

That being said; good luck!













Later Ted
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06 Jan 2009   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
i thought 7000 was the official beta, but it sounds like some of you are expecting it to be different. does this mean that the keys MS will give out won't work with the 7000 build?
Keys given by MS for official public beta would most probably only work with the official public beta, whatever build that turns out to be.
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06 Jan 2009   #18

7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by echrada View Post
Keys given by MS for official public beta would most probably only work with the official public beta, whatever build that turns out to be.
i see. well i'd better stop installing things then
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06 Jan 2009   #19

Windows Se7en Ultimate x64
 
 
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06 Jan 2009   #20

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

According to Microsoft, Windows 7 Beta is officially nothing short of a recently published download. Fact is that, while the public release of the first fully-fledged Beta for Windows 7 is yet to go live, the Beta bits have been offered via MSDN and TechNet since December 2008, and also leaked and made available for download via BitTorrent websites at the end of the past year. Windows 7 Beta is featured under the “Recently Published Downloads” section of TechNet China, which is the proper translation of the section label into English, even though Google Translate interprets the text as “released in the near future to download.”

The Windows 7 Beta mention is only displayed on the Chinese version of the TechNet Evaluation Center (via Neowin), and not on the English version, or on the Chinese and English variants of the MSDN Evaluation Center. However, the Windows 7 Beta reference on TechNet Evaluation Center China is not all that new, but it certainly did not pop up on January 5, 2009.

A search via Google cache reveals that the Chinese TechNet Evaluation Center was advertising the Windows 7 Beta as early as January 1, 2009, and, in this context, there is little connection between the Beta build and the January 5 deadline, when the January 2009 Quarterly Update Kits (which come with Windows 7 Beta as a download) are scheduled to start shipping.

Furthermore, in December 2008, Microsoft offered Windows 7 Beta via MSDN and TechNet to subscribers. The builds were subsequently leaked and made it to torrent websites just in time for Christmas. At this point in time, the leaked Windows 7 Beta Build 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400 can be grabbed by any user with a BitTorrent client. It remains to be seen whether Build 7000 will indeed be the Windows 7 Beta, or if Microsoft will deliver a higher build number, since the company has already moved past Build 7000 with version 7004, which reportedly belongs to the Release Candidate branch.

However, at the end of December 2008, Steven Sinofsky, senior vice president, Windows and Windows Live Engineering Group, hinted that, indeed, Build 7000 was the Windows 7 Beta. “Like many places we’ve spent the past few weeks under quite a bit of snow, which is pretty unusual for Seattle! Most of us on the team took advantage of the snow time to install test builds of Windows 7 on our home machines, as we finalize the beta for early 2009—I know I felt like I installed it on 7000 different machines. We’re definitely looking forward to seeing folks kick the tires on the beta when it is available. For more information on the beta, please stay tuned to Welcome to Windows 7, which is where we will post information about participation,” Sinofsky stated. (emphasis added)

Windows 7 Beta – A Recently Published Download - On TechNet China - Softpedia
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