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Windows 7: Windows 8 Dev release

15 Sep 2011   #71
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

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See my previous post. Give it another chance during the betas, when it's more fully-baked.
You're right Carl, this seems to be a bit "runny in the middle" yet. It seemed better after I installed on its own physical HDD. To me it looks like a meld of 2 OSs.
Yeah the flipping back and forth between the "desktop" in the regular windows mode and the "Start Screen" in metro is a clumsy experience. It does seem like you are tabbing between two completely different OSes.

I'm sure that in the end, depending on the application, you will really be able to choose one or the other. I mean I can't see using any of those metro apps on a normal desktop or laptop at all. Unless it was some casual pass by and look thing, almost a kiosk. I'm actually salivating about a hang-on-the-wall low-power all-in-one kiosk computer running the metro UI with all the weather and such apps on it... But then I NEVER want to see the desktop UI without some arcane sequence of mouse gyrations for admin work only. And conversely I have zero interest in any of the metro UI or apps on my desktop. :/


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15 Sep 2011   #72
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I installed the x64 version on a bare 500 gig drive that had been pre-formatted. I also chose full install, not an upgrade and it seemed to work fine on my i5 w 8gigs ram. found all my devices but for some reason can't figure out how to change the work group or find any of my network printers. but I personally don't care for the large icon screens that evidently are taken from the xbox or some other product that I don't use.

I will muck thru it to determine how things go, will try to install office 2010 now

rich
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15 Sep 2011   #73
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Installing the 32-bit version on my test machine right now (my old Athlon XP 2400+ at 2.0GHz).


UPDATE: After the installation, no matter if you had XP, Vista, or 7, it keeps your Admin password. After playing with it for a bit, it seems to be pretty easy to get used to, but it some weird way to put together an interface, I don't like the way it is put together though, I want to keep a traditional desktop.
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15 Sep 2011   #74
weaselciuy

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 build 7601
 
 

new metro thing is kinda useless....its nice and all but unless all apps get to use it at full, there`s no point for it.

For example Chrome or Firefox don`t work like IE 10 does, full screen metro style. Anyway there`s times, its still pre-beta.

Only good things until now anyway. i like the new "8" . Waiting for the RC1 for a main OS .
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15 Sep 2011   #75
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

Good Lord, 8 sucks.
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15 Sep 2011   #76
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I am quite taken aback at the number of people posting here who don't understand that this is not a fully-functioning OS, and that it's target audience with the current design is developers and OEMs, not consumers (and as such, it's going to have silly things that will affect usability - this build doesn't care about that, it cares about giving devs and OEMs a platform to start building things against). Reminds me of an article on Gizmodo recently:

If You Already Hate Windows 8 Then You Hate Technology
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16 Sep 2011   #77
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
I am quite taken aback at the number of people posting here who don't understand that this is not a fully-functioning OS
Uh.....how can one not be aware of this? Everyone who's got problems with 8 has them for legit reasons. Not sure why this is so difficult to understand.

That gizmodo link is a crock of elitist BS. Why am I not surprised it was written by someone who loves Apple and Democrats? Rips everyone who doesn't see the world in his POV as a fanboy, when he's the very thing he claims he can't stand.

Vista was junk, 7 is great. I was giddy over the earliest iterations of 7, not repulsed. I've got a nice smartphone, getting ready to buy a tablet, don't buy real books, don't subscribe to any print publication, I can't write legibly any more because I've been using a keyboard my entire adult life, wish I was typing this on a quantum computer. How the @#$%! does this make me a hater of technology?

I plan on trying every version of 8 before its release, because I'm curious if it will be as revolutionary as some gizmodo clown says it is. The general concept is great. The execution so far stinks.
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16 Sep 2011   #78
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
Uh.....how can one not be aware of this? Everyone who's got problems with 8 has them for legit reasons. Not sure why this is so difficult to understand.

That gizmodo link is a crock of elitist BS. Why am I not surprised it was written by someone who loves Apple and Democrats? Rips everyone who doesn't see the world in his POV as a fanboy, when he's the very thing he claims he can't stand.
+10
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16 Sep 2011   #79
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

I'm still waiting to try out this beast, but sadly my version of vmware does not support windows 8. And not to mention I am too cheap to upgrade for $99.00 to vmware 8 to test it out. Hopefully as many have reported the (Metro UI) will not taint the desktop experience as seen in tests so far. I am still hopeful Microsoft will offer A valid Desktop experience instead of a half baked Windows Phone OS across the board.
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16 Sep 2011   #80
Risco

Windows 7 X64 Home Edition
 
 

Can I install to an external USB drive? As in to be able to boot and run it from it?
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