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Windows 7: Windows7...Any Reason not to install on main comp?

14 May 2009   #1
Ncage1974

Windows Vista x64
 
 
Windows7...Any Reason not to install on main comp?

Guys i have to do a wipe/reinstall on my main machine.Is there any reason not to go with Windows7 RC? I currently am running Vista x64. I'm contemplating whether i should put Vista x64 back on or Windows7RC. I'm running windows 7 on my labtop and love it. I know as soon as Windows 7 goes RTM i will download it and install it (i have a msdn subscription). I know there is no upgrade path from Windows7RC to Windows 7 Release but, from what ive heard, even if you have vista you should do a total wipe anyways because all the crap that could possibly be left on you computer. The only thing i hate is i have SOOOO much software to install its going to take me quite awhile to get everything on my system. Heck just my programming tools take a long time and thats not considering anything else like firefox and all the add-ins and all the setup of options i have to do. Its just a royal pain.

The only bad thing ive seen in the past is when their are security updates /ect...they sometimes don't want to seem to push these out to the beta/rc's. For example when they released IE8...they didn't push it out to Windows 7 Beta.

What do you guys think?

thanks,
Ncage


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14 May 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Install it. You'll love it.
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14 May 2009   #3
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

I think you should be adventurous and install build 7127 x64.
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14 May 2009   #4
Ncage1974

Windows Vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
I think you should be adventurous and install build 7127 x64.
That probably wont' happen. If i install anything its going to be 7100.
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14 May 2009   #5
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

i say do the RC! You'll love it
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14 May 2009   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Ncage and welcome,

Well, you could dual boot the 7 RC and Vista. That way you could use both if you wanted. I would make backups of all your files/programs.

Or just go with the RC, many have been using as their main OS, including me, as I have been since 7000 without problems.

And the updates are issued in the RC, as they were in the Beta 7000, just not in the leaked interim builds. (well, just Win defender and maybe a couple driver updates were issued in leaked builds.)

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista
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14 May 2009   #7
Ncage1974

Windows Vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Hi Ncage and welcome,

Well, you could dual boot the 7 RC and Vista. That way you could use both if you wanted. I would make backups of all your files/programs.

Or just go with the RC, many have been using as their main OS, including me, as I have been since 7000 without problems.

And the updates are issued in the RC, as they were in the Beta 7000, just not in the leaked interim builds. (well, just Win defender and maybe a couple driver updates were issued in leaked builds.)

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista
Clean Install Windows 7
Thanks for the reply. Ya i definitely will do a backup...i have WHS.....but with your comment about how updates are pushed out to Windows7...how can you explain that the release of IE8 wasn't pushed out to windows 7 7000?
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14 May 2009   #8
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

They did that on purpose, as the IE8 that was on the beta 7000 was slighty different (don't ask me how) to the IE8 RC that was public. Here's an old article on it. The IE8 on 7100 is the finalized version anyways.

Microsoft: IE 8 Release Candidate won't install on Windows 7 | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com


Here's a shot of the updates I've already received in the RC, and the IE8 version.

Windows7...Any Reason not to install on main comp?-7100-updates.jpg Windows7...Any Reason not to install on main comp?-ie87100.jpg


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15 May 2009   #9
Zealox

Windows 7 RC7100
 
 

You might want to dual boot.

I install RC7100 on my main comp, upgraded from Vista 64 Ultimate.

After I got Win 7 installed. Didnt have sound, and cant play any games. If you game a lot, i suggest you run dual boot.
-Only managed to fix my sound only but trying to fix my games.
-Some bugs as well, start menu, all programs dissappeared grr.

Should of dual booted but o well. Either than that Its running fine.
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15 May 2009   #10
Zagadka

Win 7, Win 8, Ubuntu (64 bit)
 
 

Definitely dual boot, and keep the 7 install on a different drive/partition (it'll confuse itself with Vista, and vice versa, even on different drives).
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