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Windows 7: should i try the RC??

16 May 2009   #1
XoN

XP SP2
 
 
should i try the RC??

Hey guys im new here...just upgraded my pc without reformatting i'm currently runnin XP 5.1 build 2600...

now i was wondering should i try out the RC of windows 7 and if yes which 1?? (64 or 32)
I use the pc for gaming...i play mainly new games such as CnC3 KW and DoW2. I also use PsX2 and PCX a lot and therefore i also use an image driver like Dtools a lot so i would like to know how these fare wid win7.
Only things im worried about are speed and compatibility issues with these games and softwares. The guy who upgraded my pc told me i would see a much better speed runnin win7....

these are my specs:
Quad core Q6700 @ 2.667Ghz 4(CPUs)
RAM: 4GB DDR2
GPU: Nvidia Gefore 7600GTX 256Mb (going to upgrade this in summer to a 9 series)

any help will be greatly appreciated...


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16 May 2009   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi XoN and welcome to Se7en Forums

I would certainly give it a go, bearing in mind that the RC is available free. As for compatibility with your apps, I wouldn't like to say, but you can try them and see. If you have sufficient drive space, why not create a couple of partitions and try both versions? You may find that if an app won't work with 64-bit that it might with 32-bit.

Windows 7 Release Candidate Customer Preview Program

See the links under Get the Download halfway down the page. You will need to sign in or create an account before you can access them.

You will need to place the downloaded .iso file on to a DVD using a suitable program, such as ImgBurn.

The Official ImgBurn Website
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16 May 2009   #3
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Yes I would update to Windows 7 and yes I would go with x64. As dwarf says it is freely available so it will cost nothing(yet).

Go for it, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
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16 May 2009   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

another yes for trying and 64-bit here. Give it a go while its free.
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16 May 2009   #5
Cactus

Windows 7 RC Build 7100
 
 

As the others said, go with W7. I'd recommend x64 as you have 4Gb of RAM (you'll lose about half a gig due to x32's limit on address space). Also recommended is a clean install (don't think you can upgrade from XP anyway).

I'm using it as my main OS, and thus far it appears a lot more stable than Vista is at SP1 (and I'm one of the apparent minority who actually like Vista ). Since it is my main OS it's used for everything from games like WoW, Eve, Supreme Commander etc to Apps like WinUAE and MS Office. Even had virtual machnes running in VMWare with no problems.
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16 May 2009   #6
XoN

XP SP2
 
 

yeah i knew bout the limitation of XP's 32 bit...3.25Gb is what is actually being used with it only...

So u guys have convinced me backing up my stuff as we speak hehe
should have it up and runnin soon

ill probably post my feedback somewhere here later
lookin forward to seein the difference hehe
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16 May 2009   #7
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Go for it .
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16 May 2009   #8
XoN

XP SP2
 
 

still havent updated it...with exams around the corner barely having time but should have it up and runnin tonight....

but anyway i downloaded the 64bit version per ur recommendations....now i was talkin to my dad and he told me i shouldnt have got the 64 bit version since none of my stuff is gonna be compatible since i was runnin a 32 bit winXP.....is this true?? coz otherwise i better download the 32 bit version lol
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16 May 2009   #9
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

you can run 32-bit applications on 64-bit operating systems. This might help you decide: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...1-2497c146af15
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16 May 2009   #10
XoN

XP SP2
 
 

yeah i got that and it cleared for everythin on my pc...but does that programme take into account things like games???

lol i need my daily fix of command and conquer :P so it is crucial that the OS works wid it hehe :P

probably already got the nick of the annoying noob around here :P
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