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Windows 7: build 7127 Vs 7100 - Thoughts so far

16 May 2009   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
build 7127 Vs 7100 - Thoughts so far

Hi all
Clean install on a laptop -- 11 Mins from a USB stick for 7127 vs 17 mins for 7100.

(If you made a bootable usb stick from an earlier version - or even VISTA just delete the files and copy the files from the W7 ISO to the USB stick. The old bootrec is fine - even if it's the x-86 bootrec -- it will still work even for installing the x-64 bit OS - you don't have to wipe it and create a new active partition on it as per the tutorial).

Only 3 apps installed so far

Photoshop CS4
MS Office 2007
Canon DPP / EOS camera utility.

so not rigorous testing -- but 7127 seems to be snappier and video just "seems" less jerky when scrolling web sites etc etc.

My impressions are that it just SEEMS a bit better than the RC - but of course this isn't a scientific study.

So if you have this build I'd go for it over 7100 -- keys still work BTW and didn't have any problems with Windows Update upgrading my Office 2007 to SP2.


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20 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 Build 7057

I actually installed build 7127 using my USB stick as well, and it worked perfectly. I've been using this build for almost 2hrs now, and what I've noticed is that some applications that I had before actually do stack with the pinned icons on the taskbar now.. Like TweetDeck (a twitter application), it always got minimized to the systemtray before.

I also had some lag issues on 7100, when using simple and light programs. And now everything is running smoothly. So I guess that this installation gave me drivers that I didn't have before.

I hope I will stumble upon something else. :)

Good times.
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20 May 2009   #3

Win 7 7100

everyone so excited about 7127 telling me how much better and all

I installed it on my dell D420 and it froze once today after no problems with 7100

OK wheres 7133?
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20 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

didn't the 7100 ie8 just say 'InPrivate Browsing' instead of 'Start InPrivate Browsing'

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if so, that's the only visible change, lol.

but the speed is great for me over 7100

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20 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

I'm really loving 7127. My laptop feels like it's been turbo charged. Plus I haven't experienced any real issues and I've loaded a lot of stuff plus even enabled test mode and test signed some unsigned drivers (with a utility) so I could run PG2 and RMClock without using Ready Driver Plus to disable driver signing. Absolutely no way can I return to Vista sp2 rtm after this experience. I hope I never have to see Vista again.
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21 May 2009   #6

Win 7 64 bit, 7127

I skipped Vista, went from XP Pro to Win 7. I will hopefully never have to deal with XP again! 7127 x64 does seem a bit smoother than 7100 x64, though. And I haven't had a single issue.
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21 May 2009   #7

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit

im really pondering if its worth the time upgrading from 7100 to 7127, i dont want to have to install all my stuff again just for some slight upgrades
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21 May 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

There is a way to do an "upgrade" install without having to do a clean install all over again.

The following instructions are from the Engineering Blog:

How to do “upgrade” install of later build over RC:

"Here’s what you can do to bypass the check for pre-release upgrade IF YOU REALLY REALLY NEED TO:
  1. Download the ISO as you did previously and burn the ISO to a DVD.
  2. Copy the whole image to a storage location you wish to run the upgrade from (a bootable flash drive or a directory on any partition on the machine running the pre-release build).
  3. Browse to the sources directory.
  4. Open the file cversion.ini in a text editor like Notepad.
  5. Modify the MinClient build number to a value lower than the down-level build. For example, change 7100 to 7000 (pictured below).
  6. Save the file in place with the same name.
  7. Run setup like you would normally from this modified copy of the image and the version check will be bypassed.
These same steps will be required as we transition from the RC milestone to the RTM milestone.
Again, we know many people (including tens of thousands at Microsoft) are relying on the pre-release builds of Windows 7 for mission critical and daily work, making this step less than convenient. We’re working hard to provide the highest quality release we can and so we’d like to make sure for this final phase of testing we’re supporting the most real world scenarios possible, which incremental build to build upgrades are not. At the same time everyone on the beta has been so great we wanted to make sure we at least offered an opportunity to make your own expert and informed choice about how to handle the upgrade."
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21 May 2009   #9
Orbital Shark


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
didn't the 7100 ie8 just say 'InPrivate Browsing' instead of 'Start InPrivate Browsing'
Yes mate, it's actually just 'InPrivate'
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21 May 2009   #10

windows 7 HP 64bit

Ive just put this build on my Asus EEE PC901 and it seems to be running fine.
Ive not installed anything yet as i need to re install it on a different SSD once that arrives so this was just for testing out if all the drivers were included (all but one were).
The only issue ive got is it takes ages to shut down. Not sure if its the Netbook or Winddows causeing this. I dont have tihs with my PC's running 7100 or XP pro in the netbook but other than tha tim happy.
Lets just hope it keeps getting better.

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