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Windows 7: Windows 7 Beta 1 (7000)

30 Dec 2008   #1

Windows 7 RC
Windows 7 Beta 1 (7000)

Windows 7 Beta 1 (7000) First Impressions:

I just finished installing (and configuring) the new OS.

Time from wipe of Vista hard drive to now: 2 hours

I installed the bare necessities for me. Microsoft office (yes, that "xp" version I bought years ago still works), printer, and the all important Crackberry, uh, Blackberry software. Everything installed just fine. (Although Windows 7 dinged me on my WEI score, which won't be discussed here ). With only one exception, after installing Office XP, Windows 7 placed a non-descript folder icon on the desktop, no label, just a folder icon. I promptly placed it into the bit bucket, and I got a warning message that maybe I shouldn't delete it. I can't check it's properties, it's just an unlabeled folder on my desktop.

I recovered all my email and browser settings (lost the cookies tho....).

Other than that, everything went smoothly. The system seems "snappier" probably 'cause I haven't loaded it down with, uh, stuff.

Overall I give Windows 7 two thumbs up . Even in beta, Microsoft seems to be headed in the right direction.

Now (you hear knuckles crack'n) time to get under the hood and see what's tick'n.

I'll see you out there!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2008   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Hi Joe,

Welcome to the Dark Side

Enjoy - and don't break it to quickly
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2008   #3

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)


glad you are one of us Joe

on a side note:
not wanting to steal the post but have you guys have any errors on using Compat. mode???
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Dec 2008   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Enjoy playing with Windows 7 Joe. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2008   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi Joe, play nice don't destroy it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2008   #6


Joe!!!!!!!! How can you not have the love for Office 07 *sigh* Putting something as ugly as Office 02 on Win7 ugh the crime, the shame!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2008   #7


Apparently Diamond hasn't played with MSPaint yet.....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2008   #8

windows 7

New to the forum, but certainly not new to the concept, lol Now that the pleasentries have been completed...

Installed 7000 and everything was going pretty good. Installed Cisco VPN (5.0) and Office 2007. The Obligatory winamp and some other misc apps. Now all of the sudden, I can't minimize open windows, nor can i close them out by x-ing out. WTH?

Anyone else having this issue?
Thanks in advance, going to be reading a lot today that for sure!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2008   #9


Did you apply the "Remove Send Feedback" tweak?

EDIT: The answer is yes, as seen in this post - Strange Behaviour - no close, minimize, expand function on startup
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2008   #10


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Apparently Diamond hasn't played with MSPaint yet.....
Haha, yeah I have opened it ... pretty weird :P Then again being addicted to PS CS4 Extended 64bit I doubt I will ever open Paint again. Why they waste their time on Paint instead of adding things like multi-monitor taskbars is beyond me. I am glad they removed Mail and all that other junk.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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