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Windows 7: Win 7 Upgrade worked fine, but a few issues...

11 Jan 2009   #1
TerryTOH

Windows 7 Beta
 
 
Win 7 Upgrade worked fine, but a few issues...

I upgraded Vista x64 Ultimate to Win 7 x64 Ultimate.

The upgrade went fine - no major issues with the upgrade process.

I am, though, having some small issues when running 7:

1. Outlook 2007 process remains open after closing Outlook.
2. Very slow closing certain programs/games.
3. Gadgets doesn't work.
4. Occasional empty folder pops up on taskbar that I can't close.
5. WEI for my SATA3 HD is 2.9 - 500GB Seagate
6. System shutdowns take forever

The system, overall, seems to be quite responsive but the problems I'm running into are somewhat frustrating

Not sure if these have been addressed in other threads yet, as I'm still searching them. I'm guessing that part of it may be due to MB driver issues, but not sure - running an EVGA 780i MB.

Thanks,

Terry


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11 Jan 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Your problems are probably all related to the fact that upgraded instead of a fresh install either that or you have disabled UAC
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11 Jan 2009   #3
Day24

Win7 x64 NL
 
 

I had the same problem with gadgets until I revisited my UAC settings...I had immediately turned it oof after install. Well, gadgets wouldn't work. Then I found out that UAC needs to be turned on at at least the lowest level (not off but the one above that) for it to work. So change your UAC level and then restart. Gadgets should then work.

As for shutting down.... I have the same problem here. It takes forever and a day. Usually, after 3 or 4 minutes, I give up and just hit the reset button......
Oh, and I did not do an upgrade, I did a clean install on a seperate partition....
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11 Jan 2009   #4
TerryTOH

Windows 7 Beta
 
 

UAC seems to have resolved most of my issues, other than shutdown. I can live with the shutdown part for the time being.

Still surprised at how low my HD's performance index rating is, though.
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11 Jan 2009   #5
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

To improve your HHD (only works on Nvidia chipsets) go to device manager and find your SATA drivers and deselect this option

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Then Restart your computer and refresh your score and you should have a performance increase.


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11 Jan 2009   #6
ittech

XP/Vista/Windows 7 builld 7000
 
 

my long shut down issues were gone with windows 7, in vista toshiba flashkeys was the culprit...those took three to four minutes to shut the services for them down...disabled those and missed them not at all. they never loaded on windows 7 so my shut down is a minute tops. see if you have anything comparable running.
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11 Jan 2009   #7
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TerryTOH View Post
5. WEI for my SATA3 HD is 2.9 - 500GB Seagate

It seems that a lot of Seagate drives are getting horribly low WEI scores
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11 Jan 2009   #8
rob3

windows 7 6.1 build 7068x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I2aMpAnT View Post
It seems that a lot of Seagate drives are getting horribly low WEI scores
Yes i happen to have the same score...


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11 Jan 2009   #9
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rob3 View Post
Yes i happen to have the same score...
Refer to my post under General Discussion about Low Hard Drive Scores.

I tried the moderator's suggestion and no change.
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11 Jan 2009   #10
Buckeye25

XP,Vista, Windows 7
 
 

My scores are terrible but my PC is performing excellent... The machine is running very crisp shuts down with no problem. Go figure...


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