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Windows 7: Disappointed, satisfied? Thoughts about RTM...

22 Jul 2009   #11
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i'm liking it so far - i have yet to experience any problems.

all my software that i've tried so far works like a dream - i will NOT be going back to vista nor xp.

i would have no complaint if this 16385 is the RTM


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22 Jul 2009   #12
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I am happy with it but I will still dual boot with Vista as I still find it a very good OS, I still feel a bit disappointed that some of the feedback they received has been overlooked when it comes to explorer windows not remembering different sized windows and placement and the not being able to disable Auto Arrange like you can on the desktop.

One more thing that really bugs me is the when using Firefox, if I have in minimized and I change to a different theme it will automatically restore Firefox as well, although this only happens with Firefox that I know about.
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22 Jul 2009   #13
afgzee

Windows 7 x86 Buold 7600
 
 

i like it a lot, but im only using it on my laptop at the moment, will wait 2 or 3 days before installing it on my main PC just to make sure it is the final RTM.
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22 Jul 2009   #14
Danielem

Windows Vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ExNavy11 View Post
Now that most of you are running the 7600.16385 (RTM), what are your thoughts on what is basically the finished version of Windows 7.
That is what you think...
what you call RTM is a russian-cracker-assembled-only-God-knows-how version of windows.
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22 Jul 2009   #15
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

very satisfied. I havent been this keyed up since XP was released.
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22 Jul 2009   #16
Robert Cartman

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

I'm also very satisfied with it, BUT it still has a lot of issues.
For example it handles the internet connections on a very weird way, like here, here and here.
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22 Jul 2009   #17
SeVeNrOxS

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post

One more thing that really bugs me is the when using Firefox, if I have in minimized and I change to a different theme it will automatically restore Firefox as well, although this only happens with Firefox that I know about.
Same prob wid me.I thought it was happening with me only.
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22 Jul 2009   #18
MrAleX

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert Cartman View Post
I'm also very satisfied with it, BUT it still has a lot of issues.
For example it handles the internet connections on a very weird way, like here, here and here.
hmm i don't have problems w/ connection. even since 7100
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22 Jul 2009   #19
Duesco

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

...I finally gave in and installed it.

Let's see... EVGA's Precision software drops the GPU fan speed to auto (35%), meaning on every restart I have to re-up it...

Only two BSODs, one a graphics driver error (which I always seem to get near installation, just the one, and then no more) and a USB bug that I haven't seen before or since. I have gotten a couple of weird direct-to-restart crashes while doing...well...basically nothing but browsing or exiting a game.

Otherwise, it's Windows 7. Very fast, very shiny.
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22 Jul 2009   #20
SanityKills

Windows 7/XP
 
 

Hmm.. well I have it installed as a dual boot setup on my main PC where I have games like Medal Of Honor installed (I know, old game, but it's mainly all I play). I only have one monitor on that system with a 24" screen. So far everything seems okay. When I say "okay" I mean just that --it's alright. Nothing mind blowing, no real issues. But I do have an issue with the way the mouse acceleration works with my MOH games. It is very difficult to get a good level of mouse acceleration. I'm either flipping 360's at the slighest touch or it lags to much. There is no happy medium so I end up booting into XP to play those games.

Historically speaking, I tend to revert back to XP if I have to keep loading it up for specific reasons. Why? Because it works. After awhile when the decision is made as to which operating system to boot up into, it's usually the operating system that I can get some work done in. Right now I'm forcing myself to use Windows 7 in the case that I'm just being resistant to change. Mind you, I skipped Vista after testing for a few days when it came out.

One thing that has always bothered me since Aero came out is the fact that I can't really do a generic desktop. The themes REQUIRE a background to enhance the taskbar. In XP I'd change the them to Silver, set my desktop background to the color black and was good to go. When I set my theme in Vista/W7 to black, the taskbar goes black too and it's difficult to tell where windows end and begin. I don't dig "color" and I don't dig wallpaper because I get tired of looking at the same image over and over no matter how appealing it may be and I still have a phobia of wallpaper usage when it comes to using up video resources. So I'm yet to find a happy medium with Aero. I don't wish to turn it off either because then I'm back to Win 98. No thanks!

My EEE PC netbook is typically hooked up to an external monitor. I keep losing IE windows for some reason. It could be due to the way Actual Tools Window Manager handles windows in W7. I know I had issues with another EEE when attempting to get native resolution on a 22" monitor by selecting the FN key to switch to the external display. Couldn't get it going and had to go back to XP on that netbook.

I'm pretty much an all or nothing kinda guy. I don't like to mix and match. I'm going to give Windows 7 a chance to grow on the 2 systems I have it installed on now and see if I can get used to it and to see if driver support changes my perception. In the end though, if I can't install happily it to all of my workstations I might not be taking the plunge.

Time will tell.
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