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Windows 7: Best "Build" Curious (oem computers vs custom)

15 Apr 2009   #1
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
Best "Build" Curious (oem computers vs custom)

I'm curious as to what "build" is working the best for those of you who have OEM computers, such as HP, Compaq, Dell, Sony, etc...

If you have purchased any version of Windows and have built your own computer, then what version of Win7 "build" works the best for you?

This is my own study

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15 Apr 2009   #2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook

My PC (See specs) runs the best on build 7077.
No problems yet. As good as any retail version.
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15 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64

Well, I have both a custom built rig, and an HP laptop.

On the laptop, 7068 x86 has seemed to run the best to me. 7077 x86 was very slow, and 7077 x64 was faster, but not as fast as 7068.

On my custom rig (see specs), 7077 x64 is the only build so far that hasn't once given me a blue's stable and fast, and exactly what I want from Win7.

At least until a new build leaks
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15 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

i have a pretty much 'stock' dell vostro 1000 (no laughing!!) but with the addition of a 500 gb HD and 7068 x86 worked best for me. i am currently running 7077 x86 and it seems a tad slower but i always love running the latest build...which hopefully i'll have to update soon
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15 Apr 2009   #5

Win 7

I have both a custom built rig, and an HP laptop as well.

Desktop 7068 x86 reliability perfect 10 since install march 27th
Laptop 7068 x64 reliability perfect 10 since install march 27th

have not tried 7077 yet.
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15 Apr 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)

I quit updating after installing 7048 on my custom Home Theater PC (see specs). It's been running 24/7 with Reliability Index average of 8.5 for over a month now and 7 Media Center is much improved over Vista Media Center. Not planning to update build numbers on this machine again unless the RC adds features I need. It's my everyday Media machine. I have another older custom built that I'll run the RCs on when they appear.
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15 Apr 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

In this very short study/survey, I'm suspecting that 7068 works best with OEM computers. :) Am I right?
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16 Apr 2009   #8

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64

My laptop is OEM (specs filled out). 7077 works better/faster than 7068.
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16 Apr 2009   #9

Windows 7 Build 7077 x64

Same, I have a Compaq Laptop that quite clearly performs best under 7077.
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16 Apr 2009   #10


Self-build (see specs)
7077 best out of 7000, 7048, 7057, 7068, and 7077
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