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Windows 7: Getting kind of crowded!

25 Apr 2009   #1
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 
Getting kind of crowded!

I wonder how many boot entries one could have, anyone have any idea?


Sorry for the IR flash, I still haven't taken time to learn how to disable it.

Getting kind of crowded!-boot-manager.jpg


Later Ted




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25 Apr 2009   #2
windows7user

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Lol, that pic reminds me of HAL. As for the number of entries, I guess you could have a ton. Would be pretty irritating I guess having to scroll through each one.
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25 Apr 2009   #3
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

any reason why you have that ancient 32bit XP on there Ted?
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25 Apr 2009   #4
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

LOL, yeah I'm happy with the 2 for now, just Windows 7 and Vista.
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25 Apr 2009   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
any reason why you have that ancient 32bit XP on there Ted?

Aww, it's not hurting anything being there, besides, sometime I need a good laugh so I boot into XP for a while.












Later Ted
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25 Apr 2009   #6
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Aww, it's not hurting anything being there, besides, sometime I need a good laugh so I boot into XP for a while.


Later Ted

I just booted there myself, first time in a month. Side by side, atleast compared with the beta, XP booted faster to logon screen, and about equal as far as loading the desktop, given 7 gadgets and so on. Not done by stopwatch, but by mental burn in made by using 7 exclusively for about the past month. Yet to get the RC going... key not working
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25 Apr 2009   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Digger,

It took me two goes - the connection to M$ isn't the best.
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25 Apr 2009   #8
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi Digger,

It took me two goes - the connection to M$ isn't the best.
not speaking about the activation.. just before startup, after name, pcname
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25 Apr 2009   #9
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi Digger,

It took me two goes - the connection to M$ isn't the best.
i have too much going on... need a vacation /me thinks.....

.... user error... nuff said [/reporting]
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25 Apr 2009   #10
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Ted, I've had 9 OS's at one time, it's only really limited by the space you have.

Actually, at one time back in 03 when I was still working in the anti-malware field, I had 2 W95's, 2 W98's, 2 W2K, 3 XP, and another 6 or thereabouts in VM...heheh. I had one of each OS used as strictly isolated clean installs that I would install an unknown malware (or suspected malware) and they were all monitored for every change made. Those would be reinstalled immediately after it was no longer needed to monitor that variant. The others would have certain config changes made and then the malware would be installed and tested on that for other certain behaviors like port sniffing them to see what/where they wanted to contact.

Then the VM's for any real nasty that needed to be completely sandboxed and abused, and the rest for my use.
I tell ya, I got tired of installing OS's after years of that...

@ Digger - I'm actually finding the opposite, I find 7 to be really fast to a working desktop even with gadgets (4), AppLauncher, Weather (default one), Calendar and one dual CPU/RAM monitor. Vista was a horrible Dawg with any gadgets running on startup...up to 2 minutes after the Welcome screen started, almost enough time to make coffee
I think they got it fixed with 7 now. At least for me anyway
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