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Windows 7: I'm So Teed Off With My Windows 7 RC "Upgrade"

01 May 2009   #31
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

I was intending to upgrade - but it just didn't go that way. Not sure what I did wrong. I ended up with a fresh installation anyway.

I'll get over it.....eventually. LOL


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01 May 2009   #32
jtoolman

 
 

I'll put in my two cents in on the Vista vs 7 debate. I've been runnung 7077 on my laptops. Neither machine is out of this world. Duo 1.8 w/ 4 gig of ram.

I had a driver for a Lacie drive that I simply could not install in 7100 on another machine so rather than screw around with it, I installed Vista 64 bit on the " For Experimental Use Only " lap top from the its original OEM disks. Did a complete install including ALL items in the drivers CD. I got the LACIE driver installed and did what I needed to do. I attempted to restart the computer and after growing a beard waiting for it to shutdown and re-start, I shut it down myself. Got it back on after a short 3 min long boot up I started to play around with it and man,,,, what stellar performance!! Actually quite crappy. CPU usage was high for most operations and video refresh was awful even with the proper factory graphic drivers.

Out came the 7100 RC disk, did a clean install, deleting the partition, creating a new, formating and a 16 min long total install. Everything works including internet, Graphics, and sound and network sharing with two other machines and printers. The only thing I needed to install was the laptop's Web Cam software/drivers.

Reboots to an usable desktop take 45 secs and shutdown command is an amazing 15-18 secs.

I have Vista 32 bit on a Q core machine that only has 3 gig of ram and it runs OK but not fantastic. As soon as the final 7 is out, it will be replaced with 7

BTE, I have not had a single incidenet recorded in the Actions Center- Running tens accross the last ten days since 7100 was installed.

I guess I'm sold eh!

Just my hands on experiece and oppinion.

J
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01 May 2009   #33
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Well, I'm slowly getting it all set up - installing all my programmes slowly but surely. Have customised and hacked everything to what I had setup on the old one (Windows Mail, Quicklaunch, Tinker, Tinker Sound Scheme, Sidebar, etc).
Not too struck on the over-bright and chintzy welcome screen.
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01 May 2009   #34
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

I'm in the process right now of deleting windows.old which will free up 33gb of space, believe it or not!

Question, what is this user32backup folder I have? Not seen that one before. It's only 40kb.
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01 May 2009   #35
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Did you use the backup and restore program?

My advice with windows.old is delete program by program until youre sure you have transferred all your settings.
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01 May 2009   #36
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Thanks Swarfega,

I have everything installed as it was. The only thing I'm curious about is that folder which contains what you see in the attached thumbnail. Plus why I can't add new gadgets to the sidebar ("unspecified error"), yet the default ones work fine.

No I haven't used Back Up & Restore.


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01 May 2009   #37
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

When I googled those two files, all that came up was to do with removing the evaluation copy text on the desktop but I don think thats it in this case (unless you did use that crack).
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01 May 2009   #38
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Ah, that's it. Yes I used that crack.
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01 May 2009   #39
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

issue resolved!
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01 May 2009   #40
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Ah, that's it. Yes I used that crack.
You could have mentioned that earlier.
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