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Windows 7: New install from XP Pro

10 May 2009   #1

vista & Xp Pro
New install from XP Pro

I just finished installing W7, I did a new install and I must say this OS is impressive to say the least. My computer is faster than it has ever been, no driver issues so far. I will install my audio programs tomorrow, Cubase, Vegas Pro 8 video, a bunch of samplers, notation and music applications, so I will let you know how that goes.

Congratulations to Windows on a great program. Now to my laptop!!!

Dell 8400
550 processor
4gb Ram
ATI Radion X1950
6 Hard drives

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 64 bit

It is a good OS, that's for sure. Good luck.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2009   #3

7600.20510 x86

If you're a guitarist at all and use powertab, through trial and error I discovered even that is possible to install. All you have to do is copy the powertab font from an existing XP or Vista install (from Windows\fonts) to the Win7 fonts directory (Windows\fonts.)

Or I could send you the font if you need.

Then copy the program directory from XP or Vista (X:\Program Files\PT Software) to Win7's Program Files folder.

The installer will fail because it tries to overwrite system .dlls and 7 will not let that happen. So what I described above gets it working without the installer or altering any existing files.

Cubase 3 runs perfectly well under 7. So does Guitar Rig, Sound Forge, Guitar Pro, Cakwalk Sonar, Cool Edit Pro off the top of my head. Good luck!

We have the same
My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 May 2009   #4

vista & Xp Pro

Thanks, but I don't use powertab.

Vegas Pro 8, Soundforge 9, Sibelius 5, DVD & CD Architect all seem to be working fine for now.

Thanks again!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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