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Windows 7: Does this sound like a logical choice?

16 Sep 2009   #1
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 
Does this sound like a logical choice?

I have a new system that came with Vista 64 which had been problematic from the start so I downloaded Windows 7 RC Ultimate 64 build 7100 and loaded in on the hdd after shrinking it with Vista.

The load went very well and W7 ran very slick for a little over 3 days, Vista fell apart the day before W7 did so I suspected the image they used to load Vista may have been the problem so I reloaded Vista and W7 the next day after formatting their respective partitions.

Things were OK for a couple of days with both systems then freeze ups on both, didn't matter if the PC was idle, working on photos, email, on the web it would freeze so I place a support call on the system and while doing the diagnostic utilities I got a Grub Hard Drive Error and the system froze. Tech support had me update the BIOS, reseat the hdd and rerun diagnostics and got the same Grub Error so they are replacing the 7200 RPM SATA 1.5 Tb hdd.

The experience index in Vista was a 5.9 and in W7 it was as well with the hdd being the low number. Since I have to replace the 1.5 Tb with the new drive I was thinking of keeping it dedicated to Vista 64 and picked up a Patriot 256 Gb SSD which I plan to load W7 on when the upgrade disk gets to me. I think the SSD will vastly improve the experience index in W7 since the hdd was the low performer, anyone think this a good solution? Thanks for any input/suggestions.............


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16 Sep 2009   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm not that familiar with SSDs as of yet, so I'll let someone else comment on that part. I say it often, but I'm not a big fan of dual boot systems. If it was me, I'd get the 90 day trial of Windows 7 Enterprise RTM, and use that until I could purchase a real Windows 7 license. There's no need to be messing with RC code when you can be trying out the final code.
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16 Sep 2009   #3
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I'm not that familiar with SSDs as of yet, so I'll let someone else comment on that part. I say it often, but I'm not a big fan of dual boot systems. If it was me, I'd get the 90 day trial of Windows 7 Enterprise RTM, and use that until I could purchase a real Windows 7 license. There's no need to be messing with RC code when you can be trying out the final code.

Hi and thanks. I'm planning on just loading Vista 64 on both drives, the 1.5 Tb hdd will be the main drive and the SSD will be the second drive but don't plan on keeping it installed until my copy of Windows 7 is sent to me next month then I'll upgrade the SSD to W7 which will then be a dual boot system (tri-boot if I decide to reload Ubuntu 9.04)
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