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Windows 7: Suprisingly Simple Install

01 Sep 2009   #1
ran007reed

7 - 7100
 
 
Suprisingly Simple Install

Just weighing in on how my install for windows 7 ultimate RTM went. Previously using the RC until now. I ran the install while inside of windows 7 RC and chose the fresh install option. Things I've noticed:
-Downloaded all needed drivers for my laptop first which I thought was extremely intuitive and proactive
-Install rebooted a couple of times and performed flawlessly!
-Very little input needed.

Post Install:
-Much snappier ...Almost feels like I'm running XP on top of an i7 quad!
-Everything in the root of C was copied into Windows.old, including the old program files folder. Very nice.
-Encrypted files worked perfectly after I imported the key from my last install.

I give it a 5 of 5 stars. No bugs encountered yet after a few days. Installed VMWare, Office 2007, Thunderbird, AVG, Adobe, iTunes and AlwaySync, and still seems as snappy as a fresh install! I'm taking a snapshot now from the backup tool. Running a Dell Lattitude E6500 - 8GB and 320GB.


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01 Sep 2009   #2
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ran007reed View Post
Just weighing in on how my install for windows 7 ultimate RTM went. Previously using the RC until now. I ran the install while inside of windows 7 RC and chose the fresh install option. Things I've noticed:
-Downloaded all needed drivers for my laptop first which I thought was extremely intuitive and proactive
-Install rebooted a couple of times and performed flawlessly!
-Very little input needed.

Post Install:
-Much snappier ...Almost feels like I'm running XP on top of an i7 quad!
-Everything in the root of C was copied into Windows.old, including the old program files folder. Very nice.
-Encrypted files worked perfectly after I imported the key from my last install.

I give it a 5 of 5 stars. No bugs encountered yet after a few days. Installed VMWare, Office 2007, Thunderbird, AVG, Adobe, iTunes and AlwaySync, and still seems as snappy as a fresh install! I'm taking a snapshot now from the backup tool. Running a Dell Lattitude E6500 - 8GB and 320GB.
Nice post, ran007reed.

Thank you.

Good to hear about non-problems...
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01 Sep 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ran007reed View Post
Just weighing in on how my install for windows 7 ultimate RTM went. Previously using the RC until now. I ran the install while inside of windows 7 RC and chose the fresh install option. Things I've noticed:
-Downloaded all needed drivers for my laptop first which I thought was extremely intuitive and proactive
-Install rebooted a couple of times and performed flawlessly!
-Very little input needed.

Post Install:
-Much snappier ...Almost feels like I'm running XP on top of an i7 quad!
-Everything in the root of C was copied into Windows.old, including the old program files folder. Very nice.
-Encrypted files worked perfectly after I imported the key from my last install.

I give it a 5 of 5 stars. No bugs encountered yet after a few days. Installed VMWare, Office 2007, Thunderbird, AVG, Adobe, iTunes and AlwaySync, and still seems as snappy as a fresh install! I'm taking a snapshot now from the backup tool. Running a Dell Lattitude E6500 - 8GB and 320GB.
I just love reading posts like this... another satisfied customer!!
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01 Sep 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Im not at all surprised. Of the 8 32 bit installs I have done only 1 had had any problems at all
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01 Sep 2009   #5
ran007reed

7 - 7100
 
 

The OS' integration with the dell drivers were thorough. I'm impressed.
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01 Sep 2009   #6
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

what kind of computer did you install onto? HP? Dell? I'm just curious I can't wait for this to come out!
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01 Sep 2009   #7
ran007reed

7 - 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wii Master 64 View Post
what kind of computer did you install onto? HP? Dell? I'm just curious I can't wait for this to come out!
I can tell that you're excited! You totally overlooked me saying I have a Dell Lattitude E6500. It's okay. I do the same thing when prescribing medicine to my patients all the time!
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01 Sep 2009   #8
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ran007reed View Post
I do the same thing when prescribing medicine to my patients all the time!
Could you give me your address?
Glad to know it went fine. I myself had one problem, caused by my CPU. All other 5 or 6 installs of Win7 x86 or x64 were a breeze as you described.
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01 Sep 2009   #9
ran007reed

7 - 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
I myself had one problem, caused by my CPU. All other 5 or 6 installs of Win7 x86 or x64 were a breeze as you described.
I believe the 486SX is a little slow for windows 7. You might have to swap it out with a 486DX overdrive chip.
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01 Sep 2009   #10
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ran007reed View Post
I believe the 486SX is a little slow for windows 7. You might have to swap it out with a 486DX overdrive chip.
Mine was a very awkward thing. I have this AMD 64 X2 4200+ that doesn't run Win7 x64. I tried everything. I tried it in 2 different motherboards and nothing. It just doesn't work. But it runs Vista 63, Ubuntu 64, Win7 x86.
I do have a Pentium II, but I abstained from trying on that one
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