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Windows 7: Windows 7 'Incredibly Stable,' Intel Expert Says

22 Jan 2009   #11
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Seems to be getting better for me as the updates come. Of course we have to expect some compatibility issues with a Beta version.

I think the update process and the various fixes will be interesting.

I even ran Prime Blend again just to make sure but it's solid there.


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22 Jan 2009   #12
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
If that is the case then why are there endless pages about Windows 7 crashing? It's far from being stable in my opinion. I've had crashes moving files throught the network or just attempting to download something, so have many many others.

I think the guy from Intel needs to have his Windows 7 up and running for a week non stop before he decides if it's truely stable or not. It's no where near as stable for me as Vista is.

I have no doubt that Microsoft will work out these problems though.
Hi chev65 (my fave decade for chevy's)

For a pre-release Beta, 7 is (to date) by far the most stable Beta I, and many others, have worked with. Yah, there will be universal problems and allot of individual configuration problems too, but this thing is almost a "roll out ready" product in it's beta form.

I wouldn't be surprised that when it is a public release, it has the fewest "Known bugs" of any OS to date. Just as an example, XP rolled out with 1500 known bugs yet to be fixed, Vista had 500. If W7 can come in under that 500 mark it would be quite an accomplishment IMO.
Of course since this is built off of the Vista platform, they at least had a running start, unlike Vista that was almost a completely new write. Now that must have been a hellova job but it sure needed doing...too many known security risks in the older kernels that were constantly patched over patches and you can't fix a leaky dam no matter how much duct tape you use...

I for one was glad to see MS rewrite the entire kernel with Security as the driving factor and NOT compatibility.
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22 Jan 2009   #13
ittech

XP/Vista/Windows 7 builld 7000
 
 

to date, two desktop units, two laptops and a total of two , yes (2) lockups, running 24/7. One reason unknown, the other running wireless, large file transfer which has been symptomatic for the laptop unit. running vista, the toshiba lap locked up at least three or four times per day. no lockups observed when using the onboard lan, two thumbs up.
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22 Jan 2009   #14
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Lots of different systems and software out there. Have you read the forums lately? So many BSOD events I've lost track. To me stable means zero BSOD events and it's painfully obvious that Windows 7 is far from that.

For some it's a dream come true, for others it's a true beta test with it's trials and tribulations. I think it was wise of Microsoft to let this Beta out so they can get feed back and get most of the fixes implimented before it's officially released.

I'am also hopeful that each issue will be resolved over time. I like to think that is the purpose of this beta.

Windows 7 is great for me and I really like it but there are many compatability issues that seem to cause BSOD events for many that need to be resolved before it's final release.
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22 Jan 2009   #15
djhallucn8

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

I have not had any BSOD issues, no driver issues, or AV issues on 3 different machines. The only problem I have had so far is an add-on for IE8 from myspace & its a picture uploader, I reported it & also some compatability view issues but thats it. I use Ableton Live & the latency is hardly anything. All of my software I have installed is working except for my portable version of DVDFab. All in all I an impressed, to the point to where I can't wait to pre order it!
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23 Jan 2009   #16
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65
To me stable means zero BSOD events and it's painfully obvious that Windows 7 is far from that.
Hi chev

I think that's too lofty a goal my friend. XP is still considered the MOST stable OS MS ever made and people still report BSOD's daily. That is a part of being, or trying to be, compatible with 10,000,000 different devices and configurations. As long as there are OS's, there will be BSOD's, or the next equivilent of them...it's inevitable really.

As for Beta releases, this is by far the most stable I've used, and I dig into everything when I test them out. In past beta's, more areas were still under construction than were working, but it's different in 7..almost everything is up and working (too a degree anyway )

I agree, the more eyes looking at things, the more things are found and the more good suggestions are offered to MS. This one just looks and feels like no other beta I've tested and I've tested since W95, I am very impressed!
Unfortunately, we, nor MS can ever know whether allot of those BSOD's are user caused, or the beta is installed on dodgy hardware setups, so it's near impossible to fix them all. But we can always keep hope!
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23 Jan 2009   #17
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
Yes I agree, very stable for a beta. I am running Vista ultimate also on dual boot and no problems so far. Obviously drivers will be sorted out at the final release.

I have been running Win 7 for 2 weeks and not 1 BSOD. Amazing for a beta release.
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23 Jan 2009   #18
djhallucn8

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
I have been running Win 7 for 2 weeks and not 1 BSOD. Amazing for a beta release.
I couldn't have said it better myself.
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24 Jan 2009   #19
damoh

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
I have been running Win 7 for 2 weeks and not 1 BSOD. Amazing for a beta release.
I second that
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24 Jan 2009   #20
4tthieves

 

I have it running on 2 desktops and my three teenage boys laptops. No major problems, and ZERO BSOD on either desktop for 2 weeks. I thougt i would never leave xp and still used it more that vista ultimate until now. My xp was only 32 bit and had windows 7 not been in the testing phase by now, i would have purchased xp x64 to replace my vista x64. Now it's gonna be W7 on all my computers and my 5 young adult kids computers. The price for 8 new operating systems will be well worth it when final release hit the market.
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