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Windows 7: Microsoft: No Ultimate Extras for Windows 7

07 Feb 2009   #1
Slimy

Windows 7
 
 
Microsoft: No Ultimate Extras for Windows 7

The Ultimate Extras embarrassment has been quite an issue since the launch of Vista, and while Microsoft did apologize and things started to get better in 2008, the fact remains that the company wasn't delivering as promised. Many users went as far as saying that Ultimate was useless because Ultimate Extras weren't plentiful, but of course those who bought Ultimate didn't buy them for the extras. And Microsoft is hoping those users will make the same decision for Windows 7 Ultimate, which won't be getting the feature when it's released. Here's the quote that shows Microsoft has given up (it almost slipped through our fingers after all this Windows 7 SKU news):
Our new approach to planning and building Windows doesn't have the capacity to continue to deliver features outside the regular release cycle. While our core development team is focused on building the next release, our sustained engineering team is focused on updates to existing features. As a result we don't plan to create Ultimate Extras.
Full Story: Microsoft: No Ultimate Extras for Windows 7 - Ars Technica


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07 Feb 2009   #2
element4life3

Windows 7 Beta 7000 32 bit
 
 

Good. i really never saw the value of getting extra bonuses such as Texas Hold'em. Tinker or Dreamscene. They should have just had those available to all of the versions from the beginning, or even not at all. Would anyone really have cared?
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07 Feb 2009   #3
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by element4life3 View Post
Good. i really never saw the value of getting extra bonuses such as Texas Hold'em. Tinker or Dreamscene. They should have just had those available to all of the versions from the beginning, or even not at all. Would anyone really have cared?
They should have been available for all versions from the beginning, the question now is are they going to make them available for everyone or restrict dreamscene and the others to Vista only ( I hope not because I loved dreamscene )
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07 Feb 2009   #4
element4life3

Windows 7 Beta 7000 32 bit
 
 

I never really liked using Dreamscene since it always seemed to just be an unnecessary system hog, but they sure were pretty to look at.
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07 Feb 2009   #5
z3r010

 

Dreamscene was a none starter for me as it doesn't support my set up of two cards and 4 monitors

I agree that all the so called ultimate extras should have been available on all versions of Vista (OK maybe not basic) as I think dreamscene would have added to the WOW factor for Joe public.
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07 Feb 2009   #6
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by element4life3 View Post
Good. i really never saw the value of getting extra bonuses such as Texas Hold'em. Tinker or Dreamscene. They should have just had those available to all of the versions from the beginning, or even not at all. Would anyone really have cared?
Texas hold em was my life...
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07 Feb 2009   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
They should have been available for all versions from the beginning, the question now is are they going to make them available for everyone or restrict dreamscene and the others to Vista only ( I hope not because I loved dreamscene )

Hi steven,

I'm sure I remember a post in the early days of this forum - stating that dreamscene was working with one of the early pre-beta builds, 6801 i think, you may want to have a search around if anyone can get it working I'm sure you can.

Oh Look here it is

https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ndows-7-a.html

looks like the cons may outweigh the pros though
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07 Feb 2009   #8
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I thought that Dreamscenes was only available in the Ultimate versions of Vista so that let me out, which is a pity as I like the bells and whistles
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07 Feb 2009   #9
Slimy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Texas hold em was my life...
You're life was an Ultimate Extra? :P
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07 Feb 2009   #10
Ezekiel

Windows 7 x64, Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit
 
 

The Extras in Windows Vista Ultimate, to me, was just a marketing scheme. I can't even remember the last time I turned Dreamscene on. as said in a pervious post. its a system hog. most of the people out there don't use the extras. but it was just another was for M$ to make more money.
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