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Windows 7: Windows 7 RC1 Branch Builds

18 Feb 2009   #11
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Well I guess if they've been able to work thru most of the feedback issues so far, and they remain stable..why not start the RC builds.

This thing is pretty darn close to being release-able and they have 1000's of engineers working on it 24/7, so they could possibly be at that point by now. I'm still curious to see what number of known bugs MS will report that the RTM contains. XP had 1500, Vista had 500, and I think W7 will be under 500. Probably 300 or less is my guess


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18 Feb 2009   #12
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7 View Post
Let the games begin xD (if true)

But as stated surely not enough feedback yet for RC??

My soundblaster issue is not resolved yet in 7022 (though its fixed by using kxproject drivers), unless such old devices are now disregarded?
Don't forget tho, it's not MS's job to build drivers for 3rd party devices, that's Creative's job and until they get an RTM to work with, I doubt they'll have anything soon.
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18 Feb 2009   #13
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
Don't forget tho, it's not MS's job to build drivers for 3rd party devices, that's Creative's job and until they get an RTM to work with, I doubt they'll have anything soon.
True but they did release a driver through win update, if used its worse than having no sound at all, its useless and they should either fix it or remove it from the list.

I very much doubt creative will support the card for 7 when they didn't with vista.
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18 Feb 2009   #14
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

The drivers which MS send through updates, are normally the latest received from the producer. As such, they are often untested by Microsoft..
Many savvy users get drivers from third party sources, other than the original, or have an older driver which is working satisfactory. The MS offers will overwrite these.It is a good precaution to disable the option to automatically download drivers.
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18 Feb 2009   #15
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Either way it does not work properly and should be fixed, i have a fix (that actually won't work unless that driver is installed first) but still i fail to see how it would have been creative who made the driver when its not been supported for vista or 7, surely they would not just include the last xp driver hoping it may work?
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19 Feb 2009   #16
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7 View Post
Either way it does not work properly and should be fixed, i have a fix (that actually won't work unless that driver is installed first) but still i fail to see how it would have been creative who made the driver when its not been supported for vista or 7, surely they would not just include the last xp driver hoping it may work?
You're right there, they wouldn't do that.
And I also can't see Creative getting a driver signed and released thru WinUpdate for a card they no longer support.
So, I have no idea what that driver is for but obviously, it's not for your card. Something must be telling the WU utility the wrng device ID and it's thinking you have something else for a sound card..maybe?
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04 Mar 2009   #17
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
You're right there, they wouldn't do that.
And I also can't see Creative getting a driver signed and released thru WinUpdate for a card they no longer support.
So, I have no idea what that driver is for but obviously, it's not for your card. Something must be telling the WU utility the wrng device ID and it's thinking you have something else for a sound card..maybe?
Yes i think your right, and the driver from win update is for a broad range of similar cards running the same/similar chipset but its just not the correct one for my dated card.
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04 Mar 2009   #18
djhallucn8

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

They will get this sorted out before final release I hope.
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05 Mar 2009   #19
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Driver updates sem to be a major issue with most of the 7 builds to date. If your equipment is working OK, then it can be a good idea to turn off the Driver update, through the System - Advanced system settings - Hardware - Device installation settings.
At this stage of Windows 7, perhaps it is better to run with what you have?
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