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Old 01-15-2009, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Windows 7 Beta Any one tried it yet. If so what's your take on it....
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Meeami
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I have it running on a newish Toshiba laptop and must say im really impressed. My first impression with vista was 'substantially less than impressed'. This thing installed, did great on drivers, performs ok, and ran 90% of our enterprise stuff right out of the box. So its a yea from me.

Im missing a few things that i use in XP but finding ways around them and newer tools. If it keeps on wokring, im planning on putting a few users on it in a testing capacity when it is released. We have never had that conversation about vista as just the IT dept testing it's results were so poor.
They have done some work on it. I bet if i tried a clean vista sp1 install at this point, id be ok too, compared to what was originally delivered.
So try it if you got a decent machine and the time!
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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I see a number talking about the beta version...... I want to see more reviews before downloading it.
Thanks.......
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Meeami
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As of this aftenoon we have it running on 5 computers, 2 newish dell towers, 2 macs within parallels, and my toshiba laptop. Runs smooth on all of them. The dells had some driver issues we were able to resolve pretty simply. THe macs parallels tools installer didnt run, but made the vista drivers available, which worked. And my toshiba installed everything automaticly but the fnger reader (which out of principle, i downloaded from toshiba, and sure enough it works). There are some little things ill have to get used to,(i miss some xp power tools) but its definately not bad. I actually even like IE8. Ive had one freeze in 3 days of beating on it, which isnt bad considering what ive put it through.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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i have it running on 2 pentium 4's one @ 2.6, the other 3.0ghz
with 1.2gb or ram, and it runs quite smooth, better then vista, and it seems to be stable, the only thing is look for your video card driver or it installs a standard vga eveything is workign great office 2007, firefox, itunes, my hp printer google chrome, winamp, yahoo, etc, basically most hardware that runs on vista runs on 7 but i obviously dont have time to run it all
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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I am running it on and AMD Phenom 9500 with 3 GB DDR2 Dual-Channel. It runs well but I have encountered some glitches. My HP F4135 printer gives me an error at install, sometimes when I boot up my desktop stays black and I have to log off or reboot to get the screen back. Windows live also crashes when trying to open.

All in all, for a Beta the thing runs pretty smooth. I will also add that they seem to have tinkered with sound quality in Windows Media and the stereo separation is superb. The best clarity I have heard coming from a pc. It rivals the Alesis monitors I used to have back in my studio days and that is saying something.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Meeami
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Driver issues, it will have. Ive used Vista drivers when i had to, but we know, while that may work, its not totally meant for it. I had the 'boot up desktop stays black issue' with vista but not win7 so far. My guess is driver issues as well. I have had ie8 freeze a few times today, bah. Im still pretty impressed, I was pretty anti vista (to the point of my home computers are linux/mac) but this seems to be doing pretty well for me.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:15 AM
 
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Thanks........
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:16 AM
 
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Driver issues, it will have.
Are you Yoda?

Vista x64 drivers worked for all my hardware, 5.1 audio, TV tuner, GTX260 graphics.
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