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Old 03-10-2009, 02:02 AM   #16
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Yup vista is a pain in the rear end. windows 7 looks very promising.
Oh Boy. Another new OS to look forward to. I just darn well better be able to play DW(LWAMI), SC(SCXIIc), and SH4 on the thing. And all the other non-gaming software I use as well. That's the part I hate about new OS releases.....
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:21 AM   #17
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:27 AM   #18
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Yup vista is a pain in the rear end. windows 7 looks very promising.
Oh Boy. Another new OS to look forward to. I just darn well better be able to play DW(LWAMI), SC(SCXIIc), and SH4 on the thing. And all the other non-gaming software I use as well. That's the part I hate about new OS releases.....

All should work without issue. SH4 worked straight out of the box for me on Vista Home Premium 64. COD WaW no issues. All non-gaming programs are fine. What I did not like was not having MS Office 2007 as part of the OS. It is a separate program that you pay for on top of the OS. I have read that Windows 7 beta is great from the word go. MS needs to have a flawless new OS after the Vista debacle.
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:09 AM   #19
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Just an aside, if I recall correctly, there were always sizeable numbers of people decrying every new release of Windows. Looking back, some versions were keepers (Win 95, Win XP) and some were dogs. My beef with Win Vsita are the system requirements. As a layman, I admit I don't know all the details that it takes to make an OS work, but I object to the ever-increasing amount of RAM and processing power it takes for Windows to open a file or manage my programs. Hopefully, Win 7 will be much "lighter".
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:16 AM   #20
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It kind of goes hand and hand. If the hardware makers are designing faster products, MS might as well make an OS that utilizes this speed. Vista core to speed is 'super fetch'. Vista is power hungry but if you feed it, it runs great. Even the game developers are utilizing this new found power and speed. We are seeing games that require dual cores and super lighting video cards. Rise of Flight for example. But, people like you and me will lay down the money for fast hardware because it is what we like to do with our spare time. We are just two of billions who do this as a hobby, etc. I can not be proof positive but Windows 7 will be just as hungry for power but, no matter, in a week you will have a fast computer that will take all comers with ease

PS: Yes, I held onto Windows 98 until my hands could not clutch it anymore. I lived through XP.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:23 PM   #21
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Vista x86 & x64 is powerhungry for good and bad. SP1 fixed alot of problem since Vista's first release which makes my gaming much better. For myself personally I don't like it. I've used it for 2 years now. I'm not too fond of it.

Windows 7 looks simpler and I've test it abit. It runs my games better. I use vista programs on it and all works fine and it doesn't have all that nonsense bloated stuff in it.

My only consern is will MS do what they did to VISTA beta and mutilated it to current Vista as they are working on Windows 7 beta now to its future release?
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:37 PM   #22
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Windows 7 in 2010? Looks that way...

http://windows7news.com/2009/03/10/n...ows-7-in-2009/
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:49 PM   #23
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Thanks for posting. Being a beta user of W7 my first though was "Oh crap", but turns out beta users need not to worry:

"Beta version users who might have fears that their beta versions run out will have the opportunity to upgrade to the Windows 7 Release Candidate which - most likely - will not expire before the official release of the final version of Windows 7. It is however not sure at this point if the release candidate of Windows 7 will be made available publicly or only to the beta testers."
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:21 PM   #24
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How do I get the W7 beta ?
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:21 PM   #26
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What I don't understand is why Windows 7 won't let me select 1280x960 resolution; would be the correct 4:3 res for an old CRT monitor, right? Also doesn't let me select Hz; just "hardware default", which leeds to one of my monitors not working (thing reports 72Hz at 1280*960, but is only capable of 70Hz at that res. ). Seems a rather basic piece of hardware support, wouldn't you say?

Apart from that, it's great. Runs on pretty much the same amount of resources as XP (far from the hog Vista is), and I even installed the onboard LAN with XP drivers (compatibility mode) because there are no Vista ones. Works Great.

Running on old AMD Athlon 2GHz with 1GB DDR, IDE drives and Radeon HD2600 AGP. Faster then XP.

After skipping on Vista (not just because of all the crap people said about it), I'm actually looking forward to this one.
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Vista is not scary. Two years ago it was horrid from the looks of it. So, we keep an eye on this OS and see where it takes us. Until then, I'm enjoying Vista.
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I've just installed the 7057 build of Win 7 beta and I gotta say the networking changes they have made between build 7000 to 7057 really it's taken me 3 days of tearing my hair out frustration to get Win 7 to see my wifes Win Xp Pro computer, what ever M$ did they really screwed up on the changes. They have implemented a new thing called Homegroups but that can only be used between Win 7 Computers, if you go through the normal process of trying to set up a network with a XP machine on it forget about it you can ping the machine but not see it.

Other than that I finally have SH3 running on Win 7 after finding a Budget version of SH3 with no Starforce protection.

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Windows 7 will certainly have it's trials and tribulation Steve. Concerning Windows, if it every went smoothly on the very first install we would not know what to do with ourselves.
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Some more news:

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/new...build-7057.ars
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