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Microsoft Windows 7 discussion

Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by editor, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. stupid dogbot

    stupid dogbot Haughty and Superior

  2. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

    On my OCZ Vertex SSD, it took 5 minutes.
  3. grit

    grit an ugly force for good

    breaking news: ssd faster than spinning platters, fire hot, water wet, full storys at 11
  4. ExtraRefined

    ExtraRefined Better than you at everything you love

    + Internet posters need to brag about size of e-peen in shape of l33t hardware
  5. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

  6. Global Stoner

    Global Stoner baseline neural therapy

    Being a mere punter I'm still waiting for mine. Am I going to notice any differences going from RC1 to the retail version?
  7. grit

    grit an ugly force for good

    if your planning on buying a legit key in the next 90 days you can install it now
  8. Global Stoner

    Global Stoner baseline neural therapy

    I paid for it months ago when it was at £45, just waiting for my copy to arrive in the post. RC1 is working fine, just wondering if I'm going to notice any differences with the final retail.

    My net connection is far to flaky at the moment to contemplate downloading anything. :(
  9. jæd

    jæd Corporate Hooker

    Unless there was an Release Candidate 2 (RC2) then there shouldn't be any differences...
  10. Global Stoner

    Global Stoner baseline neural therapy

    Fair point. :facepalm:

    Just the ball ache of a reinstall then. :(
  11. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

    The version I'm running is the Release to Manufacturer version (RTM). This might differ a little from the RC1 version. Probably not enough to be noticeable.

    They have taken out a feature of the task bar that I can't understand, why remove a feature. Its the 'allow task bar to appear behind other windows'. I've been using that for a decade, I have the task bar down the right. Doing that I can see each app description much more easily but it takes much more screen space. Without that setting its just obstructive, I've had to use auto hide which is just tacky.
  12. Crispy

    Crispy Fond of drink and industry

    ugh. can't stand auto-hide. knowing where your target is before you move the mouse to it is right near the top of 'things you must do in a sensible pointer-driven UI'
  13. ExtraRefined

    ExtraRefined Better than you at everything you love

  14. Open Sauce

    Open Sauce Well-Known Member

  15. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

    I actually feel sick.
  16. A Dashing Blade

    A Dashing Blade Takes horses to water but can't make donkeys drink

    How many PC's (all at home using the same interweb connection) will I be able to install a legit copy onto?
  17. tarannau

    tarannau Mongolian eyed

    The answer is clearly one, or it no longer becomes a legit copy.
  18. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

    If you run it on more than one on the same network it will detect that and disable one of the copies.
  19. Quartz

    Quartz Error: custom title not found

  20. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Stealth Llama

    Got my retail pack of Windows 7 Home Premium delivered today from Dixons.

    Last week they sent me an email saying:
    I hope Windows 7 works better than their calendar.
  21. Global Stoner

    Global Stoner baseline neural therapy

    I've just got mine through...Curries told me I wouldn't get it before the 22nd.
  22. ohmyliver

    ohmyliver poppin' like a cork

    arses, so I missed the 50 quid, then the half price deal for Windows 7. Damn dithery div that I am. I'd have had to buy a new hard disk though for the non-upgrade version, though.

    Remind me what's wrong with buying the upgrade version.
  23. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    Unless you use it for professional reasons, I wouldn't be too bothered about buying a copy.

    Upgrade copy is crap if you ever want to install on a fresh drive, or indeed a formatted drive.
  24. ohmyliver

    ohmyliver poppin' like a cork

    so, it's mostly if I had to reinstall the OS from scratch I'd have to install vista first, then the upgrade over it?

    Well, professional reasons, and direct x 11.
  25. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Stealth Llama

    As far as I can tell, the upgrade and non-upgrade versions are the same, in the UK at least.
  26. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

    Except for the above restriction. It will not install on machine that does not have an existing copy of windows already installed on it. It will still allow you to format the disk once it works out that the old copy is there if I remember correctly.
  27. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    Yeah.

    Is Direct X 11 supposed to some fancy new anti-piracy thing?
  28. grit

    grit an ugly force for good

    Direct X is a gaming API developed by microsoft that is used to develop against primarily dedicated GPUs however it also handles sound and input.

    Some of the latest features in dedicated graphics cards are only available with the latest Direct X
  29. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    Oh, sorry, I could have been clearer. I know what DirectX is, been a PC gamer for years. I just wondered why DX11 was being cited as a reason to buy Windows 7 as opposed to 'evaluate' it.
  30. grit

    grit an ugly force for good

    Direct x 11 will only work with vista and 7. So if you want to run it you need to be running either OS.

    From what I've heard there is yet to be a release that really demonstrates the improvements so in my view its not really a good enough reason on its own to upgrade.

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