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  • Windows 7? Anyone using the RC

    Ive just downloaded an RC from www.microsoft.com, and about to install it.

    Is anyone here using it? any comments on it?

    PS i got the 64 bit version

    cheers
    wish me luck!

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    Re: Windows 7? Anyone using the RC

    Originally posted by 0D092F3636332C3B345A0 link=1248427128/0#0 date=1248427128
    Ive just downloaded an RC from www.microsoft.com, and about to install it.

    Is anyone here using it? any comments on it?

    PS i got the 64 bit version

    cheers
    wish me luck!
    Na... But very interested ... See you Sunday ... Got a spare DVD with the RC on it ?


    My XP system is stable and works... Need to move up, but the cost and time involved Vs time and $ on coffee......................... Coffee wins

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    • #3
      Re: Windows 7? Anyone using the RC

      Not yet but will get it including a HP mini netbook as part of my entry at this years MS TechEd in September.

      The enterprise keys will be release to us for doing upgrades at the office in mid august.

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      • #4
        Re: Windows 7? Anyone using the RC

        Ive been using it at work for a few weeks now. Overall, no crashes and very stable. Its better than Vista, but I cant say Im in love with it.

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        • #5
          Re: Windows 7? Anyone using the RC

          Using mine on my macbook pro, overall no crashes and very stable. Not a huge fan of all the dock aspects, its almost mac-like but not quite as useful, though the command-up-down-left-right make it well worth the upgrade imo.

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          • #6
            Re: Windows 7? Anyone using the RC

            Im undecieded at this stage, it is stable, a little too auto for my liking, ill have more of an explore in the next few days though, it is quicker than vista as expected, but i do have the occasional 64 bit compatability issue with a few apps, which i expected, the problem i see is networking, its hard to get through the GUI levels to the more raw networking tools, ill report back in a days......

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            • #7
              Re: Windows 7? Anyone using the RC

              The idea behind the RC is that when its released as Retail itll stop working/have limited functionality until you install a purchased copy correct? Or would there be a grace period between the retail release and the RC ceasing to function?

              Im tempted to try it, but I dont want to lose access to my PC the instant its released as Retail.

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              • #8
                Re: Windows 7? Anyone using the RC

                From memory the RC will cease to function sometime next year. I cant remember the date.

                If you dont update by then, the computer will shutdown every 2 hours. Annoying, but it doesnt stop you from accessing your computer. Quite frankly, I wish my computer already had that feature!

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                • #9
                  Re: Windows 7? Anyone using the RC

                  Originally posted by 282A262E2E20273A490 link=1248427128/7#7 date=1248754942
                  From memory the RC will cease to function sometime next year. I cant remember the date.
                  Yes it is here
                  Downloads will be available until August 20, 2009. After that, you can still install the RC and you can get a product key if you need one.
                  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/download.aspx

                  KK

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                  • #10
                    Re: Windows 7? Anyone using the RC

                    from memory itll work until june 2010 but from march itll start shutting down every 2 hours...

                    i have both RC 7 and XP SP2 installed (installed rc7 on a different hard drive) but i find myself always choosing to boot the older version of windows. probably cos i havnt found the time to port settings and applications to the new OS and because of some compatibilty issues with x64 as well (my tv card and pvr didnt like it too much).

                    i do think it lookes prettier though! i cant really get my head around teh new taskbar and i think im just too set on the classic way the taskbar works in xp. not sure if there is a way to revert to the xp bar in rc7.

                    but i think it does load a lot faster than xp and looks cleaner. i do like the new libraries function as well which is a very big plus in my books.

                    i guess well see what happens when it starts doing the 2 hr shutdowns next year as to which os i end up keeping!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Windows 7? Anyone using the RC

                      Originally posted by 796B676F6F780A0 link=1248427128/9#9 date=1248785639
                      not sure if there is a way to revert to the xp bar in rc7.
                      Are you not perpetuating the look and feel of an old system doing this rather than embracing change and moving forward.
                      We will have the same issues here at work when the time comes to start using Win 7 and so will have to develop or see what MS training is available to get people used to any different interface.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Windows 7? Anyone using the RC

                        Originally posted by 64767A727265170 link=1248427128/9#9 date=1248785639
                        but i think it does load a lot faster than xp
                        i dont think it boots faster than xp, but faster than vista 8-)

                        Originally posted by 64767A727265170 link=1248427128/9#9 date=1248785639
                        i do like the new libraries function as well which is a very big plus in my books.
                        100% agree with that one, also the new codec pack plays avis in the media centre!

                        Originally posted by 56797072655A76797670727A727963170 link=1248427128/1#1 date=1248440902
                        Got a spare DVD with theRC on it ?
                        Yeah mate, ill drop it in one arvo if ya like, save ya the 3.3Gb Dl! just apply for the download online to get your Product Key and use my DVD.

                        Originally posted by 64767A727265170 link=1248427128/9#9 date=1248785639
                        from memory itll work until june 2010 but from march itll start shutting down every 2 hours...
                        That is true, itll be cracked in two weeks though 8-)

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                        • #13
                          Re: Windows 7? Anyone using the RC

                          Originally posted by 484546482A0 link=1248427128/10#10 date=1248817193
                          perpetuating the look and feel of an old system doing this rather than embracing change and moving forward
                          yeah but ive been using the same taskbar since win 95... thats about half my life

                          Originally posted by 7D795F4646435C4B442A0 link=1248427128/11#11 date=1248831114
                          itll be cracked in two weeks though
                          im surprised it hasnt been cracked yet..

                          that said, the RC version on torrent did come packaged with a trojan... (proving the real genuine advantage  ;D )

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                          • #14
                            Re: Windows 7? Anyone using the RC

                            Originally posted by 75676B636374060 link=1248427128/9#9 date=1248785639
                            itll start shutting down every 2 hours
                            Ahhh... then it will work more like Windows ME and Vista?



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                            • #15
                              Re: Windows 7? Anyone using the RC

                              Originally posted by 5B747E631A0 link=1248427128/13#13 date=1248878314
                              Ahhh... then it will work more like Windows ME and Vista?
                              Nah, more like public servants and council workers ;D

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