Windows 7 RC available NOW!

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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by nevermind1534 » Tue May 05, 2009 7:43 pm

Tibia wrote:I realize this is probably a very stupid question, but if I don't purchase a full license when the RC runs out, could I just reinstall my current OS? I'm thinking about trying this with my office computer, and I know there's no money for me to get a new OS this year or next year.
Yes, you can, just like any OS that doesn't make your computer self-destruct. You will, however, lose your settings from Win 7.
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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Tue May 05, 2009 8:00 pm

Posting from it right now. Everything seems about the same as the beta, but I haven't poked around with it a whole lot yet.
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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by Harshboy » Tue May 05, 2009 9:39 pm

I burned it earlier today but haven't installed it yet. I'm going to wait until after my research paper is handed in this Friday to wipe my hard drive so I don't get screwed out of 300 points.

What's this Windows XP Mode I've been hearing about now? Is it like some sort of advanced Compatibility mode?

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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by palmertech » Tue May 05, 2009 9:43 pm

It is a virtualized copy of XP SP3 running inside of Vista. Your CPU needs to support it, though. AMD is pretty much a sure bet for anything within the last year or so, but Intel is more hit and miss.
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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by Harshboy » Tue May 05, 2009 10:16 pm

palmertech wrote:It is a virtualized copy of XP SP3 running inside of Vista. Your CPU needs to support it, though. AMD is pretty much a sure bet for anything within the last year or so, but Intel is more hit and miss.
I'm pretty damn sure my C2D E8400 will since it supports whatever Intel's silly name for Virtualization is.

EDIT: Looked up my CPU for compatibility and it will be. Yay :)

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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by attacknick » Tue May 05, 2009 11:11 pm

rc1 seems more stable. and has anyone got win7 to work with the ATI Mobility Radeon™ 9000
too broke to make a portable.

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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by thehackerinside » Wed May 06, 2009 3:49 am

:evil: I need to update my bios before I can boot from a dvd :lol:

Windows 7 FAIL :lol:
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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by Triton » Wed May 06, 2009 8:39 am

wow your bios must be fail :lol: my biostar p4m80-m4 mobo (socket 478 p4) boots from dvd just fine lol, AND runds win7 fine too
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Post by thehackerinside » Wed May 06, 2009 8:52 am

Yes, it's a gigabyte MB so I know it's crap :lol:
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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by nightwheel » Wed May 06, 2009 9:29 am

well dang the dvd I burned was corrupted.

Now I'm going to try and install from a SD card since my new computer's Bios sounds like can boot from there if I read the boot menu right.

Edit: well that didn't work.
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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by bicostp » Wed May 06, 2009 10:29 am

You should be able to boot from a DVD just like you can boot from a CD. :lol:

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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by thehackerinside » Wed May 06, 2009 11:01 am

bicostp wrote:You should be able to boot from a DVD just like you can boot from a CD. :lol:
Boot error 50 or something like that, DVD works on another computer.
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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Wed May 06, 2009 7:33 pm

Anybody having troubles installing java? I installed it, and Firefox claims to have the plugin, but nothing java works. :?
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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by ghosstt » Thu May 07, 2009 1:40 pm

The iso has a ".dlm" extension on it. I'm assuming it's for the download manager that M$ used, but shouldn't it have gone away? oh well.

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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by bicostp » Thu May 07, 2009 2:34 pm

I downloaded with Firefox and it just spat out a regular .iso. Are you sure it finished downloading?

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