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      25th Jun 2009
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How many people are currently using Windows 7 and what are your thoughts and experiences of it?

The reason for asking is that I'm going to build myself a new PC over the next 2 months, would like to do it in one go but due to finances I'll have to spread the build over 2 pay days

Once built I was thinking of jumping straight in with Windows 7 64Bit, so I suppose the question is should I?

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Hi,


How many people are currently using Windows 7 and what are your thoughts and experiences of it?

The reason for asking is that I'm going to build myself a new PC over the next 2 months, would like to do it in one go but due to finances I'll have to spread the build over 2 pay days

Once built I was thinking of jumping straight in with Windows 7 64Bit, so I suppose the question is should I?

Thoughts & Views welocmed.

Regards,

Andrew

I am using W7 rc 32bit, and am quite liking it...Its pretty quick imo....Pretty much everything that works for Vista works for W7...When the final release comes out I will be purchasing it. The only thing I am having trouble with is dual booting..Otherwise it is good..
 
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Depends what you use the pc for. If you are a home user and finances are tight why on earth pay for an os when you can use a free one. Have a look at me latest Mandriva 64 Bit walkthrough for a linux alternative to M$.


 

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Hi & Thanks to you both for your replies,

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Depends what you use the pc for. If you are a home user and finances are tight why on earth pay for an os when you can use a free one. Have a look at me latest Mandriva 64 Bit walkthrough for a linux alternative to M$.
It will be used for both work and play, work being an Oracle/MS SQL based .NET application at times requiring development in MS Visual Studio and report writing etc. Play would be games e.g. CoD 4 On-Line plus surfing etc.

I thought I would make use of Windows 7 RC.

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I've got the RC 32Bit installed on VPC, seems a good bit of kit.

Have a play, they are still offering W7 for download, at least until the end of the month :

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win.../download.aspx


 
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Play would be games e.g. CoD 4 On-Line plus surfing etc.
Im not sure if this is still the case, but beware, that Evenbalance (punkbuster) dont support 'beta or pre release OS's'

So no Cod4 online if that is still the case.

 


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      25th Jun 2009
Hi,

It appears that the majority of people using Windows 7 are running it either as a VPC or Dual Boot.

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Windows 7 Release Candidate: Download instructions
Protect your PC and data. Be sure to back up your data and please don't test the RC on your primary home or business PC.
Mmmmm... I hope to have my new PC built by the end of July, I'll download the 64bit RC and burn it to a disk probably next week at the office. However, in view of Microsoft advising not to test it on your primary PC I'm not sure what Microsoft OS to install onto the new PC?

Should I bite the bullet and have Windows 7 as my primary OS, or should I just wait for the offical release and install Vista instead?

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Im not sure if this is still the case, but beware, that Evenbalance (punkbuster) dont support 'beta or pre release OS's'

So no Cod4 online if that is still the case.
In that case it'll have to be either XP Pro 64bit or Vista Business 64bit, any thoughts or views as to which?

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Vista Business 64bit, any thoughts or views as to which?
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