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May 7, 2009 12:21:10 AM

Hey guys I got some windows 7 questions for y'all. Here goes:

1. Do I install windows 7 by downloading the RC from microsoft website and burn the .ISO file to a DVD then boot off of that?

2. How big is the .ISO file? (would it fit on a 4.7GB DVD?)

3. What kind of configuration do you have running win7 on? (is it 32 or 64bit, what cpu, how much ram, and how well it runs on that setup)

Thanks to anyone who replies! :D 

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May 7, 2009 12:26:11 AM

Oh yeah one more question srry I forgot =P

Would you recommend running win7 as your primary OS? I would have the 64-bit version and use my computer primarily for gaming and want a good modern OS that isnt (old) XP and don't want to pay $100 for vista when win7 is coming out so soon (though I do like vista).
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May 7, 2009 12:40:26 AM

ehanger said:
Hey guys I got some windows 7 questions for y'all. Here goes:

1. Do I install windows 7 by downloading the RC from microsoft website and burn the .ISO file to a DVD then boot off of that?

2. How big is the .ISO file? (would it fit on a 4.7GB DVD?)

3. What kind of configuration do you have running win7 on? (is it 32 or 64bit, what cpu, how much ram, and how well it runs on that setup)

Thanks to anyone who replies! :D 


1) yes, exactly.
2) 3.1gb, it fits on a dvd.
3) On a test machine, e8400, 4gb, 7300GT. 64 bit.
From the testing I have done, it seems to be good.

I would run it as a primary OS until the official release is out. At that time, you will need to do a clean install again.

Tests I have seen show it to be good for gaming.

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May 7, 2009 12:44:42 AM

I am running windows 7 as my main and only opp system, and am having no probs at all.

system
Q6600
4gb ddr2 800
P5Q-Pro mobo
Audigy 2 sound
Samsung 500gb HDD

as for the rest of the questions
1: yes
2: 3.2gb for 64bit (yes)

i recommend jumping all in and installing this as ur main opp system,
it is stable, it looks bloody sexy and it is fast. from what i can tell, all vista drivers work (if u need to install any, as win 7 installed all drivers duringinstall).

there is only one problem i do have, majority of the virtual drive software (daemon tools and alcohol 120) dont work yet, waiting on updates.
May 7, 2009 3:14:13 AM

The thing I love about Windows 7 is how it tries to find all the drivers for your system. Already have connectivity right in the install program, and the only driver I had to manual install (so far) was my video card driver.

I'm actually starting to rely on 7 now. The hardest part is uninstalling all my old apps from my old XP install and reinstalling them on 7. Maybe this install guide may be helpful: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/248-63-install-window... (just remember the min space you need for 64-bit is 20GB, not 16GB)
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May 7, 2009 4:09:15 AM

I've been running the beta W7 7100 since it's release without any problems.
Yesterday I installed the RC version it's even better, I didn't need to find any drivers for the installed hardware.
Home built system
E6600
3gb ram
Intel 965RY board
1x250gb WD hdd
2x320gb WD hdd
1x640gb WD hdd
internal drives
1x WD500gb MY BOOK external, 1x Seagate 250gb Free Agent external
2x Welland eSATA cases, 1x 160gb WD, 1x 640gb WD hdd
I still have Vista on another drive, did a clean install on my spare drive which I emptied earlier.
Install took 20 minutes from inserting DVD to ready to use.
I used easy transfer to save my documents and settings from the beta version onto the RC version.
Saves me remembering all my forum user name and passwords, memory's not what it used to be.
Reinstalled all my programs, that kept me busy the rest of the day.
By adding my document folder, photos, music and video to the W7 library, I have full access to data in Vista, without needing 2 copies and then trying to work out which is a later file and which is an old one.
May 7, 2009 7:22:26 AM

OK thanks for the replies, So im guessing based on what hardware you guys have that win7 will run fine for me?

Im on a

I have 2 systems, sys1:

Core i7 920 @ 3.0GHz
Corsair 3GB DDR3-1333 MHz RAM
ASUS P6T X58 Motherboard
No graphics card YET
No PSU YET
No HDD, DVD, Case YET

Sys 2

Q9400 @ 3.0GHz
OCZ 4GB DDR2-800MHz RAM
Gigabyte EP43-UD3L motherboard
Corsair 750w PSU
Antec 900 case
WD 320GB HDD
some old DVD burner
XFX 8800GT alpha dog (upgradin soon)
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May 7, 2009 7:44:05 AM

Windows 7 RC 64
AMD 64 4000+ San Diego 2.5GHz. single core
Machspeed Socket 939 NF4
OCZ Platinum DDR 3200 400MHz. 2 x 1 GB
EVGA 7900GTO
WD 74GB Raptor
2 x DVD-RW
Antec 550w PSU
Antec 300 case
Dual boot with XP
Viewsonic E90 19" CRT

Windows 7 RC provided every system driver required for this NF4 rig! After initial install, Device manager was clean!!! Windows 7 64 at that! That was amazing.






May 7, 2009 6:42:56 PM

Primary system:
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC
q6600 G0 @ 3.0ghz
Gigabyte EP45-UD3LR
G.Skill DDR2-800 4GB (2x2)
HIS 4670
WD 250gb; 640gb HDDs
(Just killed XP dual boot)
Samsung DVD+-RW
PCP&C 610w PSU
Antec 900
Samsung 17" & 22" LCDs


As with Badge, clean device manager after x64 RC install (beta 7000 needed 2 drivers, 7068 was clean)

Only odd thing was how it decided to handle the video drivers. The automatically installed ATI/AMD driver was 8.600, when using 'update driver' method Windows reported that my drivers were already up to date. Obviously, 8.612 is the latest driver version, so I had to run the actual setup application in the latest 9.4 Catalyst download (5/5). That being said, there were no issues (and none expected) in installing said drivers.


Secondary system:
Windows 7 RC x86 (32-bit)
P4 2.6ghz (non-HT)
Asus P4T-E
1GB RDRAM
Sapphire x1950GT AGP
250gb & 500gb HDDs
Sony/NEC DVD+-RW
Creative SBLive PCI
3com 3C905B PCI ethernet
Aerocool 420w PSU
Enermax case
Samtron 75v 17" CRT (ugh)

This one has been a bit trickier. The old 3com net adapter needed drivers and I had to use the third-party drivers for the sound. That said, it runs Win 7 pretty damn well, all things considered.
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