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May 30, 2009 1:19:31 AM

Hello

My HTPC rig is this :

2.40GHz Pentium 4 S478 Single Core CPU
HIS ICoolerII HD3650 AGP 512MB
1GB DDR RAM PC3200
Seagate 250GB HDD IDE

I was wondering, I have XP right now. If I got Windows 7 will it be extremely laggy on my computer? Secondly, how do I uninstall the RC Windows 7? And how is HDCP, DXVA on Win 7?

I want to try it but I'm afraid I won't be able to install it.

Also since I use CCC 8.4 drivers for my card, (other one's are DXVA crippled) do I install the Vista version on Win 7?

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May 30, 2009 2:58:40 PM

Anyone have any suggestions? I actually just want to know, do I use Vista drivers in Windows 7?
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May 30, 2009 3:35:51 PM

Yes, you could/should use Vista driver on 7
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May 31, 2009 1:36:45 AM

Unless there are dedicated Windows 7 drivers.
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May 31, 2009 7:47:04 AM

Thanks for the reply, so the bad thing was my old HTPC rig wasn't up for booting to a DVD. So I tried various methods (Flash Drive, Diff. Programs, Lower ISO Burning Speed) with all the same results. I decided to just pop the disk in Windows XP and install. It went good, I installed it on my secondary HDD and now its running dual boot. Hopefully it remains this way! Thanks for the help!

PS. Windows 7 looks amazing! :lol: 
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May 31, 2009 10:21:53 AM

good for you.
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May 31, 2009 4:15:36 PM

HTPC on a release candidate os T_T i have hard enough time getting my tv tuner card to work the first time drivers are picky.
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June 1, 2009 10:53:24 AM

Just use a Xp, seriously.

That's what I do ;) 
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June 1, 2009 12:53:59 PM

If you're going to all the effort of learning a new OS - which is a pain as they move all the buttons about. You may want to try Ubuntu. It's free. Not too sure if it has your drivers. but it just might.
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June 1, 2009 12:58:43 PM

No, this guy doesn't have a working driver for his TV tuner, so unless you are prepared to either hack it or recode his own...

And fyi, I'm a Ubuntu, Fedora, Vista, XP, OS X and Windows 7 user.

I like having more OSes than computers.
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June 1, 2009 10:20:54 PM

Yeah, I have dual boot XP/Win 7 if sometihng doesn't work in 7 i use XP easy enough.
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