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General Availability for Windows 7 Beta Ends Feb. 10

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January 26, 2009 1:59:01 PM

"..or, if you’re eager to get your hands on the Beta before the cut off date, click here."

Please fix the link, thank you.
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January 26, 2009 2:01:00 PM

Please hold.
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January 26, 2009 2:02:56 PM

Should be all fixed Zoonie. :) 
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a b $ Windows 7
January 26, 2009 4:52:43 PM

I downloaded the 64 bit english version last time, and installation stucks at 75% loading(not installing) from the dvd.
Wasted a DVD there.

Should I get 64 or 32 bit version? My laptop should be able to run 64 bit (Core2duo T5500).
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January 26, 2009 5:33:10 PM

ProDigit80I downloaded the 64 bit english version last time, and installation stucks at 75% loading(not installing) from the dvd.Wasted a DVD there.Should I get 64 or 32 bit version? My laptop should be able to run 64 bit (Core2duo T5500).


What are you running atm?
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January 26, 2009 5:57:39 PM

Even when the beta download is offline, if product keys are still available, couldn't you just download it from a torrent site? It would probably be faster than getting it straight from M$ anyways.
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Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
January 26, 2009 6:49:09 PM

JMcEntegartWhat are you running atm?

1,66Ghz core 2 duo 2-4gig ram (can manually install extra) @400mhz.

I'm running it on a sony vaio, 'Windows Vista Capable' machine.
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Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
January 26, 2009 6:56:05 PM

btw, the beta continuously 'disconnects'.
It's a terrible download.. I also suggest torrent download!
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January 26, 2009 7:07:20 PM

Go for 64. If you're running Vista right now, you should be okay to run Win7 no problem. To make full use of the 4GB of RAM, you'll need to go 64-bit anyway.
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January 26, 2009 7:58:12 PM

I also couldn't install the 64-bit version in my laptop - it wouldn't go past the first "copying files".. and then the dvd drive kept clicking as if the cd was damaged. I burned another dvd and the exact same thing happened. I then downloaded the 32-bit version, and everything went smoothly. I have a Toshiba A200-226 - Core 2 Duo T8300 2.4 Ghz, 4GB DDR2 667 and two 200GB hard disks. I tried to install the OS on the second hard disk both times. Supposedly the platform is able to run 64-bit code right ?
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January 26, 2009 11:07:34 PM

Maybe your chipset doesn't support 64 bit.

It's not always about the processor. Some of the first 64 bit processors were put into 32 bit motherboards. This causes massive confusion and problems.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 27, 2009 12:09:25 AM

I do not even know what link i got my Win7 from but it downloaded(it was linked to download.microsoft.com/yaddaayaadaa) at 1.8megabytes/sec I was a happy user. I was there on the first day, just waiting for the keys.
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January 27, 2009 12:46:37 AM

It's going to be hard to get drivers for a while. I installed Win7 64bit on my new Biostar T58 and had problems. I asked Biostar about beta drivers, and they told me to ask Intel. Intel didn't have any when I checked. Do your homework, and be willing to give up. Nice desktop pictures, quicker load times, but worth the hassle? You decide.
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January 27, 2009 1:16:24 AM

68vistacruiserIt's going to be hard to get drivers for a while. I installed Win7 64bit on my new Biostar T58 and had problems. I asked Biostar about beta drivers, and they told me to ask Intel. Intel didn't have any when I checked. Do your homework, and be willing to give up. Nice desktop pictures, quicker load times, but worth the hassle? You decide.

Try the vista drivers. I've not had a single problem with drivers yet. Infact, next week I'll be installing it over my vista 64 on my main machine.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 27, 2009 3:03:29 AM

I used the Vista 64 drivers and they work great.
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January 27, 2009 8:48:17 AM

descendencyMaybe your chipset doesn't support 64 bit. It's not always about the processor. Some of the first 64 bit processors were put into 32 bit motherboards. This causes massive confusion and problems.


Hmmm, I think this chipset supports 64-bit - it's the "Mobile Intel® PM965 Express Chipset" - it's the Santa Rosa Platform, but I couldn't find that the 64-bit capability at the Intel site. They probably take it for granted.

As to drivers, I installed the ATI drivers for Windows Vista and they work fine.

The Intel Turbo Memory drivers however don't install.
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Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
February 9, 2009 12:13:49 AM

thank you.
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