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Microsoft: No Additional Windows 7 Public Betas

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February 2, 2009 4:59:28 PM

Ah yes. No official public betas. There will be leaks of RC all over the internet and the torrent sites just like the earlier builds of 7 were.
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February 2, 2009 11:30:17 PM

Meh. Last time I tried the Windows 7 drive for my 900GX2 still doesn't work. I tried uninstalling that driver in safe mode and downloading the one for vista that is supposed to work as well, but of course with Windows "supposed to" means there is a 50/50 chance.
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February 3, 2009 12:02:06 AM

Kewl MunkyMeh. Last time I tried the Windows 7 drive for my 900GX2 still doesn't work. I tried uninstalling that driver in safe mode and downloading the one for vista that is supposed to work as well, but of course with Windows "supposed to" means there is a 50/50 chance.


Yeah. Microsoft should be more active in writing drivers for other companies hardware products. Oh wait, that isn't their job.
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February 3, 2009 3:21:54 AM

so,most likely okt28 pre-beta, jan 7 Beta, March24-31 RC, June 23 official release?
There's about a 6month timegap, between the beta release,and the projected release date....
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February 3, 2009 11:58:35 AM

I don't want to see 7 rushed, but I would like the opportunity to be able to purchase a license for it now and run the beta on my other computer till it is released. Doesn't MS want my money now?
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February 3, 2009 12:38:47 PM

If you understood what a moving target writing drivers are for a beta OS, you wouldn't be so glib. I have personally wasted thousands of hours while MS teams got their act together. Driver stacks have changed post RC candidates! MS' bottom up approach to specing releases is crap.
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February 3, 2009 9:49:55 PM

damn them. that's not very nice, i would have liked to try the newer betas, i got the last one up and running, personally i like some of the changes, but i dont' like its like windows vista all over again...
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February 3, 2009 11:34:03 PM

taybYeah. Microsoft should be more active in writing drivers for other companies hardware products. Oh wait, that isn't their job.


It's not the fact that Microsoft needs to make a driver, it's the fact that the nvidia driver download recognizes it as windows 7 and continues to download because it "should" would with it since there is no kernel difference between windows vista and 7. The only real difference is that 7 fixes most issues, and has a more polished look.

When you buy an upgrade to windows 7 from vista, you will be paying Microsoft for what could and should be a service pack.
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