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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 8:40 pm 
Ah well, I thought that they'd have built in support for hardware like the Spyder. I'm interested in knowing if the Spyder will work on Windows 7 since I hear that the driver model has changed somewhat.


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Thanks for the heads up on RC Download Bob.

I'm currently looking into installing this onto a spare 30GB Laptop Harddrive I've got knocking around. I've got a caddy to put it so it makes it an external USB Drive.

First attempt wont let you just custom install onto the hard drive by USB. Next attempt may be to try and wire the harddrive onto my motherboard by IDE cable and make a bootable DVD with Windows 7 on.

Would ideally like to do it without taking my computer apart though lol.


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Ah well, I thought that they'd have built in support for hardware like the Spyder. I'm interested in knowing if the Spyder will work on Windows 7 since I hear that the driver model has changed somewhat.


I've got a spyder 3 pro, and it works just fine under number 7.

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Phil, without hacking, Windows has never liked being installed on USB disks.

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Come on everyone, there must be more people who are installing the RC!

Tell us your hardware and your experiences. Does it run smoothly? Does it work with your devices?

Are you happy with it?


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Haven't used my previous laptop install since last time as I needed my regular XP install and all that is on it...

Thinking of sticking it on another spare box some time, which will be an interesting challenge as it runs a Celeron and 512MB of ram. If it runs ok on that, normal PCs wont have to worry.

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Just done yet another install, this time 64 bit. I think I'll let this one stick around as the box I'm using *was* only a backups file server, now redundant as I got 2x1TB of USB disks the other day I'm dangling off another box

Spec: C2D E6600 (2.4 GHz dual), 2GB ram, 80GB PATA HD, GF7300 128MB PCIe 1x and whatever else is onboard.

Seems pretty quick and responsive, and I haven't even turned off the excess eye candy yet.

Downloading the XP VM for it now. While it is fair to expect the application to be different between x86 and x64, I was a little surprised for it to tell me I had the wrong version XP image. So another 450MB image downloading... assumed they would have stuck with a 32 bit VM for both...

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:25 pm 
I've been using 7 64bit as my main OS since the beta upgrading to almost every new build up to RC.
Everything works fine, drivers are loaded during installation or can be found through windows update easely.
The only thing that doesn't work is Logitech's software for my webcam (9000pro), you can still use the webcam for IM but you don't get the extra features that come with Logitech's software.
While according to tests its not that faster compared to Vista it does feel like it is, the interface is lighter and cleaner.
I'm not a fan of the new eye candy taskbar but luckily you can have traditional quick launch bar.


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No RC windows 7 anytime soon. Can't even find drivers for my Vista 64 bit edition. That's a problem when you run a rig with 6gig.

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Weird stuff Symtex, I run Vista 64 and have no issues with drivers whatshoever. :)

Are they old components which are unsupported.


Okay, I have one issue: my ancient quickcam webcam doesn't work anymore, because Logitech's a greedy company and actually recommends me to buy a new model. AAKH.

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Gordon Laing wrote:
Come on everyone, there must be more people who are installing the RC!

Tell us your hardware and your experiences. Does it run smoothly? Does it work with your devices?

Are you happy with it?


I'm running Win 7 RC x64. Not a single problem yet. I've installed it on my home system as well as my workstation (older PC) at the office, and both are running very smoothly.

I've been playing with Win 7 for about 6 months in total. I was impressed when I went to do a defrag and found that all of my drives were 0% fragmented after 4 months. I think there are a few "under the hood" improvements to the OS...not only just the GUI.


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I don't know if win7 carried it over from Vista, but Vista "out of the box" will run a background defrag for you occasionally.

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I'm bumping this thread to see if anyone else has any reports about using Windows 7 RC...

I may do soon as I'm currently installing it on my latest media PC build...


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I installed it a few weeks back, on a PC with the following key specs

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
2Gb PC5300 ram
Radeon 2600 Pro 512M
Hauppauge Nova-T-500 DVB-T card

Everything worked in the standard install except the TV card which needed some drivers downloading.

Previously I'd had Ubuntu Linux on it. I decided to switch after I added the TV card and it had driver issues on the version I was using.

By comparision the Windows Mediacenter is superb, and it automatically found all the TV and radio stations.

On the Linux version I had been using VMware and Windows 2000 VM to support a Minolta Elite 5400 II film scanner. This worked really well, but every time Ubuntu updated the kernel it seemed VMware stopped working. I may try this on Windows 7, but I have read on that it was possible to trick Vista into using the Windows XP 64-bit driver, so may try that route first.

One thing that does seem to bother many people is that Windows 7 has no email application.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:18 pm 
Habanero wrote:
One thing that does seem to bother many people is that Windows 7 has no email application.


That's part of the Windows Live package.

I also should have said that last week i installed the 32 Bit RC on my laptop, and it is pretty responsive, although i haven't got much stuff on it! Another thing to note is that the battery life has improved quite a bit versus Vista!

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C2D 1.6 Ghz
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