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  • Started 4 years ago by ZoroBStar
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ZoroBStar
Posts: 2

Hello, I'm new here and I'm wondering...

Did you test your favorite software on Windows 7 RC?
I already tested mine (Firefox, Mil Shield, LavaSoft Firewall and others) and they work perfectly on the RC.

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Beauseph
Beauseph
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Hello ZoroBStar, welcome! I tested Windows 7 out and all of the software I use run fine with the OS. Although the software I use is made for 32-bit OS and works on my XP, Vista, and windows 7, which all are 32-bit OS. So I never really have much conflicts.

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ScottW
ScottW
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ZoroBStar, hello. We have had some similar threads in the past, but it has been a while. I am now running Windows 7 RC as my primary OS and it has run everything that I have thrown at it. I will work on putting together a list of apps that I have working.

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ColinAirlie
ColinAirlie
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Scott I've been considering running it as my Primary OS for a while (I plan to buy it when it's released anyway), is it worth the doing? I'm on Vista Home Premium at the mo.

Col

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ProstheticHead
ProstheticHead
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Col, you should be able to buy an "Update kit" upon release. I've got 3 Vista licenses but I'll probably wait a few months before upgrading. I'll need the time to save up some cash anyway, unless Micro$oft seriously change their pricing plan.

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ScottW
ScottW
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Col, I still have Vista Home Premium, which came with my primary system, installed on a separate drive. That had been my primary OS, but I wanted to experiment with Windows 7. I installed the RC about 8 weeks ago on a 2nd hard drive and started testing my applications. For a while, I was booting back to Vista as my primary OS, but once I had a certain set of core apps loaded in Win7, I hardly ever boot the Vista install anymore.

I like Windows 7, can't recall any major compatibility issues, and find it at least as stable as Vista. I would recommend that anyone who is curious should try it. And when I say "try it", I mean that you should start with a dual boot or run it on another system or in a Virtual Machine.

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ColinAirlie
ColinAirlie
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Okey Dokey, I'll probably give it a go in a Virtual Machine. Any partiular ones work better than others?

Col

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ZoroBStar
Posts: 2

well, most of software that run on Vista run also on Windows 7.I'm running now Windows 7 and it has great compatibility surroundings.I have mil shield and lavasoft firewall to.No problems.

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alfred
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ZoroBStar, you say that twice. Mil shield and Lavasoft firewall are amazing software, everybody knows that but I don't like Win7, I don't know maybe too much Vista.

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whs
whs
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Here is a list of paid software that is compatible: http://www.sevenforums.com/sof.....tible.html

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JHubbard92
JHubbard92
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@ ColinAirlie

I installed Win7 on Microosft Virtual PC 2007, it worked fine but tbh it will be terrible in regards to performance unless you allocate quite a bit of RAM. Let's just say you won't get the full Win7 experience ;-)

I can't wait to install it properly though.

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baldeguy56
baldeguy56
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I have Win7 RC on a separate partition and it's the bomb! Everything seems to run a bit better and faster. An example of this is my overall computer rating in Vista is 5.3. With all things the same, Win7 gives me 5.9. Even downloading files does so at higher kbps. Why this is, I don't quite know. I do plan on buying Win7 and having it as my default OS, so go for it Colin... Garry

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whs
whs
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Don't get too confused by the WEI rating numbers. Win7 has a different scale than Vista. http://www.mydigitallife.info/.....e-tweaked/

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baldeguy56
baldeguy56
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Ah, I was wondering why the same hardware and rig could give a different reading of the WEI.

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whs
whs
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Here is another thread that could be useful in the context: http://www.sevenforums.com/sof.....s-7-a.html

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