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Well, here we go again.....


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another Windows version is getting ready to roll, and maybe you've downloaded the beta version. If so, what do you think of it? Demand for the public beta software has been heavy - so heavy in fact that Microsoft has suspended the 2.5 million limit on downloads and will continue to offer the software for a further two weeks. If you fancy putting it through its paces take a look at this click here and see if your computer meets the minimum specifications.

If you're one of those people who think beta software is best left well alone perhaps you'll be interested in what the intrepid downloaders have to say - either way we hope you'll find this a helpful, informative addition to our forums.

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pcmags

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I use 1GB RAM when using Vista in VMWare.
The main problem it seems is that some drivers are not vista compatible. Yes i could probably hunt then down off the Toshiba site but I'm not really keen to run a full version or dual boot.

Same reason why Windows 7 will be run within VMWare.

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anskyber

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Many thanks.

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Managing ed

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There's a good blog on Lifehacker about dual-booting:

click here

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NayC

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pcmags... you can't say your computer doesn't run properly with Vista when you install on a Virtual Machine such as VMWare as its running within (XP?) and you can then assign it more resources (as standard it assigns 512MB RAM etc).

If you got a "Vista Ready" laptop i'm assuming its sold as a simple home or business laptop and wont be amazing specs (especially when the say its Vista Ready, as that means... it should just about work) so to try run a VMW computer running Vista from XP (or even Vista again) is generally quite a feat for a little laptop. (This is if i've assumed correctly). I dont mean any offence, i'm just saying as if thats all you've tried, then try again.

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Rob_08

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Depends on your download speed. On my 8MB connection it took me 40 minutes to download Windows 7.

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rossgolf

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how long does the download take on average?

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darrenrichie

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Download Windows 7 here click here

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rossgolf

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where can i download windows 7 build 7000 from legally?

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Legolas

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I was going to go down that route but somehow I don't really get the feeling you are trying it out proper. So I created a partition and will install it there and dual boot with XP....well thats the plan anyway :)

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pcmags

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My Laptop bought in 2007 was meant to be Vista compatible & i got the Vista Business upgrade for free. But sadly my laptop will not work fully with Vista, i know as i tried it in VMWare.

Will Windows 7 go the same way?
Or will users stick with XP or Vista!

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