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Have you downloaded the Release Candidate?


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If you have, how did the installation go - was it smoother than a smooth thing in a smooth shop, or did the installer start looping, and run through the process again? Several people seem to have experienced this problem.

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tigertop2

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Had an initial problem which was probably due to a corrupted hard drive when I was trying to dual boot with XP. however all is now running just fine on a cleaned up hard drive. I am most impressed with the way it handles all the drivers needed without fuss. Still a bit of conflict between Windows defender and other antivirus programmes like PC Tools. But |I can live with that. right now it is fixing up the media centre with live TV

I Like it! MS are going to make a lot of people happy with this successor to XP and the dreaded Vista

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Coltch

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Going to have to re-install the RC as Mediaplayer and Media Center are unstable (never had a problem with the Beta) and this is a clean install on a separate HDD

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tigertop2

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Just looking at chat going on in other forums around the world a heck of a lot more people are downloading the W7 RC release than I suspect even MS could have hoped for in the months before the official release.

I just wonder how long MS can allow that demand without bringing forward the final 'pay for it' version. I suspect there is some reappraisal going on within Microsoft on how best to handle what may become a flood of pre release downloads. I also suspect what may be seen as a very popular new OS will allow them to charge even more than they planned, especially in the UK!
If my trial system continues to perform as well as it is currently doing on a 2 year old desktop all 6 pcs in this household will be using W7 within the next month or so.

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Strawballs

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Gave up on norton now trying AVG 8.5

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Legolas

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The installation went as smooth as a very smooth babies bottom, although I have noticed that my blue tooth wireless mouse is slightly sluggish in Win 7 as opposed to Vista. Apart from that I like the look and feel of Win 7, would I upgrade from Vista...not sure at the moment.

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You have plenty of time to decide - your RC installation is good until 1st June 2010, although your computer will commence two-hourly shut-downs from March 1st.

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Strawballs

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AVG seems to be working fine

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Bob The Nob©

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I upgraded from a pre-beta build to the RC after editing a file which stopped any beta windows 7 build upgrading, it tooks about 4 hours as it had to copy and replicate my previous settings.

This included Office 2k7, Adobe CS3, Firefox, IE and on and on.

Upon reboot, I had lost my Firefox preferances and themes etc they were installed it had just reverted back to default but I still had my bookmarks.

I had lost my Windows Virtual PC update but that was just a redownload from MS and reboot.

Everything else was fine apart from it taking ages but this was an Upgrade instaed of a fresh install.

The fresh install on my laptop took 15mins.

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Covergirl

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Installed mine a couple of weeks ago. Image download OK. Burned to DVD OK. Checked my PC for installed progs, backed up data then went for it.

Acer T180 5000 Dual Core 2600,2GB RAM, 7300 graphics card, VHP.

Installed in half an hour and it even kept my data in a Windows Old / User folder which I wasn't expecting. Obviously it didn't format the disc.

It didn't set my CRT to it's optimum resolution - icons /text etc far too large.

No Windows Mail - had to D/L Windows Live Mail which is "different" but I'm getting used to it.

Canon MP610 printer found and installed invisibly!

Nothing else installed so far (apart from AVG) - it's just an internet PC at the moment.

Not too keen on the quick launch area holding several instances of IE under one icon - I like to click between them but that's just something else to get used to.

I would like the little globe to appear on the wireless strength icon in the systray - that tells me I'm connected to t'internet and not just local.

There are a few other differences to get used to but on the whole, not too bad apart from the nagging AV/Firewall system thing which I've turned off.

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anskyber

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and probably all vista should have been. I really like it and it is my OS of choice to boot into each day.

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