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Posted: 10/22/2009 3:54:12 AM EST
The launch date for Windows 7 has arrived. Who is upgrading today? How has it gone for you?
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 3:56:13 AM EST
I didn't "upgrade", I have a fresh installation of W7. Been running it for a couple months. It is really top notch. Especially considering its a MS OS.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 3:57:01 AM EST
It should be here in a week or so....I ordered late last night, had to wait on hold for an hour and 8 minutes.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 3:57:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 3:57:52 AM EST
I got the email last night that my 30 dollar copy of home premium is ready.

I'll probably install it tonight or this weekend.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 3:58:26 AM EST
I've been running it for about a month, I love it.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 3:59:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By hondaciv:
I didn't "upgrade", I have a fresh installation of W7. Been running it for a couple months. It is really top notch. Especially considering its a MS OS.


+1

It's great.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 4:01:38 AM EST
I'm still waiting on Microsoft to get mine here. I'm hoping it still comes this week. I had to set up many W7 machines last night for work.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 4:05:55 AM EST
win 7 ultimate 64 for me...but i've had it a looooong time. however, i did just get the full version installed only a few weeks ago
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 4:26:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2009 4:33:48 AM EST by stockshift]


I pre-ordered the retail version of Seven Home Premium from Amazon. I should be over to the package receiving station today to pick it up and install it tonight!

Edit: you industry insiders who got yours for cheap suck. I had to pay $199 for mine.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 4:31:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By Star_Scream:
I got the email last night that my 30 dollar copy of home premium is ready.

I'll probably install it tonight or this weekend.


I started downloading mine this morning and will put it on an extra HD probably this evening.

Funny thing is I've had more problems with the RC/Evaluation than Ive had with vista. Though that's probably due to drivers.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 4:33:58 AM EST
Got 7 Pro running on my laptop right now, and all of my admin tools work! More than I can say for Vista. Its considerably faster than Vista as well.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 4:35:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By Nulllogik:
Originally Posted By Star_Scream:
I got the email last night that my 30 dollar copy of home premium is ready.

I'll probably install it tonight or this weekend.


I started downloading mine this morning and will put it on an extra HD probably this evening.

Funny thing is I've had more problems with the RC/Evaluation than Ive had with vista. Though that's probably due to drivers.


I have xp (and debian, mint, ubuntu, suSE and an old fedora OS ) on my desktop and vista on the laptop. I'm not sure which to put it on
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 4:41:51 AM EST
Got a copy of Windows 7 Pro for $19 (had to sign up as a member of a club that had access to the MS developer network and you could download it with a valid CD key) in September.

Its really nice, especially on a fast 4Ghz i7 system.

Though if I had to pay retail for it, I'd still be using XP.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 4:42:53 AM EST
Been using it for a couple of months now.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 4:44:03 AM EST
My copies shipped from Newegg yesterday, UPS is bringing them today. I will not be upgrading today I'll probably wait untill my RC's are about to expire, I don't feel like doing any fresh installs at the moment.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 4:48:04 AM EST
I have a pre-order copy on the way from Amazon.

Unfortunately I have no idea when I will be able to fit in the time to do the install.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 4:49:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By Ras_Thavas:
I have a pre-order copy on the way from Amazon.

Unfortunately I have no idea when I will be able to fit in the time to do the install.


Upgrade from Vista takes 1-1.5 hours in case you are wondering and doing an upgrade.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 4:55:41 AM EST
What's the difference between the 32 and 64 bit versions - and is the premium or ultimate versions worth the $$$ over the home version of 7?
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 4:59:47 AM EST
Still bitterly clinging to my enterprise copy of XP Pro...
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 5:01:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 5:07:36 AM EST
i'm just shocked at win7's driver compatablities.

On my home system I installed the RC of ultimate and I needed a few drivers for some of my hardware. My sound is working with an XP/vista driver my video a vista driver and my ancient linksys wusb11 adapter with a 6 year old win xp driver. i remember people back in the day crashing XP with win2k drivers.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 5:10:12 AM EST
I upgraded 6 weeks ago to Win7 RTM Professional x64 and love it!

Would never go back to XP
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 5:13:00 AM EST
So whats the deal? If I bought a computer with Vista, I get a free upgrade? Discount? Whats the lo-down here?
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 5:16:43 AM EST
If you purchased it June 24/09-January 31st 2010 you can get a free upgrade to windows 7 if I remember correctly.

Link Posted: 10/22/2009 5:22:01 AM EST
got my $30 string of numbers and letters in my e-mail and typed them in to activate my already installed copy.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 5:28:49 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 5:33:23 AM EST
I upgraded my Vista laptop to it about 3 months ago. So far love it.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 5:35:52 AM EST
using it right now on my work machine.. basically vista with XP functionality
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 5:37:03 AM EST
I just ran the W7 upgrade advisor on my current XP Pro system. It says that I'll have to run a custom install of W7 32-bit. I thought that I could run 32 or 64 bit (user preference) on this machine. is it dependant on the motherboard setup?

I'm running a Dell XPS 710 gaming PC for work cause my stuff is heavy on the graphics. The system is about 3 or 4 years old.


Update: OK - I didn't scroll down far enough... Apparently, I can install a custom install of 64-bit W7 on my machine. The only bad thing is that my $800 graphics card isn't compatible with W7 Aero
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 5:39:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2009 5:41:30 AM EST by KJCA3]
if you want a really good unbiased opinion of 7 ask subnet.

I love it myself and have had it installed for a while now on my work PC.

Better yet here you go

Link Posted: 10/22/2009 5:44:31 AM EST
If you are happy with Vista there is little reason to run out and switch to 7 right away. I work on PC's for a living. Vista is a great and now very stable OS. Compatibility between the 2 is quite incredible with Windows 7 right out of the starting gate with the general public. YMMV


Just trying to help people out and not start any huge arguments.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 5:49:24 AM EST
One thing I dislike is the new quicklaunch/taskbar. I much prefer the vista/XP one.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 6:15:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By tr_1127:
I've been running it for about a month, I love it.

Same here. My company released the final corporate version to us about a month ago - I've loaded it on 3 systems and haven't had an issue with any of them. Only downside is that if you run XP, it's not an "upgrade" It's a fresh install. But, I've found most all of the driver software for different components gets installed with the OS which is quite nice. I've only had issue with one older notebook that an updated sound driver hasn't been released yet, although that should be fixed here shortly now that the OS has been released to the public.

Link Posted: 10/22/2009 6:24:04 AM EST
Tag for the link when I get home

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Link Posted: 10/22/2009 6:26:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2009 6:28:14 AM EST by DeltaBravo555]
I just processed my free upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 on the Gateway site, waiting on shipping confirmation via email.
I hope it is better than Vista.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 6:30:05 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 6:59:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By OdT:

Originally Posted By Master_of_Orion:
got my $30 string of numbers and letters in my e-mail and typed them in to activate my already installed copy.

Are they doing this for all of us who used the beta?
My school gave me a free copy. I installed it on 2 computers. I needed an extra one to activate on the second computer.

If you were a student and ordered before today you could have gotten a copy for $30. Now it's too late.

Link Posted: 10/22/2009 7:01:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 7:12:59 AM EST
Originally Posted By Master_of_Orion:


If you were a student and ordered before today you could have gotten a copy for $30. Now it's too late.



No it is not the student offer is good till January 3.

http://windows7.digitalriver.com/store/mswpus/en_US/DisplayHomePage
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 7:21:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
Originally Posted By Master_of_Orion:


If you were a student and ordered before today you could have gotten a copy for $30. Now it's too late.



No it is not the student offer is good till January 3.

http://windows7.digitalriver.com/store/mswpus/en_US/DisplayHomePage
it is!?

I heard it expired today...

Well then get on that ppl. 7 is awesome.

Link Posted: 10/22/2009 7:24:43 AM EST
Got Pro x64 for free ( legitimately ) about 3 weeks ago. Runs fine, but it's got its quirks...

Pros:
-Install was painless. It doesn't stop 8 times during setup and wait for user input so you don't have to sit there and wait. Start, walk away, and come back later when it's done.
-It was free...
-The UI looks nice.
-My machine did not catch fire and burn my house down.

Cons:
-My Netgear wireless card won't work despite running fine on Vista. I had to move my router into my office and use the NIC on the mobo. Netgear blows. I'm pretty sure I'll never buy from them again...
-It does NOT boot/run noticeably faster than my Vista copy did.
-There are enough changes to the UI that my click-without-reading habits are all f'd up. Like anything new it will take some time to adjust.
-Home networking with XP/Vista PCs is not as straightforward as it should be.

The only real reason I upgraded was my Vista copy was Home Premium and I wanted remote desktop... Otherwise I would have left well enough alone.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 7:39:59 AM EST
I chuckled at the irony of someone with a username of kill -9 starting a Windows thread...
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 7:40:56 AM EST
Been running 7 Ultimate x64 on my home PC for a couple of months with 0 issues. Have 7 Home Premium x64 on my g/f's laptop for about a month now with 0 issues. Installed 7 Home Premium 32bit on my Dell Mini 9 the other day - runs it without a hitch so far.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 7:41:07 AM EST
i'll wait till SP1 comes out, even when the reviews say it's awesome and blah blah blah.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 7:42:26 AM EST
Going to later today , I assume that i can't upgrade from a 7100 RC trial version?

For a trial version , W7 is NICEEEEEEEEE, Very stable.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 8:02:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By hcook:
I chuckled at the irony of someone with a username of kill -9 starting a Windows thread...



Link Posted: 10/22/2009 8:19:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2009 8:21:04 AM EST by Max_Mike]
Originally Posted By Shockergd:
Going to later today , I assume that i can't upgrade from a 7100 RC trial version?
.


Yes you can

You cannot with a standard install disc but you can if you modify a file on the install disc and edit the registry of the RC install.

http://icrontic.com/articles/upgrade-the-windows-7-rc-to-retail

Link Posted: 10/22/2009 8:52:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2009 8:52:21 AM EST by ZR2]
Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
Originally Posted By Shockergd:
Going to later today , I assume that i can't upgrade from a 7100 RC trial version?
.


Yes you can

You cannot with a standard install disc but you can if you modify a file on the install disc and edit the registry of the RC install.

http://icrontic.com/articles/upgrade-the-windows-7-rc-to-retail



Thanks for that. Now I don't have to do a complete reinstall on my home PC.
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 9:54:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
Originally Posted By Master_of_Orion:


If you were a student and ordered before today you could have gotten a copy for $30. Now it's too late.



No it is not the student offer is good till January 3.

http://windows7.digitalriver.com/store/mswpus/en_US/DisplayHomePage


Is that the 32bit or 64bit version?
Link Posted: 10/22/2009 10:07:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By Thatdude333:
Got a copy of Windows 7 Pro for $19 (had to sign up as a member of a club that had access to the MS developer network and you could download it with a valid CD key) in September.

Its really nice, especially on a fast 4Ghz i7 system.

Though if I had to pay retail for it, I'd still be using XP.



Link for said website PLEASE Thanks much!!

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