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Posted: 10/26/2009 3:30:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:33:11 PM EST
Godspeed
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:33:34 PM EST
I hear it's awesome. Good luck!
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:34:14 PM EST
Tagged. Good luck.
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:34:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
pray for me

Good luck.

I've already gone through some aggravation trying to upgrade 32-bit Vista Business to 64-bit 7 Pro using the student discount.

It's been about 20 times the effort that I put in upgrading to Snow Leopard, and I still don't have 7 running.
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:34:50 PM EST
Loving Win 7. Have fun!
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:36:58 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:37:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:38:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:40:41 PM EST
Tagged for ensuing frustration and hilarity.

<posted from an iMac>
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:41:27 PM EST
I just finished doing a clean install about an hour or two ago and so far - thumbs up.
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:42:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By Danner130:
Tagged for ensuing frustration and hilarity.

<posted from an iMac>

You'll be waiting a while. Windows 7 is awesome. I've been using it since August. I love it to death.
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:42:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By Danner130:
Tagged for ensuing frustration and hilarity.

<posted from an iMac>


Actually it's real simple, at least the clean install was.


Took about a half an hour and she was done (not including the time i used last night backing up pics/music/documents/etc)
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:42:42 PM EST
I love it. I have 7 running on my work laptop and desktop. It is much much faster and less of a memory whore than Vista was. I think you will like it.
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:42:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By Danner130:
Tagged for ensuing frustration and hilarity.

<posted from an iMac>


I am putting in on my Mac!

(I need it/something to run autocad 2010..)
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:42:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
Originally Posted By ae1:

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
pray for me

Good luck.

I've already gone through some aggravation trying to upgrade 32-bit Vista Business to 64-bit 7 Pro using the student discount.

It's been about 20 times the effort that I put in upgrading to Snow Leopard, and I still don't have 7 running.


according to MS there is no upgrade path from 32bit to 64 bit. it fresh install only.

Yeah, I learned this too late. Now I'm in touch with support on how to proceed.
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:45:58 PM EST
I'm using it right now on all my computers and have been using it since day 1 of beta. I have zero problems. I bought the 64 bit OEM home Prem from newegg.com for $99 and the home prem 32bit/64bit upgrade at Walmart for $119.00. With upgrade disk you can do a clean install so really it's the same as getting a normal retail disk. Good luck

windows XP can bite my ass. Install time for windows 7 was 15-20 minutes while doing and install and update for xp takes hours.
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:48:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:48:24 PM EST
I've been running it since it came out to VLS in September. (insert neener smiley here).

I did a fresh 64-bit install on to my 2 core laptop with 4GB. It runs very well but I haven't loaded it up with Office and all the other performance anchors.

I have noticed that replying to large threads causes the display to go apeshit here on ARFCOM. It may be my Lenovo driver or something inherent to IE8 but I don't post from any other W7/IE8 computers so fair warning.
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:50:50 PM EST
I'll upgrade my desktop with it soon. And all will be well.
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:51:20 PM EST
Been running for a month or so at work. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY better than Vista. So far I haven't had a bit of trouble with it.
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:51:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:51:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
Originally Posted By ae1:

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
Originally Posted By ae1:

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
pray for me

Good luck.

I've already gone through some aggravation trying to upgrade 32-bit Vista Business to 64-bit 7 Pro using the student discount.

It's been about 20 times the effort that I put in upgrading to Snow Leopard, and I still don't have 7 running.


according to MS there is no upgrade path from 32bit to 64 bit. it fresh install only.

Yeah, I learned this too late. Now I'm in touch with support on how to proceed.


ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS read the release notes

Yeah, this is what I get for being spoiled by Apple for the past four and half years.

How foolish of me to listen to the ad campaigns that suggested Windows isn't what it used to be.
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:54:25 PM EST
I just got done loading it on my laptop
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:55:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2009 3:56:57 PM EST by KnuckleSandwich]
Beer_Slayer, what version of windows are you upgrading from?
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:57:37 PM EST
I need a .edu address
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:57:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:58:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2009 3:59:59 PM EST by JC_]
How do you decide if you want 32 or 64 bits?

Nevermind, looked it up
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:59:42 PM EST
tag for aar

I love the Mac commercials
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 3:59:47 PM EST
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Link Posted: 10/26/2009 4:06:39 PM EST
When do you intend to upgrade from Windows 7 to Linux?

Link Posted: 10/26/2009 4:08:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 4:18:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
Originally Posted By SnakeEater:
When do you intend to upgrade from Windows 7 to Linux?





i run 2 linux machines as well as an aix machine as well. I am far beyond tron guy

Even though I'm a Linux fanboy, I'll admit that W7 is a major improvement over Vista and XP. I've been running it for a few months on a HTPC. Hopefully it'll make it's way into the business world quickly as I loathe using XP.



Link Posted: 10/26/2009 4:19:38 PM EST
how does it compare to XP?

do i need to reformat my drive to install W7?
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 4:40:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
how does it compare to XP?

do i need to reformat my drive to install W7?

Do you have to? No. Why wouldn't you though?
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 4:43:49 PM EST
Best OS, I'm on one and been using 7 since march.
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 4:47:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By jcarrel:

Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
how does it compare to XP?

do i need to reformat my drive to install W7?

Do you have to? No. Why wouldn't you though?


Do you guys even hear yourselves?

<posted from an iMac>

ETA: What does "reformat" mean?
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 4:54:42 PM EST
Wow. I am currently on hold with microsoft. I've been trying to place the order for over an hour. First on the website, now by phone

I've called 4 times trying to place the order. And I've called my CC co twice. MS keep billing my CC for $1, the CC co approves the charge, then MS rejects it.

two different MS sales guys said "I'm going to call customer service" and disconnected me.

My CC co keeps seeing $1 charges from MS, then MS rejects the charge.

I've just explained it, for the fouth time, to the latest sales lady. She has to type the whole mess in and send it to a supervisor.

What a clusterfuck. This shit had better be good
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 4:57:29 PM EST
Dibs on... never mind.
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 4:58:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 4:59:05 PM EST
Uh oh!

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 4:59:31 PM EST
Prayers sent.
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 5:05:17 PM EST
My install was a piece of cake. I think it took me 15 minutes to go from XP Professonal 32bit to Windows 7 Professional 64bit. I've been really pleased with it.

Everything loads faster, it feels smooth. If you use task manager to close a program, it has (everytime so far) immediately closed it. None of that fucking "end task, end task, end task, end task" 20 times like Windows XP to get a program to shut .

I'm diggin it over XP Pro.
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 5:07:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
Originally Posted By PaintItBlack:
I've been running it since it came out to VLS in September. (insert neener smiley here).

I did a fresh 64-bit install on to my 2 core laptop with 4GB. It runs very well but I haven't loaded it up with Office and all the other performance anchors.

I have noticed that replying to large threads causes the display to go apeshit here on ARFCOM. It may be my Lenovo driver or something inherent to IE8 but I don't post from any other W7/IE8 computers so fair warning.


thats an IE8 issue. turn on compatibility mode and most of that will go away.


better load up firefox for maximum win.
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 5:08:07 PM EST
Had Windows 7 installed since public beta and now on retail after launch. Rock solid OS!

The 'Laptop Hunter' ads are some of my favorite too.
http://www.youtube.com/user/WindowsVideos#g/c/C6F0DDC317078684
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 5:08:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2009 5:10:36 PM EST by Boomslang64]
I've been running windows 7 for around 6 months I think. It's great. Time to install the release version.
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 5:12:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By Danner130:
Originally Posted By jcarrel:

Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
how does it compare to XP?

do i need to reformat my drive to install W7?

Do you have to? No. Why wouldn't you though?


Do you guys even hear yourselves?

<posted from an iMac>

ETA: What does "reformat" mean?


i swear you are nothing but a trolling mac douche. go play with your gay toy and leave the adults and people who actually know how to use a REAL computer alone.

if I wanted to pay a grand to use a computer designed by a norcal homo running a bastardized version of BSD I'd buy a mac!
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 5:31:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By Howie_Phelterbush:
Originally Posted By Danner130:
Originally Posted By jcarrel:

Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
how does it compare to XP?

do i need to reformat my drive to install W7?

Do you have to? No. Why wouldn't you though?


Do you guys even hear yourselves?

<posted from an iMac>

ETA: What does "reformat" mean?


i swear you are nothing but a trolling mac douche. go play with your gay toy and leave the adults and people who actually know how to use a REAL computer alone.

if I wanted to pay a grand to use a computer designed by a norcal homo running a bastardized version of BSD I'd buy a mac!

+1.

Danner130, you need to watch this.

Link Posted: 10/26/2009 5:34:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2009 5:35:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By Danner130:
Tagged for ensuing frustration and hilarity.

<posted from an iMac>

You're going to be disappointed.

Windows 7 is great.
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