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Discussion in 'Windows Operating Systems' started by MR CHILLED, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. trevor68

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    I tested the beta on a P4 3.4 with 2gig ram, ran fine for me, so it seems a pretty good OP System for older hardware really. In fact I'm installing it on my HTPC today, with the exact same specs. :)
     
  2. HyDrA

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    My laptop, which has a core2duo 2.0GHz and 2GB DDR2, runs Win7 better than it runs Vista.

    Never tried XP on it, never intend to.
     
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    Wow....I'm finding it hard to go back from IE8 and tabbed browsing to IE6 (work uses IE6) and non tabs.....sheesh.
     
  4. L4ncer

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    Currently I'm running x86 vista but I'm seriously thinking about upgrading to Windows 7. The main thing that's stopping me is whether to get x86 or x64. The rig I'm using is listed in my sig... so what do you guys reckon I should go with?
     
  5. Gierke

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    Put it this way, is there any reason why you shouldn't go 64 bit?
     
  6. L4ncer

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    I game quite a bit, I'm assuming most games will still work? And the only other thing is that I'm using a wireless lan adapter, WUSB54g v4 from linksys. The problem with that is that they don't have any x64 drivers for it... on the linksys site anyway and using wired lan isn't an option for me.
     
  7. HyDrA

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    Yes, the only reason to not go 64bit now is because of drivers.

    Have you google'd your wireless card vs win7 64bit?

    I know my leadtek DTV1000T DVB card doesn't work unless I use an unsigned driver, and then windows has a hissy fit about it not being signed so I would have to boot allowing unsigned drivers each time. Pain in the arse!

    So I just use Ubuntu 9.10 64bit when I want to use the TV card in that machine ;)
     
  8. L4ncer

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    I have found one driver that some random guy supposedly put together himself... I'm just scared that it won't work because I will be getting windows from itsnotcheating so won't have 32 bit to fall back to if it doesnt work :Paranoid: if I didn't game I would be using Ubuntu also, I'm quite a fan of it but I have to use windows :lol:
     
  9. HyDrA

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    Yeah it's the same situation with the TV card in my computer, driver written by someone random. If I really needed TV in my main games box I would get a USB tuner from Asus.

    What about upgrading the wireless lan adaptor?
     
  10. mikeyy

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    OK, i'm sorry for asking a stupid question. I know Microsoft removed it.

    But, I like to organise all my Movies and Other files in the order that I want and not alphabetical, and seriously don't know why Microsoft removed this feature!!

    I've searched so many tech forums and sites from Google and haven't come up with a workaround.

    So quick question, is there a way to get this feature back? It's annoying and stupid, how I can get organise icons in the order I want on Desktop, but in folders.

    Also, third party apps like CSMenu etc, that allows you to get the Classic Menu Back. Is there still a reg hack or gpedit.msc hack like Vista, where you can remove or make disappear the Documents, Search, Run Options in the Start Menu?
     
  11. Little Man

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    Whats the latest Build at the moment?
     
  12. FireTech

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    Build of what?
     
  13. petercr

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    Depending on who you beleive, the RTM may in fact have been SP1...
     
  14. Dave2972

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    6.1.7600 build 7600
     
  15. Mystery Man

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    If its sp1 then it would say it when you go to properties of my computer. But its not there so its not
     
  16. petercr

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    It may have included any potential SP1...
     
  17. ToFz

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    Well then can't you just say, "Depending on who you believe, 7 RTM may in fact have been Vista SP3...?"
     
  18. Matt_NZ

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    Well, couldn't you then say "Depending on who you believe, 7 RTM may in fact have been Windows NT SPX"? ;)

    (X = however many releases + SP's it's been since the original NT release)
     
  19. Smegger

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    ....or Windows 3 SPx.
     
  20. proffesso

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    i would say page 645 of this thread is the most useless page ive read on ocau to date.
     

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