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#1 CommonSense

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 08:52 PM

So I just installed Windows 7 :)

But now I'm wondering what programs work and what don't. So I'm thinking, for everyone on WinMatrix that has Windows 7 installed, should post any errors they encounter with any program. Kind of like a "Give Feedback" but not to Microsoft. :D

Let's see what we come up with.

For me: no problems so far, well, it was a clean install :D

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 10:36 PM

So I just installed Windows 7 :)

But now I'm wondering what programs work and what don't. So I'm thinking, for everyone on WinMatrix that has Windows 7 installed, should post any errors they encounter with any program. Kind of like a "Give Feedback" but not to Microsoft. :D

Let's see what we come up with.

For me: no problems so far, well, it was a clean install :D


Windows 7 uses Vista kernel so all your programs should work.

#3 CommonSense

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:39 PM


So I just installed Windows 7 :)

But now I'm wondering what programs work and what don't. So I'm thinking, for everyone on WinMatrix that has Windows 7 installed, should post any errors they encounter with any program. Kind of like a "Give Feedback" but not to Microsoft. :D

Let's see what we come up with.

For me: no problems so far, well, it was a clean install :D


Windows 7 uses Vista kernel so all your programs should work.

I thought Vista used 6.0 and 7 uses 6.1, or am I mistaken? I thought certain programs have problems with 7 (i.e. Chrome).

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:40 PM

Yeah, the only thing that didn't work for me is Chrome, and I posted a fix.
http://www.winmatrix...showtopic=21038
Its a problem for 64-Bit versions of 7 only.

Edited by endrit10, 30 November 2008 - 11:41 PM.


#5 CommonSense

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:43 PM

Yeah, the only thing that didn't work for me is Chrome, and I posted a fix.
http://www.winmatrix...showtopic=21038
Its a problem for 64-Bit versions of 7 only.

Okay, so I wasn't too wrong (but still pretty stupid). Oh well, good to know everything should work in 7 :D

#6 endrit10

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:44 PM

Yep, and not just work, but work faster :D

#7 CommonSense

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:47 PM

Yep, and not just work, but work faster :D

I agree 10000000%. 7 (in a PRE-BETA) kicks the shit out of Vista.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 12:02 AM

It actually does.

Windows 7 is by far the best OS I have ever used.
And its Pre-Beta!

Wow, If Windows 7 RTM is shit, i will find a way to carry on using build 6801, I am that serious.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 12:24 AM

I find Vista just fine.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 04:39 AM

Windows 7 has no software compatibility issues as far as I know. Welcome to the dark side, we have eye candy and great performance.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:17 AM

Windows 7 has no software compatibility issues as far as I know. Welcome to the dark side, we have eye candy and great performance.


OK, what eye candy are we talking about here because it looks exactly like Vista, besides from the huge taskbar of course.

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#12 endrit10

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:51 AM

And?

Isn't that and IMPROVED eye candy?

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 08:05 AM

And?

Isn't that and IMPROVED eye candy?



Lol. Maybe we should bring back the big ole cell phones from the 90's. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I guess.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 10:48 AM

some people may not like the abnormally thick bars like 7 taskbar and ribbons. We have to remember that.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 12:36 PM

yeah, and that's sad...because microsoft is always on a quest to please the entire world who uses thier OS. But they epic phail in this quest alot.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 09:02 PM

Daemon Tools doesn't work, but Virtual Clone Drive does, so you won't have a problem with mounting any images.

#17 endrit10

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 09:25 PM

some people may not like the abnormally thick bars like 7 taskbar and ribbons. We have to remember that.


You do know the big Taskbar can be made thinner right?

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 10:58 PM


some people may not like the abnormally thick bars like 7 taskbar and ribbons. We have to remember that.


You do know the big Taskbar can be made thinner right?

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It can be made thinner, but end users will struggle with the fact that they have to actually right click on it and change it, not just talk to the computer and make it do it itself.

By the way, eye candy changes are also involved in the fact that Aero is not rendered with DWM anymore, now it uses DirectX. It makes things faster for the user. There is also key changes in the start menu, login screen, and taskbar. For example, the start menu orb is now animated and there is a different start menu interface background. There is also the fact that Aero looks a bit better now, as Microsoft was trying to improve it, for there were still complaints. One key thing is that the titlebar is still transparent after being maximized, the thing that we used to have to use VistaGlazz to make that happen. There is also the simple color changes all around Windows 7.

The bottom line: There is alot to look forward to in Se7en, and there is still things yet to come.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 11:06 PM

Exactly,
Its not even half way completed yet.

But I'm saying that if Windows 7 RTM flopped, i would use build 6801.

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