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Converting to Windows 7... It's Almost here. Are you ready?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by LarryFlowers, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Oct 5, 2009 #21 of 112
    harsh

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    While your software may be 32 bit compatible, don't assume that it is 64 bit compatible. This little detail can be a real drag if you're not paying attention; especially if you went out and bought lots of extra memory as suggested.
    I'm keenly interested in this aspect as my web-based application uses drag-and-drop FTP.
     
  2. Oct 5, 2009 #22 of 112
    Herdfan

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    Everything I have checks out except my Canon MF6550. I use this as an scanner as its autofeeder far surpasses most consumer grade scanner. So far it fails the compatibility test.

    Anyone using a similar Canon MF with Win 7?
     
  3. Oct 5, 2009 #23 of 112
    FHSPSU67

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    Interesting post because I have a Canon 5600F scanner, and also have Win 7 on order. Will check Canon website pronto.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2009 #24 of 112
    LarryFlowers

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    Most printers and MF devices work with their Vista 32 or 64 bit drivers... BUT... not always the case. Canon is usually pretty good about updating their drivers so hang in there.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2009 #25 of 112
    uncouth

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    Well done! Thanks for the heads up about the Belrac app, very handy indeed.

    I'm upgrading from Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Professional as soon as Amazon mails my copy. :)
     
  6. Oct 5, 2009 #26 of 112
    kfcrosby

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    So far I have not had any issues with mapping a remote FTP server under Win7 (either the 32 or 64 bit flavors, pro & ultimate).


    Kevin
     
  7. Oct 5, 2009 #27 of 112
    Herdfan

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    This one the one device the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor said was not compatitble. So hopefully Canon will step up. They have very little on their website right now about Win 7, but say it is coming soon.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2009 #28 of 112
    kfcrosby

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    Some vendors are waiting till the "official" Win 7 release date. There is an awful lots of stuff in BETA right now from various manufacturers.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2009 #29 of 112
    LarryFlowers

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    Yes there is, but the domino effect is already under way with more and more drivers and software updates being released almost daily as the 22nd approaches.

    Please note: when you go to install any device in Windows 7 where there is a listing of manufacturers and model numbers, hit the "Windows Update" button before you do anything else (this button will appear in the windows for adding devices such as printers). When I was checking the Canon models earlier in this thread, I hit the update button and the number of Canon models tripled.
     
  10. Oct 7, 2009 #30 of 112
    hdtvfan0001

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    Standing by here...and all I know is....I would never have been as prepared without this thread and others you have posted on WIN7 Larry!
     
  11. Oct 7, 2009 #31 of 112
    ke3ju

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    I did my "upgrade" the other night. My pre-ordered DVDs from Dell Showed up two days ago. The upgrade was flawless. I chose not to do a clean install unless stuff went bad. I wasn't in the mood for spending 12 hours on a new build.

    So far I like it a lot, except for the start menu. No option for classic. Extremely bummed about that...and the third party solutions for this are lame. That and the fact that you can't place a VPN connection shortcut in the Quicklaunch are my only complaints thus far.

    It's definitely skippier than Vista, although running an i7 with 6 gigs RAM, there's not a lot of difference.

    Did Dell send me my copy before the official release date? I saw someone said the 22nd, is that the release date?

    Cheers,
    Ed
     
  12. Oct 7, 2009 #32 of 112
    FHSPSU67

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    Apparently so because Amazon is still showing my ship date as Oct 22.
    Lucky you:)
     
  13. Oct 7, 2009 #33 of 112
    MIAMI1683

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    I got retail copies last night too. Interesting to me that some are "ahead" of schedule. Since both of my PC's are already running RTM it didn't really matter much.

    Larry,

    It apprears to me that all of my stuff is up and working properly. Including my Printers. Thanks for all your help

    Edit : Now that i'm thinking about it. My kids PC may be Upgradeable too.
     
  14. Oct 7, 2009 #34 of 112
    Drew2k

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    Costco still hasn't charged my credit card for my pre-order, so I don't expect to see it until near the 22nd ... :(
     
  15. Oct 7, 2009 #35 of 112
    hdtvfan0001

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    I suspect most vendors will ship the pre-orders for delivery receipt on the 22nd or 23rd.

    My Best Buy order is on pending status, indicating delivery on 10/22.
     
  16. Oct 7, 2009 #36 of 112
    Mike Bertelson

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    Same with my Amazon pre-order. It's estimated delivery date is 10/22 but it doesn't specify if that's ship or arrival. I read it as the date it's supposed to arrive but you never know. :grin:

    Mike
     
  17. Oct 8, 2009 #37 of 112
    Groundhog45

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    My Amazon order shows delivery on the 26th. :confused: Guess I don't rate. :lol:
     
  18. Oct 8, 2009 #38 of 112
    Ken S

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    So far we have been very successful with Windows 7 installs on:

    Thinkpad T60
    Thinkpad T42
    Asus eee 1000HA
    desktop w/nvidia 8300 based motherboard
    desktops w/AMD 780G motherboard
    desktop w/AMD 785G motherboard

    Haven't run into any compatibility issues as of yet.
     
  19. Oct 8, 2009 #39 of 112
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    My dad received his Microsoft Windows 7 party pack... he is happy to have his free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate...he'll be installing it all pretty soon...
     
  20. Oct 8, 2009 #40 of 112
    FHSPSU67

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    I'm even lower on the totem pole!
    Shipping Oct 26 w/ delivery Nov 2-6.
     

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