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Windows 7 Beta First Impressions

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by LarryFlowers, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. VegasDen

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    I have a GB board (x58) and the Intel drivers "act" like they install (reboot and all) but, in reality, they didn't. Even when I ran it as an administrator.

    What I did was go to Device Manager and saw a good many yellow ! . So I did the following:
    1. Opened Device Manager
    2. Inserted MB disk
    3. Highlighted a single yellow ! entity in the Device Manager screen.
    4. Right clicked
    5. Clicked "Update Driver Software"
    6. Clicked "Browse My Computer"
    7. Pointed it to the drive letter for the MB Disk and checked "include all sub-folders".

    Took a few minutes for the initial one...then went down the list of yellow ! one by one and now the device manager is free of problems.
     
  2. Art7220

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    Major Win 7 Error?

    So I'm using the Juno Email program. It installed and works well, except when I close it, it says "This program requires triedit.dll, which is no longer included in this version of Windows."

    What is triedit.dll? Where do I get it?

    BTW, I did install the latest version, which said it supports Vista.
     
  3. Steve

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    Thx! Not a biggie, tho. :) ObjectDock is a cool free app that looks like it is part of Aero.

    I suspect that had it not been so similar to the MacOS program launcher, Microsoft might have added something similar to 7. RocketDock is similar, and also free. /steve
     
  4. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

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    The triedit.dll error is well documented, go to the Juno web site and download the latest Vista version. I googled the dll and many have reported after downloading the latest version the issue went away. these posts were from this past December. You can download it here http://dl.juno.com/pub/juno/vista/bundled/JunoTurboSetup.exe


     
  5. Steve

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    So after using Windows 7 non-stop for almost 3 days, I have to say I love it. Microsoft did a great job keeping 7's h/w and memory requirements at Windows XP levels.

    That said, I'm not sure there's much difference performance-wise between 7 and XP SP3, which I'm still running on my other 2 desktops. Windows 7 and XP SP3 appear equally stable, quick and responsive with all the applications I routinely use, and the overall user-experience is comparable.

    I give 7 the edge for the general UI, but is that alone worth the cost of the upgrade? I can see how corporate sys admins will love 7, and for them, it makes sense.

    On my little self-administered network, though, I have 3 desktops I regularly use. Assuming it's gonna cost me about $150-$200 each for three Windows 7 licenses, will it be worth me spending $450 to $600 for a new UI and some utilities built-in that I had to add manually to XP (like Search 4 and Defender)?

    I guess the next few months of testing will tell. The good news is that unlike with Vista, there's really no mandatory h/w upgrade $$$ to factor into the decision to upgrade or not. I suspect most folks running XP will be able to upgrade their existing h/w with no performance issues, other than finding the right drivers in some cases. I'm pretty sure Dell and HP aren't going to be happy when word gets around that 7 runs so well on 3-5 year old systems.

    /steve
     
  6. hdtvfan0001

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    Having seen in at the CES show, and spoken with the lead MS rep there, I can at least assure you there will be an upgrade fee.
     
  7. Steve

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    I'm pretty sure as an XP user I'll have to pay full freight for it. But as I mentioned in another post, I think they should give a break to Vista owners, especially those who had to upgrade their h/w to run Vista! Just my .02. /steve
     
  8. deltafowler

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    This would be in direct conflict with Microsoft's marketing strategies.
    Why would they release Vista and have it create all that demand for something better, and then give away or discount the fix?
    Ask the crack dealer about this week's specials :lol:
     
  9. Steve

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    You're prolly 100% right, but every now and then, you do see a company doing the right thing. :) Even greedy Apple gave $$$ back to original iPhone buyers after they lowered the price. There are still millions of folks and lots of Fortune 500 companies who stuck with XP to collect upgrade $$ from.

    Don't mean to take this thread off topic, tho. /steve
     
  10. Smthkd

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    So, I know this is a dumb question but is Windows 7 supposed to be the new operating system to replace Vista?????
     
  11. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

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    Yes.

    Larry


     
  12. deltafowler

    deltafowler Duplicate User (Account Closed)

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    Windows 7 is to Vista as Windows XP is to ME.
    It fixes everything that should have been done right the first time, but this way they can charge for it instead of giving it away.
     
  13. Smthkd

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    Nice!!! Thsx guys! I guess Ill go ahead and download the Beta now!!! I gotta try this one out :D
     
  14. LarryFlowers

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    Would someone post the iTunes Version that you are installing?

    It would also be helpful if you would list version numbers of any software you report.

    Thanks

    Larry
     
  15. Hansen

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    Larry

    I was able to install iTunes 8 with no issues.


     
  16. dave29

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    I cannot install 7000 on 4 out of 5 of my computers. same results as you. clean or upgrade......
     
  17. fmcomputer

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    I installed 7 on my notebook (Ugraded Vista Business) took about an hour. Everything is running good except for VNC it will not run. Speed wise so far it is a litter fast than my Vista Business edition. Running Intel Dual Core 1.8GHZ, 2GB Ram, 100GB 7200RPM Hard Drive. Gateway.
     
  18. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

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    Thanks, I posted the version info.

    Larry


     
  19. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

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    Can you give some details.. what brand or type PC's?


     
  20. drded

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    I tried a clean install on an dual-boot Ubuntu 8.10/Windows XP machine. Windows 7 trashed the boot loader. I had to reinstall Ubuntu to repair the boot loaders. Now I can choose Longhorn (that's how it shows up in the boot loader) and from there pick Windows XP or Windows 7. When it choose 7 it tries to boot and has an error that says "Missing Hardware". I tried reinserting the CDROM and doing a repair. Says all is well but Windows 7 still will not boot. XP boots fine.

    Dave
     

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