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Windows 7 RC: Software Program Issues

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by LarryFlowers, May 1, 2009.

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  1. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    I tried 8.15.11.8585 for Windows 7 (64 bit) and it fails the screen capture for HDCP. The previous version was 7.15.11.8206 from the MSI installation DVD it came up with the same error. Does the Vista 64bit version work?
     
  2. Steve

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    Probably the best program I found to see what's programs/processes are actually starting up with Windows. Works very well with 7, and recommended by Microsoft Technet. /steve
     
  3. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Personal Issue here, Adobe needs to make a 64 bit Flash Player...so I can use the 64 bit explorer dang it. :) Their site says it is coming...but I'm impatient.
     
  4. Hansen

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    I completely agree. Sadly, I think Adobe has been saying a 64 bit version has been coming since Vista was released in January 2007. :nono:
     
  5. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Well that's no good. I think that more people are heading to 64 bit so they will come around eventually (as will others).
     
  6. Hansen

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    Also, looks like Adobe does not yet have Adobe Shockwave for Win 7 for 32 or 64 bit. I get a message that says platform not supported
     
  7. LarryFlowers

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    Adobe Shockwave and Flash installed in Windows 7 RC 64bit... see test screen capture below, so you might want to try that again.

    Larry

     

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  8. Hansen

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    Thanks. I'll have to dig around to figure out why I can't get Shockwave on both my 32 and 64 bit Win 7 systems. Very odd. Here's screen shot of what I get when I try to download it.

    I've got Flash Player on both but of course, for the 64 bit system you have to use the 32 bit version of Internet Explorer in order to utilize Adobe Flash.
     

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  9. pfp

    pfp Whatever

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    Do you know of any way to get the Roboform toolbar under the links toolbar?
     
  10. Hansen

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    Figured this out. I used Larry's web address for adobe in his screen shot and when it went to look for Shockwave and Flash Player but did not find Shockwave, it then proceeded to install it. A little weird and backwards but worked nonetheless on both of my systems with Win 7. http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/
     
  11. Steve

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    This was blogged by the Microsoft Update team last Friday, In light of the newly-found issue recently posted by Larry, tho, I wonder if that will be addressed as well? /steve

    Upcoming updates for Windows 7 RC

    Hi all,

    Starting on May 12th, we will begin a verification of some update scenarios on Windows 7 RC (build 7100), similar to the update verification we did for Windows 7 Beta (build 7000). We need to verify the update infrastructure to ensure that when we need to release real updates, the process will run smoothly. There will be at most 10 updates, and as before, they will not deliver any new features or fixes.

    Many of the updates will install automatically, and a few will not. One of the updates will test a new update notification feature that provides detailed information about available updates that need to be installed manually. Windows 7 RC users will be prompted to install this update and provided more information about this feature –it will not install automatically.

    Users will need to go to the Windows Update control panel and manually start installation of the updates that don’t install automatically, and the updates will be clearly marked as test updates. Click here, for more information about the Windows 7 Beta update verification process.

    MU Team
     
  12. LarryFlowers

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    This patch should already be downloaded to Windows Update.

    Larry

     
  13. Steve

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    Nope. It's not there as we speak, and my last update received was 5/8, so I'm not sure that addressed it. /steve

    EDIT: Check that, 970789 is the one you're talking about, and the same one I received on 5/8. I thought 970789 was newly discovered today. My bad!
     
  14. LarryFlowers

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    They published the bulletin or at least links to the bulletin this AM.

    Larry

     
  15. Ira Lacher

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    When I tried to install Shockwave on Firefox 3.0 I got the message from Adobe that "Your platform is not supported." (Haven't tried it with IE 8 yet.) Please tell me how you made this work!
     
  16. kfcrosby

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    Cool Tool

    Takes awhile to run, but it does show potential problems before you plunge...

    Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.

    Scans your PC to see if it's ready for Windows 7, and tells you about any known compatibility issues.
     
  17. Hansen

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    Had a similar problem but was using IE8. Go to this link and it will cause it to download Shockwave after it checks for it on your system and does not find it. http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/
     
  18. houskamp

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    Minor bug:
    If you have updates set to "download and notify" (not auto-install) The blue update icon won't stay in the taskbar.. it pops up but then goes hidden again.. It should stay in bar as long as updates are ready..
     
  19. sorahl

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    my experience with RC has been mostly great.
    I have installed it on two desktops so far. the first desktop is an Intel Core 2 duo 2.8GHZ with 3gb of ram. Initially I had a problem because it did not recognize the raid card I had (being used in non raid format - simply to support the 8 SATA drives I have in that machine). This combined with having to get a new mobo (with 2 less sata ports) meant i had to buy 2 sata raid (again for non raid use) daughter boards. Funnily enuf once I plugged the boards in it recognized them and the 4 drives attached. I have had no issues since.
    The second machine is our Windows Media center. I was concerned as this device needs to work all the time, to avoid TWF (the wife factor). This too has gone mostly seemlessly. It is an Athlon dual core with 2 gb of ram. I have had 2 issues with this device however. First when using the remote (Logitech XBOX remote) to switch from using the WMC to say my Xbox 360 or DirectTV viewing it would lock the system up at a password prompt. I think i have resolved that. the other 'issue' is related to having two displays connected. One is a 19inch lcd for administrative purposes (the device is located in the utility room below the family room) and the second being my 50 inch Maxent plasma. Despite having installed the ATI software (using an ATI Radeon 2400HD vid card) i still can not get a satisfactory display set up. I'd like to mirror the desktop..as I did in XP and Vista however when i do that it is forcing the resolution to be at the 19inch lcd level. I have set it up now with the desktop extended and as long as i don't have that password issue any more i should be ok. Idealy tho I would prefer to not use the Plasma, except as the display that WMC plays on. I thought that used to be an option.
    That being said everything is working.. :) My wife's Dell (the only 'bought' desktop in the house) will be upgraded next week. Then next month I'll be getting a Asus EEE 1000HE for my birthday and I'll install win7 on that. The two laptops i have will remain at XP Pro level. One is used for work (and is theirs) and the other is a back up for work. I'd rather have an all win7 network for the ease of Homegroups but I had figured out the network sharing issues with vista and everything is working. Now...when are they coming out with the update to WHS?? :)
     
  20. Hansen

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    Rumor is that Vail a/k/a WHS 2 will be out in 2010.





     
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