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Windows 7 Has Arrived!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by LarryFlowers, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    I got all three from Amazon today. One to upgrade the Ultimate on our 20" screen "laptop" we named "Humongo", and two "Professional" versions to upgrade Vista Home Premium on our two desktops. Somehow, I feel a great deal of anxiety.
  2. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Uugh... Costco shipped my July pre-order on the 21st but the delivery date is not until the 28th. :nono:
  3. B Newt

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    Aug 12, 2007
    I herd this version is hard to install????
  4. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    There are several threads here regarding WIN7, and they are worth to review and read.

    They key to a successful WIN7 install are:

    1) Education in advance (great info in other threads on WIN7 here)
    2) Preparation of your hardware in advance (including updates to drivers, etc.)
    3) Selecting the version of WIN7 that is right for you (see other thread)
    4) Following the install directions

    Many have already successfully installed WIN7, and there is no reason why everyone who has the appropriate hardware cannot do likewise.

    Go for it!
  5. dorfd1

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    Jul 15, 2008
    I installed it in vmware player 3 via windows deployment services without problems.
  6. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 22, 2004
    I got notification yesterday from BB that my two copies had been shipped via Xpressmail.
  7. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    I rechecked the Newegg tracking info today and my delivery has slipped from today until Monday. Thanks, UPS--not!
  8. ncxcstud

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    Apr 22, 2007
    received it today around 2PM. Had to take my computer apart and reshuffle a lot of parts into my supervising pastors new computer, install a new motherboard and hard drive on my computer, installed Windows 7 Professional...and now I'm ready to go :)

    Pretty simple upgrade. Now just getting my programs installed now :). Only a few more to go!!!
  9. Marlin Guy

    Marlin Guy Hall Of Fame

    Apr 8, 2009
    Isn't there something just a bit wrong about a company that promotes their new product by pointing out the many flaws in their old product?

    Not only that, but somehow the previous one went from shiny to @#$%ty as soon as the new one went public.

    We all do remember when Vista first hit the scene, don't we?

    Then there was the whole, "Oh, it's not like that." campaign.

    So, now I'm confused.
    Is the Earth flat or not? :lol:

    Does this mean the "Wow" has now ended? :D
  10. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    No....its called honesty.
  11. Movieman

    Movieman Hall Of Fame

    May 8, 2009
    I too have been using Windows 7 and love it. Extremely fast and reliable. I was just able to convince my office to put this purchase in the budget so I will have it at work also!
  12. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Clearly MS heard loud and clear what the first major problem was with Vista - device support.

    WIN7 comes with the largest device driver support of any new OS release to date. Some manufacturers are even sending out direct e-mails to customers reminding them to update their drivers for WIN7.

    Seems the early results on WIN7 are very encouraging.
  13. rob316

    rob316 Legend

    Jun 29, 2008
  14. FHSPSU67

    FHSPSU67 CE'er & Retired Engineer DBSTalk Club

    Jan 12, 2007
    Windber, PA
    Amazon shipped my Win7 Pro at 12 Noon today via USPS:)
  15. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper

    Mar 23, 2002
    Sacramento, CA
    I received my copy from Amazon today. 64-bit Windows 7, here I come. And, here's hoping better and more 64-bit apps than under Vista 64-bit.

    Also, received word that the media has shipped for my student Win7 Pro.
  16. cdizzy

    cdizzy Icon

    Jul 29, 2007
    Well, I just installed Windows 7 on 2 of my 3 computers that were running vista. I bought the home premium 3 pack at costco for $125 which is an awesome deal. Installation took about 3 hours each.

    I really like what I see so far. I noticed that most programs seem to start slow the first time you use them and after that it's quick. I love the homegroup networking too.

    Anybody who has been running the BETA for awhile got any cool tips or tricks?
  17. Marlin Guy

    Marlin Guy Hall Of Fame

    Apr 8, 2009
    Do they slow back down after a restart?
  18. cdizzy

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    Jul 29, 2007
    I haven't tried that yet. I've just been playing around with it. I'll give it a try and let you know in a bit.
  19. phat78boy

    phat78boy Hall Of Fame

    Sep 12, 2007
    I'm not a MS fan boy, but I don't think MS did anything wrong with Vista. MS told everyone when Vista was released, you need a beefy machine. Everyone ignored that, installed Vista on a P4 2.8 with 512MB of memory and a 16MB graphic card...then complained about how crappy it ran. No kidding!

    Out of the gate, I put Vista x64 on a newly built machine with Dual Core chip, 8GB of RAM and a 512MB card. It ran great and I never had any issues. Almost everything complained about was because people wanted to bring their old hardware and software with them. At some point...you just have to let go and move on.

    While I think Windows 7 is better then Vista, its Vista with tweaks to me. They put greater backward compatibility because people think their old machines should run the most current softare :confused: and made some interface tweaks. Nothing that earth shattering over Vista.
  20. kfcrosby

    kfcrosby Godfather

    Dec 17, 2006
    Memphis, TN
    I have posted a bunch of tips and tricks over on this thread:


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