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Windows7 build 7068 onward support thread

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Ketxxx, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Ketxxx

    Ketxxx Heedless Psychic

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    We don't have one.. so now we do. Title is pretty self explanatory anyone having Windows7 woes can post their problems here and hopefully combined we can solve them, Naturally, its VERY important to state what build of W7 your using! Likewise anyone who has handy tips and tricks to share can do so here as well.
     
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    For anyone that thinks the watermark on windows 7 is annoying.... the file attached is asmall script that will remove it. Have tested it and works on the lastest Windows 7

    oh, must be run as admin...
     

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    Its not annoying me yet, but I'm sure it will eventually, so thanks for the lil app :D

    For anyone having audio problems in W7, specifically, not able to get 5.1 audio, this is how I got it working on a Realtek ALC1200. Open The Realtek CP and under "Speaker Configuration" uncheck Center, Subwoofer and Rear Pair. VIOLA! Just like that all your speakers should now work.
     
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    It says I must run this programe with admin rights, but I am admin???
     
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    Try Vista SP2 compatibility mode on it.
     
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    Right click the program and click run as administrator.
     
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    I've done both still...
     
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    AphexDreamer says thanks.
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    Yeah that one worked for me, thanks tons!
     
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    Thats odd.. bad download?
     
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    Naw, I downloaded it more then once didn't work till I tried that other one.
     
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    thats odd, it worked for me... sorry guys, I tried :)
     
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    A few tips for anyone running W7.

    1. Do NOT disable the pagefile in order to defrag your HDD more effectively, W7 will boot until it gets to the logon screen and then just sit there with a black screen. Attempting to boot to safe mode to turn the PF back on won't save you. This happen to me using 2GB memory, which is more than enough for W7 (typical usage 40%)

    2. Here is a screenshot of a tweaked services list. By me tweaking this my memory usage went down 10-12%. To access and edit these services simply search services.msc or using the run dialog box type services.msc
     

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    As I'm testing things I figured I would make a list of software and drivers that work, perhaps others also want to do the same thing with their hardware so anyone considering jumping to one of the builds of W7 know what their in for.

    W7 Build: 7100 64bit

    H/W drivers:

    Logitech QC Pro 4000 (MS driver)
    ZyXel wireless adapter (MS driver, driver available from Win Update, driver available off ZyXel site)
    P5Q Pro chipset drivers (MS driver)
    HD3k/4K cards (MS driver, ATi driver), CCC also works
    Xonar DX (Vista drivers available from asus site)
    Realtek audio (MS driver, Realtek drivers)

    Software:

    DivX / Xvid
    MS Office 07
    Furmark
    PC Doc Pro 4.2
    Regcleaner
    AVG 8.5
    Spybot
    NoAdware v5
    Driver Cleaner Pro
    uTorrent
    MSN Messenger (duh)
    Paint.net
    Yahoo Widgets
    Irfanview v4.1
    Firefox v3.0.9
    Sun Microsystems Java
    Adobe v9
    Adobe Flash
    Quicktime

    Nero and Diskeeper currently cause some issues. If I find versions that do not, they will be listed.
     
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    Still no Horizontal Span in Build 7100 with WDDM 1.1. I don't think we will see it even in Windows 7.... Not until WDDM 2.0 at least.

    Windows 7 Build 7100 64bit

    Working Software
    Steam works as well as Fear 2, TF2, L4D and every Half LIfe game.
    Google Earth Latest Version
    WinRAR
    SoundMax (Software and Driver)
    Itunes
    3DMark Vantage
    3DMark 06
    AMD OverDrive
    FRAPS
    Malware Bytes
     
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    Is it just me or is the transition to W7 the least painful ever? about 80-90% of all my stuff works fine.
     
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    Yeah its a great OS. It seamless and just been a great experience to use it.

    I just want Horizontal Span back... For the love of god, bring it back with W7:cry:
     
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    i'll have 7100 sometime this week. will throw it on an older sempron machine, see how it handles on a single core machine with 1GB of ram.
     
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    ^^ It'll do pretty well. Even with just 1GB RAM memory usage will be around 50% on a clean install. Thats much better than Vista I had around 60% usage on a clean install with 2GB RAM.
     
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    Anyone else have Win7 using a lot of ram after a Vista upgrade?

    Win7 Clean Install on my laptop: 600-750 ram usage on idle

    Win7 Upgrade from Vista Ultimate Desktop: 820-1GB ram usage on idle

    Same programs installed and running on both system. Except, Laptop is running on Core 2 Duo and Desktop is running on P4. Both having 2gb's.
    Should I do a clean install instead?
     
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    Yes. The "upgrade" path is not recommended, leaves all sorts of crap laying around.
     
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    Are there any unneeded services I should turn off with 7? If anyone could link an optimization thread that would be most helpful.
     
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    I disable:

    Services:

    Program Compatibility
    Windows Defender
    Remote Registry
    Parental Controls
    Security Center

    Settings:

    Indexing
    Action Center
    Windows Defender
     
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    #13.... try readin the thread next time eh?
     
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    I was looking for something... detailed.
     

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