Saturday, July 4th 2009

Windows 7 Confirmed to Hit RTM on July 13

It would appear as though rumours which surfaced around a month ago are going to be proved correct, as sources close to multiple technology sites have confirmed that Windows 7 will be released to manufacturing on 13th July. Although general availability is still not until 22nd October, this is a significant milestone as the RTM build will be the final code which also gets shipped to the general public later this year. As well as OEMs, the build should also be available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers and will also no doubtedly find its way on to torrent sites shortly after. The wait for Microsoft's highly anticipated operating system is less than four months away, but for many of us little more than a week of waiting stands in our way.Source: Neowin.net
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136 Comments on Windows 7 Confirmed to Hit RTM on July 13

#1
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Weer said:
Don't make me hurt you, boy. Laughing is a two-way street, and laughs can hurt.

Windows Vista has exactly what XP did back in 2007. Compatibility and drivers. Windows 7 is still buggy and unsupportive. If I am thinking about going back to Vista, you should know there is a good reason.
Like XP and Vista still arent buggy. Windows 7 is less buggy then the former two. I have yet to find a driver that I cant find for Windows 7. Sure some things here and there dont have support yet because manufacturers are waiting for the final thing. Its like that EVERY TIME a new Microsoft OS comes out.

It makes me laugh now because what I have said in the past when Vista was launched is happening and everyone who ignored me or chose not to believe it are doing exactly what I said.

Around the time Vista was launched, I told them that Vista at its current state is just like XP was at its launch. Everyone was praising XP as the superior OS. Now whether that may be true or not, I dont really care. The fact of the matter is that now with Windows 7 on its way out, people are praising Vista over Windows 7 stating the same thing about Vista now as they did about XP then.

There are just too many fanboy's these days. :shadedshu
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#2
Unregistered
Thank you Crash, thats an excellent explanation. And shadow, I have come into one single issue, and that was on build 7068 - with windows media player, if you hover over it you have the option to pause or change song - those controls did not work. Come RC time, they work. That is THE only issue I have come across.
#3
AsphyxiA
Leave the early adopters alone, they are the ones who will find the bugs and report them so W7 will be even more polished than it already is ;)

W7 I agree is one of the best M$ has come out with in a long time. Though I have used it since the first beta and I can tell you it still has it's quirks.

I'll still install it on release date but only because it is free for me!
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#4
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
EastCoasthandle said:
muhahahaha.....

Funny that XP is still increasing by 1.03% while Vista has only increased by 1.00%. Vista is competing with an OS that has been discontinued and was NEVER able to grow it.

The final verdict according to steam:
XP: 60.41%
Vista: 25.82%

The public (at least on steam) has spoken!
perhaps but not necessarily, all that could mean is that the majority probably joined steam ages ago before Vista was released and therefore they all had XP and since then only 25% of them have bothered to upgrade, probably because they just game and cant be arsed.
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#5
Bundy
So, if someone (me) has a fully working Vista 64 with no apparent bugs, faults etc., what differences would I notice if I changed to Windows 7?
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#6
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Bundy said:
So, if someone (me) has a fully working Vista 64 with no apparent bugs, faults etc., what differences would I notice if I changed to Windows 7?
IMO, its faster, snappier, prettier (matters to me :laugh:), and seems more stable.
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#7
Unregistered
7264.0.090622-1900_x64fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRMCULXFRER_EN_DVD

According to build and name, unless MS decides to change something, its ready now and available.
#8
bangmal
EastCoasthandle said:
muhahahaha.....

Funny that XP is still increasing by 1.03% while Vista has only increased by 1.00%. Vista is competing with an OS that has been discontinued and was NEVER able to grow it.

The final verdict according to steam:
XP: 60.41%
Vista: 25.82%

The public (at least on steam) has spoken!
hey tarded, windows xp was like 80% a year ago:laugh:
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#9
Error 404
Excellent news!

bangmal said:
windows xp was like 80% a year ago:laugh:
This is possibly the most useful thing I've seen posted besides the original post. :laugh:
I will be waiting a few months, 2-4 or so, before I get W7. Why? Because I'm lazy and don't have money.
So far I've got everything set up and running happily on Vista, and I'd need to do a massive cleanup and organization to be able to fully transfer to W7 while keeping my crap. :o
That and I'm ultra-tight atm, no money to spend. :(

However, I will be upgrading! I'll just wait a while for bug fixes and optimized drivers.
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#10
Taz100420
I just switched to Vista and like it alot more than XP. So if W7 is faster,prettier, etc, etc, I will get it lol. But right now, Vista is fine for me. Very little problems I've had.
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#11
Bundy
CrAsHnBuRnXp said:
IMO, its faster, snappier, prettier (matters to me :laugh:), and seems more stable.
Cool, I like the bit about faster and snappier. Vista does seem to have a LOT of background activity.
prettier:cool:
more stable:wtf::)
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#12
Taz100420
One thing I hate about Vista is my computer is idle and my HDD is being thrashed by something and wont stop for hours, hope W7 dont do that lol
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#13
tigger
I'm the only one
I'm gonna give the apparent retail version a try tonight.

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#14
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Taz100420 said:
One thing I hate about Vista is my computer is idle and my HDD is being thrashed by something and wont stop for hours, hope W7 dont do that lol
It's the hard disc defragmenter. I tried all sorts of things to stop it, starting with the turn off schedule option, but it kept cutting in. I even disabled all access to the exe and even that didn't stop it! :wtf:

You can see it's the defragger, by just leaving the Task Manager open and seeing which apps are hammering the HD when it starts.
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#15
Taz100420
qubit said:
It's the hard disc defragmenter. I tried all sorts of things to stop it, starting with the turn off schedule option, but it kept cutting in. I even disabled all access to the exe and even that didn't stop it! :wtf:

You can see it's the defragger, by just leaving the Task Manager open and seeing which apps are hammering the HD when it starts.
Oh that would make sense lol. it makes my computer run SLOW when playin games:shadedshu
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#16
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Taz100420 said:
Oh that would make sense lol. it makes my computer run SLOW when playin games:shadedshu
In that case, you should be able to disable it by turning off scheduling. Also, it's possible that there's actually something else running on your PC that's accessing the HD like that. Use Task Manager to find out what it is.

I was talking about the case where you haven't touched the computer for a few minutes. Vista sees this idle time as an opportunity to defrag - and no way is it gonna be stopped! :banghead:
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#17
Taz100420
qubit said:
In that case, you should be able to disable it by turning off scheduling. Also, it's possible that there's actually something else running on your PC that's accessing the HD like that. Use Task Manager to find out what it is.

I was talking about the case where you haven't touched the computer for a few minutes. Vista sees this idle time as an opportunity to defrag - and no way is it gonna be stopped! :banghead:
Yea I opened Resource Manager and it ended up being some long address in my system folders. Yea it happens sometimes after I shut Firefox down
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#18
wojo
Don't forget if you want win 7 order it now well you can get it at half price a a bunch of different on line retailer's I ordered mine yesterday from amazon for free shipping I ordered pro for $99 and you can get home for just $45 I had a list of all the places that would have it but I forgot where I put it. I know amazon was one windows store of course best buy tigerdirect newegg. on amazon you can get release day delivery for about another $5 or $10 But I passed on that.
Bob
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#19
EastCoasthandle
Tatty_One said:
perhaps but not necessarily, all that could mean is that the majority probably joined steam ages ago before Vista was released and therefore they all had XP and since then only 25% of them have bothered to upgrade, probably because they just game and cant be arsed.
Not at all. Steam does collect data in order to get their numbers. The only concern is that it only relates to those who use steam.
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#20
Mike0409
Windows XP is going away, it will never reign as a supreme OS as it once did. People downgraded to Vista because they didn't like how it was drastically changed from Windows XP.

Regardless, Windows XP is coming to the end of it's long road. Windows 7 is not faster than Windows XP at it's current state...But it will soon be once programmers start adopting more thread's within their software.

And does anyone remember the 98/2000 to Windows XP days of Pre SP1? The ISSUE'S with legacy device's and poor drivers? I believe this has been the SMOOTHEST launch of a Windows OS ever.
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#21
OnBoard
Taz100420 said:
One thing I hate about Vista is my computer is idle and my HDD is being thrashed by something and wont stop for hours, hope W7 dont do that lol
Try these: http://forum.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=977073&postcount=21

wojo said:
Don't forget if you want win 7 order it now well you can get it at half price a a bunch of different on line retailer's I ordered mine yesterday from amazon for free shipping I ordered pro for $99 and you can get home for just $45
I'd upgrade to 7 too, if I could get it for $45, but it's US only.

Vista is fine for me, one crash since my first install with SP1 integrated version. Plenty of free mem left of my 4GB and only thing that is slow is Vista startup, it takes ages.. Luckily I restart maybe 1-2 times a month, so not an issue for me :)

Still looking forward of 7 RTM vs Vista SP2 gaming tests. In the past your highy praised OS hasn't been faster than Vista, maybe it is now in retail code. Anyhow, even if 7 crushes Vista with double the framerates I won't be upgrading until Windows 7 SP1 is out.

If I had issues or the energy to re-install every program and game and Vista was a rebellious teenager, but it's still a nice kid. I'll let it mature a bit longer :p

Mike0409 said:
And does anyone remember the 98/2000 to Windows XP days of Pre SP1? The ISSUE'S with legacy device's and poor drivers? I believe this has been the SMOOTHEST launch of a Windows OS ever.
XP was horrid before SP1 and 98 was horrid always :D Me seemed ok after 98 and 98se, but after XP SP1 no-one even remembers it. Windows 7 must be the smoothest pre SP1 OS since 3.11? Anyhow, I haven't used it yet, so can't say. I just read what the rest of you are saying. Couldn't wait to upgrade 98->Me and then to supposed Windows NT stability in XP. XP->Vista I did just because XP was sooo old already and no future in it (DX9).

btw. does W7 have all the background stuff scheduled mentioned in my first reply link or is it removed/cut down/still there, but using less resources?.
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#22
MN12BIRD
This will be the first OS I buy! Seriously back in the 9x days we all copied off one and other and that continued with XP for the most part. We never thought about the importance of buying a legit OS back then.

I wanted to buy Vista at first but after hearing all the bad things about it (I know its not that bad with SP1 and improved drivers) but I never ended up using it and just stuck with XP this whole time.

Now I'm running Windows 7 RC and loving it so far. I think MS deserves my purchase of this OS for doing it right and turning things around for the "PC"
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#23
EastCoasthandle
I find nothing similar between XP and Vista. When XP was released there were plenty who liked it as it was. XP was a big transition from Win98, etc which was dos based (replace the aging 16/32-bit branch). So it was common knowledge back then that a SP would be needed (although for some security was an issue). Things stabled out at SP1 and things got better with SP2.

There is much more to it then that but that's just a snippet of it. Vista in the long run was never revolutionary. It offered security that people didn't ask for. Developers didn't widely support it (DX 10) and for some didn't offer anything other then e-peen regarding having a high end enough PC to use Vista.

Vista never gained enough ground to over take XP and, many reverted back to XP because of the many problems people were having with Vista. Somehow, some are still relating Vista's issues to the release of XP when it's been over 2 year since it's release.

In a nutshell, Vista has flopped and the perception is that Vista was nothing more then ME 2. Now some are complaining that Win7 is nothing more then Vista when you were told 2 years ago that another OS was coming. But some refused to believe it. I remember the posts that some claimed it would be at least 3+ years. Now we are near RTM release well within 2 years which clearly shows some buyer remorse.

Now here we are at the end of Vista's shelf life and I read bitter posts of how well some thought Vista was. If Win7 avoids the pitfalls of Vista it will be a popular OS. Although I can't say if it will be as popular as XP. We will have to wait and see.
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#25
Homeless
thraxed said:
7264.0.090622-1900_x64fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRMCULXFRER_EN_DVD

According to build and name, unless MS decides to change something, its ready now and available.
7264 is not going to be the final version. 7265 is in ms labs and has fixed some bug that's in 7264
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