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  1. DaveK

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    Installed 7077 and I'm loving it, the automatic wallpaper changer is awesome and I like how it fades to the next wallpaper. Anyway, anyone have trouble installing Firefox? 3.0.7 and 3.1b3 don't seem to install, it asks which user to install it and I tried current user and the signing in one, no luck :(

    EDIT: Awesome, when I change to my X193w monitor it changes to 1440x900 automatically and because the wallpaper is set to "Fit" it automatically adjusts too, in Vista I had to set 1440 myself and reapply the wallpaper too. Windows 7 FTW!
     
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    So far 7077 is great. I have it installed on my main rig. I haven't had any drivers issues or applications fail...except for Daemon Tools and RivaTuner. Im using Nero software for cd emulator and EVGA precision in place of Riva.

    NO issues with FireFox, or Google Chrome.

    My absolute favorite part of 7077 is that after a fresh install Page file is Below 600Mbs. Once you optimize the OS you can get it down to around 480Mbs...Very nice!
     
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    i installed win 7 rc on my laptop as my main o.s. so far, i LOVE it and i plan on buying it when it comes out :)

    anyone else have the rc?
     
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    Been using the RC for a while since it came out as my main OS. Been having huge problems as of late with my Nic controllers dropping connections every time i have a heavy amount of bandwidth. Can't seem to figure it out as of yet. Seem's driver related..stupid nvidia drivers..
     
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    try disabling task offloading in the network cards properties.

    in XP it was left upto the drivers to decide, in vista SP1 and 7 they have more default/generic drivers so it defaults to on, even if the card doesnt fully support it. I've had cards where this has caused dropouts and corruptions when enabled.
     
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    Anyone have a Dummys Guide to this OS, i feel lost in navigating things, unlike XP/2000/98, Id also like to see a services tweak guide and how to disable some stuff like Windows Defender (Garbage, and that Firewall). Im also lost on Graphics drivers, I need a ATI Catalyst AGP Driver (Tried installing Vista Driver and it doesnt install). Ive been in regedit and some tweaks that were apart of XP are no longer there, such as Hung App Kill.
     
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    Been using it since it came out. Was using 7076 prior, Win 7 RC is solid. Haven't had any issues. :rockout:
     
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    Awesome thanks Mussels i'll give it a shot. As soon as i have uninstalled those Updated Nvidia drivers all problems vanished, i'll reinstall and check out the fix.
     
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    ok since i now have a services guide, i now probably need a guide for navigating this stuff, and Also Drivers for the ATI AGP video card (radeon 1950 Pro)
     
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    cat 8.12. works on my mums 9550 AGP under 7, so its definately going to work on a 1950.
     
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    i was using build 7000 ever thing was great in there but i got the RC cant get my wireless to install correctly none of the wireless drivers worked not event he ones from windows update keep saying that "Device cannot start (Code 10)" and i tried 2 different wireless cards same thing...ugh so i went back to vista :banghead:
     
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    which version, Vista or XP?
     
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    vista. she's rockin out on x64 :p
     
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    I put win 7 x64 ver7127 on last night,its working fine upto now,i cant see any differances from 7100 though.
     
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    so your saying Vista Drivers work for Win 7 32 because i just tried the 9.4s and they dont seem to have installed
     
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    9.5 will install fine. cat 9.4 need to be manually installed from device manager.

    edit: hey. 9 and 7 are near each other. they're on the same keyboard and everything.
     
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    @ Mussels: Do you mean 9.5 and 9.4 :confused:

    I have just finished downloading 7127, will get it installed 2moro.
     
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    7127 seems just as stable as 7100 was,i'm still not sure n the changes from 7100 though.It did still activate fine too.
    [​IMG]
     
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    7127 is just a bug fix of 7100.

    Afaik 7100 is feature complete, hence why its called a RELEASE CANDIDATE

    You shouldnt see anymore changes, just fixes.
     
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    Is there a lot of fixes from 7077 to 7100? I might download it.

    So if I use 7077 or 7100 and I use my activation key, how long is it valid for?
     
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    7100 is time bombed for 2nd March 2010
     
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    Thanks, so it's available until March and I just read then it shuts down every 2 hours form March until June which is stupid, but it is a pretty long time :D
     
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    i edited my post above, yeah that was a typo.

    I've definately ran into file sharing bugs with 7100, will be upgrading to 7127 to see if the bugs are fixed once the download finishes.
     
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    Ok just to address you, the Card I am running is AGP, 9.5s are only in PCI Express currently, Cat Hotfix drivers are needed for AGP parts due to the way that DX is accessed.
     
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