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    Hello

    If anyones interested Win 7 RC is available for download:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win.../download.aspx

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    how long can you use it?
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    nevermind, looks like March 2010
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    Your computer will **** down every two hours before it completely expires and you'll need to install the full version to get it to stop. Sounds....fun :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airplay355 View Post
    Your computer will **** down every two hours before it completely expires and you'll need to install the full version to get it to stop. Sounds....fun :)
    Usually when trying a new OS, I put it on a separate partition or drive, and dual boot.

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    I am waiting to buy a new desktop with this OS on it..

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    Dl it last night but havent installed yet cuz i was up all night building my new computer. Took over 3 hours to format my TB drive.

    Patiently waiting for the day to end. Ive heard and read alot of good things about 7.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Airplay355 View Post
    Your computer will **** down every two hours before it completely expires and you'll need to install the full version to get it to stop. Sounds....fun :)
    This will start in March of 2010 until you buy or re-install another OS then June 2010 it expires. I think its great they are giving you almost a year. The release is set for October. Plenty of time to play around with and buy before the 2 hour shutdown crap starts.


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    I installed beta on VirtualBox, haven't really tried it out that much yet. I might dual boot my gaming rig with the RC to see if it makes any difference. Hopefully MS got it right this time, even then I'm not going back to Windows on my main machine.

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    im in the middle of a build and will be trying this for sure.
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    Pauly and Bruss, am interested in your parts breakdown on your builds.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airplay355 View Post
    Your computer will **** down every two hours before it completely expires and you'll need to install the full version to get it to stop. Sounds....fun :)
    I hate it when my PC ****s down!:p

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    Haahaa :D
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    Thumbs down PC Digestive Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Knucklehead View Post
    I hate it when my PC ****s down!:p
    I was going to say the same thing. That might be signature material right there! Come to think of it, ****ting up might be even more of a problem! Yup ... between the two, down is most definitely better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorthos View Post
    Pauly and Bruss, am interested in your parts breakdown on your builds.....
    AMD Phenom 9600 Quad Core - CPU
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    Using old PCI Video card till i buy new card next payday.

    Let you know how its running next couple days on 7 RC


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    FYI guys, for those of you who has Windows 7 Beta, and rather be doing an UPGRADE as opposed to Complete Install of RC, here is the hack:

    Burn ISO (downloaded W7 RC image) to DVD
    Copy the DVD content to local drive (partition that will be upgraded) or Flash Drive USB that you will use to install W7 RC
    Go to Sources directory of W7 RC
    Use notepad to edit cversion.ini
    Change the value on both lines to 7000
    save cversion.ini to replace the original
    Execute Setup.exe and select Upgrade when prompted

    I did it this morning, and so far, all of my programs that I installed before (on Windows 7 Beta) are working fine.
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    Got it up and running last night. Seems ok at the moment. Think im gonna need to tweak a little as hits hogging up my CPU. Will play around more tonight
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    I have a little internet connectivity wierdness, but overall it's working well for me. I like the interface tweaks, and games do run a little better for me, but nothing earth-shattering
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorthos View Post
    Pauly and Bruss, am interested in your parts breakdown on your builds.....
    Im about half way through this build. Still have some cash to spend.

    Installed and ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruss View Post
    Im about half way through this build. Still have some cash to spend.

    Installed and ready.

    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
    Intel q9400 quad core
    Antec 650 Earthwatts Power supply
    Tuniq Tower CPU Cooler

    Still need to buy. May vary based on pricing at the moment.
    Corsair Dominator DDR2 pc-8500 (8 GB)
    WD 10000 rpm HD.
    2 WD 7400 RPM 1tb
    ATI XFX 4890 or 4870..
    +1 on the raptor, I only use these for the OS anymore....

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    Anyone else get a delay when they right click on the desktop?
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    I should also mention this ONLY happens on the desktop, all the other menus pop up as they should
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    Quote Originally Posted by AsSiMiLaTeD View Post
    Anyone else get a delay when they right click on the desktop?
    When listening to music and surfing web the Music was glitching in and out when i would scroll around a page. The CPU was spiking like crazy when i did this. Very odd.
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    I'm downloading this now and I'll probably put it on another partition.

    Currently I'm running Vista Home Premium with no problems so I don't know what if any improvement I'll see but what the hey.
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    Everything else in the OS runs great, and no slowness at all, just on the right click menu on the desktop
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    so far so good, but coming from Windows 7 Beta, I don't really see any *major* difference: speed, interface, features (or at least usable features for me). It is stable, a tad faster, clean and straight forward upgrade process (two reboots overall, perhaps?). Am I missing all the hoopla excitements? No complain is a good thing, though...
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    Ive heard good things about 7 so far. A couple magazines have already claimed it better than Vista.

    Im building a computer myself but as money is tight, its going very slow and piecemeal so by the time I get ready to fire the thing up maybe this will be ready. Was planning on getting a Vista Home Premium OEM OS but if this is out when I finish, Ill go with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polkatese View Post
    FYI guys, for those of you who has Windows 7 Beta, and rather be doing an UPGRADE as opposed to Complete Install of RC, here is the hack:

    Burn ISO (downloaded W7 RC image) to DVD
    Copy the DVD content to local drive (partition that will be upgraded) or Flash Drive USB that you will use to install W7 RC
    Go to Sources directory of W7 RC
    Use notepad to edit cversion.ini
    Change the value on both lines to 7000
    save cversion.ini to replace the original
    Execute Setup.exe and select Upgrade when prompted

    I did it this morning, and so far, all of my programs that I installed before (on Windows 7 Beta) are working fine.
    That's some great info! I wasn't looking forward to a full re-install for the RC.

    Just so I'm sure, the RC is only downloadable to TechNet subscribers right now, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kex View Post
    I was going to say the same thing. That might be signature material right there! Come to think of it, ****ting up might be even more of a problem! Yup ... between the two, down is most definitely better!
    This is definitely sig material...hilarious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by billbillw View Post
    That's some great info! I wasn't looking forward to a full re-install for the RC.

    Just so I'm sure, the RC is only downloadable to TechNet subscribers right now, correct?
    nope. It's wide open to everyone now, as of yesterday, Bill..

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx
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