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    Windows 7

    Apparently Microsoft has released its new operating system, windows 7, which is now available for download and 'test' for twelve months. Users then have the option of either buying windows 7 or reverting back to their previous operating system.

    This is how I understand it from what I have read so far.

    Does anyone know much about this new operating system, as in if you download and install, will I have to re-install all my programs/documents etc again? Or will it be a 'seamless' transfer.

    My operating system is XP.

    Basically this trial period is an apology for Vista

    Gunner, keep your opinions to yourself as they are already well known, so we can take them for granted and already said.

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    You cannot install Windows 7 over Windows XP.
    You must do a fresh install.
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    ah ..I thought that said Williows. like in a covent.. umm nvm
    .. this Caketin is full of little spiders and watermelon seeds.....

    ..Chess is all about fear and psychology

    ..Chess is like an exam..... you havent studied for

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    ..... but that you might have wasted that playing way too much chess

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    3GB download. That could take a while.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    3GB download. That could take a while.
    The 64 bit is 3.05Gb, the 32bit is 2.36Gb.

    I downloaded both versions simultaneously and they came down in under 2 hours.
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    Given the problems with Vista, and since XP is working adequately, it would be best to leave well enough alone for the time being.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Given the problems with Vista, and since XP is working adequately, it would be best to leave well enough alone for the time being.
    agreed. Some of my chess programs wont work under Vista that were doing fine under XP (I had little choice as Vista was default on my new laptop).

    If it aint broke.........

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    Based on reviewers' comments so far (e.g. http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=958&tag=nl.e589) it seems Microsoft has learnt its lessons from Vista with Win7.

    Before trying the release candidate, I'd make sure I had an XP SP3 backup CD on hand. I have one, created by following the steps at http://www.howtohaven.com/system/sli...e-pack-3.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett
    agreed. Some of my chess programs wont work under Vista that were doing fine under XP (I had little choice as Vista was default on my new laptop).
    Check for Vista-compatible driver updates - I use Driver Detective

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    ...will I have to re-install all my programs/documents etc again? ...
    Upgrading op systems won't overwrite existing applications (not unless you wanted to Format C: first and start with a clean slate, which of course you don't want to do).

    See also #8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos
    The 64 bit is 3.05Gb, the 32bit is 2.36Gb.
    Yeah was looking at the 64-bit version. When is Microsoft going to bite the bullet and stop bringing out 32-bit operating systems?

    I downloaded both versions simultaneously and they came down in under 2 hours.
    Your connection must be a lot better than mine.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

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    Microsoft releases final Windows 7 system requirements

    Here are the minimum Windows 7 system requirements Microsoft released on April 30 when it made available the Release Candidate to MSDN and TechNet testers:

    1 GHz processor (32- or 64-bit)
    1 GB of RAM (32-bit); 2 GB of RAM (64-bit)
    16 GB of available disk space (32-bit); 20 GB of avaiable disk space (64-bit)
    DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    Microsoft releases final Windows 7 system requirements

    Here are the minimum Windows 7 system requirements Microsoft released on April 30 when it made available the Release Candidate to MSDN and TechNet testers:

    1 GHz processor (32- or 64-bit)
    1 GB of RAM (32-bit); 2 GB of RAM (64-bit)
    16 GB of available disk space (32-bit); 20 GB of avaiable disk space (64-bit)
    DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
    2 gig of RAM leaves me floundering. Oh for the good old days, when we managed quite comfortably with 64K of RAM and a 40 meg hard drive
    Last edited by Ian Murray; 06-05-2009 at 11:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray
    2 gig of RAM leaves me floundering. Oh for the good old days, when we managed quite comfortably with 64K of RAM and a 40 meg hard drive
    What leaves me floundering at the moment is the Nehalem memory configurations.
    No more installing memory in pairs.
    FSB speed is dependent on memory configuration.
    3 memory channels per CPU.
    Use an even number of ranks per channel.
    Channels to have equal memory configuration.
    Install DIMMs in a channel in descending order.
    etc.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray
    2 gig of RAM leaves me floundering. Oh for the good old days, when we managed quite comfortably with 64K of RAM and a 40 meg hard drive
    Yeah, and GeoWorks was a high-class DTP that was fast even under those conditions and on a 386.
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