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Offline Justin_22

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Windows 7
« on: February 06, 2009, 01:15:05 AM »
Hello,

Im about to try about the Beta of Windows 7 via a virtual machine can someone tell me what I am to expect? Im pretty excited about this  :) lol

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2009, 03:04:37 AM »
It's been battered around a little bit already .  :)
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2009, 03:36:47 AM »
Im about to try about the Beta of Windows 7 via a virtual machine

Hi Justin...

Hey! I didn't think of running this on a VM. I'll see if I can download a copy and see how well VirtualBox handles it. :)

EDIT: (Please disregard the previous statement I made here, I got a bit frustrated with the registration process. :))

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« Last Edit: February 06, 2009, 06:32:27 AM by ardvark »

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2009, 05:51:00 AM »
Hello,

Ardvark are you refering to a legal copy of VirtualBox? if so I have no idea sorry... Im using a copy of Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 and all is running fine maybe a bit slower with only 1gb of ram being used by it but its not slow enough to complain about.

*EDIT: I take the slow bit back with only 1gb of Ram dedicated to Windows 7 and multiple programs running outside of the virtual PC it is extra slow on THIS PC dont take my word for it though it would most likely run faster on newer machines
« Last Edit: February 06, 2009, 05:55:41 AM by Justin_xp »
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2009, 05:55:24 AM »
Ardvark are you refering to a legal copy of VirtualBox? if so I have no idea sorry... Im using a copy of Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 and all is running fine maybe a bit slower with only 1gb of ram being used by it but its not slow enough to complain about.

Hi Justin....

No, I meant a legal copy of Windows 7 beta. :)

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2009, 05:57:35 AM »
Alright, heres where I downloaded my copy of Windows 7 beta along with a Key it requires you have a windows live ID....

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2009, 06:03:43 AM »
Alright, heres where I downloaded my copy of Windows 7 beta along with a Key it requires you have a windows live ID....

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

Hi...

That's the part of the problem. :(

They're telling me that my e-mail address has already been taken and I don't have another address to give them. I don't remember ever registering with Microsoft with my current address. In addition, the site doesn't work very well with IE because I have all non-session cookies blocked (and have no intention of allowing them) and Firefox doesn't seem to work well with the site even with cookies enabled. :(

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2009, 06:06:52 AM »
Hello,

sorry to hear :( couldn't you make a disposable email account with yahoo or gmail?. I have all cookies allowed so the site works fine the only workaround that I know of is to allow non-session cookies untill the download has finished then disable them.
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2009, 06:10:45 AM »
sorry to hear :( couldn't you make a disposable email account with yahoo or gmail?. I have all cookies allowed so the site works fine the only workaround that I know of is to allow non-session cookies untill the download has finished then disable them.

Hi Justin...

Thanks, I might have to break down and do just that. ;D

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2009, 06:19:23 AM »
lol  ;D if you do I hope you have more RAM then I do (2gb) because windows 7 is very very slow in the Virtual PC on my machine. I hope it runs faster then roadrunner on yours  :) because I am liking windows 7 very much
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2009, 06:23:33 AM »
lol  ;D if you do I hope you have more RAM then I do (2gb) because windows 7 is very very slow in the Virtual PC on my machine. I hope it runs faster then roadrunner on yours  :) because I am liking windows 7 very much

Hi Justin...

I'm glad you're liking it, I do want to try it out for myself. :)

I have 4GB's on my system, so I'm wondering if I should set VirtualBox for 2 GB's if I decide to install it?

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2009, 06:32:59 AM »
I would go for 2 if I had 2 more to spare for the Host Pc yes. As I said with only 1gb its running very slow in the Virtual PC but still even in Beta I cannot wait for the full release of windows 7  :)
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2009, 06:36:36 AM »
I would go for 2 if I had 2 more to spare for the Host Pc yes. As I said with only 1gb its running very slow in the Virtual PC but still even in Beta I cannot wait for the full release of windows 7  :)

Hi Justin...

What are your favorite points with this OS, if I may ask? :)

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2009, 06:39:36 AM »
Ive not delved that deep into yet but my favorite part right now? the fact that they have improved on a few things like Aero shake for one and the redesigned task bar that clears up the clutter that comes with heavy computing the different functionalities that they added here and there and that they have reduced the size of the OS by getting rid of apps that came bundled with it that no one (that I know) really used

*EDIT: By the way I'm a fool for eye candy  ;D they added plenty of that in Windows 7 without sacrificing resources.
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2009, 06:43:54 AM »
By the way I'm a fool for eye candy  ;D they added plenty of that in Windows 7 without sacrificing resources.

Hi Justin...

Thank you for sharing that. :)

I'm a sucker for the eye candy, too, so I definately relate. ;D

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