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Old 11-21-08, 01:30 PM   #1
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Default Windows 7 FTW!

A buddy of mine 'lent' me his copy of Windows 7 build 6801 x86. So I installed it on my other HD just to check it out. Let me tell you this is what Vista should've been. Its smoking fast, like XP. Games runs butter smooth, much better than my Vista x64 installation.

I've had no issues even enabled the new interface. I cant wait till they put out an official RC of this, from this build I'm really excited over this new OS. Even if you hated Vista you will love Windows 7 - it has more of an XP feel to it, stuff just pops up really fast. I just hope they dont clutter it up with all the crap Vista has with a default installation.

Idle on a clean boot ram usage is about 650-700MB. Vista pre SP1 was about 1.2GB, SP1 about 1GB and SP2 beta is around 900MB. This OS uses alot less system resources and you can actually feel it.
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Old 11-21-08, 01:40 PM   #2
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Since disabling Aero, my Vista has been just right. No driver crashes and much snappier.
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Old 11-21-08, 04:19 PM   #3
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Since disabling Aero, my Vista has been just right. No driver crashes and much snappier.
Oh I've had Aero disabled for awhile too. Stock Windows 7 (no services disabled yet) still smokes Vista with Superfetch, indexing and aero disabled!
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Old 11-21-08, 04:34 PM   #4
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Ok, so what about device drivers?
For example, have you installed sound card drivers, video drivers, etc?
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Old 11-21-08, 04:41 PM   #5
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Ok, so what about device drivers?
For example, have you installed sound card drivers, video drivers, etc?
From my understanding, Windows 7 is based off of Vista's kernel. So if a driver works under Vista, there's no reason for it not to work under Windows 7.
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Old 11-21-08, 04:43 PM   #6
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like Redeemed said, windows 7 is based off vista SP2 kernel. so same drivers.
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Old 11-21-08, 06:25 PM   #7
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compared 32bit to 64bit tho...

as for me..i think vista sp1 is great.
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Old 11-21-08, 07:13 PM   #8
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If Windows 7 is Vista with XP speeds, then count me in. I'll try and grab a x64 copy from work when a beta or RC is released.
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Old 11-21-08, 08:24 PM   #9
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I use 6801 on my Laptop as main OS, all drivers installed

Even with Aero enabled, with the new W7 visual scheme, it is faster than vista.

But I have never had an issue with Vista on my desktop, many things in it feel more responsive than in XP IMO
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Old 11-21-08, 09:13 PM   #10
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Vista drivers for GTX 260 and my sound card was installed from Windows update. So far very very very happy. XP speeds with Vista security and look. I'm extremely impressed for far.
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I'm a little surprised to hear such good reports on Windows 7 so far. But then again, there are a lot of Windows humpers around here. I am curious about giving it a shot, maybe in a VM or something.
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I'm a little surprised to hear such good reports on Windows 7 so far. But then again, there are a lot of Windows humpers around here. I am curious about giving it a shot, maybe in a VM or something.
When you think about it, Windows 7 is nothing more than Vista without the mistakes of Vista. Microsoft has had time to listen to feedback and strip out unwanted items and fix alot of what was bad or broken with Vista.

Its not new from the ground up or anything.
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