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03-01-2010 05:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: windows linux computers

There doesn’t seem to be a large amount of overlap between woodworkers and computer geeks, but I figure there must be a few. So, anyone else with the RC version of Windows 7 who’s waited until the last minute to make the switch? Personally, I went back to Xubuntu. I’ve still got the Windows 7 installation on a separate partition so that I can boot in every couple of days to grab podcasts from iTunes.

-- "When you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think straight" - Inherit the Wind

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#1 posted 03-01-2010 06:21 AM

Windows 7 doesn’t offer any advantage over XP unless it’s 64 bit version and only then you can upgrade the hardware to quad CPU and tons of RAM.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#2 posted 03-01-2010 06:39 AM

I’m still on XP. I wish I was still running Windows 2000. It was fast as hell!

-- Matt - Brooklyn, NY

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#3 posted 03-01-2010 07:11 AM

Windows 7 64 bit here, crazy fast, 8 gig of ram, Intel core 2 duo, Goggle chrome for browser; from factory settings this pc came up with Vista basic….. the worst system I owned ever.

Since I did the change and upgraded my ram, this pc is my best buddy ever..

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#4 posted 03-01-2010 07:14 AM

you want a link for computing
the ppl there are AWSOME

-- Marius PG_BC_CA

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#5 posted 03-01-2010 07:22 AM

I guess I have to get around to it – it is a reinstall right from RC to 7? My primary home systems are all macs now so the PC doesn’t really see any use from month to month.

Anybody know when Windows 8 betas start coming out? :-)

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#6 posted 03-01-2010 03:58 PM

Yep, there’s no way to upgrade the RC to a full version, you have to reinstall. Unfortunately for those of us who don’t like paying for Windows, I doubt there will be another beta any time soon. They threw everything behind getting 7 out because everyone hated Vista so much, but now that 7 seems stable I suspect we’ll see anther xp-like lifespan for it.

The irony of it for me is that I was using a version of Windows for only one reason: iTunes. You would think that Apple would make a linux version or at least tweak it a bit to make it WINE-compatible to avoid driving people towards the competition.

-- "When you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think straight" - Inherit the Wind

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#7 posted 03-01-2010 04:13 PM

I have been doing serious consideration of the upgrade. Both computers have vista, which I have learned to hate, just not enough in the budget to change.

--, Making design and application one. †

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#8 posted 03-01-2010 04:23 PM

Computer geek vs. Lumberjock:

One replaces Windows 7, while the other replaces 7 windows.


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 03-01-2010 04:51 PM

Webb Copy the latest Win 7 install DVD to a memory stick or another DVD.

Then go to the sources folder and find the file CVVERSION.INI Open it and you will find a tag called minclient 7233.0 change the number to 2500.0

You should now be able to do an upgrade from win RC to win 7.

Install from the memory stick or the copied DVD.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#10 posted 03-01-2010 05:09 PM

I have RC on my media server… Suppose I need to upgrade tonight. Bleh

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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#11 posted 03-01-2010 05:38 PM

FWIW … I work for a software company, and our standard recommendation to customers is never upgrade the O/S on a machine that is more than a year old.

We have never seen enough of a performance improvement to justify the expense and inconvenience of upgrading the operating system on old hardware.

There also are concerns about driver availability and compatibility.

We also (about 6 years ago) quit fooling around with the ‘Release Candidates’ for the next version of Microsoft’s O/S. Too much like trying to hit a moving target. Time is money, and we decided it was a better use of our resources to have our developers and programmers focus on systems our customers were actually using instead of dealing with the next version which would probably morph into something much different than the available RC’s.

Just my .02.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#12 posted 03-01-2010 07:49 PM

One word.


‘Nuff said.

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#13 posted 03-01-2010 08:21 PM

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