Windows 7 RC officially released ..

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  1. Johnny

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  2. Sazar

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    Psssh.

    Downloading my 2nd copy from my MSDN right now to slap on my HTPC.

    Going 32-bit as x64 causes some issues with a couple of codecs :)
     

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  3. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    ^^ no fair. You cheat :p
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    ;)

    Downloads are sort of slow at the moment though :(
     
  5. Johnny

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    Servers are getting slammed, that is for sure.
     
  6. Bman

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    Got 2 copies so far, wicked!
     
  7. Dark Atheist

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    getting 1.36meg sec on the 32bit d/l :) - better for htpc, x64 codecs are a bitch :D - going to grab x64 for this box though :)
     
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    true.. but u can always use 32 bit codecs and a 32 bit media player :]
     
  9. Johnny

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    I am getting the 64 bit version now. WOot!
     
  10. Dark Atheist

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    yes but the WMC is 64 bit so thats not to good - 32bit is much easier, and 64bit is over kill for htpc :D
     
  11. Bman

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    Is this true..

    If you've already taken the plunge with the Windows 7 Beta, chances are you don't really want to set everything up all over again when you install Windows 7 RC. Unfortunately for you, Microsoft recommends a fresh install over an upgrade, and in fact, if you want to upgrade rather than install from scratch, you'll need to perform a simple hack, as described in this post from Life Rocks 2.0 covering how to upgrade from Windows 7 Beta to the Windows 7 RC. Likewise, you'll have to perform an in-kind upgrade, meaning you can't go from 32-bit Vista to a 64-bit Windows 7 install without doing a clean install.


    I have to do a little hack?
     
  12. Johnny

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    you never upgrade a windows os. Always do a clean install. I rather enjoy installing os's for some reason, so I look forward to it ..
     
  13. epk

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    bman.. i installed 7100 over 7077 and no problems at all..

    but with any older betas u'll have to do that
     
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    Darn, I have 7068 installed I believe, well if I get my computer working again that is..
     
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    I was not asking for opioion, and frankly I used to like to do clean installs too, now I enjoy how I have mine setup and don't want to start over.
     
  16. Sazar

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    Got my movies working correctly in MC :D

    For some reason, some will show up correctly in MCE but not in Media Player :(

    Oh well.
     
  17. Dark Atheist

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    does win7 freeze for people at times, does it randomly, could be installing something, or using a program
     
  18. Tweakfiend

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    You as well !
     
  19. Dark Atheist

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    beta did it - rc is doing it, might go back to vista sp2 :)
     
  20. canadian_divx

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    has anyone had any issues of watching movies over the network. having media player freeze. or just crash?

    wifi network. only 7 does it. vista, xp and OSX dont..

    any ideas?