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I'm going to agree with the bok on this one as well. I've been running the beta and now the rc1 build, and have loved what it does. If nothing else, being able to go up to 8 gigs of ram and fully utilizing my 64 bit processor has been tons of fun. The OS has also been incredibly stable. Not a single crash yet, and the new UI features are really awesome. I haven't loaded up my XP partition for more than 10 minutes since I got Windows 7.

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Is anyone gaming on it and have some impressions they might have time to share?

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Is anyone gaming on it and have some impressions they might have time to share?


The Hutt is and he likes it. :-

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^True dat.

Also forgot to mention that the My Documents / My Music / Pictures folders can now have multiple Hard Drives associated with them, which is useful for people like me who prefer to keep their media junk on separate drives

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Is anyone gaming on it and have some impressions they might have time to share?


The Hutt is and he likes it. :)


*raises hand as well*

No problems here yet. Certainly haven't noticed any issues with it yet. I've currently installed and tested Simcity 4, Baldur's Gate 1+2 and a couple newer games like Overlord 2 and Left 4 Dead. All work just fine and I'm not sure whether it's just different default settings but it seems to like my front audio ports a little better than Vista did. It switches between them and my speakers more accurately now.

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Is anyone gaming on it and have some impressions they might have time to share?

Applications designed for multi-core systems, most notably PCSX2, run faster.

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I just installed it, trying to migrate my XP settings now, but the first thing I noticed was its fast. Faster than XP ran on a clean install.

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We've been running the RC at work and the speed difference between Vista and W7 is really quite striking. They added a bunch of features that are really quite nice as well. It's like the leap from Oblivion to Fallout 3.

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It's like the leap from Oblivion to Fallout 3.


Except Vista was ok and Windows 7 is on par or better while Fallout 3 was not that great and Oblivion was even worse. :verymad:

EDIT: I might pick up at least one upgrade once it comes out - or maybe before that, there's some good deals now.

Edited by Deadly_Nightshade, 13 July 2009 - 06:13 PM.


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Except Vista was ok and Windows 7 is on par or better


No it's only better, way better :grin:

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I've been crashing both Vista and W7 with Mysteries of Westgate, MoW also seems to be corrupting Vista, but not W7 yet as far as I can tell. I just installed new ATI Catalyst drivers on W7, so I'll see if that helps. Empire: TW has also been constantly crashing on Vista, but I'm not going to try it on W7 until I finish MoW, I don't need any more problems right now.

Edited by Wrath of Dagon, 14 July 2009 - 06:13 AM.


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Corrupting? Might want to check your harddrive, have you a tool that can read SMART values?

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No, what is that? I'm pretty sure it's the games, it seems to work fine otherwise. Edit: Never mind, I looked it up.

Edited by Wrath of Dagon, 16 July 2009 - 06:35 AM.


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After running it for a while its starting to lose its edge. Media sharing isn't nearly as easy or effective as XP as WMP12 doesn't handle it as well as 11, and I can't get Tversity to work. EU3 ran quite well at first but started to get insane slowdowns, so I reinstalled it(I was running it from the directory I installed to in XP) and now it won't even start. Plays the intro videos and thats it. It also slowed to a crawl once I got my antivirus installed, and it started having all sorts of network connectivity issues. (All my drivers were up to date) Plus my headphones wouldn't work until I set them up as the rear speakers of a surround sound setup.

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Well, the pre-order sale is over and I missed it so I guess I'll be waiting for Windows 7 until I actualy see a better price. They've talked about doing another sale soonish (id est when it ships) for those who are upgrading and if that happens I'll most likely get it. If not... Well, I'm not that upset with Vista and XP has been good as well (I've got PCs with both of those). :sorcerer:

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Is anyone gaming on it and have some impressions they might have time to share?


The Hutt is and he likes it. -_-


*raises hand as well*

No problems here yet. Certainly haven't noticed any issues with it yet. I've currently installed and tested Simcity 4, Baldur's Gate 1+2 and a couple newer games like Overlord 2 and Left 4 Dead. All work just fine and I'm not sure whether it's just different default settings but it seems to like my front audio ports a little better than Vista did. It switches between them and my speakers more accurately now.



Tons of gaming on it here as well. Demigod, TF2, League of Legends have all been tested and enjoyed. I've been mostly on my 360 lately, so the testing has been a little limited. I've found one audio levels issue with TF2, but that's likely to me not having all the drivers set up right, and being a bit lazy.

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I just installed the 64 bit on my other computer. It looks nice so far. I see it uses Direct X 11. I hope that isn't a problem for graphics cards that are only made for Direct X 10.1.

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Tested Crysis on it today and it runs far better than it does on Vista. I mean I am finally able to crank it to the absolute max DX10 Very High @ 2560x1600

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Hey Bokishi (or anyone else using W7) have you tried the Virtual PC that comes with W7? Specifically I wanted to know if they finally added 3D support to it. For example I could run Grim Fandango with NO problems using Virtual PC (for Windows XP), however since there was no 3D support, it was using the emulated 3D.

I really wanted to try and run Ultima 9 (it requires 3D and has crashing problems with XP) so I could finally finish my lulzy Lets Play thread on the codex. Ultima 9 would not run on Virtual PC, as there was no 3D support.

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The last time I tried it they had not added 3D Support, although I think they have said the final version will have it. :rolleyes:




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