Who Here Grabbed Windows 7?

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  1. ipodtouchforum

    ipodtouchforum New Member

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    No. I could get every password you have ever entered into IE8 without even touching your mouse or keyboard. Firefox, however, I cannot.

    Back on topic, I nabbed it a week ago along with a serial.
     
  2. 2expression

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    I have and it is amazing. the speed and the robust adaption to i7.
     
  3. lhyman

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    but the real question is this: who is going to spend money and buy win 7 when it comes out?

    not me, that's for sure !
     
  4. ichwar

    ichwar Community Advocate Community Support

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    stick with win 2k. that's smart! :D I'm definitely not paying a penny for win7. (and no, I ain't gonna pirate it either)
     
  5. Smith6612

    Smith6612 I ate all of the x10Pizza Community Support

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    I still have Windows 2000 on some of my PCs here. It's a great operating system despite it no longer being supported and despite it's age.
     
  6. tridge

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    Your joking right?
     
  7. ichwar

    ichwar Community Advocate Community Support

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    No. I just recently moved away from 2k, and only because I had no more use for windows. I find it far superior to vista in many ways.
     
  8. dylburger

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    Yeah the only reason I asked about the Netbook is because they said it could be done (and given that they've got it working on a Pentium I I'm sure its possible). No real interest in switching from XP anyway since I've got it running smoothly.

    Besides I don't do anything really resource intensive so switching in itself is a waste of time for me. If I had my way I'd still be using Win 2000 as well (security be damned).
     
  9. Smith6612

    Smith6612 I ate all of the x10Pizza Community Support

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    The Pentium I box while it was impressive to see Windows 7 running on that did in fact take 15-20 minutes to boot up and be ready to go.
     
  10. ichwar

    ichwar Community Advocate Community Support

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    Wow. 15 min to boot it up!? You're kidding. That would make it very unusable.
     
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  11. Smith6612

    Smith6612 I ate all of the x10Pizza Community Support

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    Not kidding at all. The system was a 200Mhz Pentium I system with 96MB of RAM as well as some old Soundblaster card and video card. Ran a Parallel ATA drive probably running in UDMA Mode 5, or more probable, Mode 2. I have an Intel 586 machine that runs at 128Mhz with 16MB of RAM, with some old Cirrus Logic 16-bit hardware and Creative 16-bit hardware hardware and an American Megatrends BIOS from basically 1993 so I could try to install Windows 7 on that and then boot it up :biggrin: I used to have an Intel 486 machine as well with 8MB of RAM, too bad I smashed the processor to bits :p
     
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  12. chingola

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    Come on I think it is to install and then be up and running, thats about what it took mine, and boot up is around 15 sec.
     
  13. ireviews

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    I used to have the beta but now I have the official release of Windows 7 because of the developer opportunities from Microsoft.
     
  14. ichwar

    ichwar Community Advocate Community Support

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    You must have one speedy computer. Because It took over an hour to install on mine. And I have a fast computer.
     
  15. Smith6612

    Smith6612 I ate all of the x10Pizza Community Support

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    I can boot Windows 7 up in 15 seconds or less pretty much on my PC inside of a virtual machine. The install though does take some time, and I installed it going from a mounted ISO on another RAID array to the virtual machine running off of my primary RAID array (the same one Vista was running off of). It took me about a half hour to install Windows 7 completely and set it up. I had an advantage with the speed here as I have two RAID 0 arrays online on my box. The only bottleneck I would have had would have been because the VM could only use one core of my system, thus I had the affinity set to use one logical core, and the fact that the Virtual Machine was allowed only 1GB of RAM total.
     
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    It took only 10 - 15 mins on my 3 year old PC :eek:
     
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    I'll be getting Windows 7 Signature Edition for when I host a Windows 7 Release Party. I don't know what is different about it than regular Windows 7, but still...
     
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    I'm hosting a Windows 7 House Party sponsored by Microsoft :D
    They are sending me a ton of stuff and a Limited Edition Signature copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit!!!!
     
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  19. ichwar

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    Lol, everyone and his brother I talk to is hosting one of those parties. I think all microsoft is doing is losing potential customers by giving out so many free copies. How many people are you going to have at your party? Most people I know who are doing this are barely scrounging up the minimum 10 or 12 or what ever it is.
     
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    Maybe they're trying something different? Building up reputation for this operating system and investing through the copies that they give out.
     

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