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Windows 7 arrived early

by mike-holden / October 20, 2009 7:33 PM PDT

Much to my surprise my pre-order copy of windows 7 Home Premium was delivered on 19 October, 3 days early.
I had to do a clean install because I had Windows 7 RC Ultimate installed prevously.
It installed without any problems at all. The file Windows Old is there as it was in RC so you can recover your favourite etc. after a clean install, as you could in RC.
All my old programs work, in comaptibility mode where necessary.
All the remaining bugs I had found in RC were fixed.
It's faster than Vista and better than XP.
Highly recommended.

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by Jimmy Greystone / October 21, 2009 1:47 AM PDT

Yes, you brits got lucky with that threatened Royal Mail strike. PC World, and some other chain store owned by the same corporate "overlord" decided to ship copies out early in advance of the potential strike, which takes place starting today isn't it? We yanks have to wait a couple extra days.

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Windows 7 in XP compatibility mode
by cward50158 / December 7, 2009 3:54 AM PST

My main reason for upgrading to W7Ultimate was to overcome compatibility problems with Vista. I am now told that my computer is not physically able to run in the virtual environment. Intel core 2 duo, 64 bit, 4 gigs of RAM I did not expect that. Don't know if it can be tweaked or not. You mention no problem and I wonder why the difference. Would appreciate any insight. Thanks.

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Re: messages
by Kees Bakker / December 7, 2009 3:56 AM PST

"I am now told that my computer is not physically able to run in the virtual environment."

Who tells you? He or she should know that computers don't run. OS'es run and programs run, but computers don't.

So maybe tell more? Include the necessary details and the exact text of the error message please.


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Tell more. And a gift.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2009 3:56 AM PST
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PS. Are you Mike?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2009 3:57 AM PST
In reply to: Tell more. And a gift.

Tagging onto old posts that aren't yours can derail a discussion. Be careful.

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XP compatibility
by cward50158 / December 7, 2009 3:59 AM PST
In reply to: Tell more. And a gift.

T6400@2.00 GHz

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2009 4:08 AM PST
In reply to: XP compatibility
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PS 2.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2009 5:45 AM PST
In reply to: XP compatibility

When you post, there are the words in red. If you had done that, maybe, just maybe someone would know if your machine accepts a VT capable CPU.

For now, try Virtual BOX.

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suggestion and link
by jeff_windows_team / December 7, 2009 4:01 AM PST
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Windows 7 XP Mode
by cward50158 / December 7, 2009 4:15 AM PST
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I ran the "hardware assisted virtualization detection tool" and was told "this computer does not have hardward assisted virtualization." I was not told why, or if it could be upgraded. Apparently there is nothing I can "turn on" with a new BIOS code.

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That's a property of the CPU.
by Kees Bakker / December 7, 2009 8:42 PM PST
In reply to: Windows 7 XP Mode
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I have tried windows seven but not much satisfied
by jelinabaycott / January 6, 2010 2:10 PM PST

Hello as compared to windows xp. I don't think windows 7 beats it. although it might have more features. It need more flexibility.

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