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Beta test Windows 7

Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:29 am

I always beta test the latest Windows so here is the link to.
Works under windows only I think.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/window ... nload.aspx
Select the Language under the version for your cpu and click go.
Login with a msn account.(example: user@hotmail.com)

If you can't download just backup the key and look for the iso on torrent sites.
7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULFRE_EN_DVD.iso
Md5sum:
f9dce6ebd0a63930b44d8ae802b63825 *7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULFRE_EN_DVD.iso
File size:
2.43 GB 2,618,793,984 bytes
(Might say 2.44GB on websites)
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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby badmotor on Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:26 am

I have started downloading in Linux Mint, and seems to be working OK.
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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:39 am

badmotor wrote:I have started downloading in Linux Mint, and seems to be working OK.

Wasn't sure windows came up with an activex plugin and wouldn't let me download it until the plugin was installed.
Downloading Vista codec pack gives you all the codecs.(realmedia and quicktime too)
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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby garda on Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:24 am

The ISO is 2 Gigs large? Darn... it will take ages to download here. :)
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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby Bill Gates on Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:16 am

Hello, Mint Community!
This is Bill Gates, just wanted to know how you like Windows 7 so far :D
I'm sure you will find that it is the best version of Windows yet and hopefully you will stop using Linux Mint.

Love ya!
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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby NoClue! on Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:23 am

It's not too bad. Definitely better than vista. Boots quick but takes a good 5 min to settle into a 650mb desktop with no sidebar running. 512 mem is all ours now. Less than 40 processes at idle. {them are some big processes} I think you could enable every plugin in compiz and you would still be under 650mb. My vista ultimate with animated backround and sidebar on gobbled up 1100mb. File transfer speed to ext devices is much better now. The worst part about it is no compiz. I miss enhanced zoom or the foolish feeling you get when you try to flip view ports and realize your on windows. Don't laugh, you know you've done it.
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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby badmotor on Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:36 am

Bill Gates wrote:Hello, Mint Community!
This is Bill Gates, just wanted to know how you like Windows 7 so far :D
I'm sure you will find that it is the best version of Windows yet and hopefully you will stop using Linux Mint.

Love ya!
-Bill Gates :evil:


Best... post... ever...
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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:44 am

NoClue! wrote:Boots quick but takes a good 5 min to settle into a 650mb desktop with no sidebar running. 512 mem is all ours now. Less than 40 processes at idle. {them are some big processes} I think you could enable every plugin in compiz and you would still be under 650mb.

Today I booted into Windows 7 and it showed it only took 49 seconds.(with working desktop)
Then I removed all the services I didn't use and got it down to 233MB.(using Classic Theme)
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Now With Aero running using 246MB.
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Now with Aero and firefox with 3 tabs open.(only 354MB)
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With Aero & Kaspersky Internet Security 2009(319MB)
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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby piratesmack on Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:04 pm

merlwiz79 wrote:Now With Aero running using 246MB.
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Woah that ain't bad
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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby lakehousetech on Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:41 pm

I'm eventually going to have to snag a copy for gaming, but aside from that it's Mint for everything else. Definitely interested to hear the feedback from all of you.
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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby Bill Gates on Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:21 pm

Yes, as you can see Windows 7 is very lightweight and superior to Linux Mint in just about every single way.
PLEASE BUY IT

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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby exploder on Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:52 pm

I understand that Windows 7 has backwards compatibility with the blue screen of death form previous versions of Windows. :mrgreen:
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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby Bill Gates on Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:48 am

exploder wrote:I understand that Windows 7 has backwards compatibility with the blue screen of death form previous versions of Windows. :mrgreen:


Unfortunately that is not true.
Windows 7 is incompatible with Vista's blue screen of death

But Windows 7 includes the new MS Blue Screen of Death 7.0, which is far better
It's much more blue and if you're blind, no need to worry.
All you have to do is press the space key, and Microsoft Sam will read aloud the text on the bluescreen for you.
Getting it done just got more fun :D

And this is just one of the many new features of Windows 7!

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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby lakehousetech on Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:17 am

Bill Gates wrote:Yes, as you can see Windows 7 is very lightweight and superior to Linux Mint in just about every single way.
PLEASE BUY IT

-Bill Gates


If it's anywhere near the price range of Vista I won't be surprised if pirated copies flourish. Keep up the good work Bill!
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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby Bill Gates on Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:38 am

lakehousetech wrote:If it's anywhere near the price range of Vista I won't be surprised if pirated copies flourish. Keep up the good work Bill!


Piracy won't be a problem.
Microsoft has complete control of every computer running Windows 7.
If we detect a non-genuine copy, we will make the computer blow up.
We got this idea after watching Live Free or Die Hard

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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby lakehousetech on Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:38 am

Bill Gates wrote:
lakehousetech wrote:If it's anywhere near the price range of Vista I won't be surprised if pirated copies flourish. Keep up the good work Bill!


Piracy won't be a problem.
Microsoft has complete control of every computer running Windows 7.
If we detect a non-genuine copy, we will make the computer blow up.
We got this idea after watching Live Free or Die Hard

-Bill Gates



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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby NoClue! on Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:32 pm

LOL!.........Hey merlwiz79, what did you have before you started (pruning) your way back to windows 3.1?
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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby Pierre on Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:32 am

Hey Bill,

is it still gonna have WPA ????
a still tooooo high price tag?????.
( especially for those of us who Don't live in the us/can ....)

in which case, it's definately gonna be Pirated.

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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby Guest on Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:34 am

Hey Bill,

is it still gonna have WPA ????
a still tooooo high price tag?????.
( especially for those of us who Don't live in the us/can ....)

in which case, it's definately gonna be Pirated. :idea:

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Re: Beta test Windows 7

Postby garda on Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:47 am

@Merlwiz,
What services did you disable on your installation?
I can't seem to get mine use less than 340-ish MB of RAM.
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