Windows 7 beta is back and now is on the main MS page.
I'll suggest using internet explorer, the download may not start if ur using firefox
+bubbles man, i was trying and trying not getting through on my Avant browser, but on IE i got straight to KEY and download screen. 3.15GB pretty big iso. Getting 150k/sec bal being used by por oops other downloads. But thats pretty mean of MS to not to allow d/l through other browsers. I have opera on my N96 so if i wanted to d/l on thru it then it would be no go.
but didn't get a key until today! I had to change the SATA connections on my motherboard because there was a conflict that prevented the installation. Odd considering XP was installed twice on this computer. I'm using the 64-bit version and so far everything seems to be running very well.
Got my keys for 32 and 64 bit versions (have both types of systems in the house) and I'll be playing with the OS later on tonight. BTW, if you want to set up a dual boot system with Win7 and XP or Vista, follow this link: http://lifehacker.com/51267...
Thanks for the dual boot link. I dont need it though, have 2x250gb 1x120gb and 1x80 gb drives and 10+ partitions. Will choose one to try it out. Already had vista on dual and removed it.
If I have Vista 32 bit can I install Windows 7 64 bit (dual boot)? Glib thanks a lot for the link. Really helps not tech savvy guys like me. bubbles.
No problem, always glad to help. Thanks for the bubs.
Good, i'll try it but... why it's in the ps3 news? O_o
and xbox 360...
i might give this ago i got 500gb to play with on my pc. thanks to the guys who also provided the dual boot info
Im having problems, i want to partition my hard drive but it will only let partition 2 gbs?
Is your drive formatted in FAT16? If so, there was a limitation on FAT16 that only let you work with 2GB partitions. Upgrading to FAT32 or NTFS solves that. Not sure exactly what your problem is, but at least this is a lead you can follow.
its ntfs, btw do i need to partition my hard drive?
I doubt his drive is formatted to FAT16, unless he's running Windows 3.1. @Rice, try posting a screenshot or a detailed list of your partition table. Yes, you need to create a new partition to be safe.
Eh if I didn't use this PC everyday I would totally try this...
From my experiences so far with the Beta I would tell you go ahead. It's stable and works great.
Yeah but the problem is it will run out in August, so it is best not to use it as your primary operating system since come August you will be up the creak without a paddle. I have it installed as a dual boot with Vista, overall it's very "meh" one of the first things I tried was installing GTA 4 on Win7 to see if there is any performance enhancement. Let me tell ya it was an exercise in frustration getting GTA 4 working with Win7. Finally when I did get the game working I saw a massive 2fps improvement on win7 which to be honest could just be down to the fact my Vista install is well over a year old. So game wise I don't think there will be much of an improvement over Vista.
I'm Dl'ing now waiting on my fiancee, I'm slightly worried about having to delete XP. I don't think I have a reboot CD so I need to check before I install this because I really want this.
so wait I'm new to all this, I don't ever windows betas or anything. Right now I'm running Windows XP, I have a 500Gb drive and 8GB is recovery. So the recovery is all my XP stuff correct? Secondly, will this install wipe out all my old files and stuff? Like Itunes music etc...? I know these are stupid questions just a lil worried before I take the plunge.
Dude don't install over your XP, just find a cheap drive lying around or something or partition your drive. Don't risk not being able to go back, you wouldn't lose your files but this expires in August. http://lifehacker.com/51267...
Download finished. 1 hour tops, 16Mb connection, cheers for tip on dual booting.
my computer wont let me shrink more than 8 gb from my 280 gb hard drive anybody know what i should do and will this be fine to run windows 7 on as a partion or will it be too small cuz 13 gb is recomended....
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