I'm just curious but for those of you who setup Windows 7 on a new drive and did a drive format and install did Windows 7 use NTFS file system? I read somewhere that there was going to be a new file system again, WinFS I believe. Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

Dual Booting  

I've searched some and it sounds like dual booting Vista and Windows 7 is simply a matter of creating a new partition and installing Windows 7 there. A few questions. Is it really that simple? Is there a need for another boot manager or repairs to it like with XP and Vista? Since this is a beta and... Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

Flash Player problem  

Have problem with Adobe Flash Player plug in, have downloaded the file but unable to open since it does not automatically open, it gives the option to open manually but I must be missing something. Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

IMPORTANT: Burning .iso to DVD  

I'm convinced all the previous problems with faulty install of 64bit version W7 were because of a faulty burning program, Roxio 9, which states "verified", but disc is corrupted.PLEASE use CD BurnerXP which is free, fast, simple, rapid and reliable!!!... Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

CD / DVD Emulation on Windows 7 x64  

Hi,I'm trying to find a disc drive emulator for Windows 7 x64, I've tried Daemon Tools but that doesn't work as it's installer seems to think SPTD isn't installed when it is. I've even ran the SPTD x64 installer separately... Any ideas?Thanks! Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

Disk driver doesn't Recognized for install Windows 7  

When I start installation, I see my partitions but It says that I need the driver because It's not compatible .. my disk is a fujitsu mhv2100BH, and I have a laptop Lg s1 p222p.I tried the bootable drivers in a floppy, that I use to install windows xp or vista, but in windows 7 It says that no... Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

Windows 7 Taskbar: A Step Backwards Aesthetically  

looking at the screen shots and having tried it for a few minutes, i think one aspect in particular is a step backwards aesthetically. that change being the windows Start button icon. when Vista came out with the circular start button that slightly overlapped the rectangular taskbar i thought that... Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

Proposal for Windows 7 Developers - What does the community think  

Hi@all,I'm using the beta since yesterday and the quality is great! But I think there should be one feature integrated in the final Windows 7: When hovering over the "Show Desktop"-button in the lower right-end corner, the user can see all the opened windows, but... Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

Any other browser support the tab preview yet  

just curious, are there any browsers that support the full tab preview yet. I am looking for an alternative to IE, but I really like the tab preview. I have poking around the mozilla sites and it isn't in there yet. Does any of the others? Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

Please raise RAM handling  

Surely the best "wonder feature" would be to allow W7 to use more RAM! I believe all 32bit versions are crippled to make the 64bit versions seem more attractive.If W7 could utilise 8Gb RAM I would buy it straight away!!!... Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

my videos just plain look better!!!  

ive got some bad rips(not dvd quality) but close of shows like futurama and the simpsons i noticed how much cleaner these look in fullscreen, no black blocks in dark areas, sharper huge improvement over xp! Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012


Hey all, So, here we are a month or so into the Windows 7 Beta being widely available (legally) to whoever wants it. Many have installed with no problems at all (myself included..
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Friday 5th of October 2012

Missing Cores  

I have searched through this forum without much luck on this subject.I have a Intel quad core Q6600 CPU but only 2 of the cores are showing up in the Task Manager but ifI check the device manager all 4 are showing there.Does anyone know if Windows 7 is using all 4 cores and just... Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

Internet connection  

I think that Windows 7 works pretty good - and much faster than my Vista. I've got one problem at the moment about the speed of my internet connection. I have a 2 mbit connection, and the speed is: When I use my Vista: 1,77 mbitWhen I use Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

IE 8 and Webpage..  

OK I have both IE 8 and Firefox 3.x installed under Beta 1 with Flash for IE and Flash for Firefox both installed from going to under each browser. Under IE8 i do... Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

How can I experience Multi touch  

I've downloaded Windows 7 and running over VMware. I'm also using Elotouch monitors for multitouch experience. I've also... Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

windows 7 and firewalls antivirus  

Hi all, I have installed windows vista then windows 7 in 64 bits version in order to get my computer memory higher. They work fine !I had trouble with both system when installing a firewall or internet security third party (my network config : wireless connection through a... Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

Wonderful Experience  

I have to say that the Windows7 beta1 has been a wonderful experience. The installation was a snap. The 32bit version found all the drivers it needed. With a few very minor rough edges, like not remembering to show my thumbnails extra large, it works amazingly... Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

Best strategy  

Keep the familiar XP skin, use 64bit for maximum memory (Mac server can use 64gb???), for the present-just use 4Gb memory, buy the fastest processor (less expensive!!!) and await a truly new OS from Microsoft or Linux!Xp's memory use was crippled despite MAEafter SP2 "due to poor... Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

Desktop properites...  

How is this version. a improvement over this? Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

Windows 7 , the last windows version  

Well, from looking at the versions of MS-DOS, you can see that version 8 was the last version of DOS, but was striped down. So, you could say that MS-DOS 7 was the last more or less. So, just wondering do you think that... Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

Hands up those who've wiped their original OS. How to Move On  

Hi guysI hope that NONE of you has irreparably wiped your original OS since if there is no Upgrade path from Beta 7 to the Final 7 you'll either have to re-install your Old OS to get an upgrade version or have to buy a totally new version which will of course cost considerably more. Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

Seeing XP from Win7  

My computer has 2 hard drives. One has XP and the other has Win 7. Both work great. Now, when I am on Win XP and brng up my computer, XP is labeled C and Win 7 is labeled... Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

1gb or 2gb ram sticks  

i know on xp it was better to run one gb sticks but how about win7? Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

"Dun Testing W7 32X" -- 99.999% Satisfied. Now for X-64  

Hi everyoneI'm now satisfied on my laptop with the X32 version of W7 -- now Hauppage Win TV is also working. My Lan card which I could NEVER get to work either on Vista Home premium X-32 or Continue Reading
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Friday 5th of October 2012

LOATHE with a passion new (non) Search system  

Hi guys -- when something's not broken why fix it as the Engineers say -- I haven't yet been able to get the Library management / search facility to work properly. It might be OK if you just want to look for documents / pictures etc but I'm always "Hot swapping" discs (often quite large one's - 750... Continue Reading
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Thursday 4th of October 2012

Netapi32.dll error  

I receive this error whenever I start or shutdown windows 7. Any Ideas? I tried to replace the file with a version I downloaded off the net, however windows says I have to be a trusted installer to do so. Any help is apperciated Continue Reading
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Thursday 4th of October 2012

The taskbar needs a fix...  

Honestly everybody knows the taskbar is probably the most updated feature of windows 7 however i think it has a major flaw that is going to make people try to get the quick launch back... there is no simple way of adding one click access to a favorite folder or a hard drive... You... Continue Reading
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Thursday 4th of October 2012

Update Vs Clean install pros and cons of both  

Hi guys I agree absolutely that in general a Clean install is usually a better approach however in the case of a Beta that might not always be a good idea. In the case of Windows XP ===> W7 X-32 there are some drivers that Vista hasn't got yet -... Continue Reading
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Thursday 4th of October 2012

Windows 7 tcpip.sys Auto Patcher to Increase TCP Connection Limit  

First hallo everybody! TCP-Z Free Download (Half Open TCP/IP Memory Patcher for x86 and x64 Windows 7 The powerful and all Windows versions TCP/IP (tcpip.sys) auto... Continue Reading
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Thursday 4th of October 2012