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Windows 7 Professional Install and Testing

Windows 7 Professional Install and Testing

Postby Grav!ty » Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:04 am

Windows 7 Professional Install and Testing


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I understand that Windows 7 Ultimate is not going to be generally available and that Windows 7 Professional is going to be the "top of the range" for consumers, so I figured I'd stick with it.

Installation was standard with 8 minutes to the first restart and then 4 minutes to the next restart. All in all installation took 15 minutes to get to the desktop after inserting User name and selecting Home network. I didn't put the product key in because this installation will be the first of many, so I have 30 days to check out this edition.

I was pleasantly surprised that all drivers appeared to be installed during setup, but on checking update history I saw that my motherboards ACPI System Utility had the drivers auto downloaded and installed. Not bad.

The boxed nVidia drivers suck and I got this error message while downloading updated drivers from directly from nVidia:

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Computer Management is playing up but I hope that it will come right after a restart. I get this error when going to right click Computer>Manage:

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Here's a screenie of my Performance rating before chipset and graphics drivers are installed:

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This is the default Desktop before any real customization other than moving the taskbar to the top where I like it:

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I installed this to a multi-boot system (specs in my signature) and pre-formatted the separate hard drive it's installed on from Windows XP with all drives connected.
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Re: Windows 7 Professional Install and Testing

Postby Grav!ty » Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:34 pm

I figured the cause of the Management Console snap-in not working from right click Computer>Manage. I delete some registry entries to prevent the short cut arrows on the desktop, and unlike in Vista and XP this screws with the file associations of Computer Management. I managed to roll back to a restore point before I'd made those registry changes and all is as it should be again. Just have to live those shortcut arrows :roleeyes
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Re: Windows 7 Professional Install and Testing

Postby Ztrl » Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:40 pm

Haha, funny. With that new taskbar I'm surprised you have any icons.
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Re: Windows 7 Professional Install and Testing

Postby gries818 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:00 pm

Ztrl wrote:Haha, funny. With that new taskbar I'm surprised you have any icons.


Old habits die hard lol.
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Re: Windows 7 Professional Install and Testing

Postby Ztrl » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:08 pm

This is true...
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Re: Windows 7 Professional Install and Testing

Postby Grav!ty » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:36 pm

Ztrl wrote:Haha, funny. With that new taskbar I'm surprised you have any icons.


By default there is no quick launch bar in Windows 7. Going to the start menu each time you want something is an option for those with a fetish for a clean desktop I guess :whistle

Here's my XP desktop as it's been for years. Not much clutter there in my opinion.

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Re: Windows 7 Professional Install and Testing

Postby Ztrl » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:45 pm

The whole toolbar is a quick launch bar...

You just pin the apps you want to the taskbar and they open in one click...

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Re: Windows 7 Professional Install and Testing

Postby JabbaPapa » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:31 pm

I mainly have some document files that I want to be easily accessible on my own desktop, everything else is in start menu or taskbar ;)
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