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Sucsessful Forum Post From Windows 7 Answered

I am not sure if this is the first, but Instuctables has been viewed using Windows 7!

For anyone not aware, the Windows 7 beta is free to download for the first 2.5 million visitors, and last I checked it was still available.

This is a link to the download site.

UPDATE: Microsoft has lifted the 2.5 million download limit and it will be available until January 24th Cnet Article

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um0123
um0123

12 years ago

can u switch back to vista, if you have vista already installed? if so how?

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 12 years ago

Yes, you can if you make a back up disk of your OS before you install windows 7. However, you still need to back up all of your files before you install 7, because it may delete all of them when it installs.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

12 years ago

Like i'm gonna get another windows version after this vista thing. I'm considering making a full switch to Ubuntu.

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ReCreate
ReCreate

Reply 11 years ago

Well,They say It is following XP's Footprints,It Is considerably lighter than Vista,And Overall I like this Over vista.

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 12 years ago

In fairness, it is much better than Vista is.

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11010010110
11010010110

12 years ago

it looks good. how is it in reality compared to xp sp2 with addons and tweaks ? (i never used vista so not familiar)

i am happy with my kde 4.1 (images 12) and 4.2 beta on the other computer

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ReCreate
ReCreate

Reply 11 years ago

Well,I tried It With 400MB of RAM,It runs Pretty good,I do not recommend anything lower than 400. Compared To XP SP3 Its Pretty Good,The Speed Would be about 2/3 of XP's speed or so.

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

Reply 12 years ago

Isn't that just like kubuntu?

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11010010110
11010010110

Reply 12 years ago

kubuntu uses kde too but this is not kubuntu

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

12 years ago

Even if they do take this Beta down, i'm sure i can find a other ways of getting it

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 12 years ago

You have until the 24th, but I wouldn't download it form anywhere other than the Microsoft site, it would most likely have a virus.

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

not the websites that i visit

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 12 years ago

Okay, just a warning.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

12 years ago

What are your PC's specs? And what res is that?

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 12 years ago

I'm not sure about the PC, its an old Toshiba Satellite A65 laptop, 55.8 gig hard drive, 512mb RAM,the Processor is an Intel Celeron CPU 2.80GHz, 2800 Mhz, 1 Core.

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

i have that computer! its much slower then my 2ghz (single core) desktop!

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 12 years ago

Ya

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

Hrrm, I tired W7 on a P4 2.6ghz with 512mb ram and a 250gb hdd... It was slow as molasses. I've had W7 work quite nicely on newer PCs though.

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 12 years ago

The Toshiba is now running faster than it was with xp, but I think there was something wrong with it that the new OS fixed.

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 12 years ago

Thats 1024x768 :)

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

As I suspected xD Time to get video drivers? :D

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 12 years ago

LOOK AT WHATISFACE COMMENT IN THIS THREAD _ DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS WORKING FOR ME>>

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 12 years ago

Really? Mine works first time every time. Keep trying it, it'll be faster than the MS website.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

It works perfectly in IE! Just not in chrome.

I knew it, I knew it...

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 12 years ago

Ah yeah, chrome hates big files.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Well, it wouldn't even load the page. So I'm slightly suspicious.

I'm watching you, Gates.

Or more likely you are watching me. =O

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

LOUD NOISES!

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 12 years ago

I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE YELLING ABOUT!

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. You have to have cookies turned on for at least live.com. Maybe more, I didn't go past that point. "Cookies must be allowed Your browser is currently set to block cookies. Your browser must allow cookies before you can use Windows Live ID. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer that tell Windows Live ID sites and services when you're signed in. To learn how to allow cookies, see online help in your web browser."

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

I haz it set to allow ALL cookies, for that reason. :'(

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CameronSS
CameronSS

12 years ago

Microsoft's site just starts twitching and spasming when I try to download it...probably because FF is set up not to allow malicious attacks on the computer.

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Gjdj3
Gjdj3

Reply 12 years ago

Haha, nice. Someone's a microsoft fan... not!

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 12 years ago

I reset IE to its standard gullible self, and it worked....I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the OS, but I thought I should have a copy before they take it down.

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 12 years ago

Make sure yu get a key too, you need that if you want to use it for more than 30 days.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 12 years ago

wow, works straight away, windows problem must be the srver processing sign on etc..

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ll.13
ll.13

12 years ago

It finished downloading for me today, burnt and installed on my laptop (1.7Ghz DC, 1Gb RAM, ATi X200) It's a bit slower than XP, but it's nice, nicer than Vista. For me the Vista graphics drivers work fine.

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Derin
Derin

12 years ago

its not downloading

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Derin
Derin

Reply 12 years ago

and ie 6 cant download it,ff does nothing

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Derin
Derin

Reply 12 years ago

Just what I expected from Microsoft.

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Derin
Derin

Reply 12 years ago

I had to use explorer.exe to get there and download it.

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 12 years ago

I had to download silver light to get the download to work.

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

12 years ago

does anyone know of a possible release date? the only thing I can find is the beta was posted on the 7th

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 12 years ago

Check the link.