I’ve installed the M3 build of Windows 7 a week ago. I’ve installed it on my production laptop – all or nothing! :) I had no problems with it at all, in fact, it’s a little bit faster than Vista was on the same hardware – will see how it changes after I install SQL and a few other apps.
I’m in a state of playing with it at the moment and found a funny feature that I couldn’t find documented so far – if I grab a window and shake it a little bit, all windows will minimize, except the one that I’ve grabbed.
I had one issue so far – it was with Windows Internet Explorer. It was crashing after I’ve installed the Adobe Viewer and Skype. I’ve disabled both add-ins and the problem was solved. I guess, there’s some compatibility issue with IE 8 extensibility which the guys will sort out in the next Beta releases.
One small issue that I’d note and I couldn’t figure out so far, was with video playing. The video is breaking up sometimes, like if the processor was not strong enough to play it. I’ll keep you posted if I find a solution.
These features were the most exciting in the last week:
So, if you ask me – I do recommend installing Windows 7. It’s very exciting and quite stable!
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Do you have an anti virus app running under 7?
AV support uncertainty is the only thing that stops me from upgrading.
Jack, ForeFront is working with no problems and I've also tested eTrust, which also works fine!
I'm looking forward to this release. I must say that I was a little disappointed with Vista, but I watched a BBC review on this release and it looks much better
I'm using Vipre antivirus and antispyware on my win7 beta and it's working perfectly!
Running Avira, no issues.
Other than problems with IE8 Beta, this OS is DA BOMB.
Thank God, Vista sucks royally.
Windows 7 works perfectly with Kaspersky Anti-Virus.
It's extremely fast, organizes your things well, has logical menus, and looks great.
I HIGHLY recommend that you install this - it's great and has more driver and software support than Vista.
i use kaspersky internet security and as far as i can tell it works fine...
i am jsut very shaky about the high prize win 7 pro will have, thats going to be the sad news...
but i must wonder if there will be a vista refund ??
win 7 is simply stated nice ... eye candy and functional,, i wish logitech webcams would be supported but i am sure this is logis fault and not micros....
First off, I am often a critic of Microsoft; especially with regard to vi$ta. That said, Windows 7 has exceeded every expectation.
I've been running the beta version for months and will never go back. Once the Ultimate version is formally released, I'll be buying it.
I'm really liking what Microsoft does with their products lately.That said, it's still stupid I've been forced to buy a new copy of windows for every pc I buy. But that aside, Windows 7 is great.
Windows 7 would rock if they could change it to work like Windows XP.
Windows 7 is a nightmare!