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  • Well, I another way to evidence this changes and improvements , in Windows 7 64 Bit exepecially RC Build:

    Absolute Performance :

    Improve Very very well Boot of windows 7

    Improve very very well preview of open applications in Supertaskbar ( when mouse is passed over preview of open programs , the preview of programs it does not follow in real time , the advances of real applications operations), Fix this bad bug , it seems being a bug or lag latency of Direct 3d.

    In other words , eliminate all Lag or Latency or slow performance Of Api Direct 2d-Direct Write- Direct 3d , for fast desktop composition in all scenarios !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Complete All Api:

    Graphics Infrastructure: Direct Write-Direct 2d- Ui Animations- Direct 3d , for extreme performance to end ALL lAGS OF AERO INTERFACE in windows 7 64 bit!!!!!!!!!!!

    Complete all api and module for Support Multicore and many core Machines extreme scalability , in windows 7 64 Bit !!!!!!!!!!

    And in the and i note for you another way, that in windows 7 64 bit, Directx 11 for GpGPU and Api and Module for Multicore , do are the imperative Voice!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Optimize code and bugs of all setions:

    Interface ( no lag , fast , usability , all extreme)

    Fas Speed on ( Boot , many many applications open contemporary , " see Many and multicore optimizations" , with alla Api of case)

    Eliminate Bugs relative to Supertaskbar , with usability supertaskbar extreme !!!!!!!

    Thank you !

  • Dear Windows 7 Team !!

    In windows 7 beta , for change fonts in all voice of system ( menu , palette , icons fonts , ecc) , it's necessary change font for all these VOICES , one for one.

    Well, in RC , finally , it's great , if do make possibility to change fonts , of these VOICES , in ONE only STEP , same as change wallpaper background desktop , or Theme desktop ; by gallery theme , all customizations , Wallpaper , Theme and Fonts of all VOICES of desktop.

    Naturally , in the end , focus your power , in  Great Performace and rock Stability , COSTANT IN TIMES , in Windows  7   64 Bit  Editions !!!!

    And imperative :

    Fast ( Multicore and GPGPU With DX 11 ) !!!!

    Rock Rock Stable !!!

    And Rock Security !!!

    Thank you !

  • Dear windows 7 Team , i ask you this:

    Fix in windows 7 RC all lag ,latency and drive crazy , of all areas of Aero Interface !!!!

    If the cause of these bugs , are memory leaks or video memory leaks , FIX IT !!!!!!

    I pray to you for God !!!!!!

  • Dear windows 7 team !!!  

    This is my actually hardware configuration , I have 2 PC Desktop ,  that  I use for my job ;

    I use both two PC Desktop because I work with Graphic Professional 2d and 3d Applications , this is list of software that I use in my job:

    ( Adobe Suite__Maxon  Cinema 4d__Luxology  Modo__Newtek Lightwave 9.5__Rhinoceros 3d  4.0 ).

    Primary  PC

    1- Cpu : Intel Core 2 Quad Q 9450

    2-Graphic Card : Ati Radeon Hd 4870

    3-Ram : 8Gb ddr2    in 4 module of 2 GB everyone

    4-Hard-Disk : 2  Hitachi Dekstar  500 GB  in Raid 0  configuration

    Second  PC :

    1-Cpu : Intel Core i7  920

    2-Graphic card: Nvidia  Geforce 285 GTX

    3-Ram:  8gb ddr3  in 4 module of 2 GB everyone

    4-Hard-Disk : 2  Hitachi Dekstar  500 GB  in Raid 0  configuration

    On both two PC , I use Windows 7 64 bit  Beta 7000 and I now report you Bugs and imperfections that you must resolve AND FIX in windows 7  64 bit  Release Candidate  Build :

    Fix  these bugs and imperfections  , present in windows 7 64 bit  beta 7000 in various areas:

    Aero Interface:

    Do You must fix totally  Lag , latency and slow visualization  of preview of opened applications

    ( overall Video preview ) , that they do not visualize and follow in real time , the advances of opened same  applications on the screen !!!

    Fix  bug  of Aero Interface, that it often drive crazy ;  it is a bug much boring , that  ago windows7 operating system an instrument much difficult to manage in daily use ,  when the bug is present.

    ( I remember you that this bug is present also in windows vista operating system and that it is not also fixed in Windows 7  Beta 7000).

    I describe the bug :

    When I simple make only  one click of the mouse on top border of any open window , in order to move it, it become crazy  opening itself  to  max screen !!!

    While  , normally do you knowledge that  it's necessary a double click on top  border of same window , for open it on max screen!!!!

    Same bad bug , it is present  when  I  Iconize window .

    When exactly I click with mouse for iconize window on Taskbar of windows 7 , the same window become crazy , returning opened on the screen automatically , without that I make nothing.

    Same bad bug , of drive crazy of aero interface, is present on icons desktop :

    Often , simple with only one click on the any icon's desktop , wanting simply to move the icon on desktop, the same icon  become crazy ,  open it the relative one  application , on desktop , while you knowledge that  it is necessary a double click of the mouse on same icon , for open the one relative  application.

    ( This bug it present with all type of icon's applications , that it can be for example, Mozilla Firefox , icons of web link of Mozilla Firefox  , icons of Office Word , icons of office Power point , icons of documents created with Word or Power Point or Excel , icons of file created with other 2d or 3d applications that I Use and in the end the same icons of any  applications , etc.....etc....etc......).

    Well , in other words, do you must find the cause of these bugs of Aero Interface Areas and  FIX THE CAUSE  OF ALL THESE BUGS and same bugs   ,  OF DRIVE CRAZY  AERO INTERFACE !!!!!

    IT'S  ALSO PRESENTS IN WINDOWS    7    BETA    7000 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FIX IT , FOR GOD  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GREAT PERFORMANCE  AND STABILITY  , COSTANT  IN TIMES  IN ALL  AREAS :

    IMPROVE AT MAXIMUS POSSIBLE  , THESE OTHER AREAS:

    1) COMPATIBILITY, STABILITY  AND PERFORMANCE OF WINDOWS 7 64 bit  WITH OPEN GL VIDEO DRIVER , BECAUSE SOME 3D APPLICATIONS , IN OPEN GL AMBIENT , HAVE VIDEO CORRUPTIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!

    2) IMPROVE COMPATIBILITY , STABILITY AND PERFORMANCE OF WINDOWS 7 64 bit  , IN DIRECT 2D-3D AREAS , WITH OPTIMUS INTEROPERABILITY , WITH VIDEO DRIVERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3) IMPROVE PERFORMANCE  OF   DWM.EXE , THAT IN WINDOWS 7  BETA , IT CONSUPTION  , MORE MEMORY , AFTER THAT 3D APPLICATIONS OR MANY WINDOWS  ARE USED AND CLOSED  !!!!!!!!!!   IT ISN'T COSTANT IN TIMES , FOR MEMORY OCCUPATION  AND IT NOT REDUCE THE SAME MEMORY OCCUPATION , AFTER THAT HOWEVER APPLICATIONS OR MANY WINDOWS ARE CLOSED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ( I OBSERVE THIS BEHAVIOR OF DWM.EXE WITH  TASK MANAGER OF WINDOWS 7  64 BIT SYSTEM).

    ( DO YOU MUST FIND TO  THE CAUSE OF THESE PROBLEMS OF DWM.EXE AND FIXED ALL  IN  WINDOWS  7 RC  BUILD   PLEASE) !!!!!!!!!!!

    IMPROVE VERY MUCH , WINDOWS 7 64 BIT PERFORMANCE IN MULTICORE AND MANY SCENARIOS !!!!!!

    IMPROVE WINDOWS 7 64 BIT HARD DISK DRIVE USAGE AND MANAGEMENT OF FILE ON SAME HARD DISK , TO  DRASTICALLY REDUCE THE FILE FRAGMENTATION AND WHEN DEFRAGMENTATION IT'S NECESSARY AND ACTIVE ( ALSO WITH THIRD PARTS SOFTWARE, FOR EXAMPLE : RAXCO PERFECT DISK  OR TUNE UP UTILITIES )  , REDUCING DRASTYCALLY THE IMPACT LOWLANDS  OF  HARD DISK PERFORMANCE  !!!!!!!!!!!

    REDUCE DRASTICALLY ALSO REGISTRY FRAGMENTATION OF WINDOWS 7 64 BIT.

    IN WINDOWS 7 , REGISTRY AND STRUCTURE PROBLEMS DO HAVE FIXED IN AUTO , IN BACKGROUND.

    Thank you !!

  • I did not have much luck turning off those features. I am getting the error "Failure configuring Windows features. Reverting changes...".

  • Hi,

    I meet a tricky trouble. For GSA-U10N dvd-rom, V.1.05, it can work well in the first 3 days and then cannot browse any files. If you inset a DVD/CD with auto-install soft, it can install/setup. However, after that, you cannot view any detail of DVD/CD.

    I tried several times to reinstall WIN7 by format HD, but the problem is it. Could someone have any ideals?

    However, WIN7RC seems no big problems to work on the most computers/laptops/netbooks that I have tried.

  • Hi,

    This is for the Windows Team... It will be cool if there is a favorite Documents Functionality (not recent documents)

    Hope someone listens....

  • Hello,

    Like Windows 7 (using the RC version)al lot better than most versions before.

    Only on problem. SOmtimes when deleting or copy files it seems to stuck, also after a download (big file) is stucks a long time at 99%

  • I think it's great to have as many themes as possible. Well done!

    "Only 15% of the beta users kept the default theme. 77% of the beta users created a custom theme by changing one or more elements of the inbox themes."

    Please, can you tell this to the Office builders who arrogantly removed all customization options from Office?

    You have proven that people want to customize, and that they do customize when they know about it!

  • Where can I get a detailed version comparison? The one at the MS store site is just a checklist. It doesn't provide enough information.

  • As Windows 7 pre-order offer at reduced cost has ended in the US and is about to start in Europe and Japan etc; when will it be available via MSDN subscription?

    I can find no information regarding this?

  • 90% of the time when I attempt to post on these forums, I get bounced back to a higher level after clicking Submit. It makes no difference whether I use IE or Firefox.

    No error message is posted so I don't know if it's a page code issue, an illegal character, a limit on characters posted or a server spam filter. I've tried breaking posts into smaller amounts and very occasionally they get through, but I can't tell if my efforts to post the entire message are flagging a spam filter. Perhaps a more user-friendly form??? Please???

  • Dear Mr. Sinofsky and windows 7 Team.

    Now  we know  that Windows 7  is RTM .

    I  cannot still express my judgment on RTM Milestone, because I am still an any stupid beta tester , with Windows 7 RC Milestone Installed.

    I have One big question , about  on a behavior that seems anomalous of

    Windows RC Milestone and That I hope it is fixed in RTM or quickly after

    Windows 7 RTM ( I hope that team release bug fix and update of performance and stability more fast for windows 7 ).

    Well , this is the problem anomalous  and strange ( present also in old windows vista O.S) , I speak of   Windows 7  x 64  bit   RC :

    “ It is possible open more 60 requests or simply more of 60 window  of  WINDOS EXPLORER , with keys win+E  from keyboard “

    But when  the 60 opened windows are caught up of windows  explorer with  win+E  keys ,  

    The same windows explorer CRASCH !!!!  

    And with it , Windows 7 Desktop become black and entire Windows 7 x 64  O.S  go to freeze ,  INSTABLE  unusable and blocked !!!!!!!!!

    I am forced to kill windows explorer from task manager or to make log-off !!!

    But all this isn’t normally .

    1) IT is crazy naturally , opend more 60 window of windows explorer, but if this event it is rendered possible , (thoughts to a child who ago unconsciously) , it risks to send entire

    system in crasch without restoration possibility , if not only reset or shutdown  Windows 7 !!!

    Well , Attenction , Fix these bug , if  it is a BUG , or make a solution at these problem , because I repeat opening involuntarily if not intentional , 60 or over 60 window of windows explore in Windows 7 , Windows 7 x64 or x32 , CRASCH and IT IS Permanent BLOCKED.

    FIX This Event or Problem Before Windows 7 is on Market !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dear windows 7 team ,

    I write for say you that it is strange , that a new windows 7 operating sistem , have a new limitation !!!!

    Now in september 2009 , out new hard disk drive of 2 TB of capacity.

    well if I will make a raid 0 configuration of two or four hard disk of 2 TB , for great capacity;

    I will have a total capacity of  2 TB x 2 = 4 TB

    or 2 TB x 4 = 8 TB .

    Well if I decide to install windows 7 in one primary partition of  2 TB , with limit of MBR , i can't make this !!!!!!!!!!

    And this is very ugly for a new operating system !!!

    In other words , FIX THIS NEW LIMIT  IN WINDOWS 7 !!!!!!!!!!

    WITH ALL THESE LIMITS , WINDOWS 7 APPEAR OLD , VERY OLD UNTIL YOUR BEGIN !!!!

    FIX ALL LIMITS IN SERVICE PACK 1 OR UNTIL IF POSSIBLE , BECAUSE HARDWARE EVOLUTION IN 2010 WILL BE  ENORMOUSLY AND WINDOWS 7 RISK TO BE OLD , VERY OLD AND inadequate and not to the step with the times!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And in the end , I repeat , FIX THE MEMORY CONSUPTION OR MEMORY LEAK OF WINDOWS EXPLORER PROCESS , WHEN MORE WINDOWS ARE OPENED!!!!

    ELIMINATE ALL LIMITS IN ALL REMAINING AREAS OF NEW WINDOWS 7 , THAT SEEMS VERY OLD WITH THESE LIMITS!!!!!

    OTHERWISE , PEOPLE WILL NOT BE  SATISFIED , AFTER WINDOWS 7 ON MARKET , OVERALL BEGIN OF 2010 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FIX ALL THIS LIMITS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dear windows 7 team !

    it is with my great sadness that say you that

    windows 7 RC is very very ugly !!!

    with passing of the time its quality is degraded!!!

    Now , new blu screen of dead at LOG-ON screen:

    In event viewer, this is the message that appear:

    "Performance power management features on processor 0 in group 0 are disabled due to a firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware.

    "Performance power management features on processor 3 in group 0 are disabled due to a firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware.

    "Performance power management features on processor 1 in group 0 are disabled due to a firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware.

    The total performances of the system are very bad!!!

    windows 7 x64 is identical if not much worse of windows vista x64 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ERRORS ON ERRORS ON WINDOWS 7 64 BIT , HUNDRED OF " HAS WORKINK STOPPED WITH MORE APPLICATIONS ALSO AT 64 BIT , THAT ARE VERY SLOW!!!!

    Been making a very bad system (other that great quality, painful quality) arranged all

    with SERVICE PACK 1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YOU MUST LISTEN TO ME !!!!!!

    HARD JOB IN SERVICE PACK 1:

    IMPERATIVE GOALS IN WINDOWS 7 X64  SERVICE PACK 1:

    TRUE RIABILITY IN:

    1) PERFORMANCE : A CHANGE OF WAY IN PERFORMANCE IN SERVICE PACK 1 , IMPROVE GREAT OF CODE FOR CPU MULTICORE , MANAGEMENT OF PROCESS IN MULTICORE CPU.

    IMPROVE USER MODE SCHEDULER , MAKE SOMETHING OF LARGE FOR THE VERY BAD PERFORMANCES ON MULTICORE CPU !!!

    BOOT !

    BOOT OF APPLICATIONS !!

    ACCESS OF FILES!!

    2) IMPROVE GREAT CPATIBILITY CHECK WITH ALL 64 BIT APPLICATIONS !

    IMRPROVE CODE ENORMOUSLY!!!

    3) IDEM FOR STABILITY , WINDOWS 7 64 BIT , WILL BE MORE AND MORE STABLE WITH SERVICE PACK 1 , MORE CRASCHES ARE ALSO PRESENT!!!!!!!!

    IN OTHER WORDS YOU HAVE NOT MADE ENOUGH IN RC AND  CREED ALSO  IN WINDOWS 7 X64  RTM!!!!!

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