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    anyone able to send me an DVD for W7 (and a key!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful View Post
    I liked the XP one, don't like the Vista one though, it needs to expand out it's a nightmare being restricted to that little square
    I agree, XP's was a step forward. Now with the Vista one, they have so many things on it, its become cluttered and hard to use

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    I can tolerate the XP one, hate the vista one. But I prefer the Classic.

    I remove Help and Support, and have a shortcut to the 5 most used apps in the quicklaunch, and the other 5 at the top of the start menu.

    I also use the windows classic theme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    anyone able to send me an DVD for W7 (and a key!)
    you dont need a key to install. It gives you xx days cant remember 120 I think?

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    latest available build is 30 day activation, but some versions have the ability to disable this.

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    Finally installed Win7 on a VPC - so far so good
    runs nicely with 1GB ram

    No Aero but prob cos its VPC.. will burn ISO to DVD and try on a suitable PC at work...

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    I Have the new build also, again on a VPC and runs fairly well.. but like gatt said i have a spare machine here so think i install it on there and see how it runs on a Pentium D with 2gig ram =]

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterW View Post
    You mean Vista 1.5 right
    Or even Vista 1.15...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayatollah Pies View Post
    If Micro$oft have any morals, they won't charge more than about £35 for this Vista upgrade.
    Can I have some of whatever you're smoking? Funny thing is when you mention M$ and morals; all I can think of is ally-cats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    you dont need a key to install. It gives you xx days cant remember 120 I think?
    Over the weekend MS were giving out product keys (for both 32 and 64 bit versions) for presumably longer usage beyond 30 days (havent had the courage yet to try the demo)

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    Just started installing it on a spare PC in the office...

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    Just installed the beta on Hyper-V... bit of a letdown really imo

    Seems like it's Vista... for dummies with a cheap looking taskbar

    Feels OK in performance although only true way to tell would be to install it on one of our old Sempron boxes

    Can't see anything that says "wow must have that", really it's a rather cynical Vista SP2 rebrand at the moment, hope it gets better further down the line...

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    I think it would be funny if business/education give it the same backlash as they did Vista and XP still stays king. Would be interesting to see how Microsoft would respond to it.

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    A "useful" feature - they've added "power button action:" drop down the the start menu properties - rather than havign to hunt through the power applet to change it!

    Finally seen sence and added the Screen Res to the Desktop Context Menu..

    seems speedy on a P4 with 2GB ram - which was sluggish with Vista, though it failed to detect my NIC which Vista didn't have an issue with!
    Last edited by Gatt; 12th January 2009 at 02:03 PM.

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