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    Oooooo I have lots of keys for Windows 7 Ultimate - but do I install it after the complete and utter poo that vista is.
    Last edited by mattx; 7th August 2009 at 08:21 AM.

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    @mattx - YES! its miles better and faster than Vista!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    @mattx - YES! its miles better and faster than Vista!
    You had better be right.... :-) I have it as a Virtual PC at the moment but only really played with it for a few hours.
    I bet it won't go over the top - is it going to be a complete re-install....if so I had better put a day aside for it.

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    I bet it won't go over the top - is it going to be a complete re-install....if so I had better put a day aside for it.
    I have bee told that 7 has no upgrade option at all and you have to wipe the drive and start again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I have bee told that 7 has no upgrade option at all and you have to wipe the drive and start again.
    I'm sure you can fit it ontop of a stable virtual system ;0

    this is for _testing_ - right?

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    Your all sad

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    Installed x64 on my main desktop at home. Fresh install took about 30 minutes.

    Luckily I ran a Ghost over the weekend so I do not have to download 140GB from Steam again.

    Looks very, very nice.

    Upgrading my lappy now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    Your all sad
    Even more now I have learnt that John Hughes has just died !!

    BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Comedy director John Hughes dies

    One of my all time favorite directors...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Even more now I have learnt that John Hughes has just died !!

    BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Comedy director John Hughes dies

    One of my all time favorite directors...
    must learn to read all the post...... for a minute there I thought you meant John Hughes the Hibs manager!

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    Just started the download from TechNet.. getting 1300KB/s, so not too shabby really..

    No Ultimate version for download yet though.. pity - would have liked to have seen it all straight away!

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    Mine bombed out @ 50% overnight

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    just to confirm the versions which are on Technet are full versions right and not time limited?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Mine bombed out @ 50% overnight
    Mine too
    Restarted and it's not too bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by Abaddon View Post
    Just started the download from TechNet.. getting 1300KB/s, so not too shabby really..

    No Ultimate version for download yet though.. pity - would have liked to have seen it all straight away!
    Jumped on to work to see if it's stalled too but RDP has closed the session
    Downloading again and getting up to 3MB/sec but it's all over the shop.
    Also noticed it's a different download manager this morning. It was the transfer manager last night, and this morning it's the Akamai Download manager (on the technet downloads page, click details for Ultimate, then top downloads)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranj View Post
    just to confirm the versions which are on Technet are full versions right and not time limited?
    Can't imagine they would be.
    Blog only indicates that t he RC was time limited.
    TechNet Plus Blog : Announcement:Win 7 RTM now available on TechNet Plus

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranj View Post
    just to confirm the versions which are on Technet are full versions right and not time limited?
    If you're downloading from Technet, and have a valid key (which you can get from Technet) then yeah they're the full RTM versions and shouldn't be time limited

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