Windows 7... A quick review

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Re: Windows 7... A quick review

Postby Max » Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:05 am

^ The only problem is that XP has no directx10, and now 11 as well.
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Re: Windows 7... A quick review

Postby nevermore » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:11 pm

client wrote:i prefer windows XP ,I have used it for three years :mrgreen:


I finally got an XP computer (a used one), after my '98 machine croaked.
(the harddrive, a WD "caviar" 6gig, began developing large amounts of physically
bad sectors after 12 years of operation)

One thing I am NOT used to with XP is the large amount of ram/cpu/bandwidth
consumed by the antivirus and firewall.
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Re: Windows 7... A quick review

Postby DaveBusey » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:14 am

Hi curriegrad2004,

I find your
Elaborating on SLIC....
post quite appealing. Could you point us to a few reference web sites which might give us details to show us how to produce this Home Premium to Vista Windows Ultimate conversion by understanding the SLIC system a bit better? But if you have discovered this all by yourself, I don't want to put you to the trouble of explaining the explicit steps you took to upgrade. One possible hurdle in my personal case is that I do not ever go onto the internet with any Windows OS on my computers. I do go on the internet with openSUSE Linux. So it may not even be possible for me to do what you did. Thank you, though, for sharing your previous insights.
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Re: Windows 7... A quick review

Postby clintfloyd » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:44 pm

I have windows xp before. I've read to many blogs about this 7 os and they said that it's much faster than winXP so I installed it, and I found that it's much more faster than xp and vista. Its pretty nice for my netbook :)
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Re: Windows 7... A quick review

Postby curriegrad2004 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:41 am

DaveBusey wrote:Could you point us to a few reference web sites which might give us details to show us how to produce this Home Premium to Vista Windows Ultimate conversion by understanding the SLIC system a bit better.


Actually, mydigitallife.info was the site that I learned how the entire SLIC+OEM certificate system works and how it can be easily defeated. Believe me, as long as there's a way to inject a SLIC table at the hardware level, Microsoft Activation is totally defeated. Hell, they are even using network cards from the PC98 era to inject a SLIC table during a pre-boot environment!

Have a nice read, especially the forums there. Hey, in the end you might have the guts to try modifying a B*OS to include such tables. But be warned, flashing a modded bios poses a HUGE risk, so don't do it unless you are willing to.
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Re: Windows 7... A quick review

Postby Max » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:59 am

curriegrad2004 wrote:But be warned, flashing a modded bios poses a HUGE risk, so don't do it unless you are willing to.


Or unless you have a mobo with dual BIOS 8-)
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Re: Windows 7... A quick review

Postby simbalord » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:38 pm

like many in this forum i am running Windows XP, i really don't care much for DX10/11 i am fine with DX9 because none of my programs need anything higher than DX9. most of my software needs DX8 so really having a computer that has DX10/11 is a waste for me because i wouldn't even be using those "features"

I do have Windows 7pro running on my laptop, but i only use my laptop for web browsing and documentation. all my heavy editing and designing i do on my XP machine.
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Re: Windows 7... A quick review

Postby uzeed » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:44 am

Windows7 is really a blast , its one of the software that microsoft made in our time... i liked it very much. i saw it working in a frinends computer and men its sweet. I notice something about window7, it has the ability to work with even a window98 compatible software will work with it. it takes any software and all you need to do its make it compatible.
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Re: Windows 7... A quick review

Postby Sumop » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:49 pm

Just to know... is Windows7 able to run DOS games? :|

It's a thing I missed when I jumped from W98 to Vista.
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Re: Windows 7... A quick review

Postby Max » Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:00 pm

I would guess no but...could be wrong.
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Re: Windows 7... A quick review

Postby nevermore » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:23 am

If not, there are things like Dosemu, dosbox, and Bochs, for running DOS apps on windows and linux
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