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    Windows 7 Windows 7 Logo Leaked

    Link Removed - Invalid URL Link Removed - Invalid URL No longer using the Vista style logo, Windows 7's 'in light' logo has been leaked on the Microsoft China website (along with a MSChina event), and at PCBETA. It seems Windows 7 is trying to break away from Vista in all ways in order to...
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    Official Minimum Specs Thread

    In light of new information from Microsoft, here are the official minimum specifications for all versions of Windows 7. CPU: 1 GHz+ 32 or 64-Bit processor RAM: 1 GB for 32-Bit, 2 GB for 64-Bit GPU: 128 MB DirectX 9, WDDM 1.0 Compatible Video Card HDD: 15 GB for 32-Bit, 20 GB for 64-Bit...
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    What's your Cinebench Score?

    Just figured I'd start a little benchmarking comparison thread, see how our PCs stand up against one another. If you want to get in on the comparison, please include the following if possible; - A screen shot of your Cinebench r10 Scores - Which version (64 bit or 32 bit) of the program you ran...
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    Windows 7 Windows 7 Build 7022 (32-Bit) Leaked

    As of 7 pm last night, Build 7022.winmain.090115-1850 was leaked to the internet. It's of the Release Candidate branch, and appears to have a build date of January 15th, 2009. It's hotfix #850, meaning about 450 changes since the Beta (Hotfix 400). Mind you, those changes probably aren't that...
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    Windows 7 Windows 7 SKUs Announced

    Wow, that's about 2 versions too many. We could do without the starter and home basic, you know those aren't really Windows 7 (Hell, they're barely even Windows.)
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    XP vs Vista vs 7: Resources + More

    Okay, so there's been a lot of talk about which is better, which runs leaner, which takes more space, etc. So I decided; Hey! Why not test them all, in a controlled environment, allowing them the exact same treatment to get as accurate a result as possible? Good Idea? I think so too. So here...
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    How to Install Windows 7 from a USB Drive

    Step by step tutorial. Took me about 6 minutes. Installs from a flash drive tend to take about 75% of the time it takes with a DVD. On my C2Q Q6600 it meant 20 mins instead of 29. This is for those who are having issues with running from a DVD, or just want to try it out/get it done faster...
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    Beware: Do Not Install

    A list of programs that will cripple, in one way or another, your Windows 7 system. Adobe Photoshop CS4 Standalone (Kills Windows Update) Daemon Tools (causes hard errors, possibly making the OS unusable) G-Data Antivirus 2009 (Causes irreparable system crash) MagicDisk (Can cause both...
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    Graphics Drivers for Windows 7

    If you're in need of some graphics drivers, this is the place to come. Download and install these in compatibility mode, and you should have no problems, as long as your graphics card is supported. To install using compatibility mode: Right click the setup.exe file > properties > select...
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    Unofficial Minimum Specs Thread

    Official Minimum Specs Update: Official Specs listed below CPU: 1 GHz+ 32 or 64-Bit processor RAM: 1 GB for 32-Bit, 2 GB for 64-Bit GPU: 128 MB DirectX 9, WDDM 1.0 Compatible Video Card HDD: 15 GB for 32-Bit, 20 GB for 64-Bit Other: DVD Drive DX9 Capable sound card 1024x768 or...
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    Gadgets not loading? Read this.

    If the gadgets aren't loading in your Windows Beta, it means that UAC has been turned off. To correct this, open up user account control and set the level to one notch above the lowest setting. User Account Control options can be found by going to: Start > Control Panel > All Control...
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    Windows 7 Before posting a game issue please read.

    Before posting a game issue please do the following to make sure it really is an issue with that game; 1. Try running the program/installer using compatibility mode. To do this, right click the ".exe" file [If it's already installed, you'll have to find it in c:\Program...
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    Before posting a hardware issue please read.

    Before posting a hardware issue, please do the following; 1. Update the drivers. If your hardware isn't working as it's supposed to, update to the latest drivers via windows update or the hardware manufacturer's website. If they don't have Windows 7 Beta drivers, use the latest Windows Vista...
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    Read this before posting a software issue

    Before posting a software issue please do the following to make sure it really is a software issue; 1. Try running the program/installer using compatibility mode. To do this, right click the ".exe" file [If it's already installed, you'll have to find it in c:\Program...
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    Windows 7 Windows 7 Public Beta: January 9th

    It's official, Steve Ballmer has just announced that you can find the Windows 7 Ultimate Beta (Build 7000) on the Microsoft website as of January 9th. No information on how to get 7 Ultimate beta keys have been released yet, I'll keep you posted. As for Technet and MSDN, they've got their...
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    Windows 7 Windows 7 Beta Leaked

    Windows 7 Beta Build 7000 has been leaked to the internets as of 2 am this morning. Just thought I'd let you guys know :)
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    Windows 7 Unlocking Hidden Features in 6801

    Microsoft has locked some of the upcoming features in the Windows 7 release that they distributed among attendees of the Professional Developers Conference 08 in Los Angeles. Features came to light shortly after the end of the conference that had been locked by Microsoft. Unlocking those...
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    So who has it?

    Just wondering who has a copy of Windows 7 installed? (You don't have to say where you got it) Also, what builds do you have, or have you had? Personally, I've had 6.1.6519.1 (M1 6519), 6.1.6574.1 (M1 R2-6574), 6.1.6780.1 (M3-6780) [Though I never installed this one] and now I have...
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    Aero 'Shake'

    Anyone else never heard of this? I was doing a little digging, when I read that there were some new features in 7. One of them is Aero Shake, a 'shortcut' of sorts, allowing you to take a window, and make it the only one open. To do this, when there are multiple windows open, grab a window...
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    Windows 7 Microsoft PDC 2008

    Today 'til the 30th. Who wants to bet that we don't see a "7" leak by the 1st?
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