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Though I don't really use Office 2003 in my day to day computing anymore.. I decided to test it last night and well.. not good.. ;) Not only would it not finish the install on the 32 bit but it caused one BSOD and froze the comp up solid. I was forced to do a hard reboot just to get the installation CD out of the drive.. So chalk MS Office 2003 up there in the NOT COMPATIBLE list for now.. I'll be trying on the 64 bit version this evening.. though I don't expect any different results really... I'm still going to be thorough in my testing.. :) I'll report back once completed.


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Hmmmm, strange. I installed Office 2003 on my 32 bit version and all went flawlessly. Updates from the original CD even self-installed. I am having a fair number of other applications that will not install, tho. HP C7280 printer driver, Nero 7 Essentials, Trend Micro House Call, Broderbund Turbo Floorplan Home and Interior, and others will not install. (I am using the public beta - build 7000.0)

I was able to connect to Windows Home Server and update without problem. A problem I initially had accessing my files saved on WHS seems to have corrected itself - perhaps after a reboot (???). I find it amusing that WHS recognizes the operating system as Vista Ultimate.

Windows 7 x64:

Cyberlink PowerDVD 8 (latest)
MagicISO 5.5 (latest)
AnyDVD HD (latest)
CloneDVD Mobile (Latest)
PhotoShop CS3
World of Warcarft (WAY BETTER than Vista (see note below))
Office 2007 Enterprise
Spore (Better than Vista here as well)
Windows Live Essentials (Love the improvements to Messenger)

Just a note to nVidia users (SLi) and WoW:

GeForce 8600GT SLi

WoW ran great, but I noticed that SLi was NOT enabled. I enabled SLi and logged back into WoW and found that Shadows were all screwy and blinking. Yikes! I turned them OFF and all worked well, but it just didn't look the same. I downloaded the latest drivers for Vista x64 from nVidia's site, installed, rebooted and logged back into WoW and re-enabled shadows and all is working VERY well. :D

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This 'OS' is great, loving it better than all previous releases.

This post is to remind myself and all other fellow "Beta Testers" that this evaluation will (atm) end 1 August 2009.:(

I almost wiped all other "os" so as to run windows7 as primary :eek:. Remembered just in time.:redface:


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So Far all is well

Hypersnap V 6.0
NTI Media Maker V 8.0
Network Magic Pro 5.1
MS Office 2007 (student/home version)
Mirc 6.3 ( throws an error when closing) but works fine) says requires "agentct.dll" no longer in this version of windows
Motorola Phone Tools 5.0 ( cannot update, doesn't reconize v7 when trying)
Registry Mechanic V 8.0
Win Patrol Plus V 15.9
Winzip V 12.0
Scan/print software for Epson Stylus Photo RX680
Textpad V 5.0.3
Norton Internet Security 2009
I play older C&C Renegade online and it runs just fine..I was amazed :razz:
Lavasoft 2008
Logitech setpoint V 4.70
Perfect Disk 10 (Exclusive Support for Windows 7) .

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EasyBCD, of course

The applications that I was able to install and that work:
Adobe Flash Player 10
Adobe Reader 9
Adobe Shockwave Player 11
AVG Free 8
AVS Audio Editor 4
AVS Video Converter 6
AVS Video Editor 4
Cisco VPN 5
Pocket Tanks 1.3
DVD Shrink
Efficient Diary
iDiary 3.5
WinDVD 8
Java 6
John's Background Switcher
Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Silverlight
Mozilla Sunbird
MSN Explorer
Next Video Converter
Pandora's Box
Quicktime Alternative
Real Alternative
Roxio Creator 10
VLC Media Player
Windows Live Essentials
Windows Live Sync
Yahoo Messenger 9​

Office Communicator Client 2007 Issues

On teh x86 I can get majority of the stuff working, including Office Communicator client 2007. Thought I give the x64 a turn, and found that Office Communicator client 2007, giving me a certificate error and cannot get it to work. With x86 works 100% at office, 100% using 3G or ADSL. WIth x64 works 100% at office, 0% using 3G or ADSL with certificate error message. Anyone similar and what to do to get this resolved.

on x64:
Avira AntiVir Personal scrobbler
Subedit player
Shiretoko (firefox dev version)
Football Manager Live

Comodo firewall didn't install
Outpost firewall - errors after install, but it's common also on Vista.

Also working on x32-system:
Wolfram Mathematica 6.0.0
TuneUpUtilities 2008

gonna test Dassault System Catia v6 tomorrow, we'll see

Running the 32 bit version on both a laptop (dell d820 core duo 2GB ram nvidia GFX) and desktop (q6600 quad core chip 4 GB ram gigabyte board)

HP procurve manager works in XP compatability mode.
Office 2003
Office 2007
Outlook 2007 (stands to reason but have used this as a seperate app to office)
Avaya IP softphone (in XP compatability mode)
WMware workstation 6.5 (homw machine)
VMware player 2.5.1 (work laptop)
SUPER Video converter
Flash Player 10
adobe reader 9 although does have some issues when opening pdf files from the web (IE clicking like in IE not downloading) sometimes comes up with blank popup. works in a couple of tries.
Equitrac Experess both software to allow users to print and management tools.
Google Chrome

Windows 7 works to administter MOST features on 2003 server using the RSAT from MS website.

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Ghost 12

Anyone fooled around with Ghost yet? I'm going to try it as soon as I get a few more programs loaded. I'll let you know how I fare. ;)

No problems at all with Ghost 14.

for some reason i cna get hjsplit to work on windows7 it crashes whenever i try to open it !

The following apps are working as well:

Yahoo Messenger
Blackberry Desktop Manager 4.7

The following applications are installed and work on my 32-bit W7 desktop:

AVG Free 8.0
AVS Audio Editor version 4.2
AVS Video Converter 6
AVS Video Editor 4
AVS4YOU Software Navigator 1.3
ActivePerl 5.8.8 Build 817
Adobe AIR
Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX
Adobe Reader 9 9.0.0
Adobe Shockwave Player 11 11
Belarc Advisor 7.2
CCleaner (remove only)
Cisco VPN 3K
Cygwin v2.78.2.3
DVD Shrink 3.2
Dell Photo AIO Printer 924
Efficient Diary 1.0
InterVideo WinDVD 5.0-B11.1274
Java(TM) 6 Update 11 6.0.110
Java(TM) 6 Update 3
John's Background Switcher 3.6 3.6
Juniper Networks Setup Client Activex Control
Microsoft Digital Image Standard 2006
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 12.0.6215.1000
Microsoft Silverlight 2.0.31005.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable 8.0.56336
Mozilla Sunbird (0.9) 0.9 (en-US)
Mozilla Thunderbird ( (en-US)
Next Video Converter 2.2.0
Pandoras Box V1.3.8
Pocket Tanks Deluxe v1.3 1.3
QuickTime Alternative 2.7.0 2.7.0
Real Alternative 1.9.0 1.9.0
Roxio Creator Business v10 3.7.0
SnagIt 7 7.2.5
Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.1.2
VLC media player 0.9.8a 0.9.8a
Windows Live Essentials 14.0.8064.0206
Windows Live Mail 14.0.8064.0206
Windows Live Messenger 14.0.8064.0206
Windows Live Photo Gallery 14.0.8064.206
Windows Live Sync 14.0.8064.206
Windows Live Upload Tool 14.0.8014.1029
Windows Live Writer 14.0.8064.0206
Yahoo! Messenger
Ycopy 1.0d

My list:
7-Zip 4.64
Adobe Acrobat 5.0
Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
Adobe Shockwave Player 11
Apple Mobile Device Support
Apple Software Update
Armageddon Riders
AVG Free 8.0
BurnAware Free 2.2.3
Burnout(TM) Paradise The Ultimate Box
CD Recovery Toolbox Free 1.1
Counter-Strike 1.6
Debugging Tools for Windows (x86)
Defraggler (remove only)
DH Driver Cleaner Professional Edition
Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)
EA SPORTS online 2007
EASEUS Partition Manager 3.0 Home Edition
Elisa Media Center
EVEREST Ultimate Edition v5.00
Fallout 3
FileZilla Server (remove only)
GIMP 2.6.4
Google Chrome
Google Desktop
HWiNFO32 Version 2.37
IDM Flash
Java(TM) 6 Update 11
K-Lite Codec Pack 4.5.3 (Full)
Latvian (Apostrofs v0.3; punkts)
LEGO® Indiana Jones™
Messenger Plus! Live
Microsoft Office Live Add-in 1.3
Microsoft Office Outlook Connector
Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]
Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime Native v1.0 (x86)
Microsoft Sync Framework Services Native v1.0 (x86)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Mirror's Edgeâ„¢
Monopoly by Parker Brothers
nCleaner second
Nero 8 Micro v8.0.3.0
NHL® 09
Notepad X 0.8.6 Alpha
NVIDIA PhysX v8.10.17
Opera 9.63
Photo Story 3 for Windows
Picasa 3
Rainmeter (remove only)
Realtek AC'97 Audio
RealWorld Cursor Editor
Revo Uninstaller 1.80
Serious Samurize
Shock Desktop 3D v0.5
Spyware Doctor 6.0
Sun xVM VirtualBox
System Requirements Lab
Tildes Birojs 2005
Unlocker 1.8.7
VIA Vinyl Audio Codecs Driver Setup Program
Vista Master
Vista Visual Master
Winamp Toolbar for Firefox
Windows Automated Installation Kit
Windows Installer Clean Up
Windows Live Agents SDK 5.1.1529.0
Windows Live Essentials
Windows Live Sign-in Assistant
Windows Live Sync
Windows Live Upload Tool
Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin
WinRAR archiver
Worms Armageddon - New Edition

The only that i have problems with - bioshock. After gramophone logo it hangs up and "bioshock.exe has stopped working" message comes out.


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Okay here are the apps I have been able to run on 7. I looked through the list and tried to pick out what I didn't see so excuse me if they are duplicates.
Cursor XP
Sure Thing CD Labeler 4.0
Crystal Control 2
Adobe 9
DVD Shrink 3.2
Word Web ( a small dictionary\thesaurus, freeware )


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Here's what is on my Windows 7

I have been able to get Nero 7 Essentials to install, but Lightscribe will not work. Does anyone know a workaround for this?

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