All installation steps were OK except the last one. After the computer restarted for the last time after installation of Windows 7, I could see the first Windows screen, but after that there was only "Windows 7 Build 7100. Evaluation copy" in the bottom right corner and that was it. Nothing else. I waited for 40 minutes but nothing happened. I reset the computer but the situation repeated again. Tried to load in Safe mode, but Windows said that it could not start for the first time in Safe Mode. So I restarted again, waited for another hour, but nothing happen again. There were no error messages, nothing, just a blank screen with "Windows 7 Build 7100. Evaluation copy" in the bottom right corner and a mouse arrow. My computer: Motherboard - ASUS P5N-D CPU Intel E8400 Corsair RAM 4 Gb HDD Seagate 1 Tb
When the RC Windows 7 runs out will it be easy to upgrade to the released version when it comes out? Will you be able to download it and pay online? Will you have to make a clean install or upgrade over the RC copy?
Hi Folks, Windows 7 looks and acts great on my faster machine, but I would be curious to test it on the slower one. Can I install same DVD and use same serial # on the 2nd computer? THanks for your time Regards, Peter
Hey people, I am an everyday pc user and know a moderate deal about pc's and how they operate. Atleast enough to fix most problems i get with your normal everyday computer usage. I thought it would be fun to open a thread on little issues that may need sorting out after you upgrade your Vista Ultimate to Windows7 seeing i've had some minor issues aswell. As any smart pc user i first installed Windows7 on a empty partition on my harddrive for testing purpouses. After a few days of testing and getting used to the slighty modified systemtray i found out that all systems seemed to be up and running with not realy any issues to be detected. Then i thought, what the heck, i'll try updating my vista ultimate to windows7. At first it gave me some minor warnings on programs that needed to be uninstalled because they would not work propperly after upgrading. I uninstalled the programs and was able to upgrade my vista. Everything seemed to be in order until i realised everytime i tried to download something or play an online game like "World of Warcraft" my internet connection would disconnect. The internet connection icon in the new system tray does have an easy to use "Troubleshoot problems" option wich fixes the connection again, but somehow it kept on disconnecting me everytime i did something internet wise. Seeing i had no problems with the clean Windows7 instalation on my other partition i knew it must have had something to do with the driver for my networkadapter not being correctly upgraded after upgrading my vista. I uninstalled my networkadapter in the hardware monitor and reinstalled it again by rebooting my pc (it automaticly searches new hardware every boot up). Now it seems i have a stable connection to the internet. It hasn't disconnected since, even after serious use. I was wondering if more people had this problem or if people have found other little problems with upgrading their vista. That's why i'm opening this thread . I'd like to hear more of any little problems people have been getting or any do's or dont's everyone has found out during their use of windows7. I'd like to close with the fact i'm pleased so far on how Windows7 is turning out to be. It seems to be a stable Operating System, and the fact that Microsoft has given people the chance to try it before you buy it is a good concept and great way to rid people of the fears Windows7 won't live up to expectations.
I've just decided to do a clean install of the Windows 7 RC. I can get setup to start and initialize the installation, but when it gets to the "Expanding files" stage, it gets stuck at 0%. It's not frozen, though because I can move my mouse and the dot things still move. I have no problems installing the previous Windows 7 Beta (Build 7000) though. I would appreciate some help. Thanks in advance.
Currently, Windows XP Pro (2002) shows that I have 25.9 GB of memory remaining, A Pentium 4 CPU 3.2 GHz Processor, and only 504 MB of RAM. - Will this be enough to run Windows 7? - If my computer runs too slow or I don't like how it operates, can I restore my operating system back to XP?
Hello All, I know Windows 7 says to do a clean install, so I was surprised when it offered to do an Upgrade. Since it offered it, I took full advantage and it installed via the Upgrade flawlessly, not even a hiccup! I of cousre got to keep everything I had already installed and it is SWEET! When it was getting ready to Upgrade, it did a quick compatiabilty test on my PC and only found one item that would need special attention and that was my HP Printer. However, when windows 7 was done installing, the HP printer was there in default mode and again, not a single hiccup! So the Upgrade is a definate GO! The only thing thats been confusing is the Sidebar. After googling, I found out that there is no sidebar in 7 as everything is on the desktop. So that was a small snafu. I guess if I had read up on Windows 7 I would have known that, but since I missed the BETA testing, I figured I would have to wait for the final product. Then, by chance I stumbled into the Windows 7 RC, which is obviously way better than the BETA. So now I get to learn a NEW OS yet AGAIN! Is everyone who is installing the Windows 7 getting the ULTIMATE version? I had Windows Vista Ultimate so I figured thats why I got the 7 Ultimate. Just curious as to who's getting what! Happy Days! ~~~~ Gunny5821
I can not get the os to completly install because the ati 64-bit raid driver is not digitally signed. The file I am having a problem is ahcix64s.sys
There appears to be some instability with IE8 when I browse since I have loaded Windows 7 RC. I also think that the problem may have started when I did a deletion of temp files and old Vista files. I really love the new Windows 7 RC so far especially compared to Windows Vista Ultimate. Also, what is available for the new Windows Touch as far a hardware and will I need anything else to accompany it that is not included in Windows 7 RC? My computer is a Dell Lattitude 131L with a Athelon 64 bit processor. What is the real differences or advantages with the 32 bit and the processors and the 64 bit processor? Which should I really use? I have both RC copies on seperate disks with thier product key so either one can be installed. Thanks for any answers to my exhaustive questioning. Scott
How to back up data and restore after i install Windows 7 RC ?