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I have a quick question for those running Windows 7 64-bit. Have you noticed any driver issues or compatibility issues with some of your most used software? I'm curious to see how other Windows 7 64-bit users are making out in this respect before I decide to purchase the 64-bit version myself.
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If you don't get 64-bit and have more than 3GiB RAM, you won't be able to use all of your RAM.


At the moment, it seems like there's issues with Steam and Windows 7, however it is being worked on from what I've seen. SyntaxError90's been having issues himself between the two, might want to poke him and ask him about them.
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Pre-RC there were some issues with some programs not working, but I haven't seen much in the way of issues lately. Office, Skype, CS3 Suite, Opera, Safari, Chrome, FF, mIRC, Cubase 4, Notepad++, Last.fm player + WinRar - progs I use most and no issues at all (im running RC x64 btw) :)
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Anything but Vista! On another hand, I am still running XP in one of my PCs and it does 100% of things I need to.
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Anon wrote:
ToonArmy wrote:
Tom wrote:But how could you live without the big and beautiful box that the regular version comes in, as opposed to the DVD case that the OEM is sold in. ;) :)

But, seriously, I would never pay for the full version when the OEM version is available. I can do without the big pretty box and all of the manuals and such - OEM is perfect for me (and so is its price).
You should see my student version, its in a DVD sized piece of anonymous white cardboard.
Mine came in the form of a DVD-R :shock:.

But hey, MSDNAA gave me 2 free copies. I'm not complaining :D
I see now I gave up my study too soon :(, but then again the win7 64 pro oem version is somewhat reasonably priced..

Now if I only had time to activate it and play with it...
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Desdenova wrote:At the moment, it seems like there's issues with Steam and Windows 7, however it is being worked on from what I've seen. SyntaxError90's been having issues himself between the two, might want to poke him and ask him about them.
Steam blocks the UI while it's updating for me, although this is a new issue and never used to happen.
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Steam is one of my most used programs, so this does concern me somewhat. What exactly are the main issues that Steam is having on Windows 7, such as the one Chris pointed out? Hopefully Sam comes by and sees this topic because I'd like to hear his input, as well.
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We've been troubleshooting the past few days and think the problem may have been with his ISP, actually. We were trying to play Garry's Mod and he couldn't connect -- oddly enough traceroute failed, ping failed, and direct connection to my IP (I had apache listening on a non-standard port) failed.

I've just poked him with the topic, he'll post in a sec.
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Tom wrote:Steam is one of my most used programs, so this does concern me somewhat. What exactly are the main issues that Steam is having on Windows 7, such as the one Chris pointed out? Hopefully Sam comes by and sees this topic because I'd like to hear his input, as well.
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Windows 7, of course. No reason to be using XP or Vista in 2009, imo.
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Windows 7 looks like vista and performs like XP, so there is no good reason to stick with vista.
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Been using Steam since I installed Windows 7; no issues.

Windows 7 feels like an actual upgrade from XP as opposed to Vista, but many do fine just sticking with XP anyway (Though that is not the discussion here).
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I like to think of Windows 7 as what Vista should have been.

With some tweaking, Vista performed well for me, but I can definitely understand the bad hype, especially considering how cool it is to hate Microsoft.

Go for the upgrade and you will like what you see within an hour of use.
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Just a follow-up: I've purchased Windows 7 and plan to install it within the week. Just need to get some backups prepared beforehand. Thank you for your helpful input, everyone.
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I must suggest you Windows 7.Vista is totally messed.
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