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Windows 7 Screens

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by EWOcelot, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Shokz

    Shokz Regular member

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    Since i'm far too lazy to go searching for this 'thing', mind pointing me in the right direction? ;) I'll find my own way after that.
     
  2. keith1993

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    Google windows 7 expire its the first result.
    It gives a dirty great error message yet works on reboot.
     
  3. omegaman7

    omegaman7 Senior member

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    All of my drives hit 5.8 except the veloci. Im betting the FALS TB drive might hit 5.9 too. It trys pretty hard to keep up with the veloci.

    What kinda transfer speeds does your Sammy drive perform? Ive seen the veloci hit, 114mb Read, 110mb write. Im betting HDD's are gonna do some leaps and bounds over the next few years, and Microsoft perhaps was aware of this. Im sure A Raid array would stomp on the score!
     
  4. keith1993

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    I'm ordering a Compaq Ipaq to have a fiddle with....
    Wonder if it will run 7...

    P3 1000MHZ Processor
    256MB SDRAM-support for another 256MB strip :)
    Onboard Intel Graphics
    75GB IDE HDD (currently in mine)
     
  5. Shokz

    Shokz Regular member

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    The gap is mainly because of solid state drives - no, i'm not fantasising over SSD RAIDs ;) (I think you'd like to see this if you haven't seen it already - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96dWOEa4Djs )

    No idea about the Samsung's read/write, though i'll test it out if you really wanna know :p It's just the generic drive that came with the PC (it was a shop bought (my mum got it without my knowledge), i just swapped the GPU and PSU to turn it into a gaming PC). Next time i'll build my own.
     
  6. omegaman7

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    I ran a slightly better system than that. It ran OK. I think ram was its problem.
    HP pavilion 7905
    1.4Ghz amd athlon
    80gb HDD (WD)2mb Cache
    EVGA GeForce 6200LE 128MB AGP
    512mb Kingston 2.5 Cas Lat

    XP and 1Gb of ram, ran like a dream. It accomplished hundreds of tasks for me :D Im gonna turn it into an HTPC (minus Blu-ray). I believe the board will support as much as a 2000-2200 XP processor.
     
  7. omegaman7

    omegaman7 Senior member

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    Thanks for the vid shokz :D I found it both humorous, and inspirational LOL! While I like Samsung A LOT, are they really to be trusted as much as WD? I guess im gonna have to find out! :D
     
  8. keith1993

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    WOW! my Samsung just got a 6.0!
    Not sure how--it did get a 5.9 before the whole Beta to RC to Beta Fiasco what you using to test speeds?
     
  9. omegaman7

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    Ive been using something called performance test. But there are all sorts of benchmarks out there. Perhaps Everest can do it. Though I'd like to find the utility with the tachometer, like the one in the video Shokz posted.
     
  10. keith1993

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    My Samsung gets 118.4MB/s Maximum in Linear read on Everest.
    Everest write tests destroy all data on your drive for some unknown reason...
    The software used in the video is IOmeter which is stupidly hard to set up and only lets you test non system drives.
     
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  11. jcalton88

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    I've been lurking around this thread for a while. Guess its my turn to chime in. First off, thanks a lot to omegaman, and the select few others that have kept this thread alive. All of your work and play is greatly appreciated.

    Second, don't know if you have tried this yet, didn't see it in any posts though, but McAfee total protection doesn't work in windows 7. It will let the siteadvisor, and network protection work, but no virusscan or anything else.

    Sucks(for me) because thats what I use and love. I don't know if there are any compatibility issues with any other Virus softwares, but I know this one won't work.

    On to the good news, McAfee has a Beta tester program that is (of course) free to the public, and you can download and test the beta version of Total Protection 2009, which has support for Windows 7. Bad news is, the license expires at the end of the year.

    Just thought I'd let everyone in on that in case they didn't know
     
  12. cee43ja1

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    did you run the installer with vista compatability? because i'm using comcast's mcafee security suite (free with comcast internet), and firewall and antivirus are running just fine.
     
  13. jcalton88

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    Yes I did. I ran everything exactly like I had to in Vista(Dual boot with vista at the moment).

    Wouldn't work to save my life, :). But oh well, testing the beta now. Funny its EXACTLY like what I had, just it actually installed, lol.
     
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    And, for the record, I walk with my head down with shame....
    [​IMG]

    Thats with my HP Dv7 1245dx laptop. Ha, and its suppose to be High Definition, lol.

    But atleast its better than the same laptop in Vista.
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. omegaman7

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    Only non system/OS drive huh. That sucks!!! Probably so it doesnt erase critical data. Hmmff.

    I saw no reason to continue the testing. Im betting given the steady decline in read speed, it bottoms out around 85-90mb Minimum Read speed, which is still phenomenal! I love this drive. Though, I would kill for a Samsung SSD now :D <----drooling
    Sorry about it being XP by the way. I just happened to be booted into that OS.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    I use Mcafee Virusscan across many machines for many years, but one of the later versions was a tad bloated or heavy for some of my slower machines. I switched everything to AVG quite some time back, works great and isn't too intrusive on my slowest machines at all. Give it a try, it's free or if you can't quite let go of Mcafee there's a paid AVG too.

    edited for spelling goofs
     
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  17. Shokz

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    What's that omega? XP? Tut tut :) I'm too lazy upgrade from XP on my PC upstairs and it's too full to dual boot (yep, the drive's that full)

    They're constantly making faster and faster SSDs whilst still slowly bringing down prices, so just hold out for a bit until they become more mainstream and you should be able to get pretty fast ones for reasonable prices.
     
  18. keith1993

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    I did use/recommend AVG until the blue version came out from there it seemed to get heavy and slowwwww. So I swapped to Avira Antivir which splash screen/ads aside works well.
     
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    Yeah each to their own, i've tried a few, AVG was the best fit for me.
     
  20. jcalton88

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    Well, I guess its just all mental because I feel like if I'm not paying for my antivirus that I'm not gonna be protected good.

    I suppose I could always give it a try though.

    How'd everyone like my killer scores?! I thought it would be better than that..
     

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