Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Jan 2009 07:16 UTC
Windows Even though the Windows 7 beta had been available on piracy networks for a while now, it still hadn't been officially released. During his pre-show keynote at CES, Steve Ballmer officially launched the Windows 7 beta onto the world via TechNet, MSDN, and Connect. It will become available to the general public this Friday.
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by hollovoid on Fri 9th Jan 2009 04:37 UTC
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2005-09-21

May be covered somewhere, but all the drivers that work in Vista work in 7 right? Be a bummer to have half featured Microsoft supplied drivers to test it out.

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by jjmckay on Fri 9th Jan 2009 05:58 in reply to "question..."
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2005-11-11

May be covered somewhere, but all the drivers that work in Vista work in 7 right? Be a bummer to have half featured Microsoft supplied drivers to test it out.


So far so good using Vista drivers. ATI 8.12 drivers work great. Audigy 2 drivers work great. Those are the only drivers I've tried so far and they work.

Edited 2009-01-09 05:59 UTC

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by jjmckay on Fri 9th Jan 2009 09:17 in reply to "question..."
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2005-11-11

May be covered somewhere, but all the drivers that work in Vista work in 7 right? Be a bummer to have half featured Microsoft supplied drivers to test it out.


FYI, I've been reading on forums that some drivers don't install unless you start the installer in 'troubleshoot compatibility' mode. You do that by right clicking the 'setup.exe' installer. Here is one such forum:
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=648081&page=69

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by hollovoid on Fri 9th Jan 2009 13:50 in reply to "RE: question..."
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cool good info, will help if microsofts servers ever get unflooded, right now the windows-7 page wont even load for me, just says "service unavailable".

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