Which Windows 7 Version? What software works?

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Which Windows 7 version are you using?

Home Premium 32 bit
3
12%
Home Premium 64 bit
10
38%
Professional 32 bit
0
No votes
Professional 64 bit
5
19%
Ultimate 32 bit
0
No votes
Ultimate 64 bit
8
31%
 
Total votes : 26

Postby agun » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:03 pm

I got a keylogger infection and need to format (I like to be safe).

May as well buy Win7 now instead of in a few months and save myself another reformat.


This means 100€ less (home premium 64bit) in my "first dslr" pile of money. :(
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Postby Shanghaid » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:23 am

I'm running Ultimate 64. I haven't run into any issues with software, but my USB headset sounds like crap.

I did have a single BSOD about 3 months after installing. It seems to have fixed itself, and I never even bothered to look at the log.
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Postby agun » Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:25 pm

Also, check if windows 7 compatible drivers are available for your printer, webcam, etc.

I didn't check my (old) printer and now I can't use it with my main computer.

I solved this by using an old computer as a print server on my lan.
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Postby Thomas » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:11 pm

Must report that my first assessment of what works: "Paint Shop Pro 7 (apart form screen capture!)", was not complete:
There is trouble with different fonts and rotation of fonts that terminated Paint Shop Pro 7.
So this old program seems not to be fully functional under Win7.
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Postby popo » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:26 pm

I still use PSP7 regularly on Win7-64 and haven't come across any major problems or any crashes with it. The only thing was the lack of a graphical element in tool boxes which don't show up in Win7 interface, but they're still there and clickable just like on XP. I only do that as a one time job as I don't like self hiding boxes. I just quickly tried the text tool (as vector) and rotated it a bit, no problems.
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Postby Thomas » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:51 pm

Well, it doesn't always crash, popo.
But it was often enough to annoy me yesterday.
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Postby AnderssonPhoto » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:59 pm

I don't use any of those alternatives in the poll. I use Windows 7 Enterprise Edition X64 :p but its exactly like ultimate, but for large corporations and universities. I for mine for €3 only :)
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