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    Wow. So I just finished the upgrade. It works like shit. Seriously. I try opening My Computer, get a "remote procedure call failed" error. This isn't good at all. I'll keep messing with it, see if I can get it working.
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    So I've been playing with it, and basically NOTHING works unless I run it as administrator, even basic things like Firefox have to be elevated to run. It's really irritating. Anyone else having similar problems?

    So far, haven't seen anything positive about this Windows 7 thing.
    • CommentAuthormlpeters
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2009
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    My XP desktop is barely limping along (clock doesn't hold time, turns on when I turn on the power strip, freezes for no apparent reason on a regular basis and virtual memory is always too small...), so I'm looking into 7, since Vista got such a bad rep.

    I'm hoping this machine holds on until 7 is released. I need to find a good place to buy a new computer, where the price isn't bad and it comes with plenty of RAM. My current computer was my first and really isn't everything I needed.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2009
     (6071.64)
    @sacredchao - Try dropping the level on your User Account Controls to a lower level, you'll find it in the User Accounts control panel.

    I've been on it since the first public beta hit and love it miles more than Vista, with only maybe one or two minor gripes that I couldn't even name off the top of my head.
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      CommentAuthorAngelcleo
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2009
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    I love my win7. I have it on my netbook and it works a tad faster than xp did. I also put it on my desktop, but I never had the time to really get to play with it (since my desktop is in storage so to speak)... I can't wait to get the final release (which sounds queer even to my ears)..I've never been eager about Windows, but this one has given me only a few issuses. It's slipped so seamlessly into my work flow and as hard as I work my netbook (multitask is an understatement) it rolls along.
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    @sacredchao
    I'm assuming that you're using the beta? The upgrade function (assuming you installed 7 over the top of Vista) still hadn't been flawlessly implemented last thing I heard. You might have better luck re-formatting and doing a fresh install, and transferring your data manually (if you have a spare HD kicking around) It may be the long way round, but when upgrades go wrong, the long way round starts to look short.
    • CommentAuthorJessicaD
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2009
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    Allana,


    Microsoft does have an official Windows Vista Support Forum located here http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsvistaitpro/. It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to check the threads available there for additional assitance and support.

    Jessica
    Microsoft Windows Client Team
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2009
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    I wound up having to reinstall it...twice. Did fresh installs both times. First, it just sucked and did nothing, then it lost my hard drive - the one with all the really important shit.

    Now it sort of works. I don't think it likes my audio card drivers though, as it's been acting funny since I installed them.

    Turning the UAC off didn't help, just asked me fewer questions.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2009 edited
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    lolz. as if having "SYSTEM RESTORE" shouted at me repeatedly counts as technical support. if the only solution to most of your problems is to start again from scratch, you might want to rethink the concept of "support."

    < / hijack >
    • CommentAuthorE0157H7
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2009
     (6071.70)
    I plan on switching over to Ubuntu on my desktop (I've already done it with my notebook) but I'm probably going to end up getting a 7 license for my Viliv X70. It has a lot of weird hardware that will probably never work under Linux, but does have all its drivers available for Vista/7, so it looks like that's what I'll be using. 7 is also apparently very touchscreen-friendly without a lot of tweaking, which is a big plus for obvious reasons. I just hope they provide it on USB drives.