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Old December 4th, 2009, 03:23 AM   #1
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Windows 7: Any issues?

I just found out I'm able to get my hands on Windows 7 paid for by the Chapel I work at. Windows XP has done me well for a long time. Wondering if Windows 7 is worth it? Any issues with NLE's? Rendering?
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Old December 8th, 2009, 02:30 AM   #2
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OK...I'm off to work and when I get home I will do 1 of 2 things.

Format my 3 drives (1.5TB drive bought yesterday, 250GB drive and 300GB IDE drive) I will reinstall windows XP and all my apps from scratch.

Format my drives and install Windows 7 which I got from my chapel.

I'm hoping someone could comment on Windows 7. I'd hate to have to reformat and put the other O/S on because I have a feeling it'll take a while to set things up properly.

Also, which drive would be recommended for the OS?
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Old December 8th, 2009, 07:54 AM   #3
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Before I enter the wedding video business, my job was technician in computer networks, software, hardware etc. I say this because having seen everything Microsoft has offered the last 20 years, I can tell you for sure that Windows 7 is definitely the best consumer OS ever produced by Bill Gates' company, much better than the very stable XP SP2. It's super fast, it's ultra stable and it's so easy to take control of, even for the newbies. Use it and you won't regret it. Just make sure that there are available drivers for every peripheral you may own. If there isn't, try the Vista drivers, they work fine!

As for the drives, Win 7 are fast anyway, but I'd install them on the SATA drive to gain more speed (if I understood correctly the 250 gb is a SATA right?) unless the drive is too old to compare with today's sata speeds.

One thing I'd like to mention though is the selection between 32bit and 64bit versions. If you can choose, go for the 64bit version. It supports more RAM (32bit doesn't support over 3,2GB), a necessary thing for serious video editing, especially since the next Adobe offering will be 64bit only. So, if you want to work with a serious amount of RAM (and why wouldn't you after all?), go 64bit.
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