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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Windows 7 installation on my PC

Last weekend i got enough time to install Windows 7 Beta 1 Build 7000 and here are some of my first impressions.

Windows 7 System Properties

The installation takes just over 22 minutes and in about 24 minutes you are ready to start working. The DVD is about 2.4 GB. I tried to Install windows 7 on my Macbook pro with 2.33 GHz T7600 Core 2 duo, with 2 Gb ram and ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 on a intel 945E chipset.

The Installation process is same as Vista installation, but looks much faster. The OS generally feels like a bit improved and tweaked version of Vista. The freshly installed Windows 7 was as fast as vista, but after installing some stuffs, it got little slow down. ( not like vista !! ).

In My case , Windows 7 needs just 1.3 GB of Hard Disk memory.

NOD32 and Kaspersky 8 antivirus Just works fine on Windows 7 32bit Beta 1 version and some hardware drivers like audio, graphics installed automatically.I tried some games like FIFA 09, Crysis Warhead, etc which works smoother in Medium graphics. But i can feel the difference between playing games in windows vista and windows 7. I vote for seVen !!

Overall, Windows 7 looks nice i noticed that it is a improved version of Vista.The Aero interface is slightly improved over Vista.

The Start menu is a bit changed and it works faster than vista. I liked the new dedicated Shut Down Button which is the better idea ! I remember that some of my friends asking about shutting down their PC's in vista !! It was so fun !!!

Windows 7 Start menu

There is a new performance rating system and 7.9 looks to be a highest number. I was stuck with 2.0 rating because of caching system in windows 7. I already found the solution and i got a base score of 4.9 !!!

Windows 7 Experience Index Rating

Another important thing i found is, with fresh installation , Windows 7 will take some 600 MB of RAM in my macbook pro ( 2 GB ) and 300 MB in my Acer 5500Z ( 1 GB ). Windows 7 gives good performance in 1 GB ram. Im so happy :)

I really liked the New taskbar and the UAC settings.

Windows 7 UAC settings
Windows 7 new taskbar

Finally, Thank you Microsoft !!!

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