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Just a note, but Vista also had independent volume control for programs, as well as high resolution icons.

He's probably coming from XP

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That I am, and when I used vista for a short period i never noticed the volume thing.... heh handy.

 

LOVING this OS. loving it.

 

oh bar ONE thing, that you MUST have signed drivers. this means ATITOOL no longer works.

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That I am, and when I used vista for a short period i never noticed the volume thing.... heh handy.

 

LOVING this OS. loving it.

 

oh bar ONE thing, that you MUST have signed drivers. this means ATITOOL no longer works.

That's another thing that Vista x64 brought to the table.

 

You can disable it at the F8 menu at each boot, but that's a pain in the ass.

 

A better solution is to sign your own drivers. That site is about NDIS network drivers, but you should be able to apply the process to ATITool's driver.

 

Edit: Better tool here.

Edited by SquallStrife

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Does anyone have a screenshot of the taskbar looking like a taskbar, and not just a glorified dock?

 

ie, program names showing, not just big fluffy icons

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I have unsigned drivers running? Though not for my graphics card.

Unsigned? Or non WHQL approved?

 

The latter are still OK.

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Does anyone have a screenshot of the taskbar looking like a taskbar, and not just a glorified dock?

 

ie, program names showing, not just big fluffy icons

 

Yep, i can.

 

Posted Image

 

You'll notice no quick launch, but that PIDGIN\SKYPE doesnt have a name next to it, thats because it doesnt have a window open. meaning it BECOMES a quicklaunch icon (because i chose to 'pin it' to the task bar.

 

The rest are programs, clearly. and its that large because im using 125% DPI.

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Ah, it still has the 9x/2k skin support. Nice.

 

I get the feeling I'm going to get incredibly annoyed and frustrated at the new task bar : \

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Ah, it still has the 9x/2k skin support. Nice.

 

I get the feeling I'm going to get incredibly annoyed and frustrated at the new task bar : \

You can change its behaviour. But if you get used to it, it's actually quite good.

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I'll definitely give it a go for a week or two when I get a chance to put 7 on, but I've never been a big fan of that style of dock - if only for the extra room it usually takes up :

 

I've heard that there are a lot of options to play with, even if they're not always easy to find, tho', so I'm sure I'll find a happy compromise one way or another : )

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Installed the RC build last night, was previously on beta build 7000.

 

Right away, there's drivers for EVERYTHING! WOW! Even my cheap PCIe X-Fi!

 

I installed the ATI drivers for the 4870X2 though.

 

It can be done, what you need to do is run the Installer then cancel it, so you get the ATI folder on your C drive, then install the drivers manually through Device Manager.

 

Use the "Show me all drivers for my device" option, click the "Have Disk" button, and point it at:

C:\ATI\Support\9-4_vista32_win7_32_dd_ccc_wdm_enu\Packages\Drivers\Display\LH_INF

or

C:\ATI\Support\9-4_vista64_win7_64_dd_ccc_wdm_enu\Packages\Drivers\Display\LH_INF

 

Then once they're installed, reboot, then you can run the installer again, and install CCC.

 

Other than that, there's not much difference from beta 7000 to this.

Edited by SquallStrife

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Installed the RC build last night, was previously on beta build 7000.

 

Right away, there's drivers for EVERYTHING! WOW! Even my cheap PCIe X-Fi!

 

I installed the ATI drivers for the 4870X2 though.

 

It can be done, what you need to do is run the Installer then cancel it, so you get the ATI folder on your C drive, then install the drivers manually through Device Manager.

 

Then once they're installed, you can run the installer again, and install CCC.

 

Other than that, there's not much difference from beta 7000 to this.

 

the 9.2 Cats work fine

;)

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Installed the RC build last night, was previously on beta build 7000.

 

Right away, there's drivers for EVERYTHING! WOW! Even my cheap PCIe X-Fi!

 

I installed the ATI drivers for the 4870X2 though.

 

It can be done, what you need to do is run the Installer then cancel it, so you get the ATI folder on your C drive, then install the drivers manually through Device Manager.

 

Then once they're installed, you can run the installer again, and install CCC.

 

Other than that, there's not much difference from beta 7000 to this.

 

the 9.2 Cats work fine

;)

 

I had some issues with 9.2 and WoW. 9.4 fixed them. Hence why I wanted to get them up and running.

 

But that's good to know.

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The flickering shadows with Catalyst AI enabled.

 

I know that previous notes had it as a fixed bug, but I still had some minor problems till 9.3.

 

It was the beta build of W7, which may have had something to do with it. *shrugs*

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Unlike the 7000 build, I din't have to install any drivers at all, what's with that?

There's nothing "with that". It's just how it should be. :)

 

Awesome hey?

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Unlike the 7000 build, I din't have to install any drivers at all, what's with that?

There's nothing "with that". It's just how it should be. :)

 

Awesome hey?

 

Yes. Yes it is.

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Performance comparison on my Dv9000 Laptop with a 8400m GS

 

World Of Warcraft FPS:

 

Windows Vista x64: 10 to 20 FPS

 

Windows 7 x64: 25 to 40

 

Im very impressed, no, im fucking crazy over this performance boost, its the same drivers but what ever MS did in windows 7 has worked a charm. So far this is the biggest difference i have noticed and i cant stop smiling!!

Edited by smakme7757

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Does anyone have a screenshot of the taskbar looking like a taskbar, and not just a glorified dock?

 

ie, program names showing, not just big fluffy icons

showing the helpful features. When you have too many windows opens it goes into that dock mode, which is awesome.

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Got it working on my laptop;

P4 2.0Ghz, 512Mb ram, radeon mobility 7500.

 

It works fairly well, but the fact that it is workable is surprising to me.

Let's see how it handles dreamweaver and photoshop...

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Another day, another OS, here.

 

Works well. Looks nice. Resource utilisation is acceptable.

 

That said, I had very few qualms with vista, either...

 

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