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Windows 7 Questions

By SNGX1275
Jan 11, 2009
  1. jon08

    jon08 TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Thanks for the link.

    The reason I'm so skeptical about x64 is that I previously installed it on my BootCamp partition on Mac and when I ran Street Fighter 4 it worked fine on the first launch, but that was it. It wouldn't launch on the 2nd, 3rd and n-th launch anymore. Why oh why??

    Also, I've been reading comments about the latest NFS: Shift also not working on Win 7 x64, while it worked for others. I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, because I've replaced x64 with a x32 bit version to test it out anyway. And by the way, Street Fighter 4, for instance, WORKS now on each and every launch. Would NFS: Shift also only work on the 32-bit version? I don't know, but something tells me that that could be the case.

    Now since I use my BootCamp partition mainly for gaming, is x64 Win 7 really the optimal choice for me? I mean, I really don't feel like dealing with fear of games being incompatible and disappointments upon realizing that certain games apparently INDEED ARE incompatible with the x64 system. What the hell... I thought games were supposed to work on the "oh glorious almighty" x64 system.

    It really pissed me off. Is there a workaround for such games (other than compatibility mode - which may possibly result in having to switch to like Win '98 and thus getting quite unpleasant gaming experience)?
     
  2. abhimaheswari

    abhimaheswari TS Rookie

    Can any one tell me the add ons that Windows 7 is having, compared to Windows Vista.
     
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    What do you mean by add-ons?
     
  4. abhimaheswari

    abhimaheswari TS Rookie

    I meant the extra features implemented.
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Windows 7 does everything better than Vista. Everything from navigation to connecting to the Internet to running games and other applications easily. Security warnings are toned-down and Windows 7 is better looking...
     
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,336   +280

    My gaming machine is running x64 - and I've never had a problem with SFIV on it. I don't have Shift yet, but I'm betting it'll work just fine. I'm thinking there's probably something else going on with your system preventing you from having a transparent experience. Do you install any other software (like 64-bit versions of your staple apps) when in x64? Maybe one of those is causing an issue - or maybe a 64 bit driver.
     
  7. jon08

    jon08 TS Rookie Posts: 20

    I installed Winrar, Daemon Tools Lite and ESET NOD all 64-bit... I also updated NVIDIA driver to the latest one (also x64)...
     
  8. jon08

    jon08 TS Rookie Posts: 20

    And now that I'm on Windows 7 x32, SFIV works without a problem even after lots of launches...... so it apparently IS a 64-bit system problem..
     
  9. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 638

    I recently installed Viper anti-virus anti-spyware beta for Win7. Very nice. Only a 15 day trial but I'm thinking of spending the $29 for it. Very resource light.

    You might want to check this out to see how your AV product fared against 60 Viruses currently in the wild.
     
  10. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    that's really a nice catch luv, thanks
     
  11. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    Avira > *

    LOL @ the big paid suites failing this test...
     
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    I'll stick with the free ones thanks :cool:
     
  13. BMfan

    BMfan TS Guru Posts: 481   +49

    Not sure if this has been asked yet

    has anyone fixed the issue of explorer restarting just about everytime you have a folder open with video's?
    Do you know how?
     
  14. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Topic Starter Posts: 12,630   +321

    Try updating your video drivers, if that doesn't work, set the view to details not thumbnails. Then if that doesn't work, try to find out how to turn off creating a thumbnail file, thumbs.db.
     
  15. BMfan

    BMfan TS Guru Posts: 481   +49

    Thanx,will give it a try
    i have the latest video drivers already

    update-it was in details so i changed it to list and so far explorer hasn't crashed
     
  16. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Topic Starter Posts: 12,630   +321

    Closing the thread because Win 7 is now public.
     
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