Windows 7 issues

By Captain828
Apr 28, 2009
  1. Didn't quite knew how to name this thread since it sounds a bit too general, but... anyways.

    First thing's first, I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC1, build 7100.
    Since I read the W7 sticky, the iso was taken from a private tracker and it's basically the same as the one handed out to the official testers. No modification or what-not were made.

    Secondly, the issues:
    1. I couldn't get SRS Audio Sandox x64 to initialise properly
    2. I can't pin some programs to the "superbar"
    3. I have this very annoying keyboard issue, where trying to type a single <'> won't work; I have to tap the key twice and then I get <''> instead of <'>
      (obviously. w/o the <> ;) )

    About 1):
    - I guess it's how W7 handles the audio part differently, so I should wait for a newer SRS Audio Sandbox version
    - I can pin Steam, Firefox, Yahoo! messenger, but I can't pin Inno Setup Compiler.
    - this is probably an isolated issue
    - definitely not the keyboard (Logitech G15) since it works flawlessly on XP and Vista

    I hope someone has some answers/suggestions...

    Update: never mind 3; fixed it. Keyboard was set to US - International... set it to just US and got rid of the issue.

    Thx in advance!
  2. RonS WIN TEAM

    RonS WIN TEAM TS Rookie Posts: 40

    Captain828- seems like you got things squared-away, right?

    Besides the few glitches, how are you liking the RC?

  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Did you try compatibility options? Does the application install its own drivers?
  4. Captain828

    Captain828 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 287   +10


    Yeah, it's great... boot a LOT faster than Vista (including lots of software and drivers), XP Mode is a pretty nice feature too (note: you have to dl it separately!), the new taskbar, though weird at first, is terrific for heavy-duty multitasking, app compatibility is very good, security seems bumped-up as well (network sharing wise), the libraries concept is also terrific and makes it a lot easier to manage stuff... overall, best Windows to date!

    Comp mode didn't help me either and SRS said that they don't support W7 yet, so I guess I'll have to wai.t

    You don't seem to have used it before... it basically adds a sound device that acts as an overlay for your main device, adding SRS effects (like WOW HD and TruSurrond) to all the sounds you hear on your PC: Windows, games, music, videos... everything!

    I recommend you give it a try (it's shareware) as it will most definitely make your PC sound a lot better, even if you have a high-end audio system.
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