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Installing Windows 7, first impressions

Posted by mikeg on September 9, 2009

My setup is a 2 year old custom built system with recently purchased drives: Quad 2.4, 4GB Ram, 64GB SSD (super talent) system drive, 2TB data drive


  • Was installing on the clean disk (just bought SSD specifically for reinstall)
  • I was able to browse Internet 22 minutes after seeing “starting setup” screen — very impressive
  • Over impression: installation is “pretty” and requires a lot less user involvement — i think you only need to select the following: time zone, home or work network, configure automatic updates
  • Devices/Drivers — no warning flags in device manager. It even includes ATI Radeon X1950 GT support — looks like it is MS’s driver. ATI’s support page that Windows 7 is not supported yet, but users are welcome to install Vista drivers — I decided against it for now as my resolution is recognized and everything looks great.

First Impressions

  • Feels snappy, very different from first impression of Vista
  • I use Paint quite a bit for screen captures and Windows 7 Pain is significantly improved. There is also “snipping tool”, but it lacks rectangle tool to be useful
  • Ships with Sync Center — looks like it is based on PowerToy Sync
  • Screen saver is not enabled by default and selection is pretty much the same from Windows 95 times
  • Backup allows Image Backup as well as “windows chooses which files should be backed up” and “you choose”

Next steps is to install all the soft that I normally use at home. Let’s see how that goes.

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