Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Win7 RC

As any good geek, I have been playing with Win7 RC. It went surprising well - after a few instabilities which might have been due to an old NVIDIA 7100GS card. I doubt that was a very popular model, so upgraded to a nice ATI card with HDMI (with audio) output. I've also ordered the released Win7 to be shipped in Oct 2009.

I hope to use it as a Media PC (things like NetFlix, Boxee etc) and have the Win Media Center TV running fine with both analog (from basic cable) and digital channels active. It also runs OpenOffice for document editing.

I also have file-sharing active, with XP computers able to access the 1TB drive in the Win7 system. The file sharing was surprisingly easy to setup - its not the new Win7-only "HomeGroup" stuff, just older XP xompatible file sharing.

The system is Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 with 4GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 4650 with HDMI/HD audio to Asus 24-inch at 1920 x 1080 LCD. WD 1TB drive. Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 (dual TV tuner)


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