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Marcus Gideon
Gallente
Federal Defense Operations
Posted - 2009.07.08 19:46:00 - [1]
 

So I'm looking at Amazon, seeing they have a special deal going on the Windows 7 upgrades.

I'd really like to buy the Home version, since it's easier on the wallet.

But it says the backwards compatible stuff, like emulating XP, is only available with the Premium pack.

I've noticed a lot of complaints about Win 7 and EVE, and yet it seems to work for most people.


My question is, does EVE run under Win 7 itself, or does it run under the XP emulator? Do I need to buy the Premium, or can I get away with the Home version?

Lork Niffle
Gallente
External Hard Drive
Posted - 2009.07.08 22:00:00 - [2]
 

Windows 7 is a large upgrade to Vista function wise and i would guess that 99% of most common programs work on Win7 and the rest of less commonly used programs do have a fix for Vista and then Win7.

For simplicity, if it works on vista it will work on Win7.

The XP featue you are looking at is the virtualization tool for legacy apps still running on the old NT builds. This allows the computer to still run old 95/2k apps in the XP vitualization mode. For that you also need a CPU that supports virtualization and plenty of spare system resouces to 'give' the XP system hardware.

Eve works on vista, so it works on win7.

Leocadminone
Posted - 2009.07.09 05:08:00 - [3]
 

IMO wait on Windows 7 for a couple service pack releases.

NOTHING Microsoft has done on "new OS versions" has been reliable (MS-DOS 5.0 was THE notable exception, due to the ONE AND ONLY PUBLIC BETA TEST Microsoft ever did after the major fiasco known as MS-DOS 4.0, but 5.0 was not really a new version, the 5.0 name was a marketing ploy it really should have been named MS-DOS 4.1) and usually it takes them at least 2 and often 3-5 service packs to get the OS stability to a tolerable level (Vista and ME never got there, even M$ gave up on both of those in favor of pushing out the next major release instead).

Lork Niffle
Gallente
External Hard Drive
Posted - 2009.07.09 06:41:00 - [4]
 

Have you used Vista now and Win7? It never crashes. Seriously.

Boosterjunkie
Posted - 2009.07.09 09:59:00 - [5]
 

Haven't got problems with windows 7 at all. not with eve, not with any program.

Blue Harrier
Gallente
Posted - 2009.07.09 10:16:00 - [6]
 

I've been running Windows 7 RC1 Build 7100 on both a tower pc and a laptop (changed the laptop from Vista to 7 because of problems with programs) and have had no problems running anything so far.

Eve runs better on the Laptop under 7 than with Vista and older office suites like Office 2003 and Lotus Smartsuite both run fine.

I did not upgrade my games machine to Vista but I will upgrade to 7 as soon as it's released, it seems far more solid than Vista.

Yuko Anekohji
Epsilon Lyr
Tau Ceti Federation
Posted - 2009.07.15 20:51:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Blue Harrier
I've been running Windows 7 RC1 Build 7100 on both a tower pc and a laptop (changed the laptop from Vista to 7 because of problems with programs) and have had no problems running anything so far.

Eve runs better on the Laptop under 7 than with Vista and older office suites like Office 2003 and Lotus Smartsuite both run fine.

I did not upgrade my games machine to Vista but I will upgrade to 7 as soon as it's released, it seems far more solid than Vista.


I Second that, Eve has even been more stable ever since i began running it on Win 7, i also get better performance from it.

Hayaishi
Gallente
Aperture Harmonics
Posted - 2009.07.16 13:23:00 - [8]
 

im running win 7 buils 7100 RC. two eve clients work perfectly fine.

knock yaself out :)

Chimpy B
Caldari
Taurus Quantum Dynamic Industries
Taurus Quantum Dynamics
Posted - 2009.07.16 16:54:00 - [9]
 

I also have the Windows 7 release candiate and Eve plays fine without any compatibility, fullscreen or windowed.

So much better than Vista, MS should just have gone straight from XP to 7 and saved the pain of Vista.

Yuko Anekohji
Epsilon Lyr
Tau Ceti Federation
Posted - 2009.07.16 20:40:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Chimpy B
I also have the Windows 7 release candiate and Eve plays fine without any compatibility, fullscreen or windowed.

So much better than Vista, MS should just have gone straight from XP to 7 and saved the pain of Vista.


That's actually what was planned, but 7 was taking longer than expected and the share holders wanted sumthing new "now". So they put some of the new stuff they had been working on for 7 and some older stuff from XP together and voila, Vista was born.


 

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