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queztal
Jan 19, 2009


I just got Windows 7 Professional x64 from MSDNAA. It's been awesome so far, but one major problem for me is that I cannot connect to my campus's WPA-Enterprise secured wireless network. When I choose the option 'WPA-Enterprise' and method 'Microsoft PEAP', I am not even prompted for a username/password/domain. When I choose the method 'Cisco: PEAP', I am also unable to connect because it only allows me to enter a username/password, but no domain (I tried 'DOMAIN\username' with no luck).

I have all the latest drivers installed; aside from contacting my campus administrators and getting told that they don't support Windows 7 yet, what can I do? On Vista, when I selected WPA-Enterprise and method PEAP, it asked me for a username, password AND domain name. The domain is required to log on, but the computer does not have to join the domain.

EDIT: And I have made sure to tell it not to use my Windows login username or password. gently caress, this is confusing and infuriating.

queztal fucked around with this message at 17:23 on Sep 3, 2009

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Jigoku San
Feb 2, 2003



I got 2 win 7 systems, both are 64bit.

On the system control panel my C2D with 7201 says Memory: 4.00Gb (2.94Gb available), it reports 3001Mb in the task manager. Where my C2Q with 7100 says Memory: 8.00Gb and reports it all in the task manager.

The C2D has my old 7900gs so no shared video memory. I don't know why its not using all 4Gb of ram. Could it be something wrong with the ram? I swear it used all 4gb before. Or maybe 7201 could be weird since its a internal build?

mfaley
Jul 30, 2005
Most rape is bad

kode54 posted:

More likely formatted the partition that contained the boot loader. The MBR is not actually in any of the partitions.

You're exactly right.

Lum
Aug 13, 2003



Jigoku San posted:

I got 2 win 7 systems, both are 64bit.

On the system control panel my C2D with 7201 says Memory: 4.00Gb (2.94Gb available), it reports 3001Mb in the task manager. Where my C2Q with 7100 says Memory: 8.00Gb and reports it all in the task manager.

The C2D has my old 7900gs so no shared video memory. I don't know why its not using all 4Gb of ram. Could it be something wrong with the ram? I swear it used all 4gb before. Or maybe 7201 could be weird since its a internal build?

Either you installed 32bit by mistake, or there's a bug in that specific build. Why not run the RC or RTM and see if it makes a difference.

Mensur
Aug 1, 2007

EnGAYge!


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Mensur fucked around with this message at 20:34 on Jun 14, 2013

Naffer
Oct 26, 2004

Not a good chemist

queztal posted:

I just got Windows 7 Professional x64 from MSDNAA. It's been awesome so far, but one major problem for me is that I cannot connect to my campus's WPA-Enterprise secured wireless network. When I choose the option 'WPA-Enterprise' and method 'Microsoft PEAP', I am not even prompted for a username/password/domain. When I choose the method 'Cisco: PEAP', I am also unable to connect because it only allows me to enter a username/password, but no domain (I tried 'DOMAIN\username' with no luck).

When you click setting next to PEAP does everything look alright? Do you need to authenticate against a different server? Is your authenication method set to what your school uses? Do you have it set to automatically use your windows login?

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its almost hallowe
Mar 28, 2009

our future

I clicked to opt-in to MSDNAA with ACM, how long does it usually take to get an email or whatever else I'm supposed to get?

Euthyphro
Mar 14, 2004

Soy un águila de verdad.

Is it possible to de-link a product key from a Windows 7 install?

Example: If I buy a Windows 7 32-bit product key, but later decide I want to upgrade that computer to Windows 7 64-bit, can I buy a new 64 bit Windows 7 key, install 64 bit Win 7, and then use my old 32 bit win 7 key to activate the 32 bit version on a different computer?

c0burn
Sep 2, 2003

The KKKing


Euthyphro posted:

Is it possible to de-link a product key from a Windows 7 install?

Example: If I buy a Windows 7 32-bit product key, but later decide I want to upgrade that computer to Windows 7 64-bit, can I buy a new 64 bit Windows 7 key, install 64 bit Win 7, and then use my old 32 bit win 7 key to activate the 32 bit version on a different computer?

slmgr /upk removes a product key from a Windows install but it doesn't delink it like you're thinking. You may have to call MS upon activating a copy that has been on a different PC in the past.

queztal
Jan 19, 2009


Naffer posted:

When you click setting next to PEAP does everything look alright? Do you need to authenticate against a different server? Is your authenication method set to what your school uses? Do you have it set to automatically use your windows login?



Yes. No, but they do use a different certificate. Yes it is. And no I do not. I have it set up just like it was on Vista (to my knowledge), and it simply does not work--Windows is not providing me with the authentication pop-up when I select PEAP.

Lum
Aug 13, 2003



Euthyphro posted:

Is it possible to de-link a product key from a Windows 7 install?

Example: If I buy a Windows 7 32-bit product key, but later decide I want to upgrade that computer to Windows 7 64-bit, can I buy a new 64 bit Windows 7 key, install 64 bit Win 7, and then use my old 32 bit win 7 key to activate the 32 bit version on a different computer?

It would be simpler to install 64bit using the same key as you used to install 32bit on the same hardware, then install either the 64bit or 32bit version on the other computer using your new key.

Win7 keys work on both 64bit and 32bit Win7 and you get both discs when you buy a copy.

4 Day Weekend
Jan 16, 2009


haterade posted:

I clicked to opt-in to MSDNAA with ACM, how long does it usually take to get an email or whatever else I'm supposed to get?

I opted in in the morning (~9am) and got it late at night. Weekday.

Diviance
Feb 11, 2004

Television rules the nation.


Did anyone else get an email saying to sign up to host a Windows 7 Launch Party?

Be a part of Windows® history.
Host a Windows® 7 Launch Party.
Have Fun. Help Your Friends.
Receive a Signature Edition of Windows® 7 Ultimate.
You host the party. We’ll bring the favors.

Dr. Video Games 0050
Nov 28, 2007


Diviance posted:

Did anyone else get an email saying to sign up to host a Windows 7 Launch Party?

Be a part of Windows® history.
Host a Windows® 7 Launch Party.
Have Fun. Help Your Friends.
Receive a Signature Edition of Windows® 7 Ultimate.
You host the party. We’ll bring the favors.

"So what did you do last Friday?"

Diviance
Feb 11, 2004

Television rules the nation.


Dr. Video Games 0050 posted:

"So what did you do last Friday?"

I signed up because I am betting I know at least 10 people who don't have anything better to do and the box for the signature copy looks cool as hell... for a piece of software anyway.



Besides, free poo poo.

Chemical Shift
Aug 17, 2008


haterade posted:

I clicked to opt-in to MSDNAA with ACM, how long does it usually take to get an email or whatever else I'm supposed to get?
It took about 25 hours for me, and the thread over in GBS has people reporting similar figures (20-25 hours).

Mystery Opponent
Sep 27, 2006

but u was a real nigga
i could sense it in u


I'm running Windows 7 on a machine with a passive cooled Gigabyte 9600GT. The card automatically overclocks when under load from 450/750 to about 720/1000, or at least that's what it used to do when I ran Windows XP. Now it runs at 720/1000 all the time, I'm guessing because it uses hardware acceleration to run Aero. Can I somehow make it run Aero on lower clock speeds? I'm probably being retarded about this, but it runs a few degrees hotter when it uses the higher clock speeds, and I would like it to run cooler when I'm not gaming or whatever.

Cerri
Apr 27, 2006


Diviance posted:

Did anyone else get an email saying to sign up to host a Windows 7 Launch Party?

Be a part of Windows® history.
Host a Windows® 7 Launch Party.
Have Fun. Help Your Friends.
Receive a Signature Edition of Windows® 7 Ultimate.
You host the party. We’ll bring the favors.


I signed up. Figured what the hell, I know enough local gamer nerds I can lure em about anywhere for any reason if I include the promise of my home cooking, booze, and LAN/Xbox Live.

Sereri
Sep 30, 2008

awwwrigami



What was the one working? Installing win7 RC next to XP or installing XP next to win7 RC?

I remember one hosed everything up but I can't remember which one.

Swilo
Jun 2, 2004
ANIME SUCKS HARD



Always install the newest OS last, it should pick up the older one and automatically configure the boot process for you.

Jadus
Sep 11, 2003



Diviance posted:

Did anyone else get an email saying to sign up to host a Windows 7 Launch Party?

Be a part of Windows® history.
Host a Windows® 7 Launch Party.
Have Fun. Help Your Friends.
Receive a Signature Edition of Windows® 7 Ultimate.
You host the party. We’ll bring the favors.

I signed up simply because this is one of the few promotions I have seen that are available in Canada.

Black Pants
Jan 16, 2008

Such comfortable, magical pants!

Lipstick Apathy

So I was a big baby and got the 32bit version of the RC because I had the 32bit version of 7000, back long before I thought I'd upgrade my RAM anytime soon, and I didn't want to clean install the RC. But whatever.

Is my only available avenue for getting 64bit RC from a random torrent I need to hope is legitimate?

LooseChanj
Feb 17, 2006

Logicaaaaaaaaal!


Black Pants posted:

Is my only available avenue for getting 64bit RC from a random torrent I need to hope is legitimate?

Why would you want the RC at this point, unless you meant RTM?

Black Pants
Jan 16, 2008

Such comfortable, magical pants!

Lipstick Apathy

LooseChanj posted:

Why would you want the RC at this point, unless you meant RTM?

I assumed asking about where I could get the RTM is fairly

ApproachingInfinity
Sep 14, 2008


Black Pants posted:

I assumed asking about where I could get the RTM is fairly

I wouldn't think so, since the part you're supposed to pay for is actually the product key, not the discs or disc images. Without one, even if you just torrented the RTM, chances are you wouldn't be able to use it for more than a few months. If you're not buying it, then I would of course go for the RC if you really want to try it out, that will at least last until June I believe.

Anyway, to answer your question, your main method of getting the 64 bit RC really should be straight from Microsoft, if they're still offering it for download. Otherwise, just get it from a torrent site and make sure to check the MD5 or SHA1 hashes against what we've posted here, and if they match you're good to go (the RC is build 7100 by the way).

jassa
Nov 7, 2005

"He's so awesome!"
He really is!


I finally got around to testing out Windows 7 on one of my home machines - it looks pretty excellent so far. There are a few minor things which bug me a little but I know I'll get used to them in time.

However, one thing I can't see myself getting used to is the way Windows 7 tries to make windows take up half the screen when all you want to do is manually resize them to be up against the edge of the screen. Please tell me there's some way to disable this feature.

LooseChanj
Feb 17, 2006

Logicaaaaaaaaal!


jassa posted:

Please tell me there's some way to disable this feature.

I'm almost certain Xenomorph's XDN Tweaker has this.

jassa
Nov 7, 2005

"He's so awesome!"
He really is!


LooseChanj posted:

I'm almost certain Xenomorph's XDN Tweaker has this.

It does! Thank you! (and Xenomorph)

Xenomorph
Jun 13, 2001


Psychedelic Enigma
Sep 2, 2009


I'm about to install Windows 7 on my home computer (which I haven't used much since I got my laptop for school). I've had 32-bit Vista on it for awhile but it's gotten to be waaay too slow, taking around 15min to boot and at least a minute to load any application.

Anyway, I've got a 1TB hard drive and I'm going to put all my data on there and format my old C drive and install Windows 7 on there. I only meet the minimum requirements though, 2Ghz 64bit AMD processor and 2GB of RAM. Do yall think I can run Windows 7 Ultimate at a reasonable speed or should I wait and upgrade my hardware before going with it?

c0burn
Sep 2, 2003

The KKKing


Psychedelic Enigma posted:

I'm about to install Windows 7 on my home computer (which I haven't used much since I got my laptop for school). I've had 32-bit Vista on it for awhile but it's gotten to be waaay too slow, taking around 15min to boot and at least a minute to load any application.

Anyway, I've got a 1TB hard drive and I'm going to put all my data on there and format my old C drive and install Windows 7 on there. I only meet the minimum requirements though, 2Ghz 64bit AMD processor and 2GB of RAM. Do yall think I can run Windows 7 Ultimate at a reasonable speed or should I wait and upgrade my hardware before going with it?

You will be fine. Is this desktop machine an OEM one? Taking 15 mins to boot is likely to having a load of shite preinstalled and set to load on startup.

Hipster_Doofus
Dec 20, 2003

Lovin' every minute of it.

^^^^^Still, 15 minutes? That's beyond obscene.

Psychedelic Enigma posted:

taking around 15min to boot

What the hell are you using this thing for?

Psychedelic Enigma
Sep 2, 2009


Hipster_Doofus posted:

What the hell are you using this thing for?

Absolutely nothing! ^_^

I only just turned it on this weekend because I forgot to bring the power cord for my laptop when I came home this weekend. I'm considering taking it back to school with me but it needs to actually be usable first.

c0burn posted:

Is this desktop machine an OEM one?

No, I think I just let too much junk build up on it and never cared enough to fix it. It ran fairly quickly on a fresh install of Vista; I don't really know how it got to be this bad.

Psychedelic Enigma fucked around with this message at 19:27 on Sep 5, 2009

Dr. Video Games 0050
Nov 28, 2007


Psychedelic Enigma posted:

I only meet the minimum requirements though, 2Ghz 64bit AMD processor and 2GB of RAM. Do yall think I can run Windows 7 Ultimate at a reasonable speed or should I wait and upgrade my hardware before going with it?

You can run Windows 7 safely on shittier hardware than yours, I've seen it done. Word of warning though, you seem to be one of those users who install a bunch of poo poo on their computer - even the worst friend's computer only took like 3-4 minutes.

Godzilla07
Oct 4, 2008



Psychedelic Enigma posted:

I'm about to install Windows 7 on my home computer (which I haven't used much since I got my laptop for school). I've had 32-bit Vista on it for awhile but it's gotten to be waaay too slow, taking around 15min to boot and at least a minute to load any application.

Anyway, I've got a 1TB hard drive and I'm going to put all my data on there and format my old C drive and install Windows 7 on there. I only meet the minimum requirements though, 2Ghz 64bit AMD processor and 2GB of RAM. Do yall think I can run Windows 7 Ultimate at a reasonable speed or should I wait and upgrade my hardware before going with it?

I'm using W7 Ultimate 64-bit on an AMD laptop that has hardware from 2006 (2 GHz Turion, 2 GB DDR2) and it speeds along quite well. If W7 can run on a netbook, it can certainly run on that.

There's definitely a big difference when going form 2 GB of RAM to 4 GB of RAM, correct? I'm maxing the RAM out because it's cheap and I needed more RAM for Premiere Pro anyways. I'm using 64-bit so I'll be able to address the full 4 GB.

Lum
Aug 13, 2003



Psychedelic Enigma posted:

No, I think I just let too much junk build up on it and never cared enough to fix it. It ran fairly quickly on a fresh install of Vista; I don't really know how it got to be this bad.

By junk you mean spyware I suspect.

Get a decent AV and stay away from sites offering free cracks/porn/smilies/fonts, or at least do that poo poo in a VM of some sort.

Hell these days I've taken to installing purchased commercial games into a VM first (yay for free XP Mode!) to keep shite like SecuRom off my nice shiny Win7 installation.

Thermopyle
Jul 1, 2003

...the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. —Bertrand Russell



jassa posted:

However, one thing I can't see myself getting used to is the way Windows 7 tries to make windows take up half the screen when all you want to do is manually resize them to be up against the edge of the screen. Please tell me there's some way to disable this feature.

I'm just curious...how exactly are you resizing your windows? I have literally never accidentally triggered the snap-to-half-screen feature and I'm constantly resizing windows up against the edge of the screen.

It only activates when your mouse cursor hits the edge, so just don't grab the window at the left (or right depending on which edge you're going for) side of the titlebar.

My own question:

I just today moved from 7100 to RTM Professional. On 7100 every time UAC triggered for admin privleges, I'd have to type in my admin accounts password (I use a standard account for day-to-day stuff). On RTM it doesn't prompt me for a password or even to select my admin account. It just pops up the UAC confirmation dialog.

I made sure the UAC slider was all the way at the top, so why is it doing this?

Thermopyle fucked around with this message at 21:09 on Sep 5, 2009

Lenins Potato
May 8, 2008


Psychedelic Enigma posted:

I'm about to install Windows 7 on my home computer (which I haven't used much since I got my laptop for school). I've had 32-bit Vista on it for awhile but it's gotten to be waaay too slow, taking around 15min to boot and at least a minute to load any application.

Anyway, I've got a 1TB hard drive and I'm going to put all my data on there and format my old C drive and install Windows 7 on there. I only meet the minimum requirements though, 2Ghz 64bit AMD processor and 2GB of RAM. Do yall think I can run Windows 7 Ultimate at a reasonable speed or should I wait and upgrade my hardware before going with it?

Just installed win7 on a computer with a Athlon XP 2.20 GHz with 1Gb of ram, runs fairly good. If I had a faster HD, it would have run a lot faster.

jassa
Nov 7, 2005

"He's so awesome!"
He really is!


Thermopyle posted:

I'm just curious...how exactly are you resizing your windows? I have literally never accidentally triggered the snap-to-half-screen feature and I'm constantly resizing windows up against the edge of the screen.

It only activates when your mouse cursor hits the edge, so just don't grab the window at the left (or right depending on which edge you're going for) side of the titlebar.

I was grabbing the left edge and the bottom edge of the window, and resizing it to fit up against the bottom left corner of the screen. I know I could have moved it into the corner and then resized it toward the center of the screen, but I'd rather not have had to do that.

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Lum
Aug 13, 2003



Ok, this was odd. Installed the ATI 9.8 drivers today which may or may not have had anything to do with it, but some 4 hours later after a game of the new Wolfenstein, I'm just sat here on IRC and forums, and my screen blanks out and comes back in non-aero mode, then my graphics card fan kicks in.

I pop into task manager and find WinSAT.exe at 50% CPU, kill it, and Aero comes back.

A quick google shows that it's part of the windows experience rating stuff, but why did it just launch on it's own in the background for no good reason?

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