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I am now a Beta Tester for Microsoft's new OS, Windows 7. Originally, I had decided to just throw some benchmarks at it and some driver/application tests. However, I was so impressed, that I decided to try AutoIt from there as well. :)

Though I had not expected much from it, I must say that I am quite pleased with the results. So far, 100% of my apps have run up, and I have found about a 90% compatibility. Honestly, right now, my only real problem is with the volume mixer interface. Other then that, Windows 7 Beta is running up AutoIt like it was Windows XP on happy juice.

If there is any interest, I'll come back from time to time and update this. Hope this has proven helpful and maybe alleviated some pre-release OS anxiety.

Cheers,

OldCoder :lmao:


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I am now a Beta Tester for Microsoft's new OS, Windows 7. Originally, I had decided to just throw some benchmarks at it and some driver/application tests. However, I was so impressed, that I decided to try AutoIt from there as well. :)

Though I had not expected much from it, I must say that I am quite pleased with the results. So far, 100% of my apps have run up, and I have found about a 90% compatibility. Honestly, right now, my only real problem is with the volume mixer interface. Other then that, Windows 7 Beta is running up AutoIt like it was Windows XP on happy juice.

If there is any interest, I'll come back from time to time and update this. Hope this has proven helpful and maybe alleviated some pre-release OS anxiety.

Cheers,

OldCoder :lmao:

There is interest but there is already a thread for windows 7 so maybe you should have posted here.

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I am now a Beta Tester for Microsoft's new OS, Windows 7. Originally, I had decided to just throw some benchmarks at it and some driver/application tests. However, I was so impressed, that I decided to try AutoIt from there as well. :)

Though I had not expected much from it, I must say that I am quite pleased with the results. So far, 100% of my apps have run up, and I have found about a 90% compatibility. Honestly, right now, my only real problem is with the volume mixer interface. Other then that, Windows 7 Beta is running up AutoIt like it was Windows XP on happy juice.

If there is any interest, I'll come back from time to time and update this. Hope this has proven helpful and maybe alleviated some pre-release OS anxiety.

Cheers,

OldCoder :lmao:

Not meaning to be rude or anything, but this would be best in the Chat section. General Help and Support is for questions. But since your going the other way around, I'll ask a question. What's the interface look like? I haven't seen any screenshots yet, and I'd like to see if there's any new stuff as far as interface looks go.

For those who are asking questions, look in the help file first. I'm tired of people asking stupid questions about how to do things when 10 seconds in the help file could solve their problem.[quote name='JRowe' date='24 January 2010 - 05:58 PM' timestamp='1264381100' post='766337'][quote name='beerman' date='24 January 2010 - 03:28 PM' timestamp='1264372082' post='766300']They already have a punishment system for abuse.[/quote]... and his his name is Valik.[/quote]www.minikori.com

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I had 2 scripts fail. Both because of UAC which is a PITA at the very least and not something required by the average home user.

One was easily solved with #RequireAdmin

The other is a bit trickier because it writes to a registry key that was previously not locked down. I will have to rewrite that one to use a different key because there is no way that W7 is going to allow the access to the previous key now.


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Well, since there is already a thread, (and since this appears to others to be the wrong forum to place this), I'll keep my P's & Q's to myself.

However, to answer Minikori's questions:

What's the interface look like?

I'd have to say that it's very much like Vista, (like Windows 98 looked a lot like Windows 95), though it has some nicer visual appeal. Boot screen is sweet, starting with some 3D balls, (red, yellow, blue and green), rotating around each other and forming a blazing windows flag that glows while you load, (as seen here: Windows 7 Boot Screen & Desktop). Many things, on the other hand, just look like Vista. If you've seen Vista, you've pretty much seen Windows 7. If you haven't, check out these links in Google, may give you an idea: Windows 7 Screenshots, (Google Search), (though I'd ignore the early, dream shots of Win7, since many never came to fruition).

The real changes, (from Vista to Windows 7), are in the OS itself, not it's eye candy. As stated by Microsoft, their focus on this OS was first and foremost "Compatibility, Reliability, Performance and Stability". I'm thinking that they may be close. I installed and used Windows XP drivers and applications, all of which worked so far. I have had no crashes or BSOD, (which I don't think will be blue in this release). Performance and stability seem superior to Vista, though I haven't tested it for THAT long.

Hope this answers your questions.

Edited by OldCoder

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Well, since there is already a thread, (and since this appears to others to be the wrong forum to place this), I'll keep my P's & Q's to myself.

However, to answer Minikori's questions:

I'd have to say that it's very much like Vista, (like Windows 98 looked a lot like Windows 95), though it has some nicer visual appeal. Boot screen is sweet, starting with some 3D balls, (red, yellow, blue and green), rotating around each other and forming a blazing windows flag that glows while you load, (as seen here: Windows 7 Boot Screen & Desktop). Many things, on the other hand, just look like Vista. If you've seen Vista, you've pretty much seen Windows 7. If you haven't, check out these links in Google, may give you an idea: Windows 7 Screenshots, (Google Search), (though I'd ignore the early, dream shots of Win7, since many never came to fruition).

The real changes, (from Vista to Windows 7), are in the OS itself, not it's eye candy. As stated by Microsoft, their focus on this OS was first and foremost "Compatibility, Reliability, Performance and Stability". I'm thinking that they may be close. I installed and used Windows XP drivers and applications, all of which worked so far. I have had no crashes or BSOD, (which I don't think will be blue in this release). Performance and stability seem superior to Vista, though I haven't tested it for THAT long.

Hope this answers your questions.

Thanks, I also went to the website and checked out some videos. I'm impressed, and that Device Stage looks pretty cool.

For those who are asking questions, look in the help file first. I'm tired of people asking stupid questions about how to do things when 10 seconds in the help file could solve their problem.[quote name='JRowe' date='24 January 2010 - 05:58 PM' timestamp='1264381100' post='766337'][quote name='beerman' date='24 January 2010 - 03:28 PM' timestamp='1264372082' post='766300']They already have a punishment system for abuse.[/quote]... and his his name is Valik.[/quote]www.minikori.com

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

I had 2 scripts fail. Both because of UAC which is a PITA at the very least and not something required by the average home user.

One was easily solved with #RequireAdmin

The other is a bit trickier because it writes to a registry key that was previously not locked down. I will have to rewrite that one to use a different key because there is no way that W7 is going to allow the access to the previous key now.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER is accessible?

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I think that's all that should be allowed to change anyway. Without higher privileges of course.

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