Saturday, April 25, 2009

Testing Windows 7 RC (build 7100)

Someone provided me with a copy of Windows 7 Release Candidate (build 7100), so I decided that I'd try it out on my Samsung Q1 Ultra (UMPC) tablet. Build 7077 worked really well, so I'm sure that build 7100 will be fine. I've got the whole weekend to reinstall all the applications! Fun, fun fun...

The later builds of Windows 7 are much faster on my slow Q1 Ultra. I've been pleasantly surprised to find that this runs as efficiently as XP if I disable all the eye candy. It's definitely faster than Vista!

I've also been thinking about installing Windows 7 on my OQO model 02. I hope OQO releases drivers for Windows 7 before they close their shop. I'm currently running XP on my OQO and it's working fine, so I'm not in a rush to make changes on it yet.

Will Windows 7 be the next dominant operating system for heatlhcare professionals? Since you can run XP within Windows 7 (in a virtual environment), I think people will be fine using Windows 7.


  1. Is this the Q1U or Q1UP? How much memory are you running?

    Did Windows 7 detect all the onboard hardware or did you need to locate drivers for anything?

    Sorely tempted to upgrade my own machine to 7...

  2. I have a Q1U with 2 GB of RAM. It was very easy to upgrade the RAM on this UMPC running a 800 MHz processor. Win 7 detected all the hardware except the webcam. Good luck!