The tool's called "Windows 7 Power Tool Ultimate v2.3". Can't link to it for obvious reasons. It's clean and it works. It's also got uxtheme patcher and some other nifty features.
Yeah i guess if it says "7048 build" and it's x64 then it's certainly the latest build and this is what i've got.
Again, the legit 7000 Beta1 product activation keys work just fine with this build.
If you're on x64 OS right now, you can follow this guide on how to install an OS from a USB stick. It installs much faster from a USB stick.
wow that's great news! i am actually out of dvds for the moment so this could prove to be very convenient; but won't it work if i make the usb using a 32bit os? im currently back to xp sp3 right now
Typing on IE8 64bit Final as we speak under RC7048 :D
the usb trick did work under xp32. All i did was format the usb drive and extracted the iso to the usb and, viola! i just installed in 15minutes. awesome!!!
this build seems to be pretty solid!
Glad to hear you got it to work. Good to know there's a way of doing it under x86 OS. Next time i'll just format my USB drive in NTFS, partition it and MANUALLY extract ISO content onto the drive. So much for the detailed geeky "guides". Heh.
Yeah there's a world of difference between IE8 RC and IE8 Final. RC was such a flaky POS i had no choice but to use crap like Firefox and Safari 4 Beta but since Final's been stable and fast so far i might use it as my only browser/.
By the way, type "Windows Features" in the search/run bar. You'll get to choose which features you want enabled/disabled. All it takes is one tick and you can disable/enable games, indexing etc.
very nice! thanks for the tips!!! i notice indexing is off by default. hmmm.
i'm also planning on not installing a 3rd party browser this time around. i'll give this a day. flash doesnt seem to work? (even in 32bit) or maybe im doing something wrong..
alot of fixes from 7022, picture viewer isnt laggy anymore (esp when vieweing 12+mp pix), itunes works without having access /priviledge erros, explorer save as errors are gone as well. speed is pretty much the same as 7022. and oh, nice new wallpapers! hehe
Did upgrade installation over my build 7000, everything seems to work as they did previously, remembers almost all the settings etc, programs old installations seem to work based on couple i've launched so far
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I'd be surprised if they didn't.
With every build the gap between Vista and Windows 7 widens. However, i'm wondering how's MS gonna try and lure people into buying this one... like hey Vista's a flop here's the new improved Version. Hope you like it.