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New Build Is Out 5308


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Everyone would do well to remeber that this is still beta, there has been no optimization and adjustment made to make the OS run cleaner. this is the first feature complete version to be released. Optimization will come next, and i think those who have 5308 install on machine will agree with me that it runs pretty **** fast even with using all that ram. i have 512 installed on a box with a 2.26 P4 and it runs just smoothly very little hold up and anypoint and that is with aero turned on

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I would agree that it does run fairly well overall. Though, other than some new eye candy and even more security (which I find more annoying than useful), I'm not seeing much in features that make it a worthwhile upgrade from XP. It is still fairly early to say this for sure, but compared to when I made the upgrade from 98 to 2000 (less compatibility, but much much more stable) and then from 2000 to XP (better compatibility and just as stable), I don't see the hype. At least not in the way M$ is trying to sell.

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I hate that **** sidebar. >.<'

It's associated with explorer and the #1 cause of memory leaks that forced 400MB+ memory usage when it first appeared. O_o

Please tell me the sidebar process isn't default or at least that sidebar.exe is really a result of them dividing Explorer priorities. >.<'

I won't be getting this build but it actually appears to be.....Solid. o_O How well does it perform?

On the 7th screenshot, Iexplore.exe is the one using the most RAM. Sidebar.exe isn't nearly at 400 MB.

Sidebar.exe appears to be fine there.

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On the 7th screenshot, Iexplore.exe is the one using the most RAM. Sidebar.exe isn't nearly at 400 MB.

Sidebar.exe appears to be fine there.

You weren't around at the Longhorn PDC were you?

It was an alpha stage at the time. The build number was 4051 and it was one of the better builds and the shell was probably one of the worst. The sidebar was integrated into explorer at the time. It took upwards of 2 minutes for me to fully load Explorer. The desktop loaded instantly but the sidebar was taking forever(along with the start bar). I looked in the taskmanager at one point to find it eating between 200-400MB during load. Disabling the sidebar feature fixed that but on a new installation, the sidebar was on by default. I like to focus on extracting PE from these builds to see what I can do. Fully loading explorer just wasn't an option. =/

I could probably get it done with the Vista 5xxx releases. :)

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running the x64 version here with multiple issues. seems to be a step back imo.

win explorer will lag the computer out for 10-15 seconds, then once the window pops up it takes another 20-30 seconds to populate.

it activated just fine last nite, but now its telling me its not activated? whats up with that? plus it errors out anytime i try to reactivate it.\

*edit* like an id*** i was killing services on sat, and killed the "software licensing service", re-enabled that and all was good :blushing:

granted i understand its the 1st full content beta, but stuff that worked fine before (just using it to browse my computer or the web) is now pretty much fubar'd. heres hoping the next ctp is a giant leap.... :blushing:

edit any one get sound working with an x-fi? mine wont work, even w/ the beta creative drivers?

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