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Windows 7 – Day 7 – Movie Maker Beta WTF

I found out that windows 7 does not come with all of the programs you would expect. I wanted to post a video to my Facebook account, but it needed a little editing. It just needed to be trimmed a little, should not be a problem for Movie Maker. I look in the start menu, and it is not there. After a short web search, I find that it is only available as a download from live.com.

So I install the Movie Maker beta, anticipating an improved program. I am actually shocked when I first open MM, it does not look like an editing program. It takes a bit, but I figure out how to trim/crop my video . The controls are so imprecise, that I could not get the trim points right. They were about 20 seconds from the spot I needed.  I was able to get my video posted, but this is the last time using MM.


Windows 7 – Day 6

I have been using my windows 7 laptop only for the last 6 days.

Win 7 pros –

  • very stable
  • Fast booting, shutting down.
  • seems to run better than vista on the same laptop

Win7 Cons –

  • some graphics issues, with screen redraws. It could just be an issue with this laptop(dell D630, Nvidia quadro NVS 135M)
  • Issues with apps that minimize to the system tray. It takes an extra step to get to them.

Windows 7 – Day1

I set up Windows 7 on a newer high end Dell laptop(latitude D630) today. The plan is to use it for my everyday laptop. I want to see how long I can use the laptop without have to go back to my old one. Day one has been all about installing everything I need. This included firefox, flash, acrobat, filezilla, tweetdeck, and office. The only issue I had was with tweetdeck. I am not sure why, but the adobe air was having trouble installing. It looked like the computer was trying to install adobe air, even though it was already installed.

Day 1 has been almost all positive. I would say it is a huge improvement over vista. over the next few days, I want to make sure to try all of the new features.


Windows 7 beta

Today I am trying out the windows 7 beta on a few of differnt laptops. I will post more about the actual OS later.

Laptop #1 Dell Precision M65
Intel T2400 1.83GHz, 2GB ram, 80GB HD, 512MB Nvidia Quadro FX 350M
Installation was very fast, but did not find correct graphics card driver. Even after installing correct ones, I still could not get the correct resolution.

Laptop #2 Dell Inspiron Mini 9
Intel Atom 1.6GHz, 1GB ram, 16GB SSD, Intel GM950
Installation was extremely slow, probably because of the solid state drive.

Laptop #3 Asus EEEpc 1000HA
Intel Atom 1.6GHz, 1GB Ram, 160GB HD, Intel GM950
Installed almost as fast as the Dell workstation laptop.

Windows 7 info Dell M65 Dell Mini9 ASUS 1000HA












Gaming Graphics




Hard drive




Install time (approx) 30 mins 2 hours 40 mins