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    Default UD5 and windows 7 premium

    Hi. I have preordered Windows 7 Premium to run on my UD5 board. I just wanted to know, 1, Will I have to load seperate ahci drivers or does win 7 include them, 2, any other drivers as when I have looked on the Gigabyte site the only driver listed for either 32bit or 64bit is the sound driver. Thanks.

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    Default Re: UD5 and windows 7 premium

    Windows 7/Vista includes AHCI Drivers, but I would personally use the latest Intel ones when installing the system.

    Second and Third links are the 32/64 Pre OS Install Drivers, choose the iaAHCI.inf when picking the driver upon install

    You will want the latest Intel Chipset Drivers >>
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    And the latest RealTek LAN And Sound Drivers >>

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    Thanks for the fast reply. Once I get win 7 I will install. By the way will I notice a difference with windows 7, and would it be worth upgrading to 6gig of ram tripple channel if I install the 64bit version from my 3gig with 32bit vista on this board.

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    Yes 6GB of ram would be much better for x64, I'd get that now anyway then you will have it when your OS arrives.

    You could also start using windows 7 x64 now if you wanted and then just install the final when you receive it. Did you know that? If you need to know where to download windows 7 let me know, you can install windows 7 Ultimate for free until June or July 2010

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    Hi. Lsdmeasap, Please let me know where to download win7, also when my official order arrives, will I have to do a fresh install, or just input my licence key, which I would presume would dissable some ofthe features to make it a premium version. Thanks.

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    I am not sure about that situation you mention, but I think you will need to do a clean install, and especially this would likely be true anyway since you would be downgrading.

    But you can call or write them and ask, and if no clean install is needed you could just install the same version now instead of ultimate (at least I think premium is on there?)

    Here is the download page
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    I can confirm that you do indeed need to do a complete fresh install when moving from the release candidate to the full retail version of Windows 7. this is probably to minimise any possible support issues arising from a failed upgrade etc.

    Remember if you live in Europe then have a copy of your favorite web browser handy. All the pre-order Windows 7 copies are full versions (unlike in the US where it's an upgrade). However the full Europe version (called Windows 7 "E") is not allowed to include Internet Explorer due to the European Court ruling regarding M$'s anti competition tendencies (bundling software with Windows and pushing small developers out of the market).

    I'm glad you got chance to take advantage of the pre-order. It's a pretty good deal, and should go some way to pleasing those who really hated Vista (until SP1, Vista was aweful!). I got my copy just in time for the bargain price of 49.99 delivered (Home Premium), which is half the retail price. Good old Tesco (Supermarket chain).
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    Hi Psycho101. I got mine for 49.99 from John Lewis Preorder, I note today it has already gone upto 79.99. One thing about the browser issue please read here Microsoft: No browserless Windows 7 after all | Beyond Binary - CNET News It seems as though we may have the browser with our version after all.

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    That's interesting. I'll read the article in more detail later.

    Seems that legal matters etc are always changing. Typical |EU/UK law and typical M$. To be honest I's rather not have IE on my PC as I use Google Chrome. I have a feeling I'll end up having to have it on the machine any way, as I believe Windows Update only works with Internet Explorer.

    I noticed the price rise too. I think that price is a second pre order offer for those that missed it the first time. Glad I got in on the cheaper deal.

    As Lsdmeasap sys, you'll see a benefit going to 6GB of ram, almost definitely. Any 32bit windows processes (most games are still 32bit executables) can only grow to I believe 2GB in size, but more RAM is availible for 64Bit programs and multi tasking etc.

    If using 6x1GB you may have to do some tweaking to get it running, and hopefully you can get 3 more sticks of identical RAM. It should be easier to get going than 12Gb as 6x2Gb though.
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    Default Re: UD5 and windows 7 premium

    Ya, I would suggest for ease of use that you just buy a 6GB set (3x2GB) and sell the 3x1GB you have now or keep it as a spare backup. That will be much easier on you and your system

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