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  • Wed, Nov 10 2010 7:04 AM

    Windows 7 Upgrade

    I just upgraded to composer 5.1 but still run xp.  I cant take the slow xp anymmore and want to go to windows 7.

    When I upgrade will I lose my Avid and what about programs written for XP which I have a ton.  I have a xw8400 with 3 sticks of ram.  I would like to add around 8 sticks of ram.  Or maybe I should just buy a new computer?

    xw8400 4 gigs ram, fx 1500 composer 6.0 Avid DVD, AVID FX windows 7 [view my complete system specs]

    RS

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  • Wed, Nov 10 2010 12:42 PM In reply to

    • Tom Pearson
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    Re: Windows 7 Upgrade

    i think your computer has more to do with speed than the diff between xp and 7,  and ram is mesured in gigs not sticks  you will need 4 for 7 and 2 .7 with xp with the avid dual boot pgm.

    as avid is  still a 32 bit pgm but you will need to run 7 in 64 bit mode . and yes you will have to reload all your programs and some might not work in 7. you might have to upgrade them to 7 from there manufacture. i would look at a new box they are so cheep now microcenter.com has a new power spec dual quad core 4 gig ram, 500 gig hd, 7 professional for under 500 bucks and avid runs great on it.

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  • Wed, Nov 10 2010 3:58 PM In reply to

    Re: Windows 7 Upgrade

    Best to do a fresh install of a new OS so yes, you will need to reload your programs. Microsoft has a Win7 compatability tool that you can run to see if your computer cam run 7. I will add that I much prefer 7 over XP and Vista, it runs very nicely and is easy to use.

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  • Fri, Mar 11 2011 5:59 PM In reply to

    Re: Windows 7 Upgrade

    I am at a crossroads right now.  I may go Adobe Primier or FCP.  I cant take all the freaking problems with Avid, I am losing to much  money in downtime.  But maybe it is the XP and only 3 sticks of ram.

    xw8400 4 gigs ram, fx 1500 composer 6.0 Avid DVD, AVID FX windows 7 [view my complete system specs]

    RS

  • Fri, Mar 11 2011 7:08 PM In reply to

    • lunalobo75
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    Re: Windows 7 Upgrade

    I have a xw8400, Windows 7 and Avid flies!  Check my info.  Just save your projects, do a fresh install, reload Avid and direct it to your project folder. easy-peezy

    HP Z800 MC 7.03, Adobe CC, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1, 2 Hex Core X5650 @ 2.67GHz, 48Gigs Ram, NVidia Quadro K4000, Sandisk Extreme 240 gig SSD System... [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, Mar 11 2011 7:36 PM In reply to

    Re: Windows 7 Upgrade

    Me too.  xw8400, Win 7 x64, 8GB's RAM, and MC v5.5.1 ... totally rocks! 

    Symphony 8.0 w/Matrox MXO2 Rack, HP z420, Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit, QT v7.7.x, Hexa Core 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro Series 2000 & nVidia... [view my complete system specs]

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  • Sat, Mar 12 2011 4:52 AM In reply to

    • jwrl
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    Re: Windows 7 Upgrade

    videosmithlaguna:
    I cant take all the freaking problems with Avid, I am losing to much  money in downtime.  But maybe it is the XP and only 3 sticks of ram.
    With respect, the fact that you identify "only 3 sticks of ram" shows an ignorance about your hardware that suggests your problems may lie there and less with Avid.  In any case I can't imagine a sensible combination of three sticks of RAM that would yield 8 GB without significantly slowing memory access.  What version of XP are you running?  That can also have a major impact on MC stability.

    If I were you I would move across to the Mac environment whether you decide to stay with Avid or change to Premiere or FCP.  There are less options with a Mac and therefore less risk of incompatibilities.

    MC 7.0.4 - Asus P6T Deluxe V2 mobo - Intel i7 920 2.66GHz - Windows 7 Ult64 SP1 - nVidia Quadro FX 1800 - 16 Gbyte low latency DDR3 RAM - Internal 8 Tb... [view my complete system specs]
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