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Buying a new computer but you do NOT want Windows 8. We agree.  Get your Windows 7 computer here.

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"Thank you ...It has been truly a pleasure being your customer."

"I am very happy with my 6 monitors workstation which enables me to engage in some serious multi tasking."

"Thanks to you and everyone at NTI for a uniformly positive purchase experience. I won't hesitate to enthusiastically recommend you."

"How would it feel to own the best computer you have ever purchased in 25 yrs of buying pc's? It feels GREAT and, of course, it's from NTI."

"Still using my QuadStation after 5 years."

"All I can say is WOW!"

"NTI systems and staff are exceptional. Never fails...always up and the staff will always help out a non-techie like me."

"Of all the decisions I have made concerning my trading business, none has been better than to purchase a QuadStation computer."

"When you get service like that, you know you're doing business with someone of integrity."

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Windows 7 - The Technical Stuff

Below you will find accurate, fact based technical information regarding windows 7.  If you are in the market for a NEW Windows 7 based multiple screen computer system, stop here and see our QuadStations now.

Microsoft Highlights of Windows 7

  • Starts up and shuts down faster than XP or Vista

  • Win7 has a footprint of 3G smaller than Vista which means far less system resources used and a faster system.

  • Win7 has touch screen capability for use with touch screen compatible hardware and displays (POS etc).

  • “XP Mode A free add-on for Windows 7 Professional, allows users to run Windows XP applications on Windows 7. Users can cut and paste between XP and Widows 7 applications

  • Lower power consumption= 15% longer battery life for laptops.

  • Improved document search and thumbnail view.

  • Remote Media Streaming. Enables users to securely access home-based digital media libraries over the Internet from another Windows 7 PC outside the home.


Upgrading an existing NTI QuadStation Computer

  • Stop here and give us a call today. We will look up your system configuration and tell you exactly what you need to do.


Upgrading any other type of existing computer (non-QuadStation)
If you have an existing computer there are several things to consider before upgrading:

  • First, how old is the system and does it have enough resources to handle Windows 7. The Upgrade Advisor above can identify this for you (see below).

  • You can only upgrade from Vista to Win7. It is NOT possible to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. A complete install must be done from scratch to Win7.

  • Once a system is upgraded from Vista to Win7 there is no turning back. Your system will be Windows 7 from that point forward.

  • If an application runs in Vista it will run in Win 7….99% of the time. The same with hardware drivers. For example if a printer works in vista it should work in Win7 so they say. Contact your hardware and software vendors to confirm.

  • Make sure you have a PCI Express video card not PCI as described above.

If you are ready for a new computer anyway, consider a multi display QuadStation -i7 system today, we will do all the work for you. QuadStations come in 2 to 12 display models, choose your system below for more details. We can ship 2 days from time of order in most cases.

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Preinstall Checklist for upgrading existing computer (non-QuadStation)
If you are upgrading from an existing computer (non-QuadStation) system, STOP here to download and run the Microsoft Upgrade Advisor utility. It scans your hardware, devices, and installed programs for known compatibility issues, gives you guidance on how to resolve potential issues found, and recommends what to do before you upgrade. If there are any issues this will identify them.

Verify Existing Hardware & Software
Make sure that all of the hardware peripherals such as printers, scanners etc have Windows 7 drivers or they will not work on Win7. Also any older software applications will need to be Win7 compatible. Contact your hardware and software vendors first to ensure compatibility with Win7.

Video Cards
Windows Vista nor Windows 7 support older PCI type video cards. You must have a PCI Express video card if you are thinking about going to Windows 7. If you need a different video card no worries, contact us today we always have them in stock.

What is different about Windows 7?
According to Microsoft, Windows 7’s core eco system is literally Vista. So 99% of any software or hardware that works in a Vista environment 'should' work on Win7. Microsoft states that they have not created an environment where new drivers will be needed (a good thing) as it was from WinXP to Vista. Vista to Win7 is basically Vista on the back end with several efficiency modifications.

Internet Explorer v8
IE8 comes standard as part of Windows 7. If you or your software vendors have any issues with IE8 you should address that now.

Sound like more work that you really want to do yourself? consider a QuadStation system above.


Windows 7 XP Mode (Source: Microsoft Engineer Sep 09) - This is a new function in Win7 that gives a full 'look and feel' of Windows XP in a Windows 7 environment. An example of when this function would be used is if you are in Windows 7 and you have a program or piece of hardware that is NOT compatible with Vista or Win7.

It is not recommended to run a system all the time in XP Mode as it does take up considerable resources to run. It is also NOT advisable to use Windows XP Mode at all unless absolutely necessary for example if you use an older program every day, that only runs in Windows XP.

NOTE: Normally this function will not be used, but here are a few things you need to know before using the 'XP Mode' function.

  • You must download and install Windows Virtual PC program which requires a CPU with the Intel® Virtualization Technology (IVT) or AMD-V™ feature turned on. This feature must be enabled in the system BIOS of the motherboard.

  • In XP Mode, system resources will all take on a WinXP environment so all hardware drivers for XP will be required.

  • Applications that are not yet Win7 compatible will require that you use this function.

  • Use only if an application will NOT run in Win 7….forces backwards compatibility to XP.

  • XP Mode requires additional system resources and memory. See below.

  • Available for use with Windows Professional version only.

  • For more details on using XP Mode in Win7 CLICK HERE.


Windows 7 Versions

  • Windows 7 Home Premium

  • Windows 7 Professional (the version we use on all of our systems)

  • Windows 7 Ultimate


Memory Limitations in Windows 7

Just like any 32bit OS, the amount of 'useable' system memory is about 3G for the 32bit version, and up to 192G for the 64bit version of Win7.

In Windows 7 -32bit note that if more than 3G of memory is installed, it may SHOW more memory in system properties, however it will not utilize any of that extra memory above 3G according to Microsoft due to the 32bit limitation. It is completely ignored by the OS. If you want more than 3G of memory you must choose the 64bit version.

Also see: All Windows operating system memory limitations | DDR2 vs DDR3 memory


Windows 7 minimum requirements

  • 1Ghz processor or higher

  • 1Gb of memory (32 bit) / 2Gb of memory (64bit)

  • 16G hard drive space

  • XP Mode (see below) requires:
    - Additional 1G memory than above
    - Additional 15G hard drive space than above
    - Processor capable of hardware virtualization, with Intel VT or AMD-V turned ON

  • Don't worry all QuadStations have 3 to 4 times these minimum requirements.


Financial Trading Platform Support on Windows 7

Most trading platforms are now recommending Windows 7 for use with their software.

Below are links to most of the major trading platforms system requirements pages as they have posted on their websites. Contact your software vendors to confirm.


Downgrade Rights

Microsoft offers customers the right to DOWNgrade from Windows 7 to Windows XP or Windows Vista. Why would you want to do this? If you are a company that uses older software that perhaps does not work on Windows 7 you could exercise this option. Read here for full details.

 

to Windows 7 overview page


Conclusion

If you have an 'off the shelf' PC like a Dell or HP and it is too old or you are ready for a brand new computer, choose one of our QuadStation computer systems first. Our systems work perfectly on Windows 7 and ready for work right out of the box. Choose a system below for more details and allow us to build a new Windows 7 QuadStation today!

If you already have a QuadStation that was built with Windows XP and you are thinking about upgrading to Windows 7, give us a call we will tell you what you need. 239.254.9206

Multi Display QuadStation Workstations:

QuadStation Multiple Monitor Computer Systems with Windows 7

QuadStiona multiple monitor stock trading computers for trading and day trading.

QuadStations are versatile, high performance, multiple display computer systems based on the new Win7.

The systems support from 2-12 independent displays driven by a single powerful workstation. 3Yr warranty, FREE shipping, FREE remote support!  Read More>>>

Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions about our company or any of our products. We encourage open communication with all of our customers.

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