I’ve got Windows 7 RC running on most of my Tablet PCs and I am very happy with the results. This includes Tablet PCs that were originally shipped with Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. Except for some minor issues like getting screen rotation to work on a Motion M1400, things are working as well, if not better than they did XP. Certainly better than they did in Vista. I just got a new external hard drive so I could do complete backups of my last few production machines and then I’ll load Windows 7 RC on those too. But overall things are looking great.
As far as I can tell:
- If something (software) worked with Vista – it is working with Windows 7.
- If something (hardware) worked with Vista – it is working as fast and probably faster in Windows 7.
- If something worked in XP and Vista, it is still working in Windows 7.
- I’m not noticing any decrease in battery life. I might actually be getting more run-time, but this has never been a huge issue for me.
Overall, I am very pleased and that’s why I ran out today to get another external hard drive so I could do full computer backups on the remaining machines that are still running Vista.
I’ll fill you in on the details when I get everything converted.