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Interestingly, it 'does' have aero. So it's not just a slimmed down version of starter... I think imma have to play with it some more.

And yes, it is simply a trial at the moment.
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thin?
...
less ressources used => better FPS => better gaming experience?

That's quite the shortcut, I know, but it could be a good surprise. I'd love to see a W7 gaming edition.
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Can't get it either.

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Fresh install with no updates, and only vmware tools installed comes to a total of 2.73Gb HDD used.

Many services that are usually set to auto are now on manual by default. There is also absolutely no additional bloatware like snipping tools, ms paint, as you can see in the Screenshots in the first post, the start menu is practically empty.

For all those unable to get to it from the link, you may have to go to the directory link at the top of the MS Connect page. Thin PC is the newest addition to the list of software.
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post #16 of 139
Cool, downloading now.

Thanks for the heads up.


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Does it have full DirectX support?
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Does it have full DirectX support?
Looks like it does, DXdiag reports DX version 11 with no problems found
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Fresh install with no updates, and only vmware tools installed comes to a total of 2.73Gb HDD used.

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post #20 of 139
Hmmm, intriguing. Someone should do a benchmark comparison running on Thin vs. Standard. I'm really interested to see whether noticeable performance increases are found.
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