Official Sony Position on Windows 7?

JRK1 wrote on 10/22/2009, 5:27 AM
So, what's the "official" SOny position on Windows 7 and their software? If I cann Tech Support with a Vegas issue and I'm running on Windows 7, will they say "Sorry, we don't support Windows 7 yet", or does Sony say that a Windows 7 is a sanctioned platform for their products?

Sony support, I'd love to hear an official answer from you on this.


rmack350 wrote on 10/22/2009, 8:10 AM
I noticed yesterday that the new revision of Sound Forge supports Windows 7. If 9.0b doesn't officially support Win7 then I think 9.0c will. (And I'd expect 9.0c soon in that case)

Rob Mack
Bob Greaves wrote on 10/22/2009, 8:44 PM
If I had to hazard a guess based on past history. I've been under the impression that Vegas tries to be prepared to find a machine as up to date as possible. I recall seeing messages that recommended before contacting support that you had all service packs and relevant updates installed.
srode wrote on 10/23/2009, 2:19 PM
My 2 preorder copies are on the way but I'm not in a rush to install them - will wait a while until some bugs are worked out with it and Vegas is supported officially probably - for now XP works fine for me.
kitekrazee wrote on 10/23/2009, 3:28 PM
I can't see where it would be a problem. W7 is a revamp of Vista.
jabloomf1230 wrote on 10/23/2009, 3:29 PM
That's like saying a Buick is a revamp of a Chevy.
John_Cline wrote on 10/23/2009, 3:46 PM
"W7 is a revamp of Vista."

It's a little more than that.

Also, Windows v7 has a "Virtual XP" mode for those programs which won't run under Win7. It runs WinXP inside a virtual machine.

There really isn't any reason to be "afraid" of Win7, it may well be the best Microsoft OS ever.
jabloomf1230 wrote on 10/23/2009, 5:32 PM
It's funny. Microsoft can't win no matter what they do. When they went from XP to Vista, they added a whole bunch of new eye candy and security options, most of which were panned by the media and users alike. Now, they go from Vista to Win 7 and focus on efficiency, speed and usability. And what response are they getting? "Win 7 is just a minor upgrade of Vista".

I'm not trying to be smug here, because on the surface, Win 7 does look like a minor upgrade of Vista. But Win 7 was designed to convince enterprise users to upgrade. Rather than bells and whistles, Microsoft really tried hard to make the new OS as bulletproof as possible (which is pretty tough, since 85% of the world's laptop & desktop computers run some version of Windows and hackers are constantly gunning for this mass market).

Apple and the Linux crowd have it made, since cybercriminals aren't going to waste their time hacking their relatively tiny shares of the pie. Win 7 may not be as good as the hype and Vista isn't as bad as the criticism. But so far, I can see where Microsoft is headed with Win 7. It was tough to figure that out with Vista.