Thread: So who bit the bullet?
October 25th, 2009, 12:52 PM #41
October 25th, 2009, 03:08 PM #42
Corrupted. Thanks.I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it. --J.S. Mill
October 25th, 2009, 04:21 PM #43
i've an upgrade on the way - an option with a new pc - the above might come in handy.
that said - theres an on/off postal strike here so i'm not holding my breath waiting for the dvd to arrive. ran the w7 beta on an old rig and liked it - seemed to be kinder on resources than vista.
October 25th, 2009, 04:45 PM #44
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I've had windows 7 for a while.
October 25th, 2009, 04:47 PM #45
Well, that was odd. I used my upgrade disk and followed RicheemxX's advice. I went through the whole install without removing my RC version of Win 7, and when I went to edit the registry, I found that the desired configuration was already there. So I just went ahead, rebooted and activated without any problem, despite the fact that I didn't have a licensed copy of Windows on the machine (although I do own one). So everything looks good.
The Linux partitions are still there, although currently not usable, probably because GRUB needs to be edited. But I'll wait until later in the week and download Ubuntu 9.10.I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it. --J.S. Mill
October 25th, 2009, 09:30 PM #46
Got mine. Home Premium Upgrade. I haven't done an upgrade this soon since Windows 95 came out. Took a long time to jump from XP to Vista. I built a new Intel Quad Core just for Vista. Enjoyed my time with it though, barely 2 years. Got Windows 7 on Friday, and installed it Saturday. I love it so far. The only hang I had was with Kaspersky 2009. I did a clean install and when I reinstalledKkaspersky (with the latest update), I received several warnings and errors. To make this short, Kaspersky offered a free upgrade to their 2010 version for free. Downloaded it, put in my activation key and Kaspersky was back on the job. I'm glad that Kaspersky took care of the issue. I love their app. Funny, I went to them when Webroot's Spysweeper wouldn't work on my Vista 64 bit upgrade.
Robert"The philosphy of one century is the common sense of the next"
October 25th, 2009, 09:41 PM #47
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found a pretty cool site that will help ease the transition from one OS to another.
Ninite Easy PC Setup and Multiple App Installer
the build a custom installer with the apps of your choice, no tracking down the latest version and doing multi installs
October 26th, 2009, 06:26 AM #48
My son says he got his copy of 7 early with a handwritten note saying not to activate until it was released.
October 26th, 2009, 01:32 PM #49
Sounds like an illegal copy of a volume license."The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
October 26th, 2009, 01:51 PM #50
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October 26th, 2009, 02:11 PM #51
I did do a download at the office and burned it to a DVD. Now, at least, I have a backup install disk. Thanks, EXreaction.I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it. --J.S. Mill
October 26th, 2009, 02:56 PM #52
NP"The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
October 27th, 2009, 02:03 AM #53
I got a new one, somebody I know got the email deal from Microsoft Win7 home premium for $49 so he ordered 3 of them, seems somebody can't count, they sent him a box of 10
so he got 10 home premium upgrade disks and gave me 2 of themi'm folding for techimo!! what are you doing?
October 28th, 2009, 08:02 AM #54
I got Win7 Home OEM, but I'm afraid to install it. I'm kind of waiting to read about other peoples experiences. I'm not sure what kind of changes or upgrades one can do before MS rules that you have a new computer and thus need to get a new copy of Win7.
That, and I need a free chunk of time....Asus M4A785TD-V EDO, Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 Gig DDR3 1333 Win7 64 Home
October 29th, 2009, 11:33 PM #55Rofl boy does that sound legit!
MS rules that you have a new computer and thus need to get a new copy of Win7.
October 30th, 2009, 10:45 AM #56
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I did the $37 student deal for full professional version. It was too good to pass up.
October 30th, 2009, 11:35 AM #57
update; got busted by MS
some how they figured out they sent 10 copy's instead of 3 and called him they said they would charge his credit card if he didn't send the rest back, so he's having them check if he can buy the other 7 copy's for the $49 he payed for the 3,
I had not activated the copy he gave me and I only had opened 1 so he still has 7 copy's unopened to send back,
so the other day I decided it would be smarter on my part to just join Technet,
so thats what I did,
now I have all the OS's and server OS's and all the other fun stuff that comes with it, I have 3 computers in the house to upgrade to 7 so it only made sense to just join technet, plus it will help me with my study stuff,i'm folding for techimo!! what are you doing?
October 31st, 2009, 11:37 AM #58
Ok, I'm up on Win 7 Home Premium 64 OEM. Mostly like it, got lots of questions.Asus M4A785TD-V EDO, Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 Gig DDR3 1333 Win7 64 Home
October 31st, 2009, 01:05 PM #59
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