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  1. quack

    quack Minimodder

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    Beta keys work on the RC.
     
  2. quack

    quack Minimodder

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    You will need to edit a file in the ISO before you can upgrade from a beta to RC, or RC to RTM.

    1. Download the ISO as you did previously and burn the ISO to a DVD.
    2. Copy the whole image to a storage location you wish to run the upgrade from (a bootable flash drive or a directory on any partition on the machine running the pre-release build).

    Or simply unpack the ISO

    3. Browse to the sources directory.
    4. Open the file cversion.ini in a text editor like Notepad.
    5. Modify the MinClient build number to a value lower than the down-level build. For example, change 7100 to 7000.
    6. Save the file in place with the same name.
    7. Run setup like you would normally from this modified copy of the image and the version check will be bypassed.
     
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  3. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    I'd rep++ you for that quack, but the rep system is a bitch.
    Thanks for sharing. :thumb:
     
  4. tictactoe

    tictactoe What's a Dremel?

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    Not sure if anyone else has spotted this, but if you subscribe/are subsribed to MS Tech Net, you can try out a little security quiz for the chance to get a full copy (though they don't mention which edition!) of Windows 7 on DVD. Here's the link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/dd673591.aspx

    Good luck ;)

    P.S. Zoom!!!
     
  5. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    UK only.
     
  6. tictactoe

    tictactoe What's a Dremel?

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    Sorry everyone not in the UK, my bad :(

    Thanks for the heads up Good Bytes, sorry for wasting your clickyness!
     
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  7. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    I still did it. So easy.
     
  8. tictactoe

    tictactoe What's a Dremel?

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    Cool ;) Just glad that it isn't the real world!! (Tho' it probably is somewhere!)
     
  9. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    The day we have Super Extreme HD webcams.... maybe...
     
  10. tictactoe

    tictactoe What's a Dremel?

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    Ha ha, and only available through Microsoft !!
     
  11. Digitalize-

    Digitalize- What's a Dremel?

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    Link to Download, cant find it anywhere....

    If i partition my Drive, and make a partition to install W7 on, could i use most of the programs from XP on C:? Just installed and updated and installed a few games, be a PIA to start again.
     
  12. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    I don't really what you mean... so I'll try and answer your question the best I can.
    If you create a partition for Win7, you can/should be able to, access file from other drives.
    You may run software previously installed on a different partition (different Windows), but expect to have several programs to fail to work, because they might be missing files installed on Win7 that the program needs, or missing registry key items.

    If the program does work, expect the following:
    - No file association under Win7. (they need to be redone)
    - Loss of the program configuration/layout set under XP.
    - Loss of program registration.
     
  13. tictactoe

    tictactoe What's a Dremel?

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    Which download can't you find?

    As GoodBytes says, I wouldn't've thought you could run programs that are already installed on XP on another operating system because of the problems listed.
    Programs that are stand alone such as CPU-Z for example may well work tho'. Anyone please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong on this one!
     
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  14. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Yes, that is correct.
    These programs are either all integrated as it has nothing "fancy" like CPU-Z, or are packaged like my tool I made, NV GPU Pro (which also explains it's large file size).
     
  15. sui_winbolo

    sui_winbolo Giraffe_City

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    There's quite a few tweaks under Windows 7 hood.

    I liked Vista to begin with, however, after using Windows 7 since the beta release, I can tell you I won't be loading Vista on any of my personal computers again. Windows 7 is what Vista should have been.

    Vista isn't like ME, but it's very similar. Where it differs is people hate Vista just 'cause. People hated ME because it was buggy as hell.

    Vista was a step in the right direction, Windows 7 will be the final push into a new operating system that I think many people will enjoy.
     
  16. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Windows 7 is what any previous should have been. This is evolution of software.
    I can say that on anything. Oh the PS3 is what the NES should have been. Yes, you might say, "No because the NES was limited by the technology that did not exists back then". Well same for software. That is why you have Computer Scientist and Software Engineers working, make create new ways on improving or re-creating new parts to make them better. This is technology program. As soon as people will get out there has that software is nothing, and that an OS is just a GUI, the better. Software is like hardware.. technology progress applies to both.


    Yes, you know what else is similar to YOU... or I think you wanted to say WinMe, is Unix, MacOS, Linux, all other versions of Windows. Yes! They are all Operating Systems. Brilliant no!
    You have no idea what WinMe was. WinMe is Windows 98SE where they changed some files with Windows 2000 system file and hope that it works. This is like you take 2 cars a Ford and a Toyota, you cut them in half, and you connect the Ford with the Toyota, and put chewing gum to hold both parts and fill the gaps. Have a save driving! This is was in a time were Microsoft was like third party companies with the Nintendo Wii. They think they can make a quick buck by selling crap, selling the name "Windows" and "Microsoft" on a peace of turd. Like if Apple would sell turn with an apple logo on it. This does NOT work. Since then Microsoft learn that, and a lot of changes has been done to Microsoft to stop being like that, and stop caring on what they release, knowing that if they can't make it, then they will lose. They are not invincible.

    But you are correct on the "It's hip to say Vista sucks"-trend.

    They are reasons why Vista was not liked. The main one is IT managers, that says that Vista sucks (not talking about the need of system performance to run it) to computer illiterates, which in turn is where it is then miss interpreted happen as they don't and DO NOT WANT TO understand anything and amplify the problem to make it more interesting and say to another person where the same scenario goes on and on... to a point of saying "Vista sucks... 'cause.... I don't know"). Vista failed not because of the OS, but how the managers screwed up the release of the OS. Lack of information and documentation on companies to make drivers. Lack of documentation on how to jump from XP to Vista. Lack of documentation on how to configure systems (desktop/laptops/servers) for businesses to keep everything in flow documentation, pushing the wrong OS version (32-bit instead of the 64-bit) or at least spend more time in polishing the 32-bit Vista instead of seeing it work and decide to ship it, hence all the problem reported to Vista affecting the 32-bit version only, and news media, without testing were saying both versions.
    Also, the big surprise of the release. No buisness was expected to have Vista release after all these delays. It was like the Duke'nukem Forever of Windows. Since 2003 is was delays. OEMs and businesses were producing/getting non Vista ready systems, as they did not know better. YES Microsoft gave information to hardware manufacture to make drivers/software on Longhorn.. but that keep chnaging and changing non stop.. that the businesses didn't care, anymore. They did not even care about having Vista beta and use that to develop drivers, because they beleived it would change again. So it comes to a conclusion of not having any drivers. These are some reasons why Buisness IT manager didn't like Vista... not to mention the cost of training, new peripherals, new systems, just for employees to use Word and alike software. The cost was so high that they decide to wait until support gets too expensive and change the systems, and preferred to purchased additional security software, instead. And the recession did not help.

    I would expect Win7 to be picked up by most companies at it's end of life.
     
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  17. sui_winbolo

    sui_winbolo Giraffe_City

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    I got bored reading your post. So I didn't.

    :hehe:

    About Millennium Edition, I'm not saying they were built the same, I'm comparing the trend of hating Vista to the hatred of Millennium Edition.

    People had a right to hate Millennium Edition because it didn't work, Vista on the other hand, works.

    I just hate the ignorant computer users that hate an operating system just because they don't want to learn a new operating system.

    Let me elaborate on why I believe Windows 7 is what Vista should have been.

    Vista was a nice refresher, but I wasn't really blown away. Before Vista SP1, Vista startup was disappointing. I would have to wait 30 seconds or so for my screen to flash black for a brief second, before I could use my laptop. The sidebar was alright, but it felt limited in features. When I installed the Windows 7 beta, I got a feel good feeling. "This is something Microsoft can be proud of." That's what I thought. :)

    Oh btw, I eventually read your post, :lol:
     
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  18. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Got it :)
     
  19. Slyr7.62

    Slyr7.62 «ŚŁÂŶÈŘ»

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    I agree with most of your post SUI. I'm not still w/ XP because I hate Vista or Win7. I'm still on XP because it works with all of my programs and I'm not going to cash out for a "new" OS quite yet.

    This Win7 One-year try-out is very good IMO.
     
  20. logan'srun

    logan'srun following the footsteps of giants

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    Link please - google is not my friend today + all torrent sites I'm not keen on. . .
     
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