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imageI successfully installed the RTM version of Windows 7 last night. I got a copy of an .iso file for this due to my participation in the Windows 7 beta program. It was very nice of Microsoft to provide everyone that participated in the invited portion of the beta program to a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate! Thanks Microsoft for that.

I downloaded the 64-bit version of Windows 7 and burned that to a disc and booted up my machine to this disc. I have to say that it was just a little confusing at first as I was presented with text that stated - “Choose a CD-ROM boot option” and from there, my options were a number 1) or a number 2). There were no, absolutely no descriptions of what #1 or #2 meant. It was like the old TV game show where the contestants were asked to choose their prize from what was behind door #1 or door #2. I chose #1, as whatever it was, Microsoft would probably say that the most popular choice would be the first --- so that seemed like good logic and that is what I went with.

So, after that brief hiccup, the install worked just fine. The OS install had to reboot about 2 times, so when it first did that, I hadn’t removed the DVD from the drive and it came right back up to “Choose a CD-ROM boot option”. I really thought I would be starting the entire process over again by making that selection again – so I took the DVD out of the drive, rebooted, and let it finish the install process. From there, everything went fine with the install. It was fast and it found all the drivers that it needed. I didn’t have to install not even one driver myself. The install process found everything that it needed. AMAZING! I love this OS.

I’ll try to post more about the OS as I work through it.

Posted on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 1:59 PM | Back to top


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Do you have an anti virus software installed Bill? Just wondered what worked.

Bill
Left by Bill Booth on Aug 11, 2009 6:58 PM

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I'm an open source kinds of guy - I like Clamwin.
Left by Bill Evjen on Aug 11, 2009 7:54 PM

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I still need a reason to move from XPx64 ...
Left by Dapxin on Aug 19, 2009 3:27 AM

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I'm having major problems with mine. I got the FTME17E.tmp and the FTME17E.tmp.segmentinfo.bin files from microsoft but when tried installing it on my HP Compaq 6720s notebook it tells me i am missing the drivers for my CD/DVD drive. did anyone else have this problem? (oh and without that driver the only option i have is to cancel the install)
What really gets to me is that the driver for that drive is nowhere to be found on the internet.
Left by miller on Sep 03, 2009 10:47 PM

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dear bill, please give me some information, if you have.
do we have 64 bit applications to run on 64 bit os - win 7 x64? I have AMD Athlon Dual core processor pc. Can I install 64 bit os ? will my 32 bit applications will run on it. at present i m using win xp pro sp2 and sp3.

Left by soul mate on Oct 12, 2009 2:48 PM

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I am running all my applications just fine on a 64-bit OS, both 32-bit and 64-bit.
Left by Bill Evjen on Oct 12, 2009 11:21 PM

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THEY ARE REALLY GOOD GAGETS AND I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THEM
Left by jackie on Nov 05, 2009 6:41 AM

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I LIKE WINDOWS
Left by moussa on Jan 25, 2010 7:26 PM

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I wanna install window 7 dektop theme
Left by ravi on Jul 05, 2010 11:36 PM

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