Sunday, May 17, 2009

Windows 7 install

Let's just say that my experience was less then thrilling. The first problem I ran into was my DVD burner was not burning DVDs. The problem with that is the download comes in a ISO file format, and the only device capable of reading an ISO format is the DVD player. I was able to download a free copy of Clone Drive which created virtual DVD drives. Now I am able to install Windows 7. I clicked on the Setup.exe file at about 4:15 pm on 5/16/2009, when I went to bed at 10:30pm, the same day, the installation was still not complete. I am going to say it is because I only have 1GB of RAM which is the minimum. During the install I was informed there were two incompatible pieces of software on my system, interestingly enough, both were Microsoft products - Lifecam and SQL Server 20005.

2 comments:

Delores Quade said...

I'm glad you commented on the ISO file only being read on a DVD player. I need to use OPHTCRACK to retrieve one of my clients administrator password that the owner completely forgot (heh) and it is in an ISO format. Now I will be prepared for the possible situation of the system not having a DVD player, which I assumed. And we all know what happens when we assume...

Delores Quade said...

Hmmm.... I don't think it's going to work for me in this situation.. I need to boot off of the ISO disk... did you have the current OS running and then mount the virtual DVD and run the install disk for Windows 7? I'm thinking that's the case, and if so, it probably won't work for me. Ah well. Just another reason to invoice a DVD drive! Thanks for the tip, though, I may need it in the future.