When I tride to instal Windows 7 I got the message that Skype will not be working. For me it is very important that Skype is working so I decided not to go on with the installation of Windows 7. The fact that it gives me the feeling not to trust this new version is the most dissapointing about it.
I've built a 64 bit machine; now I need the 64 bit OS. But I don't want to pay for it twice. Has MS announced a buy now/free upgrade later plan? (since I haven't found one searching around, I'm guessing no...not yet)
How do I uninstall Windows 7 RC and go back to the Windpows Vista Service pack 2 system I had before?
Hi All, I am trying to install windows 7 i have made 5 dvd from the iso's and also moun ted the image but nothing it gets to the same point and say files missing or currupt? i have downloaded 3 diffrent iso from all over an nothing will work?i have vista ultimate installed at the moment. Any help would be great Thanks
Dear Microsoft, I absolutely love RC1. That said, I know it's going to more or less expire next year (June or whenever it is.) I understand that I can backup my documents and whatnot, reinstall RTM when it's released, and copy my documents back. However, I and everyone I know don't worry about that, because it's not the copying of documents, pictures, or music that we dread when doing a full install instead of an upgrade. What we all hate is having to gather programs we've downloaded and installed over the course of months (or even years) and worse still, having to manually reconfigure every program setting in all of those programs - many of which simply cannot be "backed up" across OS installs. So, my first question (and I suppose request if the answer is no) is can I use a Windows 7 RTM DVD to upgrade a Windows 7 RC1 install to RTM without having to do a "custom" install, but rather as an upgrade, thus keeping my programs and their settings in tact. Second, I have a small feature request. Though I deal with them daily (my mother and co-worker both use them) I don't like Macs. And it's not so much the OS as the hardware ("Give me a right click or send me back to a CLI!") In any case, the one standout feature in Mac OSX I actually like is the ability to take items pinned to the dock and right...er ctrl...click them and from there, set them to load on startup. Now, I understand both that you're not really trying to clone the MacOS GUI (and I'm glad, it's mostly horrid) and also that I could simply drag the app into the startup folder in the start menu and add it that way. Still, with the addition of Jump Lists, I think I should have a right-click option for all pinned applications (no real reason to have the option for applications that aren't pinned) to have the program load upon login. Of the programs on my bar now - 13 pinned, 15 total - there are 9 I load on boot. I've of course added these to the startup folder on the start menu, but what I'd really like is to be able to simply right click their icon and set them to load on startup from there. To make it easier, maybe this could be as simple ad having an "Add startup shortcut" choice in the jump list which merely adds the startup shortcut for me, but I just hate to see a feature like the Jump Lists without this basic functionality. Otherwise, I have no complaints and I am happy. Two months ago I was a happy Ubuntu Linux user with no reason to even try Windows 7. A month ago I said I haven't seen a better version of windows since Win2000. Now I think this one tops them all. Keep up the good work and whatever you do, PLEASE don't add any bloat. I've run Windows on probably 40 systems, maybe half OEM installs that came with the system and half pirated. Thus far, I've paid you for a single product, a single XP Upgrade. If Windows 7 remains in the shape it's in now, I'll be sending you money for the second time in the 15 years of using your software. As far as I'm concearned, this thing is ready to release immediately, so if you have a choice between 5 new, really honestly useful features, or just publishing it yesterday, I say release it last week and add the extra features in a service pack. This thing is perfect as it is right now and I'm not trying to be rude but the longer something stays in the oven after it's ready to eat, the higher the chance you're going to burn it. If need be, ignore even my own requests just to get it out NOW! It's much easier for me to reject an update I'm not going to use later than try to slim down the RTM build after I've already got it installed, so really, if you can move the launch date up a few months and just leave a winning formula alone, this will be the best windows - perhaps even the best desktop OS from anyone - ever, and I can promise you you'll have at least 1 new paying customer.
This is a big issue now, with many PC producers providing partition recovery sections rather than discs. And the discs they permit us to make are not true OS discs. If the upgrade path will require that I have a Vista disc, then I am going to uninstall W7 now and go back to Vista, because I know that I won't be able to afford a full version. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Can you use multiple keys (on different computers) off the same download of windows7 RC1
Installed Windows 7 but didn't activate it, had to leave and have returned after five hours since the installation but can't find any "activation" instructions. Vista is still running, no sign of "7". Is there a procedure for activating it? toggle 2
When will computers in store be ready with Windows 7? I need to buy a laptop for my daughter for college in the Fall. We currently use Windows XP.
i have mounted my ISO disk, what numbers should i put in place here? MinClient=7077.0 thanks...