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TheClairvoyant

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#1 9 years ago

I just realized something today. If I were to build my own computer, I'd have to install an OS right off the bat, right? I was planning on using the Windows 7 RC until it expired, then getting the purchasable version. But in order to be able to download it, I'd need to have a previously installed OS in order to get online, wouldn't I? I was hoping not to spend $100 just for a few months of use for Vista.




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#2 9 years ago

You could just download the RC and burn the disk with another computer. Surely you can find one hour's worth of access to a friend's or relative's computer.

If it's really that much trouble, I can mail you a Windows 7 RC disk.




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#3 9 years ago

The RC can be installed on (iirc) five different computers.

So, if you know someone who has it already, and has it on disc, you should be able to use that for installation.

Of course, you could just go as far as getting to the download, where you can get your own serial key for it, but not download it. Then you can (hopefully) use a friend's install disc of the RC with your own serial key.

I had to get a new one because I took over a month to get the damn thing installed, but I'd already DL'ed the RC and put it on disc.

Got a new serial key, installed the RC, and I've been enjoying it since. It's certainly showing itself to be what Vista should have been (in my experience).




TheClairvoyant

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#4 9 years ago

Yeah, I didn't think of burning it to a disk...Are all burnable disks usable for such a thing or would I have to buy a special one? (No experience with this stuff, that's why I didn't think of it :p). I have some laying around, but they say 16x 4.7GB 120min, so I'd assume they're for music or video.

So, if you know someone who has it already, and has it on disc, you should be able to use that for installation.

None of my friends are very tech oriented, so I don't think any of them would have downloaded it.




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#5 9 years ago
TheClairvoyant;4949830Yeah, I didn't think of burning it to a disk...Are all burnable disks usable for such a thing or would I have to buy a special one? (No experience with this stuff, that's why I didn't think of it :p). I have some laying around, but they say 16x 4.7GB 120min, so I'd assume they're for music or video.

Sounds like some standard DVDs to me, all you can do is try. :)

I'd also recommend ImgBurn if you don't already have burning software.




TheClairvoyant

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#6 9 years ago

After a brief Google, I don't think it'll fit on a 4.7GB disk, even if it does work :uhm:




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#7 9 years ago

It does fit on a standard dvd 4.7 disc. The image is around 3 gig and is designed to fit on a standard dvd. The recommended hard disc space is 20 gig. It is this that you might be getting mixed up with.




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#8 9 years ago

The disc and software and all that can be standard, it'll work fine. The only thing you'll have to do differently is to make sure that your primary boot device is set to your CD/DVD drive.




TheClairvoyant

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#9 9 years ago

Alright, I'll try to download it on my sister's laptop and burn it. I'd do so on this computer, but it's nearly 6 years old and won't burn it.




Oblivious

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#10 9 years ago
TheClairvoyant;4950180Alright, I'll try to download it on my sister's laptop and burn it. I'd do so on this computer, but it's nearly 6 years old and won't burn it.

Make sure her laptop has a DVD burner though. If it isn't fairly recent chances are it's a DVD rom/CD burner. (you could send the image file elsewhere on network to burn though)

I have 3 or 4 different flavors of Windows 7 floatin around on standard (4.7gb) DVDs. Good stuff. :)




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