Since everyone else seems to have a hard time posting, I have decided to help them out. The question: what is the single greatest piece of freeware available today and why?
Today marks a very historic day.. the first highly-lauded Windows release since 2001!
There has, however, been a bit of a snafu. Those of you who purchased and downloaded the copy of 7 from windows741.com may run into a problem about folder permissions upon running the installer. Gathered from here, follow these steps:
- From within XP/Vista 32-bit, I downloaded the 64-bit version of Win7 Professional upgrade.
- Used the installer to extract the files, but received above mentioned error.
- Checked the file size of the folder “extendedSetup” and noticed that it was 3.01 GB.
- Moved extendedSetup folder to root (C:\)
- Downloaded this file and placed it into C:\WINDOWS\System32: http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen…-l-oscdimg.zip
- Bought up command prompt and typed the following: oscdimg -bC:\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com -h -u2 -m -lWIN_EN_DVD C:\expandedSetup\ C:\7.iso
- Burned ISO with ImgBurn (freeware)
- Booted, installed, and activated
I’m trying that as we speak, so I’ll keep you posted as to if it works. Happy Windows 7 day!
EDIT: Command line syntax error.. -1 should have been -l. Its fixed above now
Ok, so Windows 7 is on the way and if you use a computer at all and are running XP or Vista, you’ll want to upgrade. Not only are the problems from Vista fixed, Windows 7 will run faster on the same hardware than Windows XP! If none of this is making sense, just take my word for it.
Too expensive?- you might wonder…
If you’re a student, head over to http://win741.com/ where you can purchase Windows 7 Home Premium (what I recommend for most people) for $29.99!
If you aren’t a student, you can find copies for sale at Newegg
Home Premium: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754 $99.99
Professional: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758 $114.99 after code WIN7PRO20
Ultimate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116762 $144.99 after code WIN7ULT30
Act fast though, the codes expire on 10/3
Rejecting conformity. Sounds like a great sermon title, but this is no sermon, it’s an insight into the deeper realms of computing. The less tech-savvy of you, don’t fret, because I’m not going to get all nerdy on you (well, maybe a little, but you can take it). Continue reading Rejecting Conformity
This past summer, I shook my head in disbelief as I was forced to pay $4.39 for a single gallon of gasoline. I now can look down the road and see, much to my amazement, $1.81. In an age where prices seem to be dropping on more than just gas (I know, gas is a limited resource, etc etc) I started thinking about other things that are way overpriced given the amount of time they’ve been around and the relative advantage that they offer. Continue reading 6 Things that Should Cost Less