I installed the $30 Windows 7 Professional from Digital River using the 3-file method download, and everything went smooth yesterday. Although I had to run a "clean" install over the Windows 7 Ultimate RC, Windows did save all my "old" RC files in a Windows.old
folder on my C drive... Sweet!
I finally learned how to create and burn a Windows 7 DVD from the Digital River files:
Place the 3 digital river files on the desktop on on the C drive
Download and place the extracted oscdimg
utility in the System32 folder
Open the Administrator Command Prompt (in Vista) by going to Programs, Command Prompt, right-click and select run as Administrator. Copy
oscdimg -u2 -b"C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com" -h "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\expandedSetup" C:\Windows 7.iso
where "user" is your computers or youruser name is put, and paste the into the Command Prompt window. Hit enter...
The Windows 7.iso file will be placed in C. I used DVD Decrypter to burn the iso file to a DVD