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Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 07 Jun 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 3,744
Posted By poin2
I expect you'd need to buy a full version of...

I expect you'd need to buy a full version of Windows 7 Professional, and otherwise you'd need to reinstall to use something like the OEM version.
Forum: General Discussion 07 Jun 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,843
Posted By poin2
Screenshots of the original problem would help. ...

Screenshots of the original problem would help.

However, I'd imagine there's something going on with Windows 7 Home Basic not including the Aero appearance. Thus the "Vista" look.
Forum: News 28 May 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,488
Posted By poin2
As far as being "generous," wasn't the speculated...

As far as being "generous," wasn't the speculated release date for Windows 7 still sometime in January 2010 when the RC came out?
Forum: General Discussion 28 Dec 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,217
Posted By poin2
If you're looking at legitimate sources, you...

If you're looking at legitimate sources, you shouldn't have such a problem.

If you're not looking at legitimate sources, you shouldn't trust whatever build number or version something claims to...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Dec 2009
Replies: 19
Views: 3,795
Posted By poin2
I've occasionally had issues over the years with...

I've occasionally had issues over the years with antivirus / firewall software hanging up larger downloads while they get scanned. Sometimes this means they end up timed out / incomplete, etc.

If...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 24 Dec 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,557
Posted By poin2
The Windows 7 $29.99 student thing is a download...

The Windows 7 $29.99 student thing is a download by default. You assumably paid extra to get the DVD sent as well.

It would have been necessary to use a .edu email address to qualify for the...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Dec 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,696
Posted By poin2
Any 32-bit version (not just Ultimate) should...

Any 32-bit version (not just Ultimate) should "recognize" up to 4GB as present, but only be able to address in the range of 2.75-3.25 GB depending on your system.
Forum: General Discussion 10 Dec 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 5,232
Posted By poin2
I believe starter lacks things like the Aero...

I believe starter lacks things like the Aero interface.

If you start turning that on on a netbook you can certainly slow it down, but there's otherwise no reason it can't run Home Premium in...
Forum: Drivers 10 Dec 2009
Replies: 18
Views: 23,458
Posted By poin2
For what it's worth, Intel looks likely to move...

For what it's worth, Intel looks likely to move to a new "Rapid Storage Technology" offering instead of the Matrix Storage Manager.

If you're comfortable trying something that's not yet formally...
Forum: News 09 Dec 2009
Replies: 65
Views: 4,631
Posted By poin2
The whole browser thing started once upon a time...

The whole browser thing started once upon a time when there was major ad revenue to be had from people not changing their default home page.

They should perhaps force MS to do something with the...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Dec 2009
Replies: 35
Views: 30,563
Posted By poin2
Just confirming you're going to have to install...

Just confirming you're going to have to install 64-bit (aka x64). Doing x86 (32-bit) is going to cause what you're seeing due to its limitations.
Forum: News 08 Dec 2009
Replies: 39
Views: 4,228
Posted By poin2
I thought about this to and it could be the very...

I thought about this to and it could be the very reason why Microsoft ceased the deal.[/QUOTE]

I believe the family packs came with one serial for 3 computers. It wouldn't be wise for someone to...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Dec 2009
Replies: 58
Views: 61,813
Posted By poin2
If you really care about the score, it's about...

If you really care about the score, it's about going to an SSD drive over something like size.

This is with an Intel X-25M G2 (which I have yet to update to the latest firmware):
Forum: General Discussion 02 Dec 2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,614
Posted By poin2
A lot of standard system folders and files go in...

A lot of standard system folders and files go in with "old" dates -- and I do believe it's because it's the "last modified" date.

It's perfectly normal. No, they didn't send you an "old" machine....
Forum: General Discussion 29 Nov 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 19,841
Posted By poin2
I've had that happen a few times now. I'm not...

I've had that happen a few times now. I'm not sure if it's entirely going to Basic though or just turning off Aero. I can mess around in Personalization a bit with switching themes but none turn...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Nov 2009
Replies: 75
Views: 8,444
Posted By poin2
I don't believe that's 100% true. In some...

I don't believe that's 100% true.

In some cases, the manufacturer appears to have perhaps customized the disc more than others, and people do report things where it sounds like they're tied to at...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Nov 2009
Replies: 75
Views: 8,444
Posted By poin2
I'm not sure what the license says, if anything,...

I'm not sure what the license says, if anything, when you get those free upgrade discs.

I do believe what each OEM sends out can vary a bit though -- it hasn't sounded like what they're doing is...
Forum: Gaming 23 Nov 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,687
Posted By poin2
Keyboard with volume controls, or pause and use...

Keyboard with volume controls, or pause and use alt-tab to get out temporarily.

I don't believe most games (or Windows itself) do keyboard shortcuts for volume or something like that.

If...
Forum: News 23 Nov 2009
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By poin2
...And I wouldn't find it surprising if it truly...

...And I wouldn't find it surprising if it truly is "flying off the shelf" compared to prior things. And I think many people will dig up the money to upgrade their OS if it's affordable and...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Nov 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By poin2
I'd see if you can find any fine print on...

I'd see if you can find any fine print on Gateway's Windows 7 upgrade page. At least with many other manufacturers, refurb models aren't eligible.

At the minimum, they do say:

"To be eligible...
Forum: Software 21 Nov 2009
Replies: 1
Views: 897
Posted By poin2
Most of your existing software that would work on...

Most of your existing software that would work on 32-bit should work on 64-bit.

You'd mainly just need to ensure there are 64-bit compatible drivers available for your devices. Unless you're...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Nov 2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,569
Posted By poin2
They stopped RC downloads in August, but still...

They stopped RC downloads in August, but still issue keys for those who already have the software.

They did indeed issue the same activation keys to everyone. There are maybe a couple dozen total...
Forum: News 20 Nov 2009
Replies: 39
Views: 17,910
Posted By poin2
Microsoft and Digital River themselves provided...

Microsoft and Digital River themselves provided ISO's for those having issues with the other formats. Anyone who needs them should download them directly. No, you shouldn't go making copies and...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Nov 2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,785
Posted By poin2
Frankly, I'd bet just about every single thing on...

Frankly, I'd bet just about every single thing on eBay where they're selling the key and the key alone is indeed "dishonest" in one form or another. If they're not MSDN / MSDNAA / Technet accounts...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Nov 2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,785
Posted By poin2
The "student" keys are no different from...

The "student" keys are no different from "Retail."

I don't believe you want to try mixing OEM and Retail keys and software.

I've read mixed comments on people attempting to mix Retail and...
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