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Windows 7: My windows 7 RC is about to expire and I need advice

21 Feb 2010   #31
LobsterEar

Windows 7 Release Candidate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Verify the DVD against ISO using ImgBurn to make sure.

Load ISO to make sure it says "bootable" in text at left, then insert DVD to verify against ISO.

Burn again if necessary using ImgBurn at 4x with Verify.
I used Active ISO burner to burn it and I did it at 4x with verify and it was fine.


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21 Feb 2010   #32
TildeMerand

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LobsterEar View Post
Do the full retail releases have that folder? Since I'm running the RC it needs to be the full version (without a work around) so I don't want to wipe my HDD just to find out that I can't install my copy of Windows.

Sorry for all the in-depth questions. I just want to get this right. I've had too many bad experiences in the past with PC's lol.
You don't have to wipe the hard drive you know...

A clean install of windows 7 with data still on the drive simply moves it to a Windows.Old folder at the root of C:

Some may think this is a dirty install...But nothing can run while it is named Windows.Old. Check the registry and you'll see what I mean.

Point is, you don't need to do a full clean install...When it asks you to select the partition, it will tell you that an older version of windows is installed and any and all files will be moved to a "Windows.Old" folder.

I've done this numerous times, of course with people thinking i'm an idiot. >.<

Personal preference, I suppose. If someone can give me a VALID reason for not doing this, please. Inform me.

VIRUS INFECTED PREVIOUS INSTALLS DON"T COUNT! Anyone with a sane mind can figure that out for themselves.

Matt~
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21 Feb 2010   #33
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

LobsterEar,

The size of you iso does not sound right. MSDNAA files should probably be the same as the Files on MS TechNet. My x64 prof is 3,149,108 kb.

Also have you considered doing a Windows Easy Transfer as precaution backup of settings, files, etc.


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21 Feb 2010   #34
LobsterEar

Windows 7 Release Candidate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
LobsterEar,

The size of you iso does not sound right. MSDNAA files should probably be the same as the Files on MS TechNet. My x64 prof is 3,149,108 kb.

Also have you considered doing a Windows Easy Transfer as precaution backup of settings, files, etc.


Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers
It is weird. I just checked my disc properties again and it says 3,224,686,592 bytes which converted to kilobytes is 3,149,108, and next to it says 3GB.

Is there a way to test if it is all there? Is it safe to run the DVD now to see if it operates, but not install it?
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21 Feb 2010   #35
iseeuu

 
 

Hello LobsterEar;

Here are the Properties of both my 32 bit 7 iso and 64 bit iso:

My windows 7 RC is about to expire and I need advice-iso_32_01.png My windows 7 RC is about to expire and I need advice-iso_64_01.png

You can compare to yours, mine (64 bit) is 3.00 GB (3,224,686,592 bytes)

I would say you can see if it will boot up?

Cheers!
Robert


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21 Feb 2010   #36
LobsterEar

Windows 7 Release Candidate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Hello LobsterEar;

Here are the Properties of both my 32 bit 7 iso and 64 bit iso:

Attachment 55756 Attachment 55757

You can compare to yours, mine (64 bit) is 3.00 GB (3,224,686,592 bytes)

I would say you can see if it will boot up?

Cheers!
Robert
Mine is the 64-bit version and on the actual file on my computer it says it's only 1.03GB, but the amount of time it took to download was definitely longer than it takes me to download 1GB.

The file on my burned DVD is the same as your 64-bit version, which is what confuses me. I know I at least downloaded 2+gigs because I was watching the file as it downloaded, but when it finished it showed it as 1GB and then I burned it to a disc and it was 3GB.

I want to run the DVD to see if it works, BUT I don't want to install it and I don't know if it will automatically start installing if I run it or if I can even run it without first booting my PC from the disc. No one has confirmed or denied this yet.

Does some kind of menu come up when you run the disc to ask you to install or does it just start?
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21 Feb 2010   #37
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LobsterEar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Hello LobsterEar;

Here are the Properties of both my 32 bit 7 iso and 64 bit iso:

Attachment 55756 Attachment 55757

You can compare to yours, mine (64 bit) is 3.00 GB (3,224,686,592 bytes)

I would say you can see if it will boot up?

Cheers!
Robert
Mine is the 64-bit version and on the actual file on my computer it says it's only 1.03GB, but the amount of time it took to download was definitely longer than it takes me to download 1GB.

The file on my burned DVD is the same as your 64-bit version, which is what confuses me. I know I at least downloaded 2+gigs because I was watching the file as it downloaded, but when it finished it showed it as 1GB and then I burned it to a disc and it was 3GB.

I want to run the DVD to see if it works, BUT I don't want to install it and I don't know if it will automatically start installing if I run it or if I can even run it without first booting my PC from the disc. No one has confirmed or denied this yet.

Does some kind of menu come up when you run the disc to ask you to install or does it just start?

Something fishy here. one way you can tell if it is identical to MS. download hastabs and compare the hash of the file you have with the hash of the same file on MS. If they match it is identical

let us know if you need help

Ken
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21 Feb 2010   #38
LobsterEar

Windows 7 Release Candidate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LobsterEar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Hello LobsterEar;

Here are the Properties of both my 32 bit 7 iso and 64 bit iso:

Attachment 55756 Attachment 55757

You can compare to yours, mine (64 bit) is 3.00 GB (3,224,686,592 bytes)

I would say you can see if it will boot up?

Cheers!
Robert
Mine is the 64-bit version and on the actual file on my computer it says it's only 1.03GB, but the amount of time it took to download was definitely longer than it takes me to download 1GB.

The file on my burned DVD is the same as your 64-bit version, which is what confuses me. I know I at least downloaded 2+gigs because I was watching the file as it downloaded, but when it finished it showed it as 1GB and then I burned it to a disc and it was 3GB.

I want to run the DVD to see if it works, BUT I don't want to install it and I don't know if it will automatically start installing if I run it or if I can even run it without first booting my PC from the disc. No one has confirmed or denied this yet.

Does some kind of menu come up when you run the disc to ask you to install or does it just start?

Something fishy here. one way you can tell if it is identical to MS. download hastabs and compare the hash of the file you have with the hash of the same file on MS. If they match it is identical

let us know if you need help

Ken
Alright I downloaded it, but what do you mean by MS? I don't know what to compare it to.
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21 Feb 2010   #39
gregrocker

 

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21 Feb 2010   #40
LobsterEar

Windows 7 Release Candidate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Mine aren't the same.
Mine:
SHA-1: 3FEFF071E806397BA194077EB10E7F5C19DF4C8B
CRC32: 169CEF8B

Theirs:
SHA-1: 50127304441A793EE51B3F501289F6599A559E9F
CRC: 502C42C1

But there is definitely 3GB worth of data on the burned DVD because when I looked in the files on the DVD there was one that was 2.5GB alone and then multiple other files that I'm sure would add up to another .5 gigs or so.
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