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Windows 7: What's the next generation install media?

12 Jul 2009   #91
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I am trying to find out how they will give us the 64 bit option. That complicates the subject even more. I am hearing the upgrade and retail packs may include 2 disks. I know the next generation will be 64 bit only but this time they are going to have to put 2 disks in each retail pack. (or one 8GB flash drive) I have also heard about dual layer DVDs.


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13 Jul 2009   #92
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I have also heard about dual layer DVDs.
They wouldn't release it on Dual-layer DVDs since not everyone has a d DVD player capable of reading dual-layer DVDs. But they might create a DVD that is burned on both sides, much like some burned on both sides for wide-screen and full-screen movie DVDs.

But I'm pretty sure Microsoft will release it much like they released Vista.
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13 Jul 2009   #93
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If they do it like Vista....it will be 32 bit unless you specify you would like 64 ? ? ?

Isn't that how they did it? I hope they don't do that.

Edit: I called Microsoft Sales and Licensing. They told me every RETAIL disk will include 32 and 64 bit. There will be an option at install to choose between the two. I tried to get the lady I spoke with to tell me how they are going to do this.....she didn't seem to know. She just said it will be an option at install.
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14 Jul 2009   #94
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
If they do it like Vista....it will be 32 bit unless you specify you would like 64 ? ? ?

Isn't that how they did it? I hope they don't do that.
I was talking about the media, not the 32-bit/64-bit offering. Windows 7 will come in both. But by Vista-like release, I mean on regular DVDs. Either there will be one that has both versions on it, or two with one for 32-bit and two for 64-bit. In other words, my guess is that they won't use dual-layer DVDs, nor would they use double-sided DVDs.
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15 Jul 2009   #95
Gemini Man

Windows 7 Professional x64 / Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Does the upcoming release of USB 3.0 have any consideration in this discussion?

NEC Announces World's First USB 3.0 Host Controller!

It would certainly make installing from a USB more feasible, though not necessarily more cost friendly for production. Since the main factor here is apparently production cost and not convenience to the end user, I guess not?
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15 Jul 2009   #96
Antman

 

I am attempting a direct mind meld, but I think my hard drive has a Ferengi platter assembly.

With the WAIK7, I am experiencing a negative slope on the learning curve.
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15 Jul 2009   #97
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gemini Man View Post
NEC Announces World's First USB 3.0 Host Controller!

It would certainly make installing from a USB more feasible, though not necessarily more cost friendly for production.
Remember, USB is a connection type, where as optical discs and flash modules are media types. An optical drive and a flash drive can both connect via USB.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I am attempting a direct mind meld, but I think my hard drive has a Ferengi platter assembly.

With the WAIK7, I am experiencing a negative slope on the learning curve.
Lol, consider yourself lucky. I think my SSDs are encrypted with Romulan stealth technology. The microscopic workings of SSDs still confound me, let alone the "automated" installer. They should call it the Windows "magical" installation kit for truth-in-advertising.
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15 Jul 2009   #98
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ciphernemo View Post
Remember, USB is a connection type, where as optical discs and flash modules are media types. An optical drive and a flash drive can both connect via USB.
True, but flash media is faster. This will be a player in the next install media is my bet. I would sure like to try it.

I guess we'll have to get new mobos to use this??? Maybe a PCI card??
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15 Jul 2009   #99
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
True, but flash media is faster.
Not on a USB controller.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
This will be a player in the next install media is my bet. I would sure like to try it.
I am using it now. Faster, and easier to write out the files instead of burning discs and coasters. I do not forsee widespread implementation until cost per unit approximates plastic.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I guess we'll have to get new mobos to use this???
I am eagerly looking forward to integrated USB3 mobos so I can upgrade my ancient P5B Deluxe ;-)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Maybe a PCI card??
Yes, or even yesser.
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15 Jul 2009   #100
matt_0978

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Actually Microsoft are in talks about a merger with Cybus Industry so we will all be getting one of these


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