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

24 Jun 2009   #31
jw12345

Windows 7
 
 

I really don't think that's a good idea to tie the USB drive to the program's backup. Flash memory is pretty scalable, so why wouldn't the manufacturer just add enough memory to cover the installation to reduce costs, because what's the advantage of having 3-4 tiny flash drives hanging off your computer for backup? Especially when everybody already has half a dozen large flash drives lying around, and there are tons of better ways to back up data (to a single flash drive, to external huge hdd, to the internet as long as it's under 5gb or so)

Seems gimmicky and confusing to consumers.


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24 Jun 2009   #32
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Look at it this way..

4GB Flash Drive @ newegg is roughly $10 and Microsoft's OS's are about.. $100+

64-bit OS is roughly 3.3gb meaning there is almost 600mb left for back-up space. They could easily 'lock' the OS data from being altered/deleted and only allow the rest of it to be used regularly.

32-bit is roughly 2.8gb (last I checked) so thats 1.1gb storage there.

It would just be an added bonus to enable backing-up without having to buy separate media devices. (I used Operating Systems in these examples for a reason, that reason is unknown to even myself).
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24 Jun 2009   #33
jw12345

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Yeah, but a gig or so is trivial space nowadays. You can't really back up anything significant in such a small space. I guess wouldn't hurt to partition the drive into a read-only install partition and then a gig backup, but I don't see anybody really using it. (Besides, think of if somebody used their Windows Ultimate flash drive as a normal flash drive then lost it)

At least for me, USB flash drives have even become obsolete. Why would I want to worry about traveling around with precious data that I might lose or forget when I have internet access almost constantly. Dropbox is better than a flash drive for most uses.
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24 Jun 2009   #34
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jw12345 View Post
Yeah, but a gig or so is trivial space nowadays. You can't really back up anything significant in such a small space. I guess wouldn't hurt to partition the drive into a read-only install partition and then a gig backup, but I don't see anybody really using it. (Besides, think of if somebody used their Windows Ultimate flash drive as a normal flash drive then lost it)
Some space is better then no space as with a DVD/CD. Yes?

To the 'losing it' part, that would be their own stupidity. =) Yes I know the world is full of stupid people but we still love them. lol
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24 Jun 2009   #35
jw12345

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Some space is better then no space as with a DVD/CD. Yes?
To a point, but if somebody were to come up to me offering a box full of 256mb flash drives, I'd probably just scrap them. It's not worth the effort of bending down to plug it in my computer when I could just upload it to dropbox in about the same time.
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24 Jun 2009   #36
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jw12345 View Post
To a point, but if somebody were to come up to me offering a box full of 256mb flash drives, I'd probably just scrap them. It's not worth the effort of bending down to plug it in my computer when I could just upload it to dropbox in about the same time.

I actually HAVE a box of about 100 flash drives ranging from 32MB to 256MB, most in their original packaging.
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24 Jun 2009   #37
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

the next form of media WILL BE!......(drumrollplz).....

What's the next generation install media?-dfgdfg.jpg

sorry, had too


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24 Jun 2009   #38
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
the next form of media WILL BE!......(drumrollplz).....

Attachment 15404

sorry, had too
ROFL WOW!

Hey does that mean my VCR can run Windows 9 now!?
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24 Jun 2009   #39
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
the next form of media WILL BE!......(drumrollplz).....

Attachment 15404

sorry, had too

dannit! nothing to read it...
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24 Jun 2009   #40
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antalgebra View Post
dannit! nothing to read it...
I have several VCR's if you wanna borrow one. =) lol
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