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

26 Jun 2009   #81
TheTemplai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think SSD's cards it's a better choice if they aren't so expensive. Thumb drivers are a better choice because of the price.

This is a good one, imagine Windows 7 on this driver.


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26 Jun 2009   #82
jw12345

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheTemplai View Post
I think SSD's cards it's a better choice if they aren't so expensive. Thumb drivers are a better choice because of the price.

This is a good one, imagine Windows 7 on this driver.
I had a thumb drive similar to that design, and I have to say - they suck. Very fragile, fit loosely into the USB slot, and easy to lose. Mine ended up cracked in the center within a few months.
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26 Jun 2009   #83
TheTemplai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jw12345 View Post
I had a thumb drive similar to that design, and I have to say - they suck. Very fragile, fit loosely into the USB slot, and easy to lose. Mine ended up cracked in the center within a few months.
Like you say, you have a similar so it is not this one.
And this drive has a good design and it is very beautiful.
Anyway if W7 come in a driver like this, you go let the drive quite and security, no risk to loose or broke if you keep the driver safe.

Bye bye.
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08 Jul 2009   #84
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Everyone saying that optical media will stick around without some form of second media well your leaving out a large market that has just come about and that's netbooks or mini laptops without any optical drives. MS will have to use SD or USB for Win 7 to reach this fast growing market. I use a Mini HP as my main computer and I get told I have a sexy laptop or cool laptop always with the "where did you get it?" or How much was it? I think ATT is selling this same netbook with 3G installed netbooks are here and here to stay and we need OS's too and with SD and USB it just makes sense win 7 will come on one or the other cause they know if they don't someone else will and they would be smart to be the first major OS to adopt this growing market and a media that with MS new file system will make TB SD cards on our christmas list 2010.
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09 Jul 2009   #85
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macgyver2 View Post
Everyone saying that optical media will stick around without some form of second media well your leaving out a large market that has just come about and that's netbooks or mini laptops without any optical drives. MS will have to use SD or USB for Win 7 to reach this fast growing market. I use a Mini HP as my main computer and I get told I have a sexy laptop or cool laptop always with the "where did you get it?" or How much was it? I think ATT is selling this same netbook with 3G installed netbooks are here and here to stay and we need OS's too and with SD and USB it just makes sense win 7 will come on one or the other cause they know if they don't someone else will and they would be smart to be the first major OS to adopt this growing market and a media that with MS new file system will make TB SD cards on our christmas list 2010.
This is what I was thinking when starting this thread. These computers are being shipped without DVD drives. There will come a day when all these people will have to do installs or repairs or whatever. You would think MS would offer something else as an option....which another post in this thread indicates they will offer flash drives as install media. Pretty cool. I would get one if I had the choice.
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09 Jul 2009   #86
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macgyver2 View Post
Everyone saying that optical media will stick around without some form of second media well your leaving out a large market that has just come about and that's netbooks or mini laptops without any optical drives. MS will have to use SD or USB for Win 7 to reach this fast growing market.
Not really. You're forgetting that most netbooks are used with the pre-insalled O/S. On top of that, you can always attach a portable USB optical drive to install on those since they can boot to USB.

Eventually something will replace optical drives, but the current market isn't driving it no matter how much some people want things to be on flash thumbdrives, etc. I'd like to see it too, but I know it's not going to happen for a long time.
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09 Jul 2009   #87
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Then how does M$ plan to help those with netbooks since they have stated that windows 7 will be compatible with the new smaller laptops. mine came with XP and sorry not paying 50-100 dollars for a USB optical drive just to install an OS when a thumb drive is so much cheaper and easier. It wouldn 't make any sense to tell people they are making 7 work on netbooks if they didn't plan on a way to get it on them.

http://www.engadget.com/2009/05/22/m...etbooks-specs/

MS specs for netbooks why do this if they didn't plan on getting this OS to this market?
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10 Jul 2009   #88
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macgyver2 View Post
Then how does M$ plan to help those with netbooks since they have stated that windows 7 will be compatible with the new smaller laptops. mine came with XP and sorry not paying 50-100 dollars for a USB optical drive just to install an OS when a thumb drive is so much cheaper and easier. It wouldn 't make any sense to tell people they are making 7 work on netbooks if they didn't plan on a way to get it on them.

Microsoft publishes maximum Windows 7 netbooks specs

MS specs for netbooks why do this if they didn't plan on getting this OS to this market?
Then you'll be out of luck.

As for your link, that's OEM, not customer installed.

Microsoft isn't interesting in getting existing netbook owners over to Windows 7. Microsoft has bigger plans and its outlook is much farther into the future than you or I would care to look. It wants Windows 7 to be the new Netbook O/S standard that will be on all of the new models coming out. Face it, if you have a netbook, your model is most likely already outdated (unless you purchased the new generation ones recently).

I have a netbook too: an Asus Eee PC 701 series (4G model). It works great with my custom XP install (and dual boots Linux), but I have no plans to put Windows 7 on it as that would surely eat up my storage space). If you have a newer netbook using an Atom processor and 16+GB of storage space, Windows 7 is an option for you, but you'd need to get it over to a USB thumbdrive yourself or borrow someone's USB-based DVD drive. Because I can tell now with 100% certainty that Windows 7 will not be released on flash media by Microsoft directly. Other companies may repackage it on flash memory for you, though, at a price on top of the cost of Windows 7.

The most common Windows 7 distro methods? Download to burn an ISO or move to USB yourself, DVD, and OEM pre-install. Nothing will change, yet
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10 Jul 2009   #89
Antman

 

Everything you ever wanted to know about distribution media*

*but were afraid to ask
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12 Jul 2009   #90
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

wagers anyone?
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