[citation][nom]niven76[/nom]How hard is it for Microsoft and Digital River to get this right? The ISO download stops after 10MB. Tried different browsers and disabled firewall and antivirus software. Great fix![/citation]
I'm at 200MB so the download IS working. Not sure what could be causing you trouble.
[citation][nom]jojesa[/nom]That's is an issue with IE, use another browser.[/citation]
I use Firefox...I wouldn't use IE if you payed me LOL...It worked though, finally was able to DL...Must have have too many people DL at the same time or something...It's weird though because I was DL'n at 1.5MB/Sec when it was cutting out, so there couldn't have too many people on...ohh well, who knows!!!
I used the original file from digital river (the .box and setup) and ran the setup to uncompress the file (it gave me error at the end but it was ok). Afterward I ran Oscdimg.exe on the expandedSetup directory to create a bootable iso and burned it to a DVD using PowerISO. Re-boot with DVD in drive and setup started right up!
Marcus you've taken a lot of crap for your articles recently. This article is straight and to the point, it feels much more like news. There's no negative/positive dialect that can be construed as bias, just information. Good job. If you take this same approach with news that depicts problems with Microsoft products I doubt as many people will see you as a Mac Fanboy. Good Job.
[citation][nom]Hatecrime69[/nom]the retail product keys (like the student discount version) work with both the 32 or 64 bit version (the oem versions however, do not)[/citation]
@Hatecrime69 - I do not believe that this is correct. Just yesterday, I installed 32-bit Windows 7 Professional using a retail 32-bit DVD and an OEM key that came with 64-bit media. Activation was successful.
All retail, partner and licensing keys (MSDN, Technet, Assurance, MAPS, etc.) are for definitely interchangeable.
I did a clean install and of Windows 7 from the student upgrade files but the problem I have is that they key they gave me to activate it doesn't work. I keep getting an error saying I can't activate Windows because the key I have is only good for an upgrade not for a clean install, what kind of stupid person came up with that idea. It's things like this that will greatly influence my decision in the future to move to Linux.