Install Windows 7 using a USB stick – revisited

A few days ago, my friend wanted to install windows 7 in his notebook that has a non-working dvd drive. So the obvious option was to install it thru usb. So i followed my earlier blog-post about the same. It linked to another blog’s post from which I learnt to do it. But ┬ánow that link is broken, seems the server is down. I was frustrated as hell, and none others had such convincing way of installing. So here it is, after getting that page though Google’s cache (thanks Google!) and writing it down here. Hopefully wordpress server won’t crash!!! Continue reading

Windows 7 from usb!!!!

My laptop’s DVD-Drive is non-functional, and my laptop hard-drive busted. One of the worst nightmares I can think of here!!! But then I bought a new hard-disk, but to replace my DVD-drive, I need to shell out more than Rs 8K! Obviously I was not mad to buy that. However, with no DVD-drive, I can install only linux versions, not windows. For days, I was using only ubuntu, and I missed windows. So I’d to find a way out of this, and so began my search for ways to install windows.

The best solution I’ve found is installing Windows 7 using usb. It’s nearly the same as for ubuntu, except it’s a live OS image. But it worked pretty well though. All you need is a PC, a Windows7 ISO (Windows 7 RC1 is available for free download till August 2009, so hurry!), Windows 7 or Vista installed computer, and a 4GB or more pendrive.

And the tutorial here works is the best, cuz I have installed windows 7 following this tutorial. Check this link out…

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vista-from-usb-drive-detailed-100-working-guide/

The requirements mentioned are necessary, you can’t do it with an XP installed system, because you need to convert the file system of the pen-drive to NTFS. Do follow exactly as what the tutorial says. And it worked beautifully for me. Also I think it does work for Vista too. So try it out. Wish Microsoft take a leaf out of many linux versions on the implementation of live-cd.

Happy installing!

How to uninstall Service Pack 2 of Vista……..

Well……….to those guys who have installed Service Pack 2, God save them…………….

If you guys still want to use Vista, you can uninstall service pack 2, by going to windows update, go to update history, somewhere there you can see uninstall windows updates, then the rest…….

You can right click on any of the updates and get to know the information.

Also, i think you can also get the same by going to Programs and Features in the Control Panel, and there on the left side you can see options to uninstall windows updates.

Anyways I have stopped using Vista for now, cuz it now shows that my license for Vista has been wiped off, and I can’t login without any license, obvious….So try at your own risk……

Also i can suggest you do system restore, it might help out, and then manually delete service pack 2………..

So good luck!!!!!!

Personalise in Windows 7 : Even more personalisable!

Personlise Select

Ok, so I’m going to start a list of Windows 7 reviews, and today I’ll talk about the revamped Windows Appearance control, which now you can access using Personalise after right-clicking on desktop.

Yes, it was there in Vista, but tell me what more can you do other than changing the border colour, wallpapers, and other small things, quite inconsiquential.

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Windows 7 review…

Windows 7

Windows 7

Now there’ll be a series of blogs which will deal with windows 7, where it’s release candidate version is available on the net.

I’ll edit this page soon, with some interesting reviews……

Anyways if you want to get this straight away, you can do so by clicking on this link.

Some of my posts are there…..do check it link out……

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