Subscriber James Biddle wrote to tell of a bad Windows 7 DVD:
I had one hickup with Win 7, my 32 bit disk was corrupt. it took a few hours on the phone to figure it out.rather than go thru the hassle, I just used the 64 bit disk (included) and bingo! I’m a happy camper.
Win 7 boots in 30 seconds! It shuts down in less than a minute. It’s beautiful and works great. I will get a family pack license upgrade after Xmas and install the 64 bit on my work computer.
The computer I installed it on is my quad core gaming rig.
I bought it [the Windows 7 upgrade] from the MS store for $50.
They finally did it right. The last great MS OS was Windows 3.11.
Keep up the great work!
Subscriber Paul Kinville wrote recently to report on his experience installing Windows 7:
Terry enjoy your news letter very much.
Don’t know if you have heard anything about a problem with the windows 7 upgrade disks. I purchased 2 back in June for the special price, one from NewEgg and one from Best Buy.
The first installation went without a problem. When I attempted to install the second program on another computer I kept getting an error message "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing",even thought the DVD/CD was working find. Checked the internet and found that some other people were having the same problem.
I took the first installation disk which installed ok and loaded it in the second computer and it installed fine. I used the serial number from the defective disk and it authenticated with no problem.
Lucky l had the second program but I wonder what is happening to people who only bought one installation and ran into the same problem. Thought I would check with you to see if you have heard about the problem and your recommendation.
Sincerely Paul Kinville
I wrote back to Paul to tell him that he was the second person I’ve heard of with a DVD problem.
The last I heard, both James and Paul were happy with their solutions. However, I hope they both followedup with Microsoft to get good 32-bit replacement DVD’s — since they might want to switch or reinstall at a later date.