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Oct 22, 2009 19:57 |  #1

Looks like there's already an issue with Windows 7 for some people. The download files from Digital River seems to have an issue (or more) with Vista 32bit & Windows 7 64bit Upgrade. An error will pop up that files/folders cannot be written. Not a big issue, but one that will surly annoy thousands of users - particularly those that are not tech savvy. The only work around so far is to make an ISO and upgrade from that. I hope Digital River and/or Microsoft address this issue. This isn't going to go over well :( Add to this that people in the UK are harping about failed downloads tallying up. Hopefully this is just a little hiccup and not a 'things to come' issue.

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Oct 22, 2009 20:49 |  #2

One reason why I stay clear of upgrades and only install the full version.
Mine works without a problem.


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Oct 22, 2009 20:52 |  #3

It's a Mickeysoft product, what did you expect? It would actually work?

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Oct 22, 2009 20:56 |  #4

Jon Foster wrote in post #8876242 (external link)
It's a Mickeysoft product, what did you expect? It would actually work?

Jon.

Hahha. I would normally jump at the chance to agree with you (I have linux on 2 of my 3 machines) but Windows 7 in my experience is a pretty solid product (I've been using the RC and beta release before that for about 7 or 8 months now).


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Oct 22, 2009 21:26 |  #5

Jon Foster wrote in post #8876242 (external link)
It's a Mickeysoft product, what did you expect? It would actually work?

Jon.

Typical fanboi bull****.

This is digital rivers fault, not Microsoft.




  
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Oct 22, 2009 22:10 |  #6

Jon Foster wrote in post #8876242 (external link)
It's a Mickeysoft product, what did you expect? It would actually work?

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What do you mean?

I run Ubuntu the last two years for everything but my PS and Illustrator needs, and I while I do not like Microsoft for various reason either, XP has been a fantastic OS. (never saw a need to "upgrade" to Vista)

I will probably be purchasing 7 one of these days.


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Oct 22, 2009 23:37 |  #7

MaxxuM wrote in post #8875894 (external link)
Looks like there's already an issue with Windows 7 for some people. The download files from Digital River seems to have an issue (or more) with Vista 32bit & Windows 7 64bit Upgrade. An error will pop up that files/folders cannot be written. Not a big issue, but one that will surly annoy thousands of users - particularly those that are not tech savvy. The only work around so far is to make an ISO and upgrade from that. I hope Digital River and/or Microsoft address this issue. This isn't going to go over well :( Add to this that people in the UK are harping about failed downloads tallying up. Hopefully this is just a little hiccup and not a 'things to come' issue.

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Google search on this problem... (external link)
Channel Register (external link)
Microsoft TechNet (with solution) (external link)

By the time you posted this microsoft had already made a solution known, and the ONLY issue out there right now is with digital river, and you need a .edu address for that, not something that will be too important for most users.

For those who are affected, these sites are known to help.
http://www.downloadsqu​ad.com …t-student-only-windows-7/ (external link)
http://www.downloadsqu​ad.com …7-iso-or-put-it-on-a-usb/ (external link)


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Oct 23, 2009 08:01 |  #8

basroil wrote in post #8877290 (external link)
By the time you posted this microsoft had already made a solution known, and the ONLY issue out there right now is with digital river, and you need a .edu address for that, not something that will be too important for most users.

For those who are affected, these sites are known to help.
http://www.downloadsqu​ad.com …t-student-only-windows-7/ (external link)
http://www.downloadsqu​ad.com …7-iso-or-put-it-on-a-usb/ (external link)

Well, I called a few friends who work for three college's in my state and another outside to see what the damage was. They all said it was a pretty big issue. Hundreds of students were calling campus technology departments for help and that's only with a few colleges. World wide, we may be talking some big numbers. Yes, it won't be the 'majority' of users, but college students are a very big segment of early adopters. This issue has hit just about every tech forum, even AVS where I'm also a member. That seems to be pretty significant to me.

Personally, I tried the above methods on a test machine to see what would happen - didn't work. When installing onto a blank computer I get an error that files cannot be written. I checked all the file sizes and all looked well. I'll download it again and see what happens. I'm just darn lucky I have DVD's that came in yesterday else I would be very upset.




  
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Oct 23, 2009 08:15 |  #9

It seems like Microsoft responded and is responding pretty fast and the issue has been addressed in at least one way. Windows 7 beta has been out for months, and not one person installed and tried to use digital river in that time? That seems curious at best.

We chatted previously about the negativity against Apple. It's way worse for Microsoft. All of Apple's ads are negative (I'm a PC and all that garbage). The PC one's are by and large positive saying I'm a PC for good reasons. This thread's title, in all honesty, is a good example of the negative tone people take with Microsoft and there are countless "halo" threads around Apple out there. They screw up all the time too. In my personal experience, Apple will just ignore an issue until their hand is forced in a class-action lawsuit (my 3rd gen ipod).

I run Vista and think it's great (and no, I'm not a fanboy). I thought Vista was undercooked but a good start when it was first released but has improved signifigantly. I'm VERY much looking forward to upgrading to Windows 7.


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Oct 23, 2009 08:32 |  #10

merlin2375 wrote in post #8878743 (external link)
The PC one's are by and large positive saying I'm a PC for good reasons.

I guess you missed all those commercials about the Laptop hunters?

Seems pretty negative to me..

http://tech.exchange.p​h …e-new-windows-commercials (external link)

Though I find them kind of funny. It's clearly a response campaign against what Apple is doing. Apple's commercial may be negative, however they are obviously effective as Microsoft feels the need to jump in too.

I have both Macs and PCs, highly prefer Mac, though looking forward to Windows 7 to see if they have fixed all the issues from the past.


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Oct 23, 2009 08:36 |  #11

Don't want to go too off topic on the OP's original issue...but I enjoy the discourse...

I didn't miss them. I said "by and large". And those ads were highlighting the price difference between mac's and pc's which, I've found to be often fairly substantial and certainly true out there in the market. Apple's ads just hammer away that PC's break and whatnot. I have over 7 PC's in the house all running from XP to Vista. I haven't had any spyware or breakdowns in the last 5 years and some of them aren't operated by the most skilled of operator ;)


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Oct 23, 2009 08:58 |  #12

Fut wrote in post #8876213 (external link)
One reason why I stay clear of upgrades and only install the full version.
Mine works without a problem.

+1

i have a windows 2000 system, a windows xp system, a windows vista system and windows 7 system running, no problems with any of them.

It's a Mickeysoft product, what did you expect? It would actually work?

well, on the bright side, at least their zune isn't exploding in people pockets and causing 2nd degree burns. :lol:


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Oct 23, 2009 09:41 |  #13

MaxxuM wrote in post #8878707 (external link)
Well, I called a few friends who work for three college's in my state and another outside to see what the damage was. They all said it was a pretty big issue. Hundreds of students were calling campus technology departments for help and that's only with a few colleges. World wide, we may be talking some big numbers. Yes, it won't be the 'majority' of users, but college students are a very big segment of early adopters. This issue has hit just about every tech forum, even AVS where I'm also a member. That seems to be pretty significant to me.

Personally, I tried the above methods on a test machine to see what would happen - didn't work. When installing onto a blank computer I get an error that files cannot be written. I checked all the file sizes and all looked well. I'll download it again and see what happens. I'm just darn lucky I have DVD's that came in yesterday else I would be very upset.

Seems like the 32bit version is giving problems even after the fixes. Most college people now should have 64bit capable hardware (basically, only seniors who bought a laptop before December of their starting year, or people who used an older laptop would have issues), so they really should just use the 64bit version with 32bit virtual xp (though home edition doesn't support that randomly...).


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Oct 23, 2009 12:50 |  #14

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well, on the bright side, at least their zune isn't exploding in people pockets and causing 2nd degree burns. :lol:

You mean the hoax?

basroil wrote in post #8879123 (external link)
Seems like the 32bit version is giving problems even after the fixes. Most college people now should have 64bit capable hardware (basically, only seniors who bought a laptop before December of their starting year, or people who used an older laptop would have issues), so they really should just use the 64bit version with 32bit virtual xp (though home edition doesn't support that randomly...).

I tried Win7 64bit saved on a 32bit Vista and XP machine - didn't work. Surprisingly, we don't have many 64bit machines around here except servers.




  
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Oct 23, 2009 13:07 |  #15

MaxxuM wrote in post #8880330 (external link)
You mean the hoax?

got a link to support that?

i've googled a good bit and i see nothing out there supporting the claim that it was a hoax.

lots of articles to the contrary though.

http://news.cnet.com …ver-exploding-ipod-touch/ (external link)
http://www.pcworld.com …exploding_ipod_​touch.html (external link)
http://www.information​week.com …jhtml?articleID​=215900172 (external link)
http://www.geek.com …turn-for-silence-2009083/ (external link)
http://www.tgdaily.com​/content/view/41727/11​8/ (external link)


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