There are threads all over the web on this DVD problem.Even a couple on this site. I am going to dedicate some real time browsing some of the hi tech sites and see if there is a historic solution anywhere.
Don't know if you have all registered the beta yet, but its worth it....
so far I have had about 18 updates... not sure if the above was going to be one of them, but I got there first and manually installed it prior to moving over Mp3 files..
hope this helps
They're just as good as anything else, really. I've seen harddrives flake out at the drop of a hat, thumb drives die for no apparent reason, and discs become transparent with age. Best you can do is make multiple backups on different types of media, cross your fingers, and pray a bit.
To hop on topic, I'm using 7 as my main OS at the moment. After I got my wonky ass stupid harddrive problem fixed and managed to get my copy activated, the thing seems surprisingly nice and stable for a beta release. So far, it's handled everything I've thrown at it like a champ. I've still got XP on another drive ready to be cloned just in case. But for now, things look promising.
In short, I like it, but I dunno if I love it yet. I'm jumping from XP to 7, and there are a few Vistaish things I've got to come to terms with before I can start getting all starry eyed. Still, at the very least, I'm impressed with it.
I am really impressed at how well is scales itself on the laptop.
64bit @ Home W/ 4gig Ram: idles using 1.12 gig
32bit @ Laptop W/ 2gig Ram: idles around 650meg
What really impressed me was at home, alt tabbing in and out of Left 4 Dead was sooo smooth. It was like changing between IE and Outlook. There was no lag as the image redrew, L4D was just there and ready.
I am using it as my primary OS on my netbook, and as much as I can on my Macbook (there is a lot of stuff I need that I use in OS X that I don't feel like setting up in 7).
The new UI is amazing, and everything is running super smooth. 7 is running better than XP or Ubuntu did on my Aspire One.
If it can stand the test of time, and if it proves to be stable, I will be selling my Macbook and getting a tablet notebook that runs Windows 7.
As a hardcore Unix/Mac fanboy, I cannot believe that I am saying this.
That defeats the purpose of enjoying a beta os and experimenting with it to its full potential. I remember running windows 3.1 as soon as it came out to stores and loved the first touch of the diskette and look of the welcome screen. If you really want to get on your knees and get dirty, having W7 as ur primary os and doing everyday tasks on it is truly an experience. But im a fool and must admit I have xp 64 waiting on the back burner ready in any case.
It was time for me to wipe/reload my OS anyway (this is an annual practice for me) so I figured why not? I'll use it as my primary OS until I get fed up with all the crashes, application conflicts or whatever else is going to bug me...
Well... I have not run into ANY of those issues stated above at this point. Looks like I may keep this one around until retail if it keeps up at this pace! Now that I have seen it and played with it as much as I have, I am not sure I COULD go back if I wanted too!
So, yes, it is my Primary OS.
C: Primary OS Installation Drive (500GB)
D: Working drive for whatever it is I am working on (250GB)
E: Data Store: This is where I keep all my files and data in case I need to wipe C:, I lose no data... (250GB)
F: External USB Drive for whatever I need... (350GB)
i am using win7 as main os too, and YES for back up.. come on what is the fun in all those recovery things it gets my blood pressure high ...lol
in fact this is my first time using a beta as main os ..and i THINK i might be lucky.. it is stable so far..
so let us just hope that everything is OK and even better with time.