upgrade of Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by dewduster, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    1. All of those links are to one article. It should be noted that tblount scrolled the page down enough so that we couldn't see the search terms that he used.

    2. While tblount quoted a tiny part of that article and did not discuss its content, the entire article can be found here. It is clear from the article itself that it should have been entitled "Microsoft Says Windows 7 Install Workaround is Sometimes Legal".

    3. That article mentions a "workaround" that could be used both legally and illegally.

    4. That workaround is completely different from the two always illegal hacks that tblount has suggested in Windows 7 Forums:

      tblount advocated an illegal hack in his blog of 10/26/2009, even noting that "Microsoft doesn't want you to do it". In other words, tblount knew that it was illegal when he wrote that blog entry. Similarly, he posted another illegal hack the day before, the illegality of which I have discussed previously. Both hacks involve altering the official installation media in ways that violate the Microsoft EULA.
    I'm surprised that "an expert" like tblount (to quote him as he describes himself) has failed to explain these facts. I hope this helps people avoid the pitfalls of following his advice.
     
  2. fjgold

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    At least for me I had to make sure to format my USB Flash drive to NTFS prior to using unetbootin.
    When I used a Flash drive formatted to Fat 32 it would not boot properly.

    I tries this with several Flash drives and with all of them NTFS was the ticket.
     
  3. tblount

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    Yes, information wants to be free.

    Unetbootin works.... like Microsoft's USB tool to help you do a clean/custom install when upgrade fails.

    Download Windows7-USB-DVD-tool.exe, upload your files and earn money.

    Microsoft explains where and how to edit ei.cfg ... the same day Win 7 was released.

    Windows Setup Installation Process - Microsoft technical library
    Published: October 22, 2009
    EI.cfg ... located on the product media under the \sources folder... make sure the settings in your EI.cfg file match the installation source.
    Windows Setup Installation Process
     
  4. fjgold

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    Thanks for the link to the tool M$ "stole" from unetbootin.
    You have mentioned this before but this is the first link I've seen.
    Other than they both do the same thing I don't see the resemblance to unetbootin.
    MS may have run with the idea but any programmer can create a program to do what either
    unetbootin or the MS tool does. Besides unetbootin is open source so anyone even MS has access to the source code.

    The major difference between the two is the GUI is much more basic with the MS tool.
    BTW, the MS tool works with Flash drives formatted in both Fat 32 and NTFS (actually the MS tool automagicaly formats the Flash device to NTFS regardless of it's initial FS).
     
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