Installing Windows 7

So, yeah; um, the conversion from the Windows Vista operating system on the Dell Studio 1535 laptop to the Windows 7 operating system did not go smoothly. Inherent within the conundrum was the failure of the Dell Corporation to provide the correct system restoration discs. The Dell Studio 1534 laptop computer supports either 64bit or 32bit operating systems. In this case the installation disk provided by Microsoft for Windows 7 requires 64bit drivers and preferably 64bit software. Dell provided a pile of discs for the system. Only one of the discs provided by Dell supported a 64bit operating system.

Twitter users have provided front line information about Windows 7 through the last week. Being guilty of sending a few tweets about the installfest throughout the day Twitter provides an option to latterly shout into the digital commons.

Andy from Chicago seems to find this situation ever so slightly (entirely/completely/resounding) humorous. Apparently, within certain circles the Dell computer building corporation lacks a certain degree of respect when it comes to providing the highest possible quality of parts. Not only does the system hardware seem to function properly, but also the new upgraded installation of Windows 7 seems to function properly. The system now lacks all of the Dell software that originally came with the computer. Questions remain about how this lack of Dell provided software will influence future system stability.

After dealing with some major driver problems associated with AMD ATI radeon graphics card, it seemed like a good idea to visit the local cinema. Joni thought it would be a good idea to watch “Where the wild things are” on the local IMAX movie screen. This diversion provide enough time away from the problem to muddle through a solution.

Future updates and opinions about Windows 7 will be forthcoming during the next few days or perhaps during the next few weeks…

Expecting Windows 7

The new upgraded version of the Windows 7 operating system will arrive sometime this week. Apparently, other people have had access to the final production version of the operating system for weeks. Naturally, the beta version of Windows 7 was freely available for download. Unfortunately, the beta version would not install on the CODEGEN server cube sitting upstairs. A driver conflict with a raid controller occurred during the beta installation. Most hardware manufactures have developed 64-bit drives. Some of the drivers function properly, but a few of the drivers fail to function. In any event, the rest of the week will be spent expecting the delivery of Windows 7.