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    Posted 05 May 2009 - 06:03 PM

    Here's the link from the microsoft email ->

    http://www.microsoft...ndows/windows-7

    Edit: This is the public release for those that don't have access through TechNet and such...

    This post has been edited by The Piney: 05 May 2009 - 06:05 PM

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      Posted 06 May 2009 - 01:52 AM

      Here's a link to a 'failed' attempt... No USB/Firewire installs...

      http://www.911cd.net...&...st&p=156521
      "Inquiring minds would like to know..."
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        Posted 06 May 2009 - 04:29 AM

        The next post by jaclaz has a link that discusses installing Win7 to a VHD that does not require a virtual machine program to be installed. The system boots directly from the VHD and has total access to the PC/Host system..

        Here's the link that he posted if anyone wants to check it out.

        http://www.msfn.org/...opic=129475&hl=

        I have a WinXP Pro system that I wouldn't mind trying that out on. I currently have Win7 running in VirtualBox and it runs great with only 640MB of RAM allocated.

        Any thoughts on doing this?

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          Posted 07 May 2009 - 05:10 AM

          View PostThe Piney, on May 6 2009, 03:29 AM, said:

          The next post by jaclaz has a link that discusses installing Win7 to a VHD that does not require a virtual machine program to be installed. The system boots directly from the VHD and has total access to the PC/Host system..

          Here's the link that he posted if anyone wants to check it out.

          http://www.msfn.org/...opic=129475&hl=

          I have a WinXP Pro system that I wouldn't mind trying that out on. I currently have Win7 running in VirtualBox and it runs great with only 640MB of RAM allocated.

          Any thoughts on doing this?

          Been there, done that... :P
          Check my new post after jaclaz...
          Worked AOK! However:
          "Installation" as a .vhd will alter your MBR, and most probably the boot sector for the volume you create the Win7.vhd in.
          (i.e. logical F: or logical J:, etc.)

          If you want an 'unbiased' opinion (heh-heh) GO for it - Win 7 RC is a hell of a nice toy to 'putz" around with, and good for a year.

          I'm running it right now, with Firefox to log in to UBCD4Win forums.

          Your XPP sys should have HDD GB to spare - the .vhd is a real file, taking up as much space as you allocate at CREATE time.
          AND get a cuppa coffee when u create - takes about 7 mins per 10GB...
          Dumbo here gave 120 GB on the USB HDD and waited it thru, just to see it fail during one of the 'install' reboots.

          Wound up getting serious about it and retried w/ 20GB off HDD-0 partition-3, (my J:),
          Orig stats 67 gb total - my stuff -20 GB vhd = 18gb left now..
          So i started with a J:, 67 w/ 38 free...
          Right now the "Local disk C:" (vhd) is 12.2 free of 19.5 total. (The real orig C: is now D:, etc.)

          You do any useful "work" with Win7 Beta in VirtualBox?
          "Inquiring minds would like to know..."
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            Posted 07 May 2009 - 09:47 AM

            View Postchuckr_jcr, on May 7 2009, 06:10 AM, said:

            You do any useful "work" with Win7 Beta in VirtualBox?


            Not at all, just considering trying it out on my "Gaming/Tech" PC. I have 3 hard drives in this system and I'm not sure about messing with the MBR and such so I may just install to one of the hard drives and disable the other system disk when I want to check Win7 out.

            The base Win7 runs pretty well but I tried "Freecell" out and with the VirtualBox video not supporting the graphics level of the game, it runs very slow. The PC is going on 7 years old so I'm not sure how it will handle Win7 in the future if I do upgrade so this would be nice to get a bit of an idea how well it does.

            PC Specs:

            P4 2.4B - FSB=533MHz
            Asus P4PE w/ AGP 4x only
            1.5GB RAM
            ATI 9700 Pro
            Santa Cruz
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              Posted 09 May 2009 - 05:15 AM

              View PostThe Piney, on May 7 2009, 07:47 AM, said:

              Not at all, just considering trying it out on my "Gaming/Tech" PC. I have 3 hard drives in this system...

              Why not put the RC into another 'emulator' ? ;)

              Like, so:

              http://www.911cd.net...&...st&p=156703

              (Running live FF out of both, same internet connection...)

              I got MS VPC 2007 SP1. Install that to one of the Gamers 3 HDDs?
              Eliminates the MBR mods... :clapping:

              Don't even need to burn a DVD:

              Assign the D/L'd iso to 'install' the pending new VPC and let 'er rip... :D

              Too bad 'Iron Brave' doesn't allow pics to be posted here.
              Got lots of them, doing installs...
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                Posted 09 May 2009 - 05:23 AM

                View Postchuckr_jcr, on May 9 2009, 12:15 PM, said:

                Too bad 'Iron Brave' doesn't allow pics to be posted here.
                Got lots of them, doing installs...


                Upload pictures to say PhotoBucket and then add them here using the direct link from PB and the forum Insert Image feature
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                  Posted 10 May 2009 - 06:09 AM

                  View Postchuckr_jcr, on May 7 2009, 04:10 AM, said:

                  "Installation" as a .vhd will alter your MBR,

                  and most probably the boot sector for the volume you create the Win7.vhd in.
                  (i.e. logical F: or logical J:, etc.)

                  OK, The "Official" results are in:

                  1. the MBR IS altered, as per the quote above
                  2. the boot sector for partits 2 and 3 are NOT altered (even tho my 'vdisk' was put on my partit 3),
                  therefore, the "volume" assumption above, is wrong...

                  3. the boot sector for partit 1 (my normal C:) was altered, both with different executable "boot code" and
                  ASCII references to "bootmgr" vice "ntldr"...

                  I need a good "Dis-assembler" for some decent analysis - any recommendations ?

                  (Is "The Young One" still around to help, or he still busy doin' midnighters ?) :D
                  "Inquiring minds would like to know..."
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                    Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:45 PM

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                    I need a good "Dis-assembler" for some decent analysis - any recommendations ?

                    Depends on what you want to do. OllyDbg is good for pulling apart compiled code. Ida Pro is good for interactively stepping through a program as it runs. BochsDbg is a gem because you can use it to analyze bios/boot code as well as the entire boot process from Bochs VM as it runs. I also like to use TinyHexer for it's disk and memory editor functions and don't forget about debug.exe ;)

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                    (Is "The Young One" still around to help, or he still busy doin' midnighters ?)

                    I was thinking the same thing, we really need a javascript to do this kind of stuff... :lol:
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