Trying to D/L Windows 7 from MS but can't get the download to start

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by wnxgenral, May 18, 2009.

  1. wnxgenral macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2008
    Anyone else have this problem? i am trying to download Windows 7 but it just sits at that loading screen and won't go past.... any ideas?
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Try Firefox. There's something Safari doesn't like (or vice-versa). I had the same problem.

    btw: it installed fine in Parallels 4, with the exception of audio. I needed to go get the RealTek driver (using its own installer) to get audio up.

    I haven't used it for much. Just more of a morbid curiosity, than a need. I also wanted to check out some of the crazy things mentioned in Cult of Mac's short review.

    The interface is less gaudy than Vista, and it seems a bit easier to get around - so it's an improvement over Vista in those regards. Still, not as "easy" as XP, but overall an improvement, I suppose. I'm leaning toward some reviewers opinion's saying 'it's what Vista was meant to be'.

    However, Win7 takes a giant step back...., well - into the Twilight Zone, for the missing MENUS. My first impression is one of another change done for change's sake. I'll be spending a bit more time playing with Win7, and get a better feel for what they were thinking. But, I suspect when my brain starts to wrap around those ideas, it will want a stiff drink.
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA

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