Windows 7 upgrade paralyzes some PCs with endless reboots

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  1. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    The problem has been reported elsewhere. Apparently, Digital River was tasked with delivering the $29 student version of Windows 7 and there's some issues with its installer.
     
  2. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    Just and update to this story, Microsoft shipped a regular ISO file to those that downloaded the .exe file of the student version.
     
  3. akadmon macrumors 68020

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    What do you mean "shipped"? I have not received any email from MS saying that a DVD is being shipped to me, or providing a link to a where I can download the iso. In fact, when I complained to Digital River and demanded my money back (that was before I was able to make the iso and burn an install DVD myself), their solution was to have me pay $13 for the DVD.

    BTW, MS tech support is horrendous horrendous horrendous ! All calls are routed to India and the people on the other end are mostly clueless, putting you on hold for 5-10 minutes at a time while they "consult their resources", ie., search the MS Knowledge Base (something I could do just as well, if not better).

    Speaking of bugs in Windows 7, I think I ran into one (which is what occasioned the call to MS tech support). I linked my Dell laptop to my company domain, and then decided to unlink it after I started having issues with program installation (big brother putting limits on what can be installed). After unlinking from the domain and rebooting, my original administrator account became a guest account (WTF!) and the default/built-in administrator account became inaccessible (WTFx2!). They (MS people in India) had me boot in safe mode and create a new administrator account. To my shock and amazement, after rebooting I discovered that my original account (which I spent the better part of the day customizing and setting up for for email, network access etc.) was gone! I finally figured out on my own that the thing to do was to go back to a restore point from the time before I joined the domain. Yikes!
     
  4. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    I did. And here’s the links to the direct download.

    http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/10/28/direct-download-ISO-dvd-for-windows-7-student-upgrade/
     

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