Installed Windows 7 Beta 1 this morning just before ice skating in my backyard.
[click to zoom, the pushpin is where I live at the water and now at the ice… really great, see also picture below]
[Vicky and Abel]
Actually I upgraded the 6801 PDC version to the 7000 version [no problems with that]. But because I don’t have a DVD writer and no ISO reading tool I used the workaround I did many times and just because I haven’t seen any post about it [and I wanted to show some skating pictures] I thought let’s post it.
What did I do to install the Windows 7 ISO image, the steps are very easy.
I do think everybody nowadays have Virtual PC installed, if not… think it over… it’s an easy way to have a playground for all the obscure software you want to install and try [and it’s free]. After you have installed it, don’t forget to install the ‘Additions’ found in the file menu.
After opening a virtual environment go to the CD menu and select “Capture ISO image”, don’t run the setup but browse to the CD. Copy-past the complete directory to a location on the host machine and run the setup from there, every thing works fine on my machine.
A very easy way to install Windows 7 [on your main environment] without using DVD’s…
Have fun… my machine was up and running within one round of ice skating… it was a beautiful morning.