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Microsoft patches huge Windows 7 RC bug

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  • Started 4 years ago by raphoenix
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Posted for Information
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Appears a Re-Clean Install is Recommended / Required.
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FROM ARTICLE
"Microsoft recommended that to play it safe, users who have already installed Windows 7 RC, and subsequently installed any applications, essentially take a mulligan and do it all over again.".............
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http://www.computerworld.com/a.....2009-05-08

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ScottW
ScottW
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Well, it's better to find such things in a beta or RC than a shipped product. However, this does suggest that the accelerated schedule for Win7 is leading to big mistakes. Haste makes waste, as Poor Richard said.

So, now I need instructions on how to slipstream this fix into an installation DVD! :-)

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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@ScottW,
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Believe it or not, I thought about that.
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After looking at the way the ISO is put together, think it would be less of a hassle just to download and burn the RC1 DVD over again even if MS released the patch files to the public.
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This assumes MS has loaded their servers with the Patched Version of RC1.
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Couldn't tell from the article.
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I'll just destroy the data and partitions on the Raid array, re-make the HD geometry and UN-archive the XP system onto one partition. Should only take about 15 minutes.
Will then re-install the downloaded, updated burned RC1 from scratch again onto another partition.
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MS may put out some info about "busting" the ISO and making a Slipstream but doubt it is very likely.
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It's the folks that don't have the HD tools and extra storage which will have the most hassle. :( :(
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Best Regards,
Rick P.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Bumped For HTG 24 Hour Cycle Time - Important Info as it affects ALL Members who have already loaded Win7 RC1.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Does anyone know if [ The Win7 RC1 Patched Versions ] have been put on the MS Download Servers yet ????
Thanks,
Rick P.

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