For the life of my win 7 different iso's, versions, x32 x64 from cd, usb key, hard disk, upgrade, clean, ALL FAIL expanding file install files may be missing corrupt. This had 7 on for year re-instsalled multi times no problem. Tried Win 8 preview bam no problem installs same sys same mem same disk. Now I'm stuck with crap win 8 on the verge of expiration. Tried to install 7 from 8 of cd to clean drive same error, I recently upgraded and am trying salvage this as a lightweight htpc running XBMC but a crappy win 8 os is no way to start, ANYONE got some idea how get win 7 installed?
amd phn II x4 940
1 2 gb pc-800
ide seagate 200 mb
wd vel raptor 72gb sata.
I've tried three different iso's from dvd, from usb key, removed my 4 gb of ram tried it with each stick one at a time. Throw it all back together, use the same usb drive burn the official win 8 iso the same way I did the official win 7 iso, plug the flash drive in and 20 mins later win 8 is happy as a clam no errors, no hardware bitches in the event viewer. God I hate ms, and fyi win 8 BLOWS, I've re-skined it so at least a have a start button but it 8 BLOWS..
I've tried all the disk scans, clean to an ide drive, clean to an sata drive EXACT SAME fail, get win 8 running and all the suspect hardware test a'ok hdtune/everest/burn-in-test etc if it's bad something should find it..
Sorry it is a HUGE pain, the hidden side/bottom bars are supposed to open like the current task bar when hidden, if your lucky, one out of five and you may get the the bar and your mouse and the stars aligned and it opens FREEZE! DON'T MOVE!! If you don't stay over bar with your mouse for one milisec BAM! Gone what you can't have a delay to close.
Context menus, best invention ever, maybe you want to change the bar behavior? Sorry no righty clicky for you sucka! MS I've been using windows for 27 YEARS!! I've got it the way I WANT it!!! Solution release it 12/24/2012 the end of the world won't look like such a big disaster in comparison..