I’m still stuck because the ancient DVD HP dvd2002e I mentioned in my Windows Installation on a Netbook-Day Two doesn’t appear to work. It doesn’t read CDs or burn DVDs although part of the problem may be that my netbook does not have DVD burning software. My DVD burning software on a CD didn’t load using the drive although both my netbook and desktop recognized the drive.
I tried the Windows 7 download on my desktop because I’ve burned DVDs on it before, but the download got stuck in initializing mode and never downloaded one bit of the 2.35 GB ISO file that needed to be burned onto the DVD to create an install disk. Probably to blame is some security setting that’s disallowing the download. I can’t help but think porous Windows security is to blame for some of this rigamarole.
So I will probably install Windows 7 with a developer friend of mine who I bet gets stuck,too. But he’s a lot smarter about such things than I am. There’s no hurry because the Windows 7 release candidate will be available well into July.