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OT--Windows Vista Problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Dave, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    I posted this in Vista ng but they don't seem to get the participation this
    ng gets and I don't see some of the talent there that's here. So, if it's ok
    here goes:

    HP laptop running Vista Home Premium 64 service pack 2, AMD 2.2 GHz dual
    core, 4 GB RAM, 175 GB free on HD.
    I've tried installing a couple software, the first was a freebie from a
    furniture company and the latest is MS VISIO 2010 BETA and I get "error 1606
    could not access network location %APPDATA%/"
    I tried all the suggestions concerning registry concerns on MS knowledge
    base and no change. Ran the auto-fix available on MS knowledge base and no
    help. Went back through the registry entries again and same. Downloaded
    Advanced System Optimizer, ran it and no change. Googled the error and
    almost everything points to a registry problem and either directs to
    knowledge base or repeats the steps listed there.
    I have Office 2007 retail plus Office 2010 BETA installed so I thought that
    might be causing the problem. Tried to uninstall 2007 and got the same error
    message.
    I don't know if this is related but when I create a new folder it will only
    let me name it "new folder". I can delete it, but I can't give it any other
    name or rename it, it just goes back to new folder.
    Any help is appreciated, I am not against looking at the registry again as
    sometimes a fresh set of eyes will see something, so if you have a thought
    fire away.
    Thanks,
    Dave
    P.S. Anyone have a Windows 7 64 Bit upgrade, preferably Home Premium
    edition, for sale at a really good price I'm interested.
     
  2. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    SOLVED Re: OT--Windows Vista Problem

    "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    news:DqCdncs9P975lx3WnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    snip

    I found a fix and am going to post it here in case it will help someone
    else, possible it will help with Win 7 as well.
    Logged on as Administrator and created a new Administrator account w/new
    name. Gave it a password and checked to ensure all permissions were what
    they should be. Logged off old account and logged in new Admin account.
    Deleted old Admin. account, when asked whether to save files I checked yes
    so I could look at them later. Got an error message saying account couldn't
    be deleted while logged in, but after checking old Admin account was gone.
    Logged off and rebooted in Safe Mode w/command prompt. You could possibly
    start in regular Safe Mode, use Task Manager, New Task and do cmd.exe to do
    the same thing. Checked root directory and users directory to make sure
    nothing was left from old Admin account. Rebooted normally in Admin, checked
    folder on desktop with files that were saved. Nothing of importance there,
    so I deleted them all. I checked renaming files function and all is good.
    Checked removal of Office 2007 and all is good. Installed Visio 2010 and all
    is good.
    HTH,
    Dave
     
  3. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    news:DqCdncs9P975lx3WnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >I posted this in Vista ng but they don't seem to get the participation this
    >ng gets and I don't see some of the talent there that's here. So, if it's
    >ok here goes:
    >
    > HP laptop running Vista Home Premium 64 service pack 2, AMD 2.2 GHz dual
    > core, 4 GB RAM, 175 GB free on HD.
    > I've tried installing a couple software, the first was a freebie from a
    > furniture company and the latest is MS VISIO 2010 BETA and I get "error
    > 1606 could not access network location %APPDATA%/"


    This, combined with the inability to create a folder named anything other
    than "New Folder" points to a serious instability issue. %APPDATA% is a
    user variable that should point to...
    APPDATA=C:/Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming
    replacing <username> with your currently logged in account.

    This variable is created at login time. All current variables can be
    veiwed, along with their values by opening a CMD box and typing set [Enter].

    Most variables, as well as if they are system or user can be seen if you
    right-click "Computer" and choose properties, then Advanced System
    Properties, then environment variables.

    Do you see a value for APPDATA if you open a CMD box and execute the set
    command? What is it pointing to?

    > I tried all the suggestions concerning registry concerns on MS knowledge
    > base and no change. Ran the auto-fix available on MS knowledge base and no
    > help. Went back through the registry entries again and same. Downloaded
    > Advanced System Optimizer, ran it and no change. Googled the error and
    > almost everything points to a registry problem and either directs to
    > knowledge base or repeats the steps listed there.
    > I have Office 2007 retail plus Office 2010 BETA installed so I thought
    > that might be causing the problem. Tried to uninstall 2007 and got the
    > same error message.


    1606 is an error returned by MSIEXEC (the main process for running MSI based
    installers which includes many from MS as well as those packaged with WISE).

    > I don't know if this is related but when I create a new folder it will
    > only let me name it "new folder". I can delete it, but I can't give it
    > any other name or rename it, it just goes back to new folder.
    > Any help is appreciated, I am not against looking at the registry again as
    > sometimes a fresh set of eyes will see something, so if you have a thought
    > fire away.
    > Thanks,
    > Dave
    > P.S. Anyone have a Windows 7 64 Bit upgrade, preferably Home Premium
    > edition, for sale at a really good price I'm interested.
     
  4. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hlpcr7$i61$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    > news:DqCdncs9P975lx3WnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >>I posted this in Vista ng but they don't seem to get the participation
    >>this ng gets and I don't see some of the talent there that's here. So, if
    >>it's ok here goes:
    >>
    >> HP laptop running Vista Home Premium 64 service pack 2, AMD 2.2 GHz dual
    >> core, 4 GB RAM, 175 GB free on HD.
    >> I've tried installing a couple software, the first was a freebie from a
    >> furniture company and the latest is MS VISIO 2010 BETA and I get "error
    >> 1606 could not access network location %APPDATA%/"

    >
    > This, combined with the inability to create a folder named anything other
    > than "New Folder" points to a serious instability issue. %APPDATA% is a
    > user variable that should point to...
    > APPDATA=C:/Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming
    > replacing <username> with your currently logged in account.
    >
    > This variable is created at login time. All current variables can be
    > veiwed, along with their values by opening a CMD box and typing set
    > [Enter].
    >
    > Most variables, as well as if they are system or user can be seen if you
    > right-click "Computer" and choose properties, then Advanced System
    > Properties, then environment variables.
    >
    > Do you see a value for APPDATA if you open a CMD box and execute the set
    > command? What is it pointing to?


    I did check this before I found a fix and it was pointing to
    c:/users\username\appdata\roaming
    Checked again now and it's the same.

    >> I tried all the suggestions concerning registry concerns on MS knowledge
    >> base and no change. Ran the auto-fix available on MS knowledge base and
    >> no help. Went back through the registry entries again and same.
    >> Downloaded Advanced System Optimizer, ran it and no change. Googled the
    >> error and almost everything points to a registry problem and either
    >> directs to knowledge base or repeats the steps listed there.
    >> I have Office 2007 retail plus Office 2010 BETA installed so I thought
    >> that might be causing the problem. Tried to uninstall 2007 and got the
    >> same error message.

    >
    > 1606 is an error returned by MSIEXEC (the main process for running MSI
    > based installers which includes many from MS as well as those packaged
    > with WISE).
    >
    >> I don't know if this is related but when I create a new folder it will
    >> only let me name it "new folder". I can delete it, but I can't give it
    >> any other name or rename it, it just goes back to new folder.
    >> Any help is appreciated, I am not against looking at the registry again
    >> as sometimes a fresh set of eyes will see something, so if you have a
    >> thought fire away.
    >> Thanks,
    >> Dave
    >> P.S. Anyone have a Windows 7 64 Bit upgrade, preferably Home Premium
    >> edition, for sale at a really good price I'm interested.

    >


    Thanks for the tip, I did get the problem solved. See my previous post for
    details.
     
  5. Nunya

    Nunya Flightless Bird

    Microsoft had a policy a while back that if you had a .edu email address you
    could buy Windows 7 Home Premium for I think $89. A buddy of mine did
    purchase a copy.

    "Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hlpcr7$i61$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    > news:DqCdncs9P975lx3WnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >>I posted this in Vista ng but they don't seem to get the participation
    >>this ng gets and I don't see some of the talent there that's here. So, if
    >>it's ok here goes:
    >>
    >> HP laptop running Vista Home Premium 64 service pack 2, AMD 2.2 GHz dual
    >> core, 4 GB RAM, 175 GB free on HD.
    >> I've tried installing a couple software, the first was a freebie from a
    >> furniture company and the latest is MS VISIO 2010 BETA and I get "error
    >> 1606 could not access network location %APPDATA%/"

    >
    > This, combined with the inability to create a folder named anything other
    > than "New Folder" points to a serious instability issue. %APPDATA% is a
    > user variable that should point to...
    > APPDATA=C:/Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming
    > replacing <username> with your currently logged in account.
    >
    > This variable is created at login time. All current variables can be
    > veiwed, along with their values by opening a CMD box and typing set
    > [Enter].
    >
    > Most variables, as well as if they are system or user can be seen if you
    > right-click "Computer" and choose properties, then Advanced System
    > Properties, then environment variables.
    >
    > Do you see a value for APPDATA if you open a CMD box and execute the set
    > command? What is it pointing to?
    >
    >> I tried all the suggestions concerning registry concerns on MS knowledge
    >> base and no change. Ran the auto-fix available on MS knowledge base and
    >> no help. Went back through the registry entries again and same.
    >> Downloaded Advanced System Optimizer, ran it and no change. Googled the
    >> error and almost everything points to a registry problem and either
    >> directs to knowledge base or repeats the steps listed there.
    >> I have Office 2007 retail plus Office 2010 BETA installed so I thought
    >> that might be causing the problem. Tried to uninstall 2007 and got the
    >> same error message.

    >
    > 1606 is an error returned by MSIEXEC (the main process for running MSI
    > based installers which includes many from MS as well as those packaged
    > with WISE).
    >
    >> I don't know if this is related but when I create a new folder it will
    >> only let me name it "new folder". I can delete it, but I can't give it
    >> any other name or rename it, it just goes back to new folder.
    >> Any help is appreciated, I am not against looking at the registry again
    >> as sometimes a fresh set of eyes will see something, so if you have a
    >> thought fire away.
    >> Thanks,
    >> Dave
    >> P.S. Anyone have a Windows 7 64 Bit upgrade, preferably Home Premium
    >> edition, for sale at a really good price I'm interested.

    >
    >
     
  6. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    Thanks for the tip, I'm full-time to finish my bachelor's so I may be able
    to take advantage of that.
    Dave

    "Nunya" <nunya@business.com> wrote in message
    news:0JYfn.520$e%2.324@newsfe08.iad...
    > Microsoft had a policy a while back that if you had a .edu email address
    > you could buy Windows 7 Home Premium for I think $89. A buddy of mine did
    > purchase a copy.
    >
    > "Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:hlpcr7$i61$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    >> news:DqCdncs9P975lx3WnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >>>I posted this in Vista ng but they don't seem to get the participation
    >>>this ng gets and I don't see some of the talent there that's here. So, if
    >>>it's ok here goes:
    >>>
    >>> HP laptop running Vista Home Premium 64 service pack 2, AMD 2.2 GHz dual
    >>> core, 4 GB RAM, 175 GB free on HD.
    >>> I've tried installing a couple software, the first was a freebie from a
    >>> furniture company and the latest is MS VISIO 2010 BETA and I get "error
    >>> 1606 could not access network location %APPDATA%/"

    >>
    >> This, combined with the inability to create a folder named anything other
    >> than "New Folder" points to a serious instability issue. %APPDATA% is a
    >> user variable that should point to...
    >> APPDATA=C:/Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming
    >> replacing <username> with your currently logged in account.
    >>
    >> This variable is created at login time. All current variables can be
    >> veiwed, along with their values by opening a CMD box and typing set
    >> [Enter].
    >>
    >> Most variables, as well as if they are system or user can be seen if you
    >> right-click "Computer" and choose properties, then Advanced System
    >> Properties, then environment variables.
    >>
    >> Do you see a value for APPDATA if you open a CMD box and execute the set
    >> command? What is it pointing to?
    >>
    >>> I tried all the suggestions concerning registry concerns on MS knowledge
    >>> base and no change. Ran the auto-fix available on MS knowledge base and
    >>> no help. Went back through the registry entries again and same.
    >>> Downloaded Advanced System Optimizer, ran it and no change. Googled the
    >>> error and almost everything points to a registry problem and either
    >>> directs to knowledge base or repeats the steps listed there.
    >>> I have Office 2007 retail plus Office 2010 BETA installed so I thought
    >>> that might be causing the problem. Tried to uninstall 2007 and got the
    >>> same error message.

    >>
    >> 1606 is an error returned by MSIEXEC (the main process for running MSI
    >> based installers which includes many from MS as well as those packaged
    >> with WISE).
    >>
    >>> I don't know if this is related but when I create a new folder it will
    >>> only let me name it "new folder". I can delete it, but I can't give it
    >>> any other name or rename it, it just goes back to new folder.
    >>> Any help is appreciated, I am not against looking at the registry again
    >>> as sometimes a fresh set of eyes will see something, so if you have a
    >>> thought fire away.
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> Dave
    >>> P.S. Anyone have a Windows 7 64 Bit upgrade, preferably Home Premium
    >>> edition, for sale at a really good price I'm interested.

    >>
    >>
     
  7. Nunya

    Nunya Flightless Bird

    Here is the web site. The original expired on Jan 5th.

    http://windows7.digitalriver.com/


    "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    news:fe-dnaW6Wb9pGR3WnZ2dnUVZ_r-dnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    > Thanks for the tip, I'm full-time to finish my bachelor's so I may be able
    > to take advantage of that.
    > Dave
    >
    > "Nunya" <nunya@business.com> wrote in message
    > news:0JYfn.520$e%2.324@newsfe08.iad...
    >> Microsoft had a policy a while back that if you had a .edu email address
    >> you could buy Windows 7 Home Premium for I think $89. A buddy of mine did
    >> purchase a copy.
    >>
    >> "Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hlpcr7$i61$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:DqCdncs9P975lx3WnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >>>>I posted this in Vista ng but they don't seem to get the participation
    >>>>this ng gets and I don't see some of the talent there that's here. So,
    >>>>if it's ok here goes:
    >>>>
    >>>> HP laptop running Vista Home Premium 64 service pack 2, AMD 2.2 GHz
    >>>> dual core, 4 GB RAM, 175 GB free on HD.
    >>>> I've tried installing a couple software, the first was a freebie from a
    >>>> furniture company and the latest is MS VISIO 2010 BETA and I get "error
    >>>> 1606 could not access network location %APPDATA%/"
    >>>
    >>> This, combined with the inability to create a folder named anything
    >>> other than "New Folder" points to a serious instability issue.
    >>> %APPDATA% is a user variable that should point to...
    >>> APPDATA=C:/Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming
    >>> replacing <username> with your currently logged in account.
    >>>
    >>> This variable is created at login time. All current variables can be
    >>> veiwed, along with their values by opening a CMD box and typing set
    >>> [Enter].
    >>>
    >>> Most variables, as well as if they are system or user can be seen if you
    >>> right-click "Computer" and choose properties, then Advanced System
    >>> Properties, then environment variables.
    >>>
    >>> Do you see a value for APPDATA if you open a CMD box and execute the set
    >>> command? What is it pointing to?
    >>>
    >>>> I tried all the suggestions concerning registry concerns on MS
    >>>> knowledge base and no change. Ran the auto-fix available on MS
    >>>> knowledge base and no help. Went back through the registry entries
    >>>> again and same. Downloaded Advanced System Optimizer, ran it and no
    >>>> change. Googled the error and almost everything points to a registry
    >>>> problem and either directs to knowledge base or repeats the steps
    >>>> listed there.
    >>>> I have Office 2007 retail plus Office 2010 BETA installed so I thought
    >>>> that might be causing the problem. Tried to uninstall 2007 and got the
    >>>> same error message.
    >>>
    >>> 1606 is an error returned by MSIEXEC (the main process for running MSI
    >>> based installers which includes many from MS as well as those packaged
    >>> with WISE).
    >>>
    >>>> I don't know if this is related but when I create a new folder it will
    >>>> only let me name it "new folder". I can delete it, but I can't give it
    >>>> any other name or rename it, it just goes back to new folder.
    >>>> Any help is appreciated, I am not against looking at the registry again
    >>>> as sometimes a fresh set of eyes will see something, so if you have a
    >>>> thought fire away.
    >>>> Thanks,
    >>>> Dave
    >>>> P.S. Anyone have a Windows 7 64 Bit upgrade, preferably Home Premium
    >>>> edition, for sale at a really good price I'm interested.
    >>>
    >>>
     
  8. FiOS-Dave

    FiOS-Dave Flightless Bird

    But now you can get it here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-us/default.aspx
    for $59.95.

    Dave

    "Nunya" <nunya@business.com> wrote in message
    news:5V0gn.530$e%2.358@newsfe08.iad...
    > Here is the web site. The original expired on Jan 5th.
    >
    > http://windows7.digitalriver.com/
    >
    >
    > "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    > news:fe-dnaW6Wb9pGR3WnZ2dnUVZ_r-dnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >> Thanks for the tip, I'm full-time to finish my bachelor's so I may be
    >> able to take advantage of that.
    >> Dave
    >>
    >> "Nunya" <nunya@business.com> wrote in message
    >> news:0JYfn.520$e%2.324@newsfe08.iad...
    >>> Microsoft had a policy a while back that if you had a .edu email address
    >>> you could buy Windows 7 Home Premium for I think $89. A buddy of mine
    >>> did purchase a copy.
    >>>
    >>> "Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:hlpcr7$i61$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>> "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:DqCdncs9P975lx3WnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >>>>>I posted this in Vista ng but they don't seem to get the participation
    >>>>>this ng gets and I don't see some of the talent there that's here. So,
    >>>>>if it's ok here goes:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> HP laptop running Vista Home Premium 64 service pack 2, AMD 2.2 GHz
    >>>>> dual core, 4 GB RAM, 175 GB free on HD.
    >>>>> I've tried installing a couple software, the first was a freebie from
    >>>>> a furniture company and the latest is MS VISIO 2010 BETA and I get
    >>>>> "error 1606 could not access network location %APPDATA%/"
    >>>>
    >>>> This, combined with the inability to create a folder named anything
    >>>> other than "New Folder" points to a serious instability issue.
    >>>> %APPDATA% is a user variable that should point to...
    >>>> APPDATA=C:/Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming
    >>>> replacing <username> with your currently logged in account.
    >>>>
    >>>> This variable is created at login time. All current variables can be
    >>>> veiwed, along with their values by opening a CMD box and typing set
    >>>> [Enter].
    >>>>
    >>>> Most variables, as well as if they are system or user can be seen if
    >>>> you right-click "Computer" and choose properties, then Advanced System
    >>>> Properties, then environment variables.
    >>>>
    >>>> Do you see a value for APPDATA if you open a CMD box and execute the
    >>>> set command? What is it pointing to?
    >>>>
    >>>>> I tried all the suggestions concerning registry concerns on MS
    >>>>> knowledge base and no change. Ran the auto-fix available on MS
    >>>>> knowledge base and no help. Went back through the registry entries
    >>>>> again and same. Downloaded Advanced System Optimizer, ran it and no
    >>>>> change. Googled the error and almost everything points to a registry
    >>>>> problem and either directs to knowledge base or repeats the steps
    >>>>> listed there.
    >>>>> I have Office 2007 retail plus Office 2010 BETA installed so I thought
    >>>>> that might be causing the problem. Tried to uninstall 2007 and got the
    >>>>> same error message.
    >>>>
    >>>> 1606 is an error returned by MSIEXEC (the main process for running MSI
    >>>> based installers which includes many from MS as well as those packaged
    >>>> with WISE).
    >>>>
    >>>>> I don't know if this is related but when I create a new folder it will
    >>>>> only let me name it "new folder". I can delete it, but I can't give
    >>>>> it any other name or rename it, it just goes back to new folder.
    >>>>> Any help is appreciated, I am not against looking at the registry
    >>>>> again as sometimes a fresh set of eyes will see something, so if you
    >>>>> have a thought fire away.
    >>>>> Thanks,
    >>>>> Dave
    >>>>> P.S. Anyone have a Windows 7 64 Bit upgrade, preferably Home Premium
    >>>>> edition, for sale at a really good price I'm interested.
    >>>>
    >>>>
     
  9. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "FiOS-Dave" <FiOS-Dave@fakeaddress.zz> wrote in message
    news:hlqns8$8a2$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > But now you can get it here:
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-us/default.aspx
    > for $59.95.
    >

    snip

    Thanks for the link. The version listed is Windows 7 Professional which has
    everything Home Pro does plus and is $64.95, which is a really good price.
    Only think it doesn't say is if it is 64 Bit. There's no distinction on MS
    web site so I'm assuming all the versions are 64 bit. Only thing that makes
    me wonder is I see some listed on ebay that are 32 Bit only.
    Can anyone enlighten me on this?
    TIA,
    Dave
     
  10. Nunya

    Nunya Flightless Bird

    When I bought my Windows 7 upgrade it contained both 32 and 64 bit CD's.
    When upgrading it would tell you if you could use the 64 bit version.

    "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    news:fJednSsQc67I0xzWnZ2dnUVZ_qydnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >
    >
    > "FiOS-Dave" <FiOS-Dave@fakeaddress.zz> wrote in message
    > news:hlqns8$8a2$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> But now you can get it here:
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-us/default.aspx
    >> for $59.95.
    >>

    > snip
    >
    > Thanks for the link. The version listed is Windows 7 Professional which
    > has everything Home Pro does plus and is $64.95, which is a really good
    > price.
    > Only think it doesn't say is if it is 64 Bit. There's no distinction on MS
    > web site so I'm assuming all the versions are 64 bit. Only thing that
    > makes me wonder is I see some listed on ebay that are 32 Bit only.
    > Can anyone enlighten me on this?
    > TIA,
    > Dave
     
  11. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    You're right, I didn't word my post correctly. When I bought the one upgrade
    I have it had both 32 & 64 disks included and I assumed all versions on MS
    would be the same.
    The thing that makes me wonder about is the ones on ebay posted as 32 bit
    only.
    Dave

    "Nunya" <nunya@business.com> wrote in message
    news:rUdgn.1679$mn6.21@newsfe07.iad...
    > When I bought my Windows 7 upgrade it contained both 32 and 64 bit CD's.
    > When upgrading it would tell you if you could use the 64 bit version.
    >
    > "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    > news:fJednSsQc67I0xzWnZ2dnUVZ_qydnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >>
    >>
    >> "FiOS-Dave" <FiOS-Dave@fakeaddress.zz> wrote in message
    >> news:hlqns8$8a2$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>> But now you can get it here:
    >>>
    >>> http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-us/default.aspx
    >>> for $59.95.
    >>>

    >> snip
    >>
    >> Thanks for the link. The version listed is Windows 7 Professional which
    >> has everything Home Pro does plus and is $64.95, which is a really good
    >> price.
    >> Only think it doesn't say is if it is 64 Bit. There's no distinction on
    >> MS web site so I'm assuming all the versions are 64 bit. Only thing that
    >> makes me wonder is I see some listed on ebay that are 32 Bit only.
    >> Can anyone enlighten me on this?
    >> TIA,
    >> Dave

    >
     
  12. relic

    relic Flightless Bird

    "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    news:MZmdnRZwOo5vCBzWnZ2dnUVZ_jKdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    > You're right, I didn't word my post correctly. When I bought the one
    > upgrade I have it had both 32 & 64 disks included and I assumed all
    > versions on MS would be the same.
    > The thing that makes me wonder about is the ones on ebay posted as 32 bit
    > only.
    > Dave
    >
    > "Nunya" <nunya@business.com> wrote in message
    > news:rUdgn.1679$mn6.21@newsfe07.iad...
    >> When I bought my Windows 7 upgrade it contained both 32 and 64 bit CD's.
    >> When upgrading it would tell you if you could use the 64 bit version.
    >>
    >> "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    >> news:fJednSsQc67I0xzWnZ2dnUVZ_qydnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "FiOS-Dave" <FiOS-Dave@fakeaddress.zz> wrote in message
    >>> news:hlqns8$8a2$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>> But now you can get it here:
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-us/default.aspx
    >>>> for $59.95.
    >>>>
    >>> snip
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for the link. The version listed is Windows 7 Professional which
    >>> has everything Home Pro does plus and is $64.95, which is a really good
    >>> price.
    >>> Only think it doesn't say is if it is 64 Bit. There's no distinction on
    >>> MS web site so I'm assuming all the versions are 64 bit. Only thing that
    >>> makes me wonder is I see some listed on ebay that are 32 Bit only.
    >>> Can anyone enlighten me on this?
    >>> TIA,
    >>> Dave

    >>


    OEM copies don't give you both 32-bit and 64-bit discs.
     
  13. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "relic" <relic211@cjb.net> wrote in message
    news:3hpa7a.mtb.19.1@news.alt.net...
    >
    > "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    > news:MZmdnRZwOo5vCBzWnZ2dnUVZ_jKdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >> You're right, I didn't word my post correctly. When I bought the one
    >> upgrade I have it had both 32 & 64 disks included and I assumed all
    >> versions on MS would be the same.
    >> The thing that makes me wonder about is the ones on ebay posted as 32 bit
    >> only.
    >> Dave
    >>
    >> "Nunya" <nunya@business.com> wrote in message
    >> news:rUdgn.1679$mn6.21@newsfe07.iad...
    >>> When I bought my Windows 7 upgrade it contained both 32 and 64 bit CD's.
    >>> When upgrading it would tell you if you could use the 64 bit version.
    >>>
    >>> "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:fJednSsQc67I0xzWnZ2dnUVZ_qydnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "FiOS-Dave" <FiOS-Dave@fakeaddress.zz> wrote in message
    >>>> news:hlqns8$8a2$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>>> But now you can get it here:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-us/default.aspx
    >>>>> for $59.95.
    >>>>>
    >>>> snip
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks for the link. The version listed is Windows 7 Professional which
    >>>> has everything Home Pro does plus and is $64.95, which is a really good
    >>>> price.
    >>>> Only think it doesn't say is if it is 64 Bit. There's no distinction on
    >>>> MS web site so I'm assuming all the versions are 64 bit. Only thing
    >>>> that makes me wonder is I see some listed on ebay that are 32 Bit only.
    >>>> Can anyone enlighten me on this?
    >>>> TIA,
    >>>> Dave
    >>>

    >
    > OEM copies don't give you both 32-bit and 64-bit discs.
    >
    >

    That may be what they have at the link above. I got an email reply from
    ultimatesteal saying I'd have a choice of 32 bit or 64 bit at purchase time.
    Now all I have to do is get me email addy at edu in place and I'm golden.
    Thanks,
    Dave
     

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