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Windows In a Box

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by JonC, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. JonC

    JonC Flightless Bird

  2. Jolly Polly

    Jolly Polly Flightless Bird

  3. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 1/25/2010 2:55 PM, Jolly Polly wrote:
    > JonC wrote:
    >>
    >> Don't know if this has been posted before, if so feel free to "flame"
    >>
    >> http://www.big-daddy-design.com/windows7inabox.htm

    >
    > neat
    >
    > thanks

    The file that downloads is a rar file which my W 7 says it does not know
    how to de-compress. What tools work in W 7 for rar files?
    Jeff
     
  4. Chris Sidener

    Chris Sidener Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:F7o7n.100$uH1.5@newsfe25.iad...
    > On 1/25/2010 2:55 PM, Jolly Polly wrote:
    >> JonC wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Don't know if this has been posted before, if so feel free to "flame"
    >>>
    >>> http://www.big-daddy-design.com/windows7inabox.htm

    >>
    >> neat
    >>
    >> thanks

    > The file that downloads is a rar file which my W 7 says it does not know
    > how to de-compress. What tools work in W 7 for rar files?
    > Jeff


    Try this....
    http://www.7-zip.org/

    Chris
     
  5. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:F7o7n.100$uH1.5@newsfe25.iad...
    > On 1/25/2010 2:55 PM, Jolly Polly wrote:
    >> JonC wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Don't know if this has been posted before, if so feel free to "flame"
    >>>
    >>> http://www.big-daddy-design.com/windows7inabox.htm

    >>
    >> neat
    >>
    >> thanks

    > The file that downloads is a rar file which my W 7 says it does not know
    > how to de-compress. What tools work in W 7 for rar files?
    > Jeff



    I use Free RAR extract Frog:
    http://download.cnet.com/Free-RAR-Extract-Frog/3000-2250_4-10804840.html
    Works fine in W7.
    :)
    Grenou
     
  6. relic

    relic Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:F7o7n.100$uH1.5@newsfe25.iad...
    > On 1/25/2010 2:55 PM, Jolly Polly wrote:
    >> JonC wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Don't know if this has been posted before, if so feel free to "flame"
    >>>
    >>> http://www.big-daddy-design.com/windows7inabox.htm

    >>
    >> neat
    >>
    >> thanks

    > The file that downloads is a rar file which my W 7 says it does not know
    > how to de-compress. What tools work in W 7 for rar files?
    > Jeff


    IZArc is free and works with all compressed files.

    http://www.izarc.org/
     
  7. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:34:28 -0500, "Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com"
    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote:

    >On 1/25/2010 2:55 PM, Jolly Polly wrote:
    >> JonC wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Don't know if this has been posted before, if so feel free to "flame"
    >>>
    >>> http://www.big-daddy-design.com/windows7inabox.htm

    >>
    >> neat
    >>
    >> thanks

    >The file that downloads is a rar file which my W 7 says it does not know
    >how to de-compress. What tools work in W 7 for rar files?
    >Jeff


    The obvious choice is WinRAR, but as others have pointed out, there
    are free alternatives such as 7zip.
     
  8. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 1/25/2010 8:57 PM, Char Jackson wrote:
    > On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:34:28 -0500, "Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com"
    > <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote:
    >
    >> On 1/25/2010 2:55 PM, Jolly Polly wrote:
    >>> JonC wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> Don't know if this has been posted before, if so feel free to "flame"
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.big-daddy-design.com/windows7inabox.htm
    >>>
    >>> neat
    >>>
    >>> thanks

    >> The file that downloads is a rar file which my W 7 says it does not know
    >> how to de-compress. What tools work in W 7 for rar files?
    >> Jeff

    >
    > The obvious choice is WinRAR, but as others have pointed out, there
    > are free alternatives such as 7zip.
    >

    Thank you all. Appreciate the help.

    Jeff
     
  9. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:19:38 +0000, JonC wrote:

    > Don't know if this has been posted before, if so feel free to "flame"
    >
    > http://www.big-daddy-design.com/windows7inabox.htm


    Interesting. One of the arguments I hear from folks who don't want to
    even try Linux is that they don't want to have to 'retrain' or 'relearn'.
    So here we are retraining on the latest MS version!
     
  10. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com wrote:
    > On 1/25/2010 8:57 PM, Char Jackson wrote:
    >> On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:34:28 -0500, "Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com"
    >> <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 1/25/2010 2:55 PM, Jolly Polly wrote:
    >>>> JonC wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Don't know if this has been posted before, if so feel free to "flame"
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://www.big-daddy-design.com/windows7inabox.htm
    >>>>
    >>>> neat
    >>>>
    >>>> thanks
    >>> The file that downloads is a rar file which my W 7 says it does not know
    >>> how to de-compress. What tools work in W 7 for rar files?
    >>> Jeff

    >>
    >> The obvious choice is WinRAR, but as others have pointed out, there
    >> are free alternatives such as 7zip.
    >>

    > Thank you all. Appreciate the help.
    >
    > Jeff


    What a ridiculously stupid statement.
     
  11. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    ray wrote:
    > On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:19:38 +0000, JonC wrote:
    >
    >> Don't know if this has been posted before, if so feel free to "flame"
    >>
    >> http://www.big-daddy-design.com/windows7inabox.htm

    >
    > Interesting. One of the arguments I hear from folks who don't want to
    > even try Linux is that they don't want to have to 'retrain' or 'relearn'.
    > So here we are retraining on the latest MS version!


    Actually, Ubuntu is more similar to XP than Win 7 is and would require
    less retraining or relearning.

    --
    Alias
     
  12. Philo F. Shagnasty

    Philo F. Shagnasty Flightless Bird

    "Alias" <Alias@nospam.com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:hjn50j$njn$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > ray wrote:
    >> On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:19:38 +0000, JonC wrote:
    >>
    >>> Don't know if this has been posted before, if so feel free to "flame"
    >>>
    >>> http://www.big-daddy-design.com/windows7inabox.htm

    >>
    >> Interesting. One of the arguments I hear from folks who don't want to
    >> even try Linux is that they don't want to have to 'retrain' or 'relearn'.
    >> So here we are retraining on the latest MS version!

    >
    > Actually, Ubuntu is more similar to XP than Win 7 is and would require
    > less retraining or relearning.
    >
    > --
    > Alias


    Ubuntu is more similar to a train wreck and would require many hours of
    messing with to learn the cryptic commands that you need to tweak that
    INFERIOR OS to do what you want.

    Best to stay away from Ubuntu. Ubuntu was written by geeks for geeks who
    can't get laid.
     
  13. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Philo F. Shagnasty wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Alias" <Alias@nospam.com.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:hjn50j$njn$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> ray wrote:
    >>> On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:19:38 +0000, JonC wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Don't know if this has been posted before, if so feel free to "flame"
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.big-daddy-design.com/windows7inabox.htm
    >>>
    >>> Interesting. One of the arguments I hear from folks who don't want to
    >>> even try Linux is that they don't want to have to 'retrain' or
    >>> 'relearn'. So here we are retraining on the latest MS version!

    >>
    >> Actually, Ubuntu is more similar to XP than Win 7 is and would require
    >> less retraining or relearning.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Alias

    >
    > Ubuntu is more similar to a train wreck and would require many hours of
    > messing with to learn the cryptic commands that you need to tweak that
    > INFERIOR OS to do what you want.


    False.

    >
    > Best to stay away from Ubuntu. Ubuntu was written by geeks for geeks
    > who can't get laid.


    False. In short, you're lying again. If Windows were so wonderful, you
    wouldn't have to lie about Ubuntu.

    --
    Alias
     
  14. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 13:24:14 -0800, Philo F. Shagnasty wrote:

    > "Alias" <Alias@nospam.com.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:hjn50j$njn$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> ray wrote:
    >>> On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:19:38 +0000, JonC wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Don't know if this has been posted before, if so feel free to "flame"
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.big-daddy-design.com/windows7inabox.htm
    >>>
    >>> Interesting. One of the arguments I hear from folks who don't want to
    >>> even try Linux is that they don't want to have to 'retrain' or
    >>> 'relearn'. So here we are retraining on the latest MS version!

    >>
    >> Actually, Ubuntu is more similar to XP than Win 7 is and would require
    >> less retraining or relearning.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Alias

    >
    > Ubuntu is more similar to a train wreck and would require many hours of
    > messing with to learn the cryptic commands that you need to tweak that
    > INFERIOR OS to do what you want.


    Ah - I see you've never tried it :)


    >
    > Best to stay away from Ubuntu. Ubuntu was written by geeks for geeks
    > who can't get laid.
     

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