Well, Windows 7 is now installed and so far, so good.
I thought the release date was today (22.10.09) but I got my pre-ordered copy a couple of days ago.
I installed it as an upgrade to Vista although, lets face it, the Sinclair ZX81 OS or even a fucking abacus would be better than M$oft’s last poxy effort.
Anyway, after backing up my shit I went for it yesterday with no small degree of trepidation – this is Microsoft, after all.
Things went swimmingly until the Windows 7 files were being expanded.
The process stuck at 21% expanded and then stayed there for what seemed like a small eternity, but was probably about 20 minutes.
I googled from my laptop and soon found this.
It appeared that I was not alone, even down to the same percentage of expansion, and further googling confirmed it.
Sure enough, after about another 15 minutes it resumed and then stopped a few more times, eventually taking about an hour.
So, if you have a similar problem, simply wait and it should be fine.
The install process also seemed to hang when it was transferring existing files and settings over to Windows 7, but I just waited and everything eventually worked.
Is Windows 7 any good?
That’s tricky – ask me in about 6 months time.
Quite honestly, if it’s 1% better than Vista it’ll be a massive improvement over that execrable piece of shit.