Iâ€™m really enjoying Windows 7, itâ€™s a little nicer to use, itâ€™s pretty stable, and most importantly everything just works (well, except for Sleep mode on my Toshiba, but I suspect thatâ€™s a graphics driver issue and not necessarily a Windows 7 one â€“ but hey, thatâ€™s what Beta versions are for right? To iron out these issues).
Now, you may have a hurdle installing Windows 7 on a few devices which donâ€™t have DVD players. If thatâ€™s your issue, then this video by Dennis Chung will help. In it he explains how to install Windows 7 with a USB key.
Now, I donâ€™t have that scenario, so I initially thought the post wouldnâ€™t be of much use to me. But hereâ€™s what I learnt: If it takes a 7 minute video to explain how to install something from a USB key then there is something very wrong. In fact anything that takes more than 3 steps to get working (this video has 8) is going to be a showstopper for most people.
Itâ€™s a shame really, because my experience with Windows 7 so far has been one of simplicity. I really like the interface and whole user experience. What a shame that the install experience for some will be far from that. Yes, Iâ€™m being a little narky here, but itâ€™s the extra complexity that Microsoft seems to lay on top of most offerings that really disappoints me â€“ or should I say, present a wonderful â€˜opportunity for improvementâ€™ :-). And yes, Iâ€™ve got a separate post on this coming shortlyâ€¦
(via Sarah Perez)