How to Install Windows 7 to a NEW Drive using an Upgrade DVD
I recently had to deal with Microsoft Support on this issue, and I can save you a great deal of time by passing on this procedure to you. Here's the scenario: you want to upgrade to a new monster SATA drive, and do a clean install of Windows 7 from an UPGRADE DVD, but the way the upgrade is setup, you need to first install the VISTA or XP version of windows so that the upgrade can run without activation errors. Well, I'm told by Microsoft Support that the following sequence will work:
It seems there was sufficient response to the shutdown announcement on the Xmarks site that thye have opened up a pledge database to see what the numbers are like. If they get 100,000 pledges of willingness to pay between $10 and $20 per YEAR, they will consider not shutting down the servers.
Foxmarks, which became "Xmarks" in 2009, have announced that they are closing their doors in January 2011. I have been a user of this service for several years now, and it is one of my favourite browser apps. See the blog entry announcing the closure here:
The documentation doesn't appear to give this up very easily: to reset to Factury Defaults, you'll need to restart the switch while having a serial console open, and hit CTRL-F (lots of times) until the boot completes, and it drops down to a boot-rom style prompt.