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Geoff -

Thanks for the caveats - it's not a UVM-owned system.  I'll investigate 
the alternatives.

Rama

On 9/29/2010 10:45 AM, Geoffrey Duke wrote:
> Rama,
>
> Youíll want to be a little careful, if this is not a UVM-owned system,
> because Windows requires activation and you only get a few before you
> have to call Microsoft. Does your netbook have a boot option to restore
> to factory condition? My Samsung netbook didnít come with have media,
> but does have a system restore hidden partition. Restoring this way is
> likely not to make activation go awry. YMMV.
>
> Just to clarify, the Windows Deployment Services installers and the DVD
> image available at \\files.uvm.edu\mca\Windows
> <file:///\\files.uvm.edu\mca\Windows> are licensed to UVM for
> installation on /UVM-owned/ computers. Further, the license is for
> upgrades, which means that the system must already have a valid Windows
> OS client license. Upgrading a UVM-owned WinXP netbook to Win7 should be
> fine: upgrading a Linux-based netbook would not.
>
> Another installation option is to use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download
> Tool <http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool>, which helps you create
> a USB-based install media from a Windows 7 installation DVD or .ISO.
> This tool could work with the UVM Campus Agreement media (for UVM-owned
> systems), or a copy of Windows 7 you purchase for personal use.
>
> I hope thatís useful,
>
> --Geoff
>
> Geoffrey Duke
> 802.656.1172 | Sr System Administrator <http://www.uvm.edu/~gcd> |
> Enterprise Technology Services <http://www.uvm.edu/ets> | University of
> Vermont <http://www.uvm.edu/>
>
>  > -----Original Message-----
>
>  > From: Technology Discussion at UVM [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
>
>  > Behalf Of Bryan Fleming
>
>  > Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 9:48 AM
>
>  > To: [log in to unmask]
>
>  > Subject: Re: trouble accessing sslvpn.uvm.edu
>
>  >
>
>  > Hi Rama,
>
>  >
>
>  > I've got a USB cd-rom you can borrow if you want...
>
>  >
>
>  > Otherwise if the computer is on campus or you can easily bring it on
>
>  > campus for the day you can create a USB installer from
>
>  > "LiteTouch-x86_USB" or "LiteTouch-x64_USB" folders (as applicable)
>
>  > located here:
>
>  >
>
>  > \\files.uvm.edu\software\Windows_Deployment_Services
> <file:///\\files.uvm.edu\software\Windows_Deployment_Services>
>
>  >
>
>  > -Bryan
>
>  >
>
>  > On 9/29/2010 8:11 AM, Rama Kocherlakota wrote:
>
>  > > Hi Andrew,
>
>  > >
>
>  > > Yeah, that sounds like good advice. It's a relatively new machine so
>
>  > > there isn't much to back up.
>
>  > >
>
>  > > Is there a Win7 image somewhere on campus I can download and put on a
>
>  > > flash drive? It doesn't have a CD drive and didn't come with Win7
>
>  > media.
>
>  > >
>
>  > > Thanks,
>
>  > >
>
>  > > Rama
>