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A Bootable USB: Utility to Create Bootable USB Drive to Install Windows Vista, Server 2008 and 7

July 27, 2009

Imagine a situation where you need to install Windows Vista or 7 in a system but you don’t have access to DVD drive. We all know Windows Vista, Server 2008 or 7 comes in DVDs and you’ll need a DVD drive to install them. Then how will you install them? The solution is, you can create a bootable USB drive which can be used to install Windows without using DVD drive.

There is a new GUI based tool available here at Tweaking with Vishal which will allow you to easily create this bootable USB OS install. Now THIS is going to come in handy. Especially for all those Netbooks being sold today!

Thanks to Tim Barrett of No Geek Left Behind for providing a link to this handy tool!

 

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Get Ready for the Zune HD!!

June 1, 2009

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Zune HD

Microsoft has started promoting the upcoming Zune HD! I love the Zune. It’s like the “little player that could”. iPod obviously has more market awareness and market share up the wazoo – but in so many respects the Zune is a much better device.

  • The upcoming Zune HD will output HD content to your HDTV
  • Have a very nice batte4r efficient OLED multi touch display
  • Built in HD Radio tuner
  • Wireless built in
  • Can be managed from ANY computer – not just ones you “activate”
  • Zune has a subscription service – one low price per month for all the music you can handle, plus five FREE songs per month you can keep forever

One thing did really disappoint me. At the Zune HD site there is a link to “get the latest information on Zune HD”. I clicked the link and it told me it only works for US users.

WHAT??? Is this information so secretive that Canadian’s just can’t know? Another Microsoft idiotic decision around borders. But I’ll STILL be buying the device!