The Indelible Bonobo Experience

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getting ready to say goodbye to Windows 10 - switching hard drives to the one with Windows 7; neither can use the full 4GB of RAM, only go as far as 3.24GB

other surprises:

  1. The old monitor was 1400x1050 (or something like that). The new one is 1024x768 - hard to adapt to.
  2. The old one ran very hot - 90100C or so. This one is a normal 30-50C max.
  3. Had to reactivate Windows after transplanting the hard drive.
  4. The fingerprint password no longer works - cannot reinitialize or anything like that. The older computer prompted for the fingerprint at boot-up, then would load Windows and take me right in, no need for anything else. After the HD transplant I have to type in the password two times: at boot as well as in Windows.

Will now back up all data and fully encrypt everything.

Without a doubt, Mr. Ballmer is the worst CEO of a large publicly traded American company today. Not only has he singlehandedly steered Microsoft out of some of the fastest growing and most lucrative tech markets (mobile music, handsets and tablets) but in the process he has sacrificed the growth and profits of not only his company but “ecosystem” companies such as Dell, Hewlett Packard and even Nokia.
Before start the installation, just change the two keys in Registry. Its like you are faking the Windows 7 installation that you are using the same version which you are going to install. In my case, I had to change the key to ‘ Windows 7 Professional ’. Make sure you are typing the exact and correct OS version which is written on your installation DVD. (via [Guide] How to Downgrade Windows 7 Ultimate to Professional)
Make sure you have enough of space in ‘System Partition’ (usually C drive). Allocate enough of time since this will copy your personal data first, downgrade the OS and then copy back your data.
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Before start the installation, just change the two keys in Registry. Its like you are faking the Windows 7 installation that you are using the same version which you are going to install. In my case, I had to change the key to ‘ Windows 7 Professional ’. Make sure you are typing the exact and correct OS version which is written on your installation DVD. (via [Guide] How to Downgrade Windows 7 Ultimate to Professional)

Make sure you have enough of space in ‘System Partition’ (usually C drive). Allocate enough of time since this will copy your personal data first, downgrade the OS and then copy back your data.

More: org, w7f, mdl1, mdl2, mdl3