when you install windows, why is it so complicated?
When you install windows, aren't you just putting some files onto a blank hard drive? Why isn't is just a case of copying some files onto a blank hard drive? And if you install windows on a hard drive, and you copy all those files (including invisible files) onto another hard drive, wouldn't you have a perfectly workable copy of windows on both drives then? People seem to be saying it's to do with different computers having different hardware. If that's the case, how come you can install linux-based systems on a usb or live cd to work with any computer?
Asked By: neil m - 8/5/2012
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Windows 7 installation is almost foolproof. As long as you have an active internet connection, the install process downloads all drivers for you. You may have to install drivers later for very old hardware but this is very rare. I have installed it my dozens of times without any problems... More
Answered By: bobman - 8/5/2012
Additional Answers (4)
Imaging is something done by volume licensees all the time. For the average individual though, there's hardware differences that do matter. But I wouldn't call it complicated, no.
Answered By: Whatevers - 8/5/2012
first off no. its much more then that. harddrive are not bootable unless told too by code. iso file are cd image files. so iso have the windows installation media. windows has its own program to install it. because you easily clone the drive and get free windows, thats why you cant just copy it.
Answered By: Alex - 8/5/2012
My son is an IT software manager and has installed Windows 7 for me. A month later it is still playing up. He has been here 6 times to make it work. What can I say, if he cannot do it then there must be something wrong. UK BOB He has put it onto an old hard drive == very old. I should have bought a new computer.
Answered By: Kernow Lady - 8/5/2012
1) no you aint just putting files on the drive... More
Answered By: Who - 8/5/2012
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Legitimate Survey for Cash.Extra Money for You,Join Here!
Find All Jobs Hiring in Your Area. Hiring Immediately - Apply Today!
Shop Online or Sign Up To Sell AVON & Earn Fast Cash Today!
Other Career Questions
Do most mechanical engineering jobs offer job security?
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.