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Video Blog: Installing Windows Vista is a Snap

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alexansp
alexansp

All links leading to this posts refers to this video blog being 5 minutes long. Actual video is only 1 minute 57 seconds! Current video is very lame..... I am guessing something happen and needs correction. Please fix. Thanks, Stephen Alexander

TG2
TG2

Look, be constructive please. Yes there is something wrong, if the video is only supposed to be the "click the next button" type of tripe then it does seem worthless. Videos of this type are amature, and by that nature I expect some problems, such as the audio of the speaker was too low. The content matter should have been longer and if it was supposed to be 5 minutes (like the NetNote said) I would hope that the additional options are explained. There was a "screen shot" blog that was nothing but screen shot after screen shot of installing SQL 2005 Express.. it didn't discuss anything and didn't show the consequences of users choices, or give the merits of one selection over another. That was useless ... this still has potential if covering some of the differences, for those of us that don't like the default interface of XP .. or perhaps covering how Vista's default install lays out and anything we could do differently... or how to make choices with more than basic hardware (more than one hard drive, upgrade rather than format install, etc) .... if none of that is shown, then this video too will be wasteful of people's time.. but I can hope that the video maker will have more content than just the "click next" type of presentation

apotheon
apotheon

"[i]The content matter should have been longer and if it was supposed to be 5 minutes (like the NetNote said) I would hope that the additional options are explained.[/i]" Steve Warren's purpose, I've come to realize, does not lend itself to actually informing readers/viewers. Rather, the content of his posts about MS software seems geared more toward product placement and marketing. The titles of his posts are indicative, as well as the content -- for instance, the title of this one tells us that installing Vista is "a snap", rather than that there's video of the installation process. He's not interested in being instructive, only in conveying warm fuzzies about how great Vista is. "[i]There was a 'screen shot' blog that was nothing but screen shot after screen shot of installing SQL 2005 Express.. it didn't discuss anything and didn't show the consequences of users choices, or give the merits of one selection over another. That was useless ...[/i]" That was Steve Warren, too. Again, it was just marketing tripe. He's drinking the MS kool-aid, and trying to share it with the rest of us as well. Once in a while, he tries to throw in some "criticism" of MS software to sound more authentic and even handed, but reading these supposed cricisms always leaves me wondering if he could possibly be any less critical. Everything's geared toward sounding enthusiastically great or so trivial that the fact it's nominally "bad" is no big deal. These things are more like satisfied customer testimonials than actual product reviews. I've been sucked in by deceptive titles in TR NetNotes more often than I'd like to admit, only to find that what seemed like it might be good in the title turned out to be nothing but more marketing tripe.

Steven S. Warren
Steven S. Warren

Stop kidding yourself. You like me. You like reading my blog. Thanks buddy!

jmgarvin
jmgarvin

It feels like the old TR again

apotheon
apotheon

TR NetNotes and the like keep duping me with cryptic, legitimate-sounding summaries and headlines that lead me into your (illegitimate?) fanboyism. It's really rather annoying.

Steven S. Warren
Steven S. Warren

Chad, my little open source lad. I am glad you are reading my blog again.......sweeet.

stuoutlaw1
stuoutlaw1

I agree it does not show what happens when you have multiple HDD's and or partitions or how to multi boot. the video only shows the screen after Vista is already fully installed. I find Vista fairly user freindly to install reguardless.

Steven S. Warren
Steven S. Warren

The point of this video was only to show you how easy Windows Vista is to install. That is it. I wanted to show people how the basic install worked. I will take your ideas and create another video with some of the other options you mentioned. I really appreciate your input. Thanks.

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