After returning home from college for the summer, I wanted to get my desktop computer online with the wireless network. Unfortunately for my Internet addiction, the desktop computer didn’t have a wireless adapter. I ordered one off of NewEgg, but in the mean time I was left without the glorious internet on my desktop computer’s big screens. What do I do?! The laptop could connect to the wireless network, so there’s a start. Windows has the ability to share the Internet connection of one network adapter over another. Bingo. I describe the process in the following video.
If you have a copy of Windows 7 installation media as an ISO (disk image) you may want to put it on a flash drive. You might think that you’d be able to just click and drag the file onto the flash drive and be done, but that isn’t the case! Here’s how to do it
First, have a Windows 7 ISO (duh)
Next, download and install Microsoft’s ISO tool here. (That is a direct link, originally found the link here. If you’re doing this on Windows XP, go to that page and scroll down to “For Windows XP Users” to find two more downloads you will need.)
When you open the program, it will look like this.
*sigh* as much as I like to fight the more nerdy aspects of my geeky personality, I can’t help but think that a month of uptime (on my Windows 7 RC box) is cool.