On Nov 22, 4:36  Ů  ﮮ 
> I'm sorry to be so ignorant, but; I can't seem to get started and learn
> more.
>
> c:\ruby\bin>gem install rails
> ERROR:  
> HTTP Response 403
>
> c:\ruby\bin>gem list --remote
>
> *** REMOTE GEMS ***
> ERROR:  
> HTTP Response 403
>
> Any suggestions you have are very much appreciated,

The issue is not Windows 7, but the RubyGems version you're using.

1) Check the Ruby version and RubyGems version you're using.

ruby -v
gem --version

2) Ensure you're using RubyGems 1.3.5, if not, please manually install
it as indicated here:

http://blog.mmediasys.com/2008/08/04/problems-with-rubygems-find-here-some-handy-tips/

3) If you're using an older version of One-Click Installer, I
recommend migration to RubyInstaller RC1:

http://rubyforge.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=35591

You will find more information in the wiki page about this version of
Ruby and Rails:

http://wiki.github.com/oneclick/rubyinstaller/tutorials

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Luis Lavena