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01 Dec 2008   #51
othman11

XP Pro x64, Win7 Ultimate x64and x86, OpenSuse,Fedora 10, Ubuntu 9,
 
 

Hi all.
Hope to add to the brain trust as time goes by.


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01 Dec 2008   #52
mansrm81

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello and welcome to 7 forum othman11
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01 Dec 2008   #53
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello othman11, welcome to Seven Forums!

















Later Ted
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01 Dec 2008   #54
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello Othman11. Welcome to the forums.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Joan.

You do know they're about to release the first public beta of Windows 7; either this month or next. Why don't you start getting prepared to dual boot it with Vista; all you'll need is a partition to put it on, by its self. That's what I'm doing with the pre-beta, Vista on one partition and Windows 7 on another partition. Even better if you have another HDD to put it on.

Of course we're here for any information about this you may need....
(it's not as scary as it sounds)...



Later Ted
Very true, Joan. I had never done dual boot before and I was a bit worried about messing up Vista, but it went slick. I put it on a seperate HDD, but not really necessary if you have room on your present HDD. I did do a backup just in case, but wasn't needed.

Gary
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02 Dec 2008   #55
johngalt

 

FWIW - I actually tested Vista and have in hand the RC1 DVDs that M$ sent me - Vista 32bit, Vista 64bi and the other one - and since I had read somewhere that the old testing keys were reactivated for W7, I tried it - and it worked. I was able to install, and then it activated just fine.

hence, I am now testing 6801 and reporting all sorts of strange things that I fined - including the Help system telling me constantly that I am offline when I am obviously typing this message lol.
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02 Dec 2008   #56
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
FWIW - I actually tested Vista and have in hand the RC1 DVDs that M$ sent me - Vista 32bit, Vista 64bi and the other one - and since I had read somewhere that the old testing keys were reactivated for W7, I tried it - and it worked. I was able to install, and then it activated just fine.

hence, I am now testing 6801 and reporting all sorts of strange things that I fined - including the Help system telling me constantly that I am offline when I am obviously typing this message lol.
Good show, JG.

They haven't got many of the help files in this build. Probably need to rewrite them to show the changes that have been made/will be made. They say the public beta will be basically a finished version so maybe the help files will be in there.

Gary
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02 Dec 2008   #57
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

That's a thought Ted, I have done dual booting before.

When I first got my copy of XP, a gift from an MVP friend of mine, I put it on my WinME machine as a dual boot until I got my new Compaq which came with XP.
Had problems with that and the recovery disc's I had to make for it didn't work so I just formatted and installed my copy of XP which meant I didn't have to have all the crap that HP put on the machine.

I've now passed that one over to my husband now I've got a Vista machine and I'm sure I'd have room to occupy Windows 7. It came with a 250 GB drive and know I'll never fill that up, I don't do photo or video work or have music on here so the drive could be partitioned.
I had PowerQuest Partition Magic when I did it before on the WinME machine. I'd be a bit nervous about doing it on here and screwing something up though
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02 Dec 2008   #58
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Joan.

You don't need a third party disk manager; have a look at this. Disk Management

Also have a look at this thread. EasyBCD

It really is quite easy, and Windows 7 is very stable....











Later Ted
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02 Dec 2008   #59
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I'll study those when I have a bit more time thanks for the links Ted
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02 Dec 2008   #60
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You're welcome Joan!

















Later Ted
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