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Windows 7: W7 RTM Installation


24 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Do not shutdown your computer. Put the USB or DVD into your computer. Launch setup.exe from the device if it does not automatically do it for you. The follow the instructions and do a "Custom (advanced)" installation. You will then select the main partition Windows 7 is already installed on. This is one of the tricks used on Windows Vista.

Actually maybe read this! http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/cle...rade_media.asp

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24 Oct 2009   #12

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

tw33k,

If I do that, isn't that really the same thing as starting over from scratch? I may try that, when I can get my mind back to it, but it seems that would simply delete the previous installation, rather than modifying it. If that is the case, it is somewhat time consuming, because I'm installing from a flash drive, rather than a DVD, and it is excruciating slow.

However, I'm not certain that the flash drive is the problem, because even now, it takes about a minute to get past the Windows loading logo screen on boot, unlike the beta and RC which was quite quick.
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24 Oct 2009   #13

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Do not shutdown your computer. Put the USB or DVD into your computer. Launch setup.exe from the device if it does not automatically do it for you. The follow the instructions and do a "Custom (advanced)" installation. You will then select the main partition Windows 7 is already installed on. This is one of the tricks used on Windows Vista.

Actually maybe read this! http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/cle...rade_media.asp
I will read your link, but it sounds as though you are saying to start the installation while booted to XP. If that would work, I may do so, but that is not what I wanted, because even if it did work, it would creat a boot menu, which I really don't care for. I usually install each OS on individual drives, with all other drives disconnected, so that I can either use simply the F8 boot menu, or boot priority in the BIOS.

With different OSs interconnected, it invariably lead to trouble.
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24 Oct 2009   #14

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Kinda lost me...are you not currently running Windows 7 (non-activated) on your computer? I was referring to launching the install while running Windows 7 and upgrading the installation from there.
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24 Oct 2009   #15

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

If you lost me, that's not a surprise, because I was quite lost myself. However, it appears that the reg edit in your link worked. At least it now says that it is activated and has some kind of number where the license should go. Many thanks, now I can go on to bigger and better things...I hope.
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