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Windows 7: Partition Install

26 Oct 2009   #1

Vista Prem
Partition Install


I bought Premium the other day stupidly forgetting about my Wireless Adapter (Netgear WG11v2) got home and found out there isn't any drivers for it not surprisingly really.

I made a 30GB Partition for 64 Bit install a few minutes ago. I want to dual boot just to see if there's any chance of the adapter working on 7. If it works will I be able to upgrade Vista and then delete the boot sector and that partition? Or won't it work because I'd have already used the product key?

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26 Oct 2009   #2


Hi Lucy88

You don't need to use the product key on your test install, just click past the screen that asks for it and you're good for 30 days.

BTW I think you will find that the WG111v2 will work with 7 although you may need to use the Vista drivers which should be fine
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26 Oct 2009   #3

Vista Prem

Installed it on the partition but now when booting up it won't let me select an OS Windows 7 is highlighted and it just times out and loads that even though I want to select Vista.

USB Keyboard works fine because I can go into bios when it first boots and then use wordpad and other stuff when the 7 loads.

Edit: Works fine if I use a PS2 keyboard :S
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