Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Purchase and install W7

28 Sep 2014   #11
ah100

XP3
 
 

"This software is intended for pre-installation on the hard drive of the fully assembled computer system, using the OEM pre-installation tools. For information using pre-installation OEM tools, see www.Microsoft.com/oem/opk....."
I looked at the instructions for a clean W7 install (Clean Install Windows 7), and that looks like a great tutorial. Thanks to whoever wrote it. I'm now assuming I can buy the OEM version of W7 from NewEgg for $99 and install it easily. Tell me if I am wrong.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
28 Sep 2014   #12
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Yes, you can use the OEM version.
This one is on sale right now with a Promo code till 10/01/2014.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems - Newegg.com

Purchase and install W7-eggsp01.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Sep 2014   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Your not wrong
But please do look into all of the Notes warnings... of the tutorial
This one might also be a good read,
Partition the Hard Drive in a Windows 7 Install
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

30 Sep 2014   #14
ah100

XP3
 
 

OK, I'm ready to install the new Windows7. Checked out the tutorial Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7,and it says to back up all the drivers. Sounds like a good idea. So I went to a recommended site--SourceForge DriverBackup! | SourceForge.net, and it looks like what I need. Now, if I get this and do the backup, will these drivers from my XP system be usable for the new W7 system? If not, what do you suggest I do to get the new drivers. Or, better yet, is there a way to replace the XP system with the W7 system without losing all the drivers? Is that option on the W7 disc I will be receiving? Is that a good idea? I wouldn't mind buying a program that would load the drivers automatically, as long as I can get on the internet. I do have another computer hooked up to the net. I do appreciate your help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2014   #15
gregrocker

 

No need to do that. Just proceed with the Clean Install Windows 7 plugged in by ethernet cable (which increases the chance of it starting up ready to connect), deleting all partitions using the Drive Options pictured in Steps 7/8. If you want a certain partition scheme then create and format your new partitions with those same tools, or just click Next and Win7 will do it for you.

If the install starts up ready to connect, then enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) and Check for Updates, install all rounds of Important and Optional Updates except Bing. After reboots keep checking back for more updates until no more are offered. Then import any missing drivers from Satellite P105-S6024 Support | Toshiba. Make sure the model extension is correct or change it first. Click on the Drivers tab.

If the new install needs a network driver to connect get it from the same location above. Only Vista wireless drivers are available there but they should work, or Win7 will provide a newer one, or we can help you find it if you determine the exact make/model of device you have from the list by looking in Dev Mgr before install, tracing Hardware Identification, or just trying all of them from list until one installs and you can connect to network.

Plugging in by ethernet increases the chance the installer will have your driver to about 75%, while the chance for wireless driver being provided during install is about 50% or better. If only one is provided you can use it to get your Updates which likely will have the other, or import it from Toshiba's web page.

Ask back any questions you have. Also read over these steps which compile how to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which also apply here as well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2014   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Just know your webcam is likely not going to work if it has one,
Manufactures often switch venders of hardware like this it's unavoidable
Thanks Greg for straightening out the process
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Oct 2014   #17
ah100

XP3
 
 

Me again. I backed up everything (I hope), inserted my W7 OEM CD, fired up the computer, clicked to load from CD drive. Whirr.........Loaded files, whirred some more, then the computer shut down completely. Now what?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Oct 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

You'll want to see if this repeats. If so is it overheating? Check if the vents need to be cleared of dust. If you can still get into the OS install Core Temp to your System tray to monitor temps while it is under load.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2014   #19
ah100

XP3
 
 

Update 10/11--Installed W7 from OEM disc from NewEgg. Installed ok. I had some minor problems with the fact that W7 is a little different from XP, but worked them out. Still have two problems. A couple of my very old DOS programs would not work (we're talking 1994 or so). Simple game programs. I get a message that "This system does not support full screen mode". I selected the box on the compatibility tab to make compatible with Windows 7, and also to run in Window mode. Not the end of the world, but I would like to make them work, as they did in XP.
Second, don't have any sound. I went to Toshiba
(Satellite P105-S6104 Support | Toshiba)
and found driver updates, but not for W7. Maybe somebody could give me a clue on what to look for. Other than those two items, things seem be working ok.
Incidentally, I had a billing problem with NewEgg; called them up and they were extremely helpful in working it out.
Thanks in advance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2014   #20
ah100

XP3
 
 

BTW, I installed CoreTemp as suggested, and it was reading around 86C (before I reloaded). Now it is reading around 54C, which is quite a bit less. I did blow out the laptop as suggested; maybe the vents were clogged. Maybe this was the problem with some of the programs not working well beforehand (GoogleEarth, Adobe). Not sure what the temp should be.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Purchase and install W7




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
No USB to Sata cable with new SSD purchase , other ways to install.
Hello, i bought a SSD and to my shock it didn't come with a USB to Sata cable and the directions clearly say i need one to get my laptop to recognize the new drive before i take out the old one (a 5400 HDD that came with laptop). The box even says for mobile and desktop PC's but the hardware is...
Hardware & Devices
Possible SSD purchase
Any one used this brand, is it good? Extreme SSD
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Help with new RAM purchase
Hi Guys, Im looking to upgrade my RAM to 1600Mhz. Im wanna get 8Gb again I've seen: Corsair 8Gb DDR3 1600MHz Vengence Memory And also Crucial Ballistix 8Gb 1600MHz
Hardware & Devices
Question about Windows 7 Upgrade Purchase / Install
I have a few questions, first some background information. I'm building a new computer and I currently have a valid copy of XP. I'm wanting to put Windows 7 on my new PC though and I'm trying to buy Windows 7 Pro x64 (an upgrade, not OEM or full copy) online (I'm a student so I get a discount). I'm...
General Discussion
Should I purchase xp?
I have windows 7 and xp mode running on my system, however I am concerned about not having an actual xp disk and lic. Everything works great on my system but I was wondering if down the road (a couple of years) there would come a time when I needed to actually have xp outside of this system (to...
Virtualization
New RAM Purchase Help
Ok so I am in need of some new RAM, currently I have 2x2GB of DDR2 800MHz Corsair Gaming Memory totaling 4GB, but one of the RAM sticks is bad and doesn't work. And I don't want to spend $95 on a 2GB RAM stick. So I have $90 left that I had gotten on my birthday, and was wondering what is the best,...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:55.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App