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30 Aug 2015   #31
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

Thanks all good ideas. I'm loading my old version of windows and cleaning up a 153g partition for the new OS. If it works like it did years ago I will need to have the vista OS on the computer prior to W7 or 8 install. Something about there being a newer OS already installed.

I may do a W7 install to test it out but a W8 install will give time to learn the new OS and in a pinch go back to Vista if I can't handle it for a time and W8.1 was cheaper than W7.


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30 Aug 2015   #32
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep dual booting on the same hdd is possible for sure
I do prefer a hot swap evo though just to keep os's completely separate
I have one of these on both of my machines
Amazon.com: Vantec 2.5-Inch Dual Bay Trayless SATA III - 6G Mobile Rack (MRK-225S6-BK): Computers & Accessories
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30 Aug 2015   #33
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Yes you can set a dual boot, but you will need 2 partitions. Best is to just add a new harddisk to the PC. Then boot with the installation media and chose the new HDD as the location to install.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista - This one is for Win7 but Win8 should be similar.

Maybe a little late but, for trying out Win7 first, actually this is possible. You can use a Win7 install - fully functional - for 30 days without activating, and later extend this by another 30 days for a total of 3 times by running a simple command. So that makes 120 days. There is even a tutorial for this in the links. But it has been removed perhaps for some reason unknown to me. So I will leave this at that and let you figure out how if you are interested. Google is your friend.
Thanks the link is perfect and I see no limit to the newer copy like I thought I had years ago.


Ok last post for now Changed my mind on W8 and I don't need the full version because no way to upgrade from a 32bit system. I'm returning W8 and getting W7 HP 64 and will ungrade in time to W10 and not have to take the W8 learning curve. I may even get it from Newegg. I can do the instal now and buy the OS later.
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30 Aug 2015   #34
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

Anyone care to chime in on this observation. I am at 130 of 203 windows updates and I never have before but this time I opened up Task Manager and have been watch my progress. My CPU during installation of updates has been right around 25% but the physical memory has been climbing the whole time. I’m at 5.83 g(+/-) and 75%. It would look like by the time I get to 203 I will be out of ram.


Does this seem normal for a healthy PC?
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30 Aug 2015   #35
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I would say don't use the machine during the download and install would be the best thing
I doubt ram means much unless you're doing other things on the machine.
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30 Aug 2015   #36
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My rule of the thumb.

When doing Windows 7 Update do nothing else on the computer.
Windows 7 Updates when messed up can cause problems for days trying to fix the problem is nothing but hell.
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31 Aug 2015   #37
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

I was not doing anything. Just watching the CPU. I'm thinking the CPU is slowing down. It took hours to download and install them. I had it to start scanning for more updates and it just kept scanning for more than a half hour.
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31 Aug 2015   #38
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Before rechecking for updates again you might shut down and start back up after a few minutes.
I imagine with win-10 traffic M$ servers are getting more than the normal workout.
Try off peek hours.
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31 Aug 2015   #39
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

What I may want to do is run a CPU test anyone know a good program?
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31 Aug 2015   #40
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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