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Windows 7: Re-install Questions

11 Nov 2008   #1
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 
Re-install Questions

Hello all....

I'm wondering if/how I would go about reinstalling Windows 7 on my dual boot (single HDD).
I mostly want to for the experience of doing it but I don't really want it to mess up the Vista partition.

Would I just boot from the installation DVD with 7 on it and point it to where I want it to install, like when I first installed it? Then it would do the rest?

Thank you for the help!







Later Ted


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11 Nov 2008   #2
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post

Would I just boot from the installation DVD with 7 on it and point it to where I want it to install, like when I first installed it? Then it would do the rest?

Thank you for the help!


Later Ted
Thats pretty much all you need to do just make sure you point it to the correct drive.
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11 Nov 2008   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thanks John!...

















Later Ted


Later
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11 Nov 2008   #4
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

One little tip, right click on partition properties, and name it Win 7, or similar.

Then theres no mistake.
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11 Nov 2008   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello wysiwyg....

That is a good tip, but I renamed everything right after I did the first install.
Thank you though!














Later Ted
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13 Nov 2008   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello all....

I just finished the new install and everything went real well. I've got it all patched and activated and it's running fine. One thing though; I'm not going to hack this one up willy nilly.....I'm going to take my time and be deliberate, patient and I'm going to do this one right, so I don't have to start all over again, again....











Later Ted
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13 Nov 2008   #7
mansrm81

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah I screwed up mine with the watermark removal could minimize close or maximize with the buttons.
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13 Nov 2008   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mansrm....

Do like me; make "System Restore" your best friend! Now I've figured out that it can be added to the new taskbar....














Later Ted
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13 Nov 2008   #9
mansrm81

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah I turned it off don't know why but I'm not gonna do that again.
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13 Nov 2008   #10
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

I live by using an image. (Acronis in this case) I have found this to be more reliable if you are doing a lot of testing. You do it the hard, but safe way, like me, or just make an image of the original installation and revert back to it whenever you are in trouble. When I first install, I make an image. (I still have the very original from Vista Beta days) I then install all my software and make another image. Then full, known customisation and one more image. From then on, it's personal wish when, if ever, I want to make another. It may sound tedious but it has saved me from disasters an uncountable number of times. With Acronis, for example, you can restore the whole thing, or a part thereof. The program also allows you to make a boot CD for the real big disaster! Takes only about twenty minutes to put a full imag back, this even includes such things as the original MBR and, if any, activation.
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