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Windows 7: FINALLY UP AND RUNNING 7.. Booya!

05 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64

Hello everyone. I just wanted to post and say hello. Let everyone know that I am finally up and running Windows 7. 64bit.

So far everything is great. It looks good. even the sad IE8 seems fairly decent so far.

I am liking what I see. Runs well and is smooth. I've not had any problems yet and I'm about to start my installs.

I don't like the taskbar though. I don't like how it doesn't separate what is just down there.. and what you've opened. other than that little dot. Like how do I know IE8 is open. other than just knowing.

I'll report back later.

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05 May 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Gunther,

LOL, it's about time.
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05 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64

whats up Sir brink.. ya ya I know huh.

I do have a problem so far. I'm not Dual Booting. Right now in win 7 I see my D drive and that is the vista drive. and I installed my X-fi drivers. and when it prompted for restart after install. I did. and it started to vista. and I coulnd't get on the net.. then on reboot it went back to vista. so I had to enter the bios and change what drive to be the primary drive. then it loaded to 7.

I thought I'd get a choice like the safe mode menu.. where I could choose either one.

is there a program I need for the dual booting? do you know
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05 May 2009   #4



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05 May 2009   #5


If you installed without changing the boot order, you *should* get a boot menu.

However, you can always use EasyBCD to create a Vista entry for the Windows 7 bcd fiel...or a Win7 entry for the Vista BCD.
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05 May 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Something is not right.

In addition to John's post. Double check with this tutorial to see if you may be able to spot anything that you may have done wrong during installation.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista
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05 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64

yes I read your tutorial.. see I even posted a reply. (BTW.. where it says you where have (to) operating systems.. you meant to say two... like 2. all of the guides are spelled wrong. just thought I'd inform you.

Also yes I followed that. and it's just like that says.

I had my original drive with Vista.. I installed a second HD that was blank.. I then restarted the PC and added a CD. and i didn't need to change anything. it booted right to the CD. (Maybe because my boot order has CD, before HD.. could that be it?)

I went ahead and installed everything. and it restarted and went right into Win 7.. and then it restarted again and went right into W7.. but as soon as I restarted it on my own after an app install. I got sent to Vista. and the net didn't work. that is all I tried.

Also now I'm back in W7. I tried to access files on the old Vista drive. and I didn't have permision. and when I clicked ok to get it.. it never gave it to me.

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05 May 2009   #8


Weird - just weird.

I wonder if the RC is doing this on purpose b/c it detected your Vista install and the second HD that was empty?
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05 May 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64

I'm not sure I followed you there John.

Also what AV are you guys running. I tried to use the same NOD32 Security Suite that I use in Vista.. the guy said I could use more than once. as long as there is only one computer getting updates. I guess 2 OS's could see it as 2 different computers. cuz my password didn't work. but I'm sure it's right.

hopefully it's still going in Vista.. I guess I'll uninstall and get something else. is there a free AV that works. or what are you guys running?

Not sure what to do about the dual boot thing.
When I actually set my boot order. it has cd drive first, the HD drive, could that be it. it's checking to boot from a cd first.. when no CD is in drive it goes right to the first HD.??
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05 May 2009   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Hi XG,

Have a look in Disk Management - which partition is showing as System?

I'm using Avast free home edition you need to get a registration key, but it's free.
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