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Windows 7: How to Install Windows 7 to a brand new custom build


14 May 2009   #1

 
 
How to Install Windows 7 to a brand new custom build

Hey guys,

Im in the process of building a new computer right now. Now, I was wondering a couple things.

First, is it possible to install Windows 7 on a fresh new build with parts just installed into case?

How would I install Windows 7 to something like that?

Was also wondering if Windows 7 was having alot of problems or would it run smoothly on my new build? Mostly going to be using it for games, movies, internet.

Heres my new build:

ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3
OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner
Acer X193W+BD Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
WESTERN DIGITAL WD3200AAKS 320GB SATA 7200 RPM 16MB Hard Drive
Bfg Tech 550W EPS12V Power Supply - BFGR550WLSPSU

So, will it run smooth? Are most people having problems? Would it be worth just getting Vista instead?

Thanks For all help!



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14 May 2009   #2

Win7 build 7100, Win Bus 64bit, Mac OS X
 
 

It is entirely possible. Just download the ISO, burn it and start install.

Do a custom full install.

You could have a flawless install or you could have a problem. Remember that WIn 7
RC 1 is not the version that will be released to the public. It is a test version
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14 May 2009   #3

 
 

Do most computers install and work just fine? Or is it the other way around. Should I buy Vista just to be safe or you think itll prob be ok?

Also, could you explain the ISO file process? Does it download from the site in ISO format or...?

Thanks!
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14 May 2009   #4

Win7 build 7100, Win Bus 64bit, Mac OS X
 
 

When you download from the official Microsoft site, the file will be a .ISO file.

Also download ImgBurn (free program). Just google for it.

Install the Imgburn program.

Start image burn and select your downloaded .iso file and select your DVD
drive as output and start the burn.

That's all there is to it.

Based upon number of issues and members of various Win 7 forums, I would say
the vast majority of people are not having problems. Most people who get it installed
correctly with no issues never visit these forums.

I know there is an issue with Nvidia video cards and some other minor issues, but
for the rig you are building I think you will be fine.
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14 May 2009   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snifferpro View Post
When you download from the official Microsoft site, the file will be a .ISO file.

Also download ImgBurn (free program). Just google for it.

Install the Imgburn program.

Start image burn and select your downloaded .iso file and select your DVD
drive as output and start the burn.

That's all there is to it.

Based upon number of issues and members of various Win 7 forums, I would say
the vast majority of people are not having problems. Most people who get it installed
correctly with no issues never visit these forums.

I know there is an issue with Nvidia video cards and some other minor issues, but
for the rig you are building I think you will be fine.

Thanks for the advice. I understand now.

Just curious, but do you know what most majority problems with win 7 come from? Are they mostly similar or vastly differant?

Tks!
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14 May 2009   #6

Win7 build 7100, Win Bus 64bit, Mac OS X
 
 

Mostly similar. I think the vast majority are for people using PCI-E Nvidia graphics cards.
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14 May 2009   #7

 
 

Thanks again for your help and ill stick clear of those cards.

On a personal note, im assuming you use windows 7, how do you like it over all? Compared to Vista?

tks!
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14 May 2009   #8

Win7 build 7100, Win Bus 64bit, Mac OS X
 
 

Well I still use XP also for some apps that just won't cooperate with Vista.

Vista is fine. Never had a problem with it.

Win 7 so far is fine. Has some new features I want to experiment with. Seems
stable enough. I add 1 new app about every 2 days to see if it shakes out any issues.

I also do a full drive backup prior to any app install or Microsoft updates so
that I can safely restore the machine to a point where it was stable.
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14 May 2009   #9

 
 

Do you have any advice for Windows 7 on a new system build? Updates for anything? Anything at all?

Or think i may want to get vista and wait for the retail version to come out for Windows 7?
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14 May 2009   #10

Win7 build 7100, Win Bus 64bit, Mac OS X
 
 

Well, I would go ahead and install win 7. It'll be good till after the public is able to
purchase it. As long as it runs ok for you I would keep using it. I would however invest in a product called Acronis and an external hard drive to back your entire system
at least once a week. Remember, it's a test system so if you put your production, valued data on win 7 you should definitley have a backup plan. I backup once a week.

I would also set Windows update to inform you of new updates, but not to install them so you can decide whether you need them or not.
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