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Windows 7: New Win 7 install on machine with Vista


02 Aug 2010   #31
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What could be confusing about three times providing the same tutorials with big pictures?

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So you have a Windows 7 install disk and you want to do-away with everything currently on the PC and just have Windows 7 installed? If the answer to these questions is yes, then have a look at the tutorials below.

Be advised: using the info in the first tutorial will over-write everything, all the data on the entire Hard Disk Drive (HDD) so make any backups of any data you don't want to lose before you get started.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7
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...With these things in mind, decide if you want to delete those partitions. If so the best method is to wipe the HD using the tutorial BarefootKid wrote and linked. This gives you the cleanest possible slate for new install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Just follow these tutorials, they work in unison and will show you every step you need to take to have a clean fresh install of Windows 7 on the PC; take your time and study the tutorials well before you get started and you should have no problems, if you have further questions or need help someone here will be glad to assist you, just post back in this same thread.



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02 Aug 2010   #32

Windows 7
 
 

Mine says 3. "Setup language" under "How to do a clean install with Windows 7".

I guess I should have used "How to optimize an SSD/HDD when your ready to reinstall...."

Since I was using a new OS I thought I was to use the 1st tutorial.

Guess I can start over, eyh? Is that the one I should have used?
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02 Aug 2010   #33
Microsoft MVP

 

How is performance?

The space before and after Windows 7 is negligible.

The only risk is that code needed to be cleaned off the HD which could interfere, but if performance is fine then run with it for awhile to see.

If you decide to keep it we can help you recover the extra space back into Windows 7, or you can leave it since it is small potatoes.
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02 Aug 2010   #34

Windows 7
 
 

I'm using the other tutorial using DOS. I'm "Cleaning all" at this point.

Might as well do it right. I got the time which I guess know is going to take a couple of hours to write "0's".

Thanks for the info. I'll post back when I get stuck or installed.
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02 Aug 2010   #35
Microsoft MVP

 

Since you have time and are reading our suggestions now:

The installer is driver-complete with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Any drivers then missing can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or device. Only change drivers if performance dictates, starting with chipset and graphics.

Install programs slowly over time to gauge performance changes. Dont' allow any programs to write themselves into the msconfig>Startup list as they become freeloaders on your RAM and CPU. I only allow AV and gadgets.

Use a lightweight free AV like free MS Security Essentials which works great with Windows 7 firewall.

When its' set up, clean and order the HD perfectly with state-of-the-art CCleaner then Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers monthly Then save a Windows 7 backup image externally so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD or replacement using DVD/Repair CD and stored image.
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02 Aug 2010   #36

Windows 7
 
 

Hey, took a little longer going through the second re-install but I'm in the final stages of "Installing Windows".

Interesting about MS Security Essentials. I use AVG free but was going to ck out the Essentials.

Thanks again for all the help and since this my first Windows 7 install I'm sure I'll be back with questions.

"Expanding Windows files (20%)............

Going to be interested to see if some of my favorite utilities. That will probable be a challenge.
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02 Aug 2010   #37

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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02 Aug 2010   #38

Windows 7
 
 

Will do! Thanks again for all the good stuff.

Love the site.
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02 Aug 2010   #39

Windows 7
 
 

As for the Windows 7 backup image, does Windows have a utility. I have Acronis 9 but will have to see if it works with 7.
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02 Aug 2010   #40

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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