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Windows 7: Please Offer Advice on Installation

11 Jun 2009   #31

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

The problem you were having with Vista's disk manager and with the partitioning software taking so long is that Vista may write the pagefile or index file toward the end of the partition to help avoid fragmentation. Disk manager can't move files so it could only shrink to the end of that file, the partitioning software moved the file and that took all the time. Hahaaa, I remember the first time I did a dual boot it was scary for me too.

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11 Jun 2009   #32

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yaco78 View Post
More bad news.. The repair thing failed. I opened the diagnosis and this is what it said at the bottom

Root cause found:
Unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem.

Repair action: system files integrity check and repair
Result: failed. Error code =0x490

As I was typing that, I chose to restart again instead of recover, and a message came up from the easeus program saying batch files successfully updated! And now it just booted up, although it wants me to reset again.. One min. Well the drive is there, and my computer is in tact.. But damn that was scary! Well time for the installation hopefully it will go a little smoother than the partition. I hate this stuff
You're on the right way yaco78,

Now your drive W: is ready.

You just have to put your DVD or flash drive and reboot, follow intructions for the install. Choose your new W: (35Gb) drive and everything will go smooth.
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11 Jun 2009   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate

I got W7 running

And it asked me if I wanted to boot in W7 or Vista upon startup, perfect! My initial impression is that it is beautiful. One thing that really stood out was how the top menu bar color still matches your Aero theme even when maximized. This always bothered me so much in Vista. I'm going to have so much fun playing around on this. And then I'm going to have to deal with the painstaking task of reinstalling all my software, but I definitely feel liberated now and I thank everyone so much who has given me the confidence and knowledge needed to pull it off. I had never partitioned a hard drive or installed an OS before, and without this forum, that would probably still be true!
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11 Jun 2009   #34

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Good show. Glad everything went well. Just one more thing. If you ever want to make Vista the default boot option, type msconfig in the start menu search bar and hit enter. On the boot tab, select the OS you want to be default and hit the set as default button.

Don't forget to check the tutorials. Lots of great info there.


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11 Jun 2009   #35

Windows 7 Ultimate

Thanks a lot Gary! Although I must say I have no intentions of ever starting up Vista again so long as W7 doesn't come across any functionality problems. I also just tested for my new windows experience rating- processor went up from 4.9 to 5.0, RAM up from 4.6 to 5.0, Graphics remained the same at 3.5, Gaming Graphics went up from 3.5 to 4.9 (wahoo!), and hard disk went up from 5.5 to 5.6. Not bad considering all I did was add new features and a new visual which I'm officially obsessed with and this is coming from a guy who was very satisfied with his Vista experience despite negative public reception. I'll definitely be getting the full version when it comes out. Hopefully my school will make it available on a CD to students for $20 like they do with Vista Home Ultimate
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11 Jun 2009   #36

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Glad your enjoying it. I wouldn't recommend getting rid of Vista just yet. 7 is still in test mode, although not for much longer, and having Vista as a life line is comforting, even if you don't use it. I too liked Vista. Don't put too much into the WEI scores. It nice that they went up and that may partly be due to a better graphics driver and W7's better handling of ram.

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11 Jun 2009   #37

Windows 7 Ultimate

I know the WEI is pretty meaningless, but since I have no software now I thought it would be fun to compare. And don't worry, I would not get rid of Vista until I had a retail copy of W7 running and tested. Anyways, I think it's time for me to move out of this thread and start talking about some more interesting topics than the installation/set-up. In particular I think it's time for some customization =D
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11 Jun 2009   #38

Win7 Home Premium x64

Silly Question about WinRAR... I've been tryin' to Set Up a Dual Boot Win7x86-Win7x64 configuration, but I've been Stonewalled by the Black Wall...

Could this be what I've been Missin'...?????

I've Burned Multiple Disk's and I've been gettin' the same Results... Black Screen...



Select CD Boot Type:

Pushing 1 just boots Win7x86 while pushing 2 tells me...

Non System Disk or Disk Error

Replace & Press any key to Continue...

This just boots Win7x86 also...

Next Question... Installing x64 in my 2nd Partition, will I need x86 WinRAR (Since I'll be doing it from an x86 Environment-?), or x64 WinRAR (Since that's what the Programs Written in)...???
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11 Jun 2009   #39

Windows 7 Ultimate

I'm not sure why you are getting errors, but as far as WinRAR, I don't think it matters at all because you only need to run it on the x86. It's only purpose is to extract the files from the .iso image so that you can run the setup.exe without having to burn it. Once the extraction has been done, which I did onto my desktop in Vista, all I did was double click on setup and the rest worked by itself. There was no need to insert a dvd or use WinRAR at any point after that, just follow the installation process. After selecting to install on the x64 partition, it now asks upon startup which OS I'd like to boot in. So just try using the extraction method and maybe that will help you since the DVD doesn't seem to be working out. I believe this extraction can also be done with simple iso programs like MagicISO, Daemon Tools, or PowerISO. Well, that's what worked for me, and since I'm typing this on W7 x64 I either got lucky or the method should work for you too.
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11 Jun 2009   #40
The Sly Assassin

W7 7127 X64

oldewolfe, Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies, have a look at that, i think this may solve your problem, if you need help using it, just PM me and i will gladly walk you through.
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