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Windows 7: Upgrade

24 Apr 2011   #11

Winows 7 Ultimatex64

Sorry...did not mean to be rude, far from it. If I've offended you, I apologise. I s'pose I just feel the seller has ripped me off somehow. I know how to format a PC in Win 98/2000 etc., but I'm new to laptops. With my original problem I'm just wary of screwing it up DOH!

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24 Apr 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello again Craig, no offense mate.

Just take your time and study the information I posted earlier and doing a wipe to the HDD should do the trick for you; boot the Windows 7 upgrade media and start at Step One of this tutorial at the link below.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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28 Apr 2011   #13

Winows 7 Ultimatex64
Hi Guys...I'm back

Hi Guys I'm back with more noobie questions regarding my problem. I checked what the size of windows premium is and I was told 4.37 gigs. OK great I'll buy a new USB stick transfer the contents of the installation disc onto that with a friends laptop, then use the USB stick to get win 7 back in to mine. When it was almost done I got a message that the wim. files was too large at 4. gigs !! How come if the whole win 7 disc is 4.37 gigs it won't fit on a new, formatted (twice) 8 gig USB stick. don't make sense to me...what is a win. file anyway?
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28 Apr 2011   #14

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

4.37gb still sounds incorrect to all my win7 installs, even with SP1

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28 Apr 2011   #15


Do you not have a DVD drive, or just want to try a USB flash stick install? Either way you need to boot the installer. How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD -

The installer is under 3gb so 4gb stick is fine.

Easiest method is to install UltraISO: on File tab Open ISO or DVD, on Bootable Tab "Write Disk Image," FOrmat stick, Write button.

Boot under USB or HD's on BIOS one-time Boot Menu.

Here are tips for getting a perfect install - use the ones which apply:
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