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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7

11 Jan 2009   #1
mriddel863

Vista Ultimate x86
 
 
Installing Windows 7

Hello,
I recently downloaded the beta of Windows 7 from the Microsoft Website after quite a bit of trouble that most of you may have heard about.

I was wondering if I should install Windows 7 onto the computer as an Operating System or whether I should install it on Virtual PC.

I really want to see what Windows 7 would be like on a proper computer with the necessary graphics cards, rather than running in a bit of a reduced functionality mode in Virtual PC.
Does anyone know if there is a specific program you can get that supports the Aero feature in a virtual operating system.

Thanks very much,

Matthew


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11 Jan 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Most of us here have done a full install and are dual booting with Vista or XP, you won't be able to fully enjoy the new features without it.
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11 Jan 2009   #3
mriddel863

Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Ok that sounds good but how can you make a computer dual boot
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11 Jan 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I agree, I would dual boot Vista and 7.
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11 Jan 2009   #5
artnada

Windows 7 post RC1 7227 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mriddel863 View Post
Ok that sounds good but how can you make a computer dual boot
It will do it automatically.

Remember to install Win7 on a seperate partition.
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11 Jan 2009   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can make a new volume with the instructions in this tutorial and then install your 7 onto the new volume.

Disk Management - Shrink Partition - Vista Forums
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11 Jan 2009   #7
z3r010

 

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11 Jan 2009   #8
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hey, that's a nice vid, didn't know that was there.
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11 Jan 2009   #9
decoythegreat

vistax64
 
 
dual boot dont work on two diff harddrives

ok i got 64bit vista already installed. i install a 100gb barracuda to separate the os's i do a clean install on it now i have win 7 did restart vista boot is gone. so i take out my vista disc and put it in then restart did repair on the startup ok i got my vista back but now win 7 is gone whats the problem i hope someone from ms is reading this btw i ended up with blue screen i tried to get the error code but it was gone before i could write it down anyway im running amd 64 athlon with 2gb ram a 300gb hdd and a 100gb hdd 8600gt xxx graphics card my pc is a gateway. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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11 Jan 2009   #10
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You need to use a program called EasyBCD to recreate your missing boot files.
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