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Windows 7: installing windows 7 ultimate


17 Oct 2011   #1
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 
installing windows 7 ultimate

hi all
just a general question on windows ultimate, can i install this edition on another drive while keeping my existing windows 7 home edition on the original drive? what i was going to do was disconnect my hard drive with the win 7 home on and just connect the drive i wish to have ultimate installed on and be able to have a choice to boot between operating systems while i transfer files etc over to ultimate. would i encounter problems if i wish to keep both operating systems on my pc? its a bought full retail edition (ultimate). the win 7 home was installed from factory.


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17 Oct 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Yes, there is no reason why you can't do what you suggest.

You don't say which files you are going to transfer to the Ultimate drive, but be aware you can't transfer applications - they will have to be installed again.

Once you've got both systems installed, you can then configure the BIOS to choose which drive is the first boot device.

Use the BCD Editor to rename the operting systems if need be.

BCDEDIT - How to Use
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17 Oct 2011   #3
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

yes i understand that i wont be moving applications just files music, pics, word documents just been looking at this Microsoft Install more than one operating system (multiboot)
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17 Oct 2011   #4
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

http://goo.gl/qL320

To install Windows on a separate partition or hard disk

Before installing Windows, be sure to disable all antivirus software and back up your files to an external hard disk, a CD, a DVD, a USB flash drive, or a network folder. Also, find your 25-character Windows product key. You can find it on the installation disc holder inside the Windows package—or in a confirmation e‑mail if you purchased and downloaded Windows 7 online. For detailed instructions about installing Windows 7, see Installing and reinstalling Windows 7.

Turn on your computer so that your current version of Windows starts normally, and then do one of the following:

If you downloaded Windows 7, browse to the installation file you downloaded, and then double-click it (often identified as an Application file under the Type column).

If you have a Windows 7 installation disc, insert the disc into your computer. Setup should start automatically. If it doesn't, click the Start button, click Computer, double-click your DVD drive to open the Windows 7 installation disc, and then double-click setup.exe.

If you've downloaded Windows 7 onto a USB flash drive, insert the drive into your computer. Setup should start automatically. If it doesn't, click the Start button, click Computer, double-click the drive, and then double-click setup.exe.

On the Install Windows menu, click Install now.

On the Get important updates for installation page, we recommend getting the latest updates to help ensure a successful installation and to help protect your computer against security threats. You must be connected to the Internet to receive installation updates. This page might not appear if your computer is not connected to the Internet.

On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms.

On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom.

On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, select the partition or disk where you want to install the new Windows operating system.

Be sure to install Windows on a different partition from the one where the earlier version of Windows is installed.

Click Next to begin the installation. You might see a compatibility report.
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17 Oct 2011   #5
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

so on reading that from Microsoft i don't have to unplug my drives?
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17 Oct 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
To install Windows on a separate partition or hard disk

Before installing Windows, be sure to disable all antivirus software and back up your files to an external hard disk, a CD, a DVD, a USB flash drive, or a network folder. Also, find your 25-character Windows product key. You can find it on the installation disc holder inside the Windows package—or in a confirmation e‑mail if you purchased and downloaded Windows 7 online. For detailed instructions about installing Windows 7, see Installing and reinstalling Windows 7.

Turn on your computer so that your current version of Windows starts normally, and then do one of the following:

If you downloaded Windows 7, browse to the installation file you downloaded, and then double-click it (often identified as an Application file under the Type column).

If you have a Windows 7 installation disc, insert the disc into your computer. Setup should start automatically. If it doesn't, click the Start button, click Computer, double-click your DVD drive to open the Windows 7 installation disc, and then double-click setup.exe.

If you've downloaded Windows 7 onto a USB flash drive, insert the drive into your computer. Setup should start automatically. If it doesn't, click the Start button, click Computer, double-click the drive, and then double-click setup.exe.

On the Install Windows menu, click Install now.

On the Get important updates for installation page, we recommend getting the latest updates to help ensure a successful installation and to help protect your computer against security threats. You must be connected to the Internet to receive installation updates. This page might not appear if your computer is not connected to the Internet.

On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms.

On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom.

On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, select the partition or disk where you want to install the new Windows operating system.

Be sure to install Windows on a different partition from the one where the earlier version of Windows is installed.

Click Next to begin the installation. You might see a compatibility report.
If you use this method you wouldn't have to disconnect either drive because it walks you through installing on separate partitions on the SAME drive.

I thought you wanted to use separate hard drives. If so, you can disconnect the Home Premium drive while you install Ultimate.

If you leave both drives connected during the installation, you will need to choose which OS boots up from the on-screen boot menu as both systems will share the same system reserved partition.

If you disconnect either drive while the other is being set up you can configure the BIOS to boot whichever system you want to boot first as each system will have its own boot record.
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17 Oct 2011   #7
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i do want to use different drives in reading this "On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, select the partition or disk where you want to install the new Windows operating system." it states disc so im led to believe i do not have to disconnect any drive? just want to be sure. when i install Linux distros i always disconnect the other drives so grub does not install, so i can manually boot from choice.
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17 Oct 2011   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

As mentioned in my previous comment, you don't have to disconnect any drives if you don't want to.

It mentions partition or disk - partition meaning partitions on the same drive, disk meaning a separate hard drive.

It just means you will have to select which system boots first when you boot up your computer rather than configuring the BIOS to do that job.
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17 Oct 2011   #9
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
As mentioned in my previous comment, you don't have to disconnect any drives if you don't want to.

It just means you will have to select which system boots first when you boot up your computer rather than configuring the BIOS to do that job.
yes i see thanks for your input and help i will order the ultimate this week (cant turn this offer down>> 50 genuine retail dvd 32 and 64 bit) and will post back with how i got on
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17 Oct 2011   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're welcome.

You haven't said where you are buying your copy of Ultimate, but beware as the price you're paying is cheap. If you are using e-Bay, you stand a good chance of getting ripped off.

If you want to be certain of getting the genuine article you could always use Microsoft's Windows Anytime Upgrade. It is more expensive, but you get a genuine product key, support from Microsoft if needed and you won't need to dual boot.

http://emea.microsoftstore.com/UK/en...nytime-Upgrade
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