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Windows 7: Installing 64 bit to New Hard Drive from upgrade disk

12 Feb 2012   #11
Mrgooch

 
 

I I believe that option was greyed or didn't work.


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12 Feb 2012   #12
Mrgooch

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Retail Upgrade is what you need. Good.

You won't see a "format" option per se. Just create the partitions midway into the install. Formatting will be done automatically.
I was using the existing partiton.
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12 Feb 2012   #13
Mrgooch

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Retail Upgrade is what you need. Good.

You won't see a "format" option per se. Just create the partitions midway into the install. Formatting will be done automatically.
At what point should the new 64 bit drivers be installed?
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12 Feb 2012   #14
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mrgooch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Retail Upgrade is what you need. Good.

You won't see a "format" option per se. Just create the partitions midway into the install. Formatting will be done automatically.
I was using the existing partiton.
No need to keep it. I'd delete it.

Look for choices about keeping or deleting partitions.

Drivers are installed later on in the install. Windows does a good job on them and you may not need to get any drivers from another source.
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12 Feb 2012   #15
Mrgooch

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mrgooch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Retail Upgrade is what you need. Good.

You won't see a "format" option per se. Just create the partitions midway into the install. Formatting will be done automatically.
I was using the existing partiton.
No need to keep it. I'd delete it.

Look for choices about keeping or deleting partitions.

Drivers are installed later on in the install. Windows does a good job on them and you may not need to get any drivers from another source.
Starting with a new Sata drive I won't have to deal with that,correct?
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12 Feb 2012   #16
Mrgooch

 
 

So when is the new Windows 8 coming out.
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12 Feb 2012   #17
ignatzatsonic

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Deal with what specifically??

If it's a new drive, it will have no partitions. You'd have to make at least one for C during the installation. More if you choose to. Look for "drive options, advanced" or words to that effect.
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12 Feb 2012   #18
zigzag3143

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mrgooch View Post
So when is the new Windows 8 coming out.
Windows developer preview is already out. Windows consumer preview comes out Feb 29

It is different than win 7. I am running it but it takes some getting used to.

Check our sister site here. http://www.eightforums.com/
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12 Feb 2012   #19
gregrocker

 

If you install to a HD with an OS already on it, when you boot the Win7 Upgrade version installer it will see an OS to allow use of Upgrade version key during install..

If you install to a blank or wiped HD, you'll need to Skip inserting the key during install then afterwards do the quick registry edit given here to activate Upgrade version on clean HD: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

The illustrated steps for booted install are here: Clean Install Windows 7
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