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Windows 7: Install 64bit HomeP on SSD

06 Aug 2012   #11
eduede

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

Back up your User folders by dragging them to a special data partition on the HD, then after install rightclick on each to add it to the related Win7 Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums or create your own. This is the easiest way to link data to Win7.

If SSD fills up edit your Programs or uninstall and reinstall the least used ones to HD data partition.
Ok. Thanks. Here's another question, when you install Windows, it will automatically create My Documents, Music, Pictures etc on the drive that the OS is on. What if I want all of those folders on a different drive? Since I want to have the OS and key programs on the SSD but want all of my documents, music and pictures (and related media) on a HDD, how do I go about this? Is it that I simply create a folder for each type of user file on the HDD and then "include it" in the appropriate library? If so, then you've already answered my question!

Finally, I have Office 2010 Pro installed on this machine. Is there a procedure that I need to follow to deactivate this Office installation so that I can reinstall it after the clean OS install?


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06 Aug 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

Yes. Sort your data into User folders, back them up during install, then move them onto the data drive, rightclick each to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums . You will have to create a Downloads library.

No, just make sure you have the Office Product Key or audit it using Belarc Advisor
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06 Aug 2012   #13
eduede

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

Thanks!
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06 Aug 2012   #14
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Since the prices for ssds have been going down and becoming more reasonable, I personally wouldn't install anything smaller than a 120G even though a 60G would suffice, I 'd rather have a little more "elbow room".
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06 Aug 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

With a larger SSD I think I would keep the user files onboard until space requires moving them to a HD - if that was your plan.
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06 Aug 2012   #16
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I like moving them anyway. It provides a little bit of security. The drive most likely to go out or get messed up is the OS drive. If that happens, your personal files are on a seperate drive. But, that's just me. But, I still do a lot of backups.
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06 Aug 2012   #17
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

There is no performance difference really, unless you are transfering large files. As far as normal performance, you click my documents and your documents are there. If you didn't know, you couldn't tell (unless your data drive goes to sleep, but I have mine to never sleep)
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08 Aug 2012   #18
eduede

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

Ok, so I just did the Windows install and, when I try to activate windows, it says that the product key that I have is only for "Upgrades, not for clean installations"!! What am I supposed to do? Is there a number I can call? My other drive was failing, it doesn't seem fair to me that I am not allowed to install windows on a replacement drive given that I have a key for "upgrades"...

HELP!
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08 Aug 2012   #19
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

See if this tutorial helps Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version See option 3, that may be your issue.
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08 Aug 2012   #20
eduede

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eduede View Post
Ok, so I just did the Windows install and, when I try to activate windows, it says that the product key that I have is only for "Upgrades, not for clean installations"!! What am I supposed to do? Is there a number I can call? My other drive was failing, it doesn't seem fair to me that I am not allowed to install windows on a replacement drive given that I have a key for "upgrades"...

HELP!
I should add that I do own own a valid qualifying previous version of Windows!
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