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Windows 7: Installling 7 x64 on netbook from DVD suggestions needed.

28 Jul 2012   #1
nzdreamer55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Installling 7 x64 on netbook from DVD suggestions needed.

Hello everyone,

I've got a Acer Netbook Aspire One with a Atom Intel processor N570. It has 2G of Ram and I am about to put in a new 60g SSD. I would like to install windows 7 x64 to this machine (the processor is compatible with x64) and I have an OEM Windows 7 x64 disc.

I was thinking of putting in the new drive and installing win 7 from a USB drive (as this netbook has no DVD drive), but am not sure if this is possible with what I have. I can share a DD drive over my network, but without the windows OS I cannot connect to me network. I could install the on onto the drive on another computer then swap it into my netbook.

Any suggestions would be really great. Right now the netbook is running 7 Starter 32bit.
If I installed a new OS I would also need to get drivers specific for the MoBo. Not sure where I would get these.

Thanks for your help
-S


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28 Jul 2012   #2
gregrocker

 

Starter is only available in 32 bit. Before installing another version of Win7 on the netbook I would save a Win7 backup image and make any Recovery disks.

It's not certain that 64 bit Win7 will run smoothly on an Atom processor or that rig. I would first run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.
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28 Jul 2012   #3
nzdreamer55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the advice. So If I want to take out my old mechanical HDD and put in a new SSD (without an operating system), how could I go about getting a new OS from a Windows 7 DVD on to my Netbook if I don't have a DVD drive to boot from?

-S
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28 Jul 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

One option would be to transfer what you currently have on your HDD. SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System But you'd have to get an enclosure - costs appr. $20.

If you want to make a new install with your OEM CD, then you have to use a PC with a CD reader and transfer the the installation disc to a USB stick. You first copy the .iso from the CD (e.g. with ImgBurn) and then burn it to the USB stick: http://download.cnet.com/ISO-to-USB/3000-2094_4-75578611.html
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28 Jul 2012   #5
nzdreamer55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks. That is what I was looking for. I'll install to the SSD from a USB and then see how well the atom processor handles the x64. If it sucks then I'll clone the original drive back to the SSD and at least have a faster and more efficient drive with windows starter 32bit.
-S
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28 Jul 2012   #6
nzdreamer55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
One option would be to transfer what you currently have on your HDD. SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System But you'd have to get an enclosure - costs appr. $20.
Say if I need to do this could I do it over my LAN? I could put the drive into another computer and hook up the net book via ethernet cable.

-S
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28 Jul 2012   #7
gregrocker

 

No need to clone, just save a WIn7 backup image externally, swap in SSD, boot DVD to do a System Image Recovery.

I prefer the premium Acronis imaging app which comes free with any WD or Seagate HD in the mix. The Manual is easy to understand and on the downloads page here: http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/discwizard/
http://support.wdc.com/product/downl...l.asp?swid=119
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28 Jul 2012   #8
nzdreamer55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
No need to clone, just save a WIn7 backup image externally, swap in SSD, boot DVD to do a System Image Recovery.
Again thanks for the reply, but I think you missed the fact that I DO NOT have a DVD Drive on my netbook (see first post). That is why I was asking about installing from a USB drive.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I prefer the premium Acronis imaging app which comes free with any WD or Seagate HD in the mix. The Manual is easy to understand and on the downloads page here: DiscWizard | Seagate
WD Support
So I will be getting a samsung drive which usually comes with Norton Ghost. I have EASEUS Todo backup which can create a clone. But I don't know if I can do this across a LAN. I guess I'll have to try it out.

-S
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28 Jul 2012   #9
nzdreamer55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
One option would be to transfer what you currently have on your HDD. SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System But you'd have to get an enclosure - costs appr. $20.

If you want to make a new install with your OEM CD, then you have to use a PC with a CD reader and transfer the the installation disc to a USB stick. You first copy the .iso from the CD (e.g. with ImgBurn) and then burn it to the USB stick: http://download.cnet.com/ISO-to-USB/3000-2094_4-75578611.html

What about using this after I created an iso image from my DVD disc
Microsoft Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool 1.0.30.0

Read more at |MG| Microsoft Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool 1.0.30.0 Download

-S
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28 Jul 2012   #10
gregrocker

 

In that case you can use Win7 backup image applied from booted Win7 installer flash stick provided in Steps 1 and 2 here.
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