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Windows 7: An Old School Geek’s approach to Installing & Setting Up a Windows PC

29 Jan 2014   #71

win 7 Pro 64 Sp1 win 8.1 pro Xunbuntu
 
 

Just read it....like it


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18 Apr 2014   #72

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Just Tried This Technique on New Build

I had to update my 11 year old HW (don't laugh, I made it last from Win95 through XP) finally due to the end of support for XP and knowing that the motherboard would not support Windows 7 64 bit. I found this tutorial and studied it and all the supporting links, since I had never tried audit mode before.

It ended up taking a couple of days to do the install, partly due to a flaky graphics card and partly due to installation issues. One of the problems I had was the long green progress bar when viewing directories, even after I tried all the fixes. The other was that I had problems installing my antivirus (Norton Security Suite, free from ISP), so I installed another temporarily. The big success was getting my user files on my HDD while all the boot and system files are on the SSD, however, the users that I added did not show up on my login screen, so I ended up adding them after my initial OOBE boot.

After running through this process, I think one of the issues I ran into was that the Windows update was near the end of the task list, rather than one of the first things. All of my install and delay issues were non-existent once I ran the updates and went through the OOBE startup. I think the order in this tutorial of Kari's would have worked better for me, since the updates are done prior to the SW installs.

All in all, I learned a lot, got everything up and running, all emails and files are transferred, initial backup complete (need to do another one now that I have everything installed that I want). I decided that I should join the forums to at least comment on my experience, and thank everyone who contributes. I expect this one to last another decade (with regular SW updates and maintenance, of course).
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18 Apr 2014   #73

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Hi Mennopython, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You are right, the updates should be done first. I am a bit preoccupied just now but I will change the order in these instructions in a next day or two.

If I got you interested in Audit Mode and Sysprep, see if this gives you some new ideas: Windows 7 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep

Kari
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21 Apr 2014   #74

Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
 
 
Other hard drive lost.

You have a great tutorial here, which i would like to use. I am trying to install window 7 on my old PC (10 years). I am using a 32 bit installation disk and everything seems to go fine, but it does not see my other hard drive. I force it to see the other drive, but if I reboot it does not see the other drive until I force it. Anybody have any ideas?!
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23 Apr 2014   #75
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bilbo View Post
You have a great tutorial here, which i would like to use. I am trying to install window 7 on my old PC (10 years). I am using a 32 bit installation disk and everything seems to go fine, but it does not see my other hard drive. I force it to see the other drive, but if I reboot it does not see the other drive until I force it. Anybody have any ideas?!
Windows should be installed with only one drive attached otherwise you could get you bootrec plopped on something other than C.

What do you mean, "forcing" to see the drive?
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25 Apr 2014   #76

Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
 
 
See other thread

Hi, I have started another thread, 'Installing Windows 7 on an old computerI am trying to install window 7'.

Unfornunately your suggestion didn't help. But thanks anyway.
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