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Windows 7: Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7

31 Oct 2009   #11

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Glad you like it M8

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01 Dec 2009   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I bought a new hard drive. Didn't need it, but it kept screaming at me! BUY ME! BUY ME! Anyway, now that I have this new SATA HDD I want to put my Windows 7 on it. I'm looking for suggestions. When I first installed 7 back when it was released, I probably did an over kill but I installed it on a small HDD for a backup then cloned it to what I'm using now. I also used Acronis TI 11 to make another copy and Macrium Reflect to make another... My question is this. What would be the best way to prepare my new HDD and get Windows 7 on it?
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25 Dec 2009   #13

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Most likely too late, but...

After initializing and formatting, partition as desired.
I can recommend partition sizes If you give some more info and what you plan on using it for.
If your happy with how Windows 7 is running now, the easiest way is to Clone it.
If you want an earlier, fresher, version (if I understand your backup strategy) Clone your original installation on the small HD.

You can use any backup, but will need to do a fresh install on the new HD then run your restore of the backup.

Sorry for the late reply, real life and that pesky paying job keep getting in the way of what I enjoy doing.

I know the feeling, I got an i5 screaming at me, keeps getting louder and louder...
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26 Dec 2009   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Most likely too late, but...

After initializing and formatting, partition as desired.
I can recommend partition sizes If you give some more info and what you plan on using it for.
If your happy with how Windows 7 is running now, the easiest way is to Clone it.
If you want an earlier, fresher, version (if I understand your backup strategy) Clone your original installation on the small HD.

You can use any backup, but will need to do a fresh install on the new HD then run your restore of the backup.

Sorry for the late reply, real life and that pesky paying job keep getting in the way of what I enjoy doing.

I know the feeling, I got an i5 screaming at me, keeps getting louder and louder...
That's what I wanted to know, and it wasn't too late either. LOL I am also a procrastinator so this is perfect timing. Thanks again.
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04 Jan 2010   #15

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Your welcome, hope you get it set up how you want it
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24 Jun 2010   #16
mjb

Windows 7 & XP
 
 

Hi, Dave76, I've wrote a tutorial here:
Boot Windows 7 System Repair Disc from USB Using Grub4Dos[3]=Installation and Setup

You may add this into this quick list. Thanks.
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26 Sep 2010   #17
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Dave, maybe 1 or both of these could be added to this excellent tutorial.


Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS

Dual Boot : Create Partitions Using PWBD
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26 Sep 2010   #18

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Good idea, both are added.

These are excellent tutorials and will be very useful to anyone installing an OS.
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27 Sep 2010   #19
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thanks Dave, I'm glad they're useful.
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27 Sep 2010   #20

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Your welcome and thanks for taking the time to write them.
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