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Windows 7: From XP to WIN 7

03 Sep 2013   #11
shankly769

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
We have several Acer Aspire One netbooks in our family, ours are a little older since they have the Atom N270 cpu running at 1.6Ghz and are maxed out at 1.5G of RAM. I have run XP and Win 7 on these little machines and they run either OS very well.

You can create a bootable thumb drive to use to install or you can use an external USB DVD drive. Here's an article that talks about using a thumb drive: Install Windows 8 from a USB Stick

Just yesterday, I took one of them and installed Win 8 on it. Installation went very smooth and everything worked right out of the gate, didn't need to hunt down any extra drivers or anything. Win 8 boots very fast and runs great on the little net-book.
i made at least many copies of win7 iso,with ultra iso,dvd decrypter,iso buster and also with image burn,then as it is described i downloaded the win 7 tool and is telling me that the selected file is not a valid iso file,so why this is happening?

i read somewhere in links you gave me that someone copied the win 7 files on the USB stick and all went well with the installation,so what can i do next?




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03 Sep 2013   #12
strollin

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

Here are step-by-step instructions: How to install windows 7 from a usb key
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05 Sep 2013   #13
shankly769

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Here are step-by-step instructions: How to install windows 7 from a usb key

i had just copied all files to usb disc,as someone in links you gave said so that he worked in that manner,but whats the mean of making the USB bootable?as if you have all files in it and from bios you make it boot from usb,is this method not ok?

i cant do it with that Windows7-usb-dvd tool,do you think it can boot?files where copied safely after formatting the usb stick,sometimes its so complicated ,suppliers do thinks complicated so we will pay pay and pay over.
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05 Sep 2013   #14
gregrocker

 

It is not enough to copy the installer files into the USB. Use the tool in Step 2 and follow all of the other steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If the Windows 7 Download Tool will not work for you then the method which always for me is How To Use UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive
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05 Sep 2013   #15
shankly769

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It is not enough to copy the installer files into the USB. Use the tool in Step 2 and follow all of the other steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If the Windows 7 Download Tool will not work for you then the method which always for me is How To Use UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive
wow what a stressful task,finally i did it,i had to download the trial version of ultra iso because with my registered version did n worked,strange but that's the way it happened,it took about 3 hrs 55 minutes in all,no errors just at one go,so as if i had no errors ,now the USB is boot able?should i try it before i go?can i try it on my PC as well?

i checked the usb with the Mobalive cd and it worked,now time to format,then ill post the result
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06 Sep 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

Boot into BIOS setup to set your HD first to boot, save changes and exit. Then tap the one-time BIOS Boot menu key at reboot to access the flash stick entry on the menu, highlight it and press Enter.

I hope you have read over the steps and prepared carefully for the Clean Reinstall. If you do then you will have a perfect install. Remember to back up your fiels, delete all partitions during the install, have your network adapter driver in the backup in case it isn't provided so you can get online to run all Important and Optional Windows Updates.
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06 Sep 2013   #17
shankly769

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot into BIOS setup to set your HD first to boot, save changes and exit. Then tap the one-time BIOS Boot menu key at reboot to access the flash stick entry on the menu, highlight it and press Enter.

I hope you have read over the steps and prepared carefully for the Clean Reinstall. If you do then you will have a perfect install. Remember to back up your fiels, delete all partitions during the install, have your network adapter driver in the backup in case it isn't provided so you can get online to run all Important and Optional Windows Updates.
so,yes i have everything ready on an external hard drive,im doing double checking,but win xp drivers are not needed for the upgrade for win 7,isn't it?

and what kind of antivirus you suggest for this machine?

on my desktop pc i have avast,and i run,malwarebytes,superantispyware,and cc cleaner,

what you suggest?
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07 Sep 2013   #18
gregrocker

 

AV is covered in the Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 tutorial along with everything else that will assure a perfect install.

I would use MSE instead of Avast, and all the others you mention. MSE doesnt try to sneak in crapware add-ons which are hard to remove, or bother you to register. It is as nearly invisible as an AV can be, yet adequately protects. If you get infected reguarly then I would add MBAM Real Time protections for $29 for life.
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07 Sep 2013   #19
shankly769

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
AV is covered in the Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 tutorial along with everything else that will assure a perfect install.

I would use MSE instead of Avast, and all the others you mention. MSE doesnt try to sneak in crapware add-ons which are hard to remove, or bother you to register. It is as nearly invisible as an AV can be, yet adequately protects. If you get infected reguarly then I would add MBAM Real Time protections for $29 for life.
thanks for now,don't know if i already asked as i need to know if my win xp is 32 or 64 bit,how can i?or im misleading myself?

thanks
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07 Sep 2013   #20
gregrocker

 

It should say on the Computer>Properties page. I'd use 64 bit for 4 gb or more RAM.
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