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Windows 7: How to get rid of Multiboot all together?! (Not just one OS)

28 Dec 2013   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I never tried Raid myself, but it should not be a problem. I always avoided Raid because of the complications. Since 5 years I go with SSDs. I use them even for externals now.


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28 Dec 2013   #12
neavissa

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I never tried Raid myself, but it should not be a problem. I always avoided Raid because of the complications. Since 5 years I go with SSDs. I use them even for externals now.
I never tried RAID either, this is my first time. I just bought a Dell PowerEdge T620. It has two 256GB SSD's for the OS installed. They are in RAID1, so if one disc fails, no problem. Then there are four 1TB drives in RAID5. Lets see how it all works out, ha ha.

thanks,

G
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28 Dec 2013   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Good luck. Sounds like a mighty overkill. It would spin my head.
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28 Dec 2013   #14
neavissa

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Good luck. Sounds like a mighty overkill. It would spin my head.
Thanks... Not really overkill though. When it comes to editing 4K videos, nothing is overkill, ha ha.

G
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28 Dec 2013   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I do a lot of video work too and work with internal and external SSDs as well as an eSata attached SSHD and an i7 CPU. Works well. I use a lot a lossless video editor. That renders the selection in seconds.
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29 Dec 2013   #16
neavissa

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I do a lot of video work too and work with internal and external SSDs as well as an eSata attached SSHD and an i7 CPU. Works well. I use a lot a lossless video editor. That renders the selection in seconds.
Interesting! I am going to check it out! Thanks for the tip!

G
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29 Dec 2013   #17
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hardware RAID I assume?
Just diskpart "clean" and install
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30 Dec 2013   #18
gregrocker

 

Unless there are installation problems - which well could be the case with RAID - there is no reason to use special tools or cleaning the HD which confers no benefit whatsoever except to overcome install failures, or wipe the HD so that data cannot be retrieved by most methods.

So you only need to follow the steps in Clean Install Windows 7 making sure to delete all partitions using the Drive Options in Steps 7 and 8, create New partition(s) as you wish, install to first partition after the small boot partition which will be assigned and is no concern at all.
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31 Dec 2013   #19
neavissa

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Hardware RAID I assume?
Just diskpart "clean" and install
I never used diskpart before, but I just looked it up and it seems to be pretty straight forward!? Anyhow, I installed a second OS, just to see if it would work. I went to 'disk management' and shrunk my volume C. after that I followed steps 6 through 8, from this guide:

Clean Install Windows 7

and installed Windows Server 2008R2. I can now choose which version I would like to boot. That being said, I am wondering if I can use the same steps and delete ALL partitions, create a new one and then install Windows again!? I think so...

thanks,

G

p.s. in other words: I do not need any tools like Partition Magic and such, in order to create partitions, for Windows to be installed on, right?!
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31 Dec 2013   #20
neavissa

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Unless there are installation problems - which well could be the case with RAID - there is no reason to use special tools or cleaning the HD which confers no benefit whatsoever except to overcome install failures, or wipe the HD so that data cannot be retrieved by most methods.

So you only need to follow the steps in Clean Install Windows 7 making sure to delete all partitions using the Drive Options in Steps 7 and 8, create New partition(s) as you wish, install to first partition after the small boot partition which will be assigned and is no concern at all.
What am I... blind?! I was just asking "Kaktussoft" the same thing! Sorry for double posting, and thanks for the reply!!!

happy New Year!!!

G
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