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Windows 7: Help Installing Fresh Win 7 on different hardrive partition (primary)

03 Jan 2014   #21
TJGOA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Here is driver details for system of the ones I think i should install myself?

COMPUTER DRIVER 6.1.7600.16385 ACPI x86-based PC
DISK DRIVES WDC WD50 00AAKS-00YGA SCSI DISK DEVICE
DISPLAY NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT (Microsoft Corporation -WDDM v1.1) 8.15.11.8593
dvd/cdrom SONY DVD RW AW-Q170A ATA DEVICE
Processor Intel(R) Core (tm)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz

Can I get some help finding this drivers?


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03 Jan 2014   #22
TJGOA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
than
2a) clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.
2b) Clean Install Windows 7

2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
On the clean install link one of the options listed is this : You want to create a multiboot system by installing Windows 7 on a separate hard disk partition . This sounds exactly like what I want to do.
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03 Jan 2014   #23
TJGOA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Okay, right now I can't even log into windows either through any of the safe modes, last known, or regularly. I did set the primary partition as active by mistake but managed to turn it out through cmd disk part etc. maybe i need to set my system as active aftwerwards? When I try to login to windows the starting windows screen appears but without the yellow windows lights above it, then after awhile just a black screen. At this point I'm willing to format all drives including the windows system partition. Is the only way to do this through the windows installer, im using a usb to install windows?
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04 Jan 2014   #24
prenatalman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Cant Instal;l Win 7 on 2nd drive

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJGOA View Post
Currently I have two 500gb HD's; one is system and one is primary. On the system there are two win 7 installed on it (one won't boot, the other running too slow). I want to try and do a fresh win7 install on the other free HD marked as primary and have already formatted it. When I tried to install win 7 on it wouldn't let me ( can't remember message). So far I understand you can only install WIN7 on a partition marked as system am I correct? I was wondering if there was a way to convert the primary partition to system, I was unable to do this in windows disk manager. Is there some software that can do this easily. I don't want to do a full formatting of both drives as of yet, is there a workaround here? The system partition is marked as healthy, system, boot, and the other partition is marked as primary. This is from just what I remember. If it is crucial I can boot the system again and give exacts. Thanks in advance.
Get a partition program and have it make the 2nd 500g Drive as the "active" partition. The first 500g Drive would be the currently "active" partition. There are plenty of programs that can determine the health and accuracy of the first drive. Personally if the first drive is ok, I would repartition and reformat the drive and do clean installs on the OSes you have.
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04 Jan 2014   #25
prenatalman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Cant Instal;l Win 7 on 2nd drive

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJGOA View Post
Currently I have two 500gb HD's; one is system and one is primary. On the system there are two win 7 installed on it (one won't boot, the other running too slow). I want to try and do a fresh win7 install on the other free HD marked as primary and have already formatted it. When I tried to install win 7 on it wouldn't let me ( can't remember message). So far I understand you can only install WIN7 on a partition marked as system am I correct? I was wondering if there was a way to convert the primary partition to system, I was unable to do this in windows disk manager. Is there some software that can do this easily. I don't want to do a full formatting of both drives as of yet, is there a workaround here? The system partition is marked as healthy, system, boot, and the other partition is marked as primary. This is from just what I remember. If it is crucial I can boot the system again and give exacts. Thanks in advance.
Get a partition program and have it make the 2nd 500g Drive as the "active" partition. The first 500g Drive would be the currently "active" partition. There are plenty of programs that can determine the health and accuracy of the first drive. Personally if the first drive is ok, I would repartition and reformat the drive and do clean installs on the OSes you have. My theory on the universe is: Nothing will be around forever, and nothing lasts forever, unless you perform maintenance and cleanup on a regular basis.
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04 Jan 2014   #26
TJGOA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Solved** Managed to install it into the blank HD partition. I started the iso from usb logged into system partition to install into primary unused partition, when setup restarted it couldn't find usb for some reason. Then I ran installer from boot successfully where previously i couldn't, simply formatted then installed. Maybe the installer from being logged into system partition helped lay the groundwork via boot files or whatnot so i could complete installation from usb startup.. Finally!! Running lighting fast!!
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04 Jan 2014   #27
TJGOA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Now that its working i plan on copying files from old os, after that should I reformat the old os drive?. Now that i have it running i don't want to make any mistakes..
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