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Windows 7: Question About Upgrading From Vista to Seven

24 May 2014   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I would clean install 7 on the new hard drive, take the Vista drive out and use it for a paperweight

But seriously, disconnect it while you install 7 to the new drive, then you could reconnect it, format it, then store disk images on it.

Clean Install Windows 7

And look for a faster Core 2 Duo that`s compatible with the MB.


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24 May 2014   #12
gregrocker

 

Plug in the 1tb hard drive to partition in Disk Mgmt as a data drive. Save your backup image and User folders to it.

Unplug it to do the Vista Upgrade or Clean install.

You can get Home Premium online for $89 at tiger Direct. You can downloAd the 32 bit installer from reinstall tutorial below to use with key you buy. The other steps will also assure a perfect install.
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25 May 2014   #13
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Also, why not consider a 64 bit install to make use of all the available RAM?

And I just realized that I'm an idiot. :P
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25 May 2014   #14
gregrocker

 

With 4gb RAM I use 32 bit for better performance.

The RAM is all used because as stated some is always apportioned to hardware.

You can view this on your system by typing Resource Monitor in Start Search box, clicking on Memory tab.
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