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Windows 7: New Install - Big Problem

30 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

You say you have gone with the 32bit - Your specs state you have 8MB of RAM this will of course not be available to other than the 64bit Windows 7, 32bit being limited to 3-3.5 MB.

Seems a strange choice

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30 Oct 2009   #12

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mewnlite View Post
And that is just what I have done. No more Vista and Windows 7 is on C drive. The rest of the drives show up just as they should. With the help of VistaBootPro (which works in WIndows 7 too) I got access back to Windows XP on drive D, and I can still even boot up the RC 7100 which I restored back to drive J.
As a side note, I had the 64 bit RC version, but have decided to go with the 32 bit version on the new install. So far it rocks but it'll take me at least all weekend to get everything installed back again.
Like Barman58 said, you might want to re-think the 32bit, if you have 8GB RAM, you'll be much better off with 64bit Windows 7. Windows 7 32but will allow a max RAM of less than 4GB.

Windows 7 does take the drive letter C, when you boot into Vista it will have the drive letter C, Not sure with XP as I haven't dual booted it with Windows 7.

This allows all your programs to run with the C drive, everyone (programs) is happy.

Since you have deleted Vista, problem solved.

You can use Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers to get your user settings, you will still have to install the programs. You can download WET for XP if you need to.
Windows Easy Transfer for transferring from Windows XP (64 bit) to Windows 7

You might be surprised how many people are deleting XP in a week from installing Windows 7, if you need it for a program then you can run Windows XP Mode

Keep it as long as you like, of coarse.
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31 Oct 2009   #13
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He went away, so I wonder if he even saw the last two posts.

Think he'll ever know that he can only use 4gigs of his 8 gigs on that 32 bit OS?
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01 Nov 2009   #14

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, I got off into another forum with a new problem involving drivers for my TV card.

OK, here's the reason I went with 32 bit and now that I actually did, I am glad.
An HP Deskjet 722C printer which didn't work in the 64 bit RC version. It does now.
Paintbrush (remember Paintbrush?) :-) It works better in Windows 7 than it did in XP!
And wouldn't run at all in the 64 bit RC version.
Laplink Gold 11, which is *very* important to me, wouldn't work in the 64 bit version.
It works in the 32 bit version. It automatically backs up everything of importance that has changed during the day to another computer at 5:30 AM every morning.
So with me it was a compatability thing. I do a little movie and graphic editing, but nothing that requires over 3.25 Gb of memory.
The Vista installation I had was 64 bit, and I never *did* like that. But I think it was just Vista that I didn't like. Every computer I ever worked on that had Vista was painstakingly slooooow... 64 bit or not.
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01 Nov 2009   #15

Windows 7 -x6
 
 

[quote=Dave76;342983]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mewnlite View Post


Windows 7 does take the drive letter C, when you boot into Vista it will have the drive letter C, Not sure with XP as I haven't dual booted it with Windows 7.

This allows all your programs to run with the C drive, everyone (programs) is happy.
the operating system you run generaly assigns drive letters, so where the o.s. is installed will be C. if you boot into xp, xp will assign that partition to C and give 7 something else. and vice versa.
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01 Nov 2009   #16
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mewnlite View Post
Yes, I got off into another forum with a new problem involving drivers for my TV card.

OK, here's the reason I went with 32 bit and now that I actually did, I am glad.
An HP Deskjet 722C printer which didn't work in the 64 bit RC version. It does now.
Paintbrush (remember Paintbrush?) :-) It works better in Windows 7 than it did in XP!
And wouldn't run at all in the 64 bit RC version.
Laplink Gold 11, which is *very* important to me, wouldn't work in the 64 bit version.
It works in the 32 bit version. It automatically backs up everything of importance that has changed during the day to another computer at 5:30 AM every morning.
So with me it was a compatability thing. I do a little movie and graphic editing, but nothing that requires over 3.25 Gb of memory.
The Vista installation I had was 64 bit, and I never *did* like that. But I think it was just Vista that I didn't like. Every computer I ever worked on that had Vista was painstakingly slooooow... 64 bit or not.
They say you need 64 bit with more than 4 gigs RAM, but I think a better standard is what programs you use that can run in it, or run better.

I gave up on 64 myself when the only programs I use than supposedly benefitted from it was Internet Explorer and it made that buggy as hell.
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01 Nov 2009   #17

Windows 7 -x6
 
 

Well with everything trying to move to x64 a lot of software has come out, its definitely worth it, drivers and software are now both there.
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