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30 Oct 2009   #1

Vista x64
 
 
Question on new Windows 7 install

Hi,

I'd like to install Windows 7 x64 Profesional on a new Intel SSD (TRIM support). I'd prefer not to upgrade my existing Vista x64 because I have a ton of junk I've installed over the last couple years and my system just needs a nuke n' pave...

Anyway, I'm looking for a lil guidance if the following is possible (or advisable):

1. Install my new SSD in my current Vista x64 and verify it's working properly (put nothing on it, just verify it's available)
2. Unplug my existing 3 SATA platter drives so only the new (empty) SSD is available.
3. Boot of the Windows 7 x64 media and do a new/clean install to my SSD.
4. After install I'd boot, configure, and apply all applicable Windows 7 updates.
5. After upto date, I'd plug in my 3 internal SATA platter drives and boot it back up.
6. I could then pick and choose what I need to from my previous C drive (Vista drive) in terms of music, photos, etc and move them off so that I need nothing else from my "old" Vista C drive.
7. Format this "old" Vista C drive and now use it for normal data storage.

Is the above a good way to go?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

T

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30 Oct 2009   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigdarren View Post
Hi,

I'd like to install Windows 7 x64 Profesional on a new Intel SSD (TRIM support). I'd prefer not to upgrade my existing Vista x64 because I have a ton of junk I've installed over the last couple years and my system just needs a nuke n' pave...

Anyway, I'm looking for a lil guidance if the following is possible (or advisable):

1. Install my new SSD in my current Vista x64 and verify it's working properly (put nothing on it, just verify it's available)
2. Unplug my existing 3 SATA platter drives so only the new (empty) SSD is available.
3. Boot of the Windows 7 x64 media and do a new/clean install to my SSD.
4. After install I'd boot, configure, and apply all applicable Windows 7 updates.
5. After upto date, I'd plug in my 3 internal SATA platter drives and boot it back up.
6. I could then pick and choose what I need to from my previous C drive (Vista drive) in terms of music, photos, etc and move them off so that I need nothing else from my "old" Vista C drive.
7. Format this "old" Vista C drive and now use it for normal data storage.

Is the above a good way to go?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

T

bigdarren,

Sounds like a real good plan.

I would do a Windows Easy Transfer to one of those extra HD's first ( works fine)

Check out these two links:

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7


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30 Oct 2009   #3

Vista x64
 
 

Thanks Doc, gonna run with it!

T
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