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Windows 7: Two hardrives in same PC with different OS? How does that work?

13 Aug 2014   #11
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Your hard disc S.M.A.R.T. data looks good. The disc only has 855 hours. You should run a short test and long test as well. If Western Digital has a utility to do a full erase or low level type format (old terminology), then you should run that also. I would just test the disc, do a full erase and then perform a clean install per the tutorial link posted above with what ever version of Win 7 you have with a good COA. You shouldn't have any issues if you follow the tutorial. A clean install resolves a lot of issues and gives you a good as new pc.

You can use this disc as a system backup drive if you get the new disc. This disc is barely broken in.

You should get a good DVD burner (internal if you've got the space). They don't cost that much and they're very useful.


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13 Aug 2014   #12
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If you have a valid key for Ultimate I don't know why you didn't simply do a clean install to fix the "buggy" nature of the current installation.

If for some reason you want to install Home Premium on a new HDD then use the "old" HDD for data then disconnect the old HDD, connect the new HDD to the original sata port and do a clean install using your Home Premium install DVD. Connect your old HDD and format it after backing up data. Am I missing something? Then you end up with a spare Windows Ultimate key
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13 Aug 2014   #13
I WANT MY GIFS

windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
If you have a valid key for Ultimate I don't know why you didn't simply do a clean install to fix the "buggy" nature of the current installation.

If for some reason you want to install Home Premium on a new HDD then use the "old" HDD for data then disconnect the old HDD, connect the new HDD to the original sata port and do a clean install using your Home Premium install DVD. Connect your old HDD and format it after backing up data. Am I missing something? Then you end up with a spare Windows Ultimate key
I have a disc with Home 7 on it that someone ripped for me from awhile ago, but I don't have a disc with Windows 7 Ultimate, so I can't reinstall it.
I also can't rip a legal .ISO of Ultimate from the web, as I do not have a DVD burner, just a DVD player on my PC.

The going rate on new Windows 7 discs are $80+ used.

As far as I know Ultimate product keys won't work on activating Home Premium?
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13 Aug 2014   #14
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If you have a valid Windows 7 Ultimate key then it's valuable property IMO. You can install from a USB provided you have a valid ISO. I'm not sure what the recommended download site is at the moment (be careful where you get it). Someone else here may know.
You can use option one of this tutorial
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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13 Aug 2014   #15
gregrocker

 

Everything needed is here to do a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps are the same for retail.

Use the HD you have which is fine, and the WIn7 version that you own a license for. The latest official installer and tool to burn to DVD or flash stick is in the tutorial.

Home premium which came with another PC will not work on any but that other PC.

You will get and keep a perfect install of Win7 to the exact extent you stick with the steps in the tutorial.
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14 Aug 2014   #16
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I WANT MY GIFS View Post
I have a disc with Home 7 on it that someone ripped for me from awhile ago, but I don't have a disc with Windows 7 Ultimate, so I can't reinstall it.
Who's the manufacturer of your computer? From what you indicated so far, it appears you have a pc that came installed with Win 7 Ultimate. So, you should have a valid key for Win 7 Ultimate. Contact the manufacturer and obtain a replacement Win 7 Ultimate disc or contact Microsoft to inquire about a replacement disc since you've got a legal COA. If you have the disc, you've got more options when it comes time to resolve issues.

Information on the link below may be useful.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...2-c9f8fff28bfd
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