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Windows 7: Clean Install Win 7 64 bit on 1 drive, will it effect another drive?

06 Jan 2015   #1
sixty01

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Clean Install Win 7 64 bit on 1 drive, will it effect another drive?

Recently I bought a PC game that is only supports 64-bit platforms, therefore I want to upgrade to 64-bit (and really mostly all PCs today run on 64bit).

I have two hard drives. My main one I currently use (C:\) is a 128GB SanDisk SSD which has Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit installed there. The other is a regular Seagate 300GB hard drive (called drive G:\) that I mainly use for storage of pictures, music, documents, misc. programs/applications, etc.

I know that going from 32-bit to 64-bit requires a clean install. My question is, if I do a clean install on the SSD, will the installation also wipe data in the other hard drive?

I'm wondering because if I go to Documents or My Music in the user directory, it points to the folder in G:\. Should I do something about this as well?


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06 Jan 2015   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Never do any install with other hard drives or USB devices plugged in. Its recommended only 1 hd, mouse, keyboard. It will not delete anything off of your HD but it can cause problems while booting, especially if the other HD has an OS on it.

See the link below to help you
Clean Install Windows 7
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06 Jan 2015   #3
sixty01

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
Never do any install with other hard drives or USB devices plugged in. Its recommended only 1 hd, mouse, keyboard. It will not delete anything off of your HD but it can cause problems while booting, especially if the other HD has an OS on it.

See the link below to help you
Clean Install Windows 7
The other HD doesn't have an OS on it. Should I still unplug it anyway?
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06 Jan 2015   #4
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Yes
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07 Jan 2015   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did you even try to install the game on the 32 bit windows yet ?
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07 Jan 2015   #6
sixty01

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Did you even try to install the game on the 32 bit windows yet ?
Yeah. I get a message saying the version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. If we even want to be more specific, the game is FIFA 15.
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09 Jan 2015   #7
Mathew

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I faced similar problem but at last I successfully got the 64-bit version to work. Actually Window 7 64-bit version need an APIC (Advanced Programmer Interrupt Controller) to be present and in enabled form. Follow the below steps to get it enabled:

1) Switch on the computer and press the F1, F2 or <DEL> key so that you enter into the BIOS setup menu.
2) Just search for the setting that enables the APIC, for example IOAPIC=enabled. If this is disabled, then change that setting to enabled.
3) After that, save the BIOS settings and exit.
4) Then, allow the computer to boot.
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09 Jan 2015   #8
sixty01

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mathew View Post
I faced similar problem but at last I successfully got the 64-bit version to work. Actually Window 7 64-bit version need an APIC (Advanced Programmer Interrupt Controller) to be present and in enabled form. Follow the below steps to get it enabled:

1) Switch on the computer and press the F1, F2 or <DEL> key so that you enter into the BIOS setup menu.
2) Just search for the setting that enables the APIC, for example IOAPIC=enabled. If this is disabled, then change that setting to enabled.
3) After that, save the BIOS settings and exit.
4) Then, allow the computer to boot.
I dont even think I have that setting in my BIOS. I looked for it today & found nothing. I prefer to to just switch to 64-bit.
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09 Jan 2015   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So where are you with this, thought you would have been done days ago ?
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09 Jan 2015   #10
sixty01

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
So where are you with this, thought you would have been done days ago ?
Done....couple days ago.
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