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Windows 7: clean install what to know beforehand

20 May 2015   #1
avismile10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
clean install what to know beforehand

hi guys
if someone looks at my posts he will see that i was posting about doing a clean install, now that i already have all the necessary drivers i want to go ahead and start
so i want some advice please
i have a 120 gb ssd as the drive windows will be on
and a 1 tb hdd as the second drive
right now my user "folders" are in "d" i want that in the new windows the complete profile should be on "d"
if there is anything anyone could advice me i would appreciate it
thanks


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20 May 2015   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

My procedure would be to disconnect the large drive then install Windows on the C: drive and make sure it works. Then I'd plug in the other drive and start making changes as to where the Folders shown in the Libraries are located, should be a choice in the Properties of each Folder. To prevent the possibility of crashing Windows I'd leave the Profile on the same drive Windows is installed on. To save space on the C: drive I'd customize Virtual Memory [paging file] by putting 2GB on the C: drive then a larger amount on the D: drive. It'd be nice to do away with the paging file but some programs won't install if it's not found on the OS drive.
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20 May 2015   #3
avismile10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
My procedure would be to disconnect the large drive then install Windows on the C: drive and make sure it works. Then I'd plug in the other drive and start making changes as to where the Folders shown in the Libraries are located, should be a choice in the Properties of each Folder. To prevent the possibility of crashing Windows I'd leave the Profile on the same drive Windows is installed on. To save space on the C: drive I'd customize Virtual Memory [paging file] by putting 2GB on the C: drive then a larger amount on the D: drive. It'd be nice to do away with the paging file but some programs won't install if it's not found on the OS drive.
is there a reason why to unplug the hdd when installing on the ssd?
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20 May 2015   #4
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Only to assure one doesn't make a mistake during the initial install, see that posted on forums more frequently than necessary. But then with the hybrid drives there is no choice.
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20 May 2015   #5
avismile10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Only to assure one doesn't make a mistake during the initial install, see that posted on forums more frequently than necessary. But then with the hybrid drives there is no choice.
sorry but whats a hybrid drive?
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20 May 2015   #6
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

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20 May 2015   #7
Wajiema

Windows 10
 
 

There is a way to customize a windows 7 setup to put user files on another HDD like ur music, pics, ect i think u can also do it with the program files. Just google customizing widows 7 install
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20 May 2015   #8
avismile10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

i am planning on doing this User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation what i want to know is that i have now a folder on (d:/) named users and inside i have a account with the same name that i plan on giving the new computer if it would create complications?
thanks
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20 May 2015   #9
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by avismile10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
My procedure would be to disconnect the large drive then install Windows on the C: drive and make sure it works. Then I'd plug in the other drive and start making changes as to where the Folders shown in the Libraries are located, should be a choice in the Properties of each Folder. To prevent the possibility of crashing Windows I'd leave the Profile on the same drive Windows is installed on. To save space on the C: drive I'd customize Virtual Memory [paging file] by putting 2GB on the C: drive then a larger amount on the D: drive. It'd be nice to do away with the paging file but some programs won't install if it's not found on the OS drive.
is there a reason why to unplug the hdd when installing on the ssd?
If you leave the HDD plugged in, there' a fair chance that Windows will try to put some Windows files on the HDD when you do the install.

You don't want that. You would then be reliant on 2 drives to boot. Why would you want that?

If the HDD is disconnected, Windows CAN'T do that and is forced to put all Windows files on the SSD, which is exactly where you want them. You'd need on the SSD to boot. A good thing.

I probably wouldn't use the downloaded drivers unless I had to. Windows may install all the drivers you need. Check that out in Device Manager after you finish.
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20 May 2015   #10
avismile10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If the HDD is disconnected, Windows CAN'T do that and is forced to put all Windows files on the SSD, which is exactly where you want them. You'd need on the SSD to boot. A good thing.
if i do so how will i be able to move my profile folder do the second hdd?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I probably wouldn't use the downloaded drivers unless I had to. Windows may install all the drivers you need. Check that out in Device Manager after you finish.
whats bad with the ones downloaded? i downloaded them yesterday (they are the latest version available)

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