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Windows 7: Upgrade To Windows 7

11 Mar 2016   #121
Del 80

Windows Vista Home Basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Did you choose the upgrade, not the custom install? That may cause that, but the Partition magic disk will do everything you need, and is a good tool to keep for future partition work on any PC, or OS
Custom Install as instructed.


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11 Mar 2016   #122
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You can also wipe the disk clean with this method:

Boot from the Windows 7 installation disc.

Hit Shift F10 at the first screen where you are asked to choose a language.

A command prompt will appear. Type diskpart at that prompt.

Type in the following commands one by one, followed by the Enter key to create a partition (text in parentheses are comments only):

list disk (to show the ID number of the hard disk to partition, normally Disk 0)

select disk 0 (change 0 to another number if applicable)

clean (this wipes the drive of anything on it; not needed on a brand new drive)

create partition primary (this will create one primary partition covering the entire drive)

select partition 1 (this selects the partition you just made)

active (this marks that partition active)

format fs=ntfs quick (this formats that partition)

exit (this quits the diskpart program)

exit (this closes the command prompt window)

Continue Windows 7 installation as usual. Remember to highlight and select the partition just created when you come to the partition screen asking you "where do you want to install Windows?”.
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11 Mar 2016   #123
Del 80

Windows Vista Home Basic
 
 

O,k.....Thanks for that.....have now wiped the disc, and reinstalled Windows 7......everything seems fine, apart from it is still not updating.......how long does this take ?......also I was all set to put the Dell drivers disc in and run it, but every thing is working o.k......a friend reckons I don't need to do this, any thoughts on it ?.....Del........
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11 Mar 2016   #124
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management so we can confirm all looks OK.

It may take many hours to complete Windows Update, even longer if your installation disk did not include SP1.

But that's a one time thing. After that's done, it shouldn't take long when you go back to Windows Update say once a month.

I would NOT use the Dell disk if everything is looking OK.

Now you will have to deal with the Windows 10 issue--Microsoft will do what it can to get you to upgrade to it and you will have to fight that off if you want to stay with Windows 7.

Get anti-virus running.

Get Macrium back on your mind so you can make backups of your good Windows 7 installation.

Make sure you are activated and have no issues.

Then start installing whatever applications you need.
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11 Mar 2016   #125
Del 80

Windows Vista Home Basic
 
 

Thanks for that......Got anti-virus up and running.....Windows 7 activated o.k..... SP 1 is installed and everything seems fine.....I actually prefer 7 to 10, so may stay with it, not sure if this old girl would run 10 anyway......screenshot to follow.......Del.
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11 Mar 2016   #126
Del 80

Windows Vista Home Basic
 
 

How's it looking ??Upgrade To Windows 7-untitled.jpg


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11 Mar 2016   #127
Del 80

Windows Vista Home Basic
 
 

Upgrade To Windows 7-untitled.jpg What is a little concerning, is that although SP 1 is supposed to be installed, it does not show up in updates.


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11 Mar 2016   #128
ignatzatsonic

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The screen shot in post 126 is NOT what I expected to see.

You still have 3 partitions when I expected 1.

Two of your 3 partitions are empty.

If you entered the clean command in diskpart, that alone should have wiped out ALL partitions. Either it did not or you did not issue the clean command. When you continued with the installation after leaving diskpart, Windows should have created exactly 1 (one) partition, namely C.

You've still got 2 useless partitions with nothing on them.

Personally, I would delete those 2 partitions in Windows Disk Management and then add the free space that creates to C.

You'd have to use an application such as Partition Wizard to add the space to C. You cannot do it in Windows Disk Management.


You can leave it alone if you want--it's just that you have 2 unnecessary partitions.

Or you can start over.
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11 Mar 2016   #129
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

check it via Control panel >> system. it will say at the top
That last screenshot shows a virgin install, SP1 may not have been included in the reinstall.
suggest you also include the system reserved Boot manager partition
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11 Mar 2016   #130
Del 80

Windows Vista Home Basic
 
 

It tells me that I have SP 1 ......very strange.......regarding the empty spaces I will amend that later.
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