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Windows 7: Upgrade To Windows 7

11 Mar 2016   #141
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Diskpart is too complicated for a novice.

Actually nothing is needed but an install disc


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11 Mar 2016   #142
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Diskpart is too complicated for a novice.

Actually nothing is needed but an install disc
That's what you'd think.

Have you ever seen "drive options/advanced" not appear?
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11 Mar 2016   #143
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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It tells me that I have SP 1 ......very strange.......
What is "it"?

Why is it strange?

It's entirely possible that SP1 was included on the installation disc you used. If you in fact have SP1, you either got it from the installation disc or you downloaded it as part of Windows Update after you finished the install.
What I mean is that system information says that I have it.......but it does not show in installed updates.
It`s already installed, your disc is Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1, it will never show in installed updates, it`s already in the installer
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11 Mar 2016   #144
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Diskpart is too complicated for a novice.

Actually nothing is needed but an install disc
That's what you'd think.

Have you ever seen "drive options/advanced" not appear?
Only if you don`t choose Custom/Clean install.
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11 Mar 2016   #145
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

He needs to start over, or live with his debacle, I wouldn`t

Do it right, before you start adding programs.

It`s never good to have empty space to the left of C, then say I`ll fix that later.

Especially if it was a hard drive.
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11 Mar 2016   #146
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Diskpart is too complicated for a novice.

Actually nothing is needed but an install disc
That's what you'd think.

Have you ever seen "drive options/advanced" not appear?
Only if you don`t choose Custom/Clean install.
See post 121 in this thread.

All we know is what we are told or shown.
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11 Mar 2016   #147
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, I read what he said, but he could be mistaken, drive options should always show when doing a clean install.
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11 Mar 2016   #148
torchwood

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

Can i join in i've only got a tenth of your posts. you 2
Insert disc >> go >> follow RECOMMENDED instructions. It also puts in the reserved system partion for you

Roy
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11 Mar 2016   #149
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have been watching this thread for some time.

I do very few Clean Installs except trying different Linux and different W-10.
One big reason; I don't need to or want to.

For people doing a Clean Install that are not use to doing such a thing I would recommend using this tutorial by Brink as a guide line that one can just follow along.

Clean Install Windows 7

This little box in the tutorial I believe explains things well about the Reserve partition.


Quote:
The 100 MB System Reserved partition is used for the Boot Manager code, BCD (Boot Configuration Database), System Recovery Options (Windows RE), and start up files for BitLocker (if turned on).
  • If you want to have the 100 MB System Reserved partition in addition to the Windows 7 C: partition on a HDD or SSD after installation, then you would need to make sure that all partitions on the drive have been deleted until it is only unallocated space. Next, select the unallocated drive to install Windows 7 on. If there are no partitions on the disk, you will get the 100 MB System Reserved.
  • If you do not want to have the 100 MB System Reserved partition and only the Windows 7 C: partition on a HDD or SSD after installation, then select a formatted partition or drive to install Windows 7 on. If there are any partitions on the disk, you won't get the 100 MB System Reserved.
AddRAN chooses not to have a Reserver partition which as good as any other way.
Because I'm lazy I let Windows 7 install the Reserve partition. When done I can add partitions if I so desire.
Their is no right or wrong. It's just a choice.

One thing for certain; what ever way one chooses they must follow the tutorial or instructions exactly.
If one doesn't they will end up with a mess.

I also believe that Del 80 should start over. Now is the time to do it and do it proper.

@Del 80

If you follow instruction it will not take another 150 posts to get you a proper installed Windows 7.
Please read the tutorial I suggested as many time it takes so you can understand things a little better.
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11 Mar 2016   #150
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The vast majority of my thousands of installs were either from full retail or Major OEM disks, So I cannot say for sure that the Small builder OEM disk actually presents the Advanced options

Anywho, Back on topic

Del, I think the best bet would be to Use the Partition Wizard option to clear the unneeded empty partitions and recover the freed up space by merging the unallocated space created from the removal of the partitions.

Partition wizard has Wizards to perform most tasks so is simple to use.

once you have a single partition running windows what I always do after an install is to simply leave it be - If possible fire up the system, make sure the internet is connected and leave the system for 24-48 hours to sort itself out Check the screen when you can just in case Windows is asking for input when it's downloading any update. The first few days or weeks, (depending on actual use), is used by the system to sort out it's databases for search and the like so "leaving it to it" can actually save time and work in the long run
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