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Windows 7: HOW TO INSTALL Windows 7 ?

13 Feb 2009   #1

Windows Vista Home
 
 
HOW TO INSTALL Windows 7 ?

i have just downloaded the Windows 7 (7000) or something i got all my Vista drivers .... i dunno if it will work ... when i install 7 ....


plz somebody lemme know ... if ther is gonna be any prob ... after installation .... or if i need to download something mo ... be4 installin it ...

Holla back !!!!!
Deep

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13 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

No need to worry about anything. You can do an Upgrade from within Vista, you can install on a seperate partition and keep both, or you can do a clean install.

In all cases, you shouldn't have any major problems or no problems at all.

Most devices should be detected automatically or right after the first Windows Update, depending on your system. If some are not, Vista drivers do the trick most of the times.

I'd say, go for it. We'll be glad to help if anything messy occurs.

(Backup your files in any case, it's a new OS installation, u never know)
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13 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Just one thing to Add the Beta of Windows 7 will stop working on July1st (maybe with one month grace period to Aug 1st) so would strongly advise that this is not installed as your only Operating system. You will need to install an operating system to Replace Windows 7 when it stops working this may be a Later test version or reverting to Vista
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13 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Just one thing to Add the Beta of Windows 7 will stop working on July1st (maybe with one month grace period to Aug 1st) so would strongly advise that this is not installed as your only Operating system. You will need to install an operating system to Replace Windows 7 when it stops working this may be a Later test version or reverting to Vista
(first time using forums like this.)

From what I've read, It will stop working as of August 1st 2009, also from what I can tell we will be given a 'release client' so we do not have to go back to vista (or any other OS) right then and there.

I can't remember it exactly.
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13 Feb 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Totally Correct, there will be a Release Candidate, (possibly due April this year), which should have an expiry date later than August 1, hopefully by the time that this expires the retail (RTM) version should be available for purchase, and in an upgrade version for Vista users, that is affordable
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13 Feb 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's still not a good idea to install 7 over Vista to only have 7 though. At least if you don't have a Vista installation disk to ever install Vista again should the need arise. A lot of people come back and complain that something in 7 doesn't work for them like it did in Vista and they need Vista as well but have installed 7 over Vista and don't have a installation disk. Not very wise IMO.
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13 Feb 2009   #7

Windows 7 RC (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
It's still not a good idea to install 7 over Vista to only have 7 though. At least if you don't have a Vista installation disk to ever install Vista again should the need arise. A lot of people come back and complain that something in 7 doesn't work for them like it did in Vista and they need Vista as well but have installed 7 over Vista and don't have a installation disk. Not very wise IMO.
If that was directed at me in any way, I did not suggest it was a good idea to install over Vista (or any other primary OS you may use), and if my post suggested it was a good idea then my apologies. If that post wasn't directed at me then ignore this.
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13 Feb 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It wasn't negatively directed at you in any way, no need for apologies. It was only a point that a lot of people have done and can't undo therefore for anyone considering installing 7 as their only OS and over Vista at least in a beta stage, without a Vista installation disk, something to also consider before you do that. Probably the best way would be to dual boot 7 with Vista or install on a separate hard drive.
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13 Feb 2009   #9

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

One thing I have have noticed, that you may find out in the near future!

People who have installed Windows 7 beta liked it so much they deleted the original operating system.

It's that good in most cases.

It is NOT GOOD PRACTISE to do this on PC's with critical data that cant be lost.

This is just my observation.
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13 Feb 2009   #10

XP/Vista/Windows 7 builld 7000
 
 

a lot of new laps and desktops have a recovery partition instead of a operating system disk, know your manual, and be sure you know how to initiate the vista imaging recovery if you go single op sys.
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