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Windows 7: Installing W7, Final Panic - Help!

30 Jan 2010   #1
Submarine

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot
 
 
Installing W7, Final Panic - Help!

Hi all,

Trust you to carry me through this

Tomorrow, I plan to install W7 as dual boot. You can see what I have in the spec's. I have a Dell XPS720 with Vista X86 Raid 0 and will install a retail W7 64 bit on a SSD. I must get it working tomorrow.

All advice based on your experience is most welcome.

/Sub


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30 Jan 2010   #2
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

One thing to keep in mind is....

If something happens to the Stripe, you may not be able to boot 7 either as the boot loader will be held there and not the SSD drive. A startup repair might fix the issue. Maybe.

What I can tell you is,,,,,,,, 7 far exceeds Vista in everything (and I liked Vista). So, if you like Vista, you will like 7 more.
So, you may just want to bite the bullet and backup your data and load 7 and get rid of Vista.
If everything you have works in Vista, it will work in 7.

Just my opinion.
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30 Jan 2010   #3
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi, go to the Dell site and Download everything that is there for your machine
and save it on a usb stick or an exterior disc, in case you need them after you install windows 7.
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30 Jan 2010   #4
Submarine

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
One thing to keep in mind is....

If something happens to the Stripe, you may not be able to boot 7 either as the boot loader will be held there and not the SSD drive. A startup repair might fix the issue. Maybe.

What I can tell you is,,,,,,,, 7 far exceeds Vista in everything (and I liked Vista). So, if you like Vista, you will like 7 more.
So, you may just want to bite the bullet and backup your data and load 7 and get rid of Vista.
If everything you have works in Vista, it will work in 7.

Just my opinion.
Thanks, now I feel much calmer
Made all backups I can, including an extra copy of bcd. Right in the start, I only need to get W7 working with basic functionality, keyboard, mouse, internet and similar. W7 is initially for Photoshop CS4. I am taking a university course over the internet; it started previous week so I am already behind. Will install PS on W7. Later other stuff.
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30 Jan 2010   #5
Submarine

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Hi, go to the Dell site and Download everything that is there for your machine
and save it on a usb stick or an exterior disc, in case you need them after you install windows 7.
The Dell site is very difficult. They tend to check the computer to make sure you do not download anything outside of the spec's you purchased. I have managed to download a number of things, can only hope it is enough and the right stuff. Any idea of what would be cruical?
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30 Jan 2010   #6
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

The netwok driver for your card in case 7 doesn't find it .

ALSO IN CASE YOU NEED DRIVERS AFTERWARDS, THIS MAY HELP.

Hi go Here and it will check your machine for missing drivers, in case you are missing some.
Follow the instructions, and when it does it's scan, press the green button, bottom
left of picture and install whatever it has for you, this might help with your problem.


http://www.ma-config.com/

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30 Jan 2010   #7
Submarine

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
The netwok driver for your card in case 7 doesn't find it .

ALSO IN CASE YOU NEED DRIVERS AFTERWARDS, THIS MAY HELP.

Hi go Here and it will check your machine for missing drivers, in case you are missing some.
Follow the instructions, and when it does it's scan, press the green button, bottom
left of picture and install whatever it has for you, this might help with your problem.


http://www.ma-config.com/

Attachment 51079
Excellent! Thanks.
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30 Jan 2010   #8
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Your welcome, hope it goes well for you.
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30 Jan 2010   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Take jfar very good advice, good luck with your university course & have fun with Win 7.
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30 Jan 2010   #10
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I guess there might be an exception,.,, and I don't want to alarm you. Or panic you again....

But,,, you might want to read through some of this before taking the plunge,,,, milage of course varies greatly with anything.... Some people don't have any problems, while others do,,, but research this first.... and take some of it with a grain of salt. Better to know what you might be getting into before you do.

Search Results for Adobe Photoshop CS4

That is by no means trying to say that switching to 7 is not worth it.
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