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Windows 7: How to install windows 7 to c:\winnt folder?

17 Feb 2010   #1
patriotzhou

Windows 7
 
 
How to install windows 7 to c:\winnt folder?

Hi All,I need to install the windows 7 to a customize folder like c:\winnt folder?
Any idea how to do it?I try to search online,but can not find any clue.
Thank you all.


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18 Feb 2010   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patriotzhou View Post
Hi All,I need to install the windows 7 to a customize folder like c:\winnt folder?
Any idea how to do it?I try to search online,but can not find any clue.
Thank you all.
Why, what are you trying to achieve? Dual boot? If so with what other OS?
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18 Feb 2010   #3
patriotzhou

Windows 7
 
 

long story,currently xp is installed to c:\winnt,so for win 7,we want to retain same folder(c:\winnt).
I searched online,can not find anything,so any idea,thanks.
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19 Feb 2010   #4
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Why???

You do understand that there is no direct upgrade path from XP, and that you will have to perform a clean install and reinstall all apps... right?
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19 Feb 2010   #5
foadywm

Windows 8 aka windows next
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Why???

You do understand that there is no direct upgrade path from XP, and that you will have to perform a clean install and reinstall all apps... right?
you can upgrade, however it is not worth it. the couple of articles i found clearly state while you will maintain your xp settings and files you will have to reinstall all of your programs. with this in mind i would recommend backing up everything you cannot afford to lose on c and do a clean install. you will have a much more stable system this way.
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19 Feb 2010   #6
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

No DIRECT upgrade path! Yes you can use "tricks" or apps like EZ transfer.... but you still have to do a clean install.
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19 Feb 2010   #7
foadywm

Windows 8 aka windows next
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
No DIRECT upgrade path! Yes you can use "tricks" or apps like EZ transfer.... but you still have to do a clean install.

as stated yes you can upgrade from xp, however it is not worth it. the clean install is the best route moving from xp or vista to 7.
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19 Feb 2010   #8
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Dude... show me where anything says you can perform a DIRECT upgrade from XP to Win7..... PLEASE!

You do understand the term DIRECT, right? It means putting in the Win7 DVD into a PC and then the current OS is upgraded to the new OS... without any other fiddling. So please show me where it says you can do that!
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19 Feb 2010   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You cant Darryl...it is not possible to do an in-place upgrade from XP to Windows 7 ,, the best the OP can hope for is a dual boot configuration...
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19 Feb 2010   #10
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by foadywm View Post
as stated yes you can upgrade from xp, however it is not worth it. the clean install is the best route moving from xp or vista to 7.
No...you can't!
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