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Windows 7: Fastest 7077 Clean Install Method?

10 Apr 2009   #1
mike2h

64-Bit W7 GA Ultimate 6.1 Build 7600
 
 
Fastest 7077 Clean Install Method?

Option A ISO on bootable USB and formatted hard disk.

Option B UNPACKED iso on second hard disk and overwrite older version by running setup.exe?


Option C thru Z methods I haven't heard of yet


(Tried search of tutorials without success - would be good to have tutorial on Fast Install Clean/Upgrade )


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10 Apr 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Only method ive tried is method D: burning iso to dvd and rebooting.
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10 Apr 2009   #3
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Installing from a usb enabled drive is so much quicker than cd. I have only installed 7068 and 7077 from usb but it cut the time to install by about half. I suppose it is because data has faster read write capabilities on usb than cd. It will always be the way I install form now on. It took about 8 mins to install 7077 x64 this morning. Good times
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10 Apr 2009   #4
SoLoR

Windows 7 SP1 x64 build 7601.21701
 
 

yes installing from USB if fast as hell, however all usb keys does nto achive same speeds. I used had 4gb kingston before, i was unpacking whole iso to that USB for like ~30min. However read speeds where decent (~20mb/s). But now i bought new a-data usb key only for win7 instalations and whole iso gets unpacked on it in like 6min and even got increased read speed to like ~30mb/s. So you need to be carfule what are you buying, its worth to read some reviews before you buy usb key.
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10 Apr 2009   #5
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SoLoR View Post
yes installing from USB if fast as hell, however all usb keys does nto achive same speeds. I used had 4gb kingston before, i was unpacking whole iso to that USB for like ~30min. However read speeds where decent (~20mb/s). But now i bought new a-data usb key only for win7 instalations and whole iso gets unpacked on it in like 6min and even got increased read speed to like ~30mb/s. So you need to be carfule what are you buying, its worth to read some reviews before you buy usb key.
Yes some of the older usb sticks are terribly slow, i have a few and can not a serious difference with my oldest one, almost not worth using at all.
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10 Apr 2009   #6
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Like everything else in this world you get what you pay for. You are of course right but I think as long as you buy a ready boost enabled stick then you wont have any problems installing. And of course your computer has got to be able to boot from usb which some are not.
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10 Apr 2009   #7
mike2h

64-Bit W7 GA Ultimate 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

Thanks Swarfega RST101

I would have thought read speed from second hard disk would have been faster and less 'glitch prone' than USB and avoids the burning of dvd too.
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10 Apr 2009   #8
Smashy

Vista Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

First build (7000) I installed was from a dvd, everything besides that installed from my OCZ ATV usb stick and it made a huge difference
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10 Apr 2009   #9
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

who said it had to be a usb stick? why not have the image unpacked and do it fdisk style... xcopy? /i386 run setup.exe (i know thats not right, old whistler memories).
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10 Apr 2009   #10
mike2h

64-Bit W7 GA Ultimate 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

Thanks Solor Win7 Smashy Digger

Digger - that's the idea! Being able to run from the hard disk saves the hassle of making a dvd - so speed would be equal to or better than usb. We' ll see if someone has tried it.
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