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29 Nov 2008   #1

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installing win 7 question

I have a question.

first time poster on here.

when installing win 7, can I just install it onto the hard drive in my CPU but i also notice people using Virtual PC but id rather not use any of that stuff.

Is it possible to just install it directly onto my computer.

Thanks,
Dave

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29 Nov 2008   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Dave, and welcome to Windows 7 Forums.

Yes, you can install it on your hard drive just like Vista. Since Windows 7 is still a pre-beta, some people have chosen to install Windows 7 on a second partition or hard drive instead to dual boot with Vista and Windows 7.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Nov 2008   #3

Microsoft Windows 6.1 (Build 6801)
 
 

Moreover, you can upgrade your current Windows Vista installation unless its language does not differ with Windows 7's or 32/64 conflict
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29 Nov 2008   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Are you sure about that, have you tried it, it may be another unfinished feature that is not available yet.
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29 Nov 2008   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Yes. I did try the upgrade, but it runs into quite a few problems after install.
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29 Nov 2008   #6

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

It does seem that Microsoft may be having similar issues with the Vista to Windows 7 upgrade route as the did with the XP to vista route.

Sometimes it works fine - most of the time an upgraded install will have the some issues that are not present with a clean install.

This is Pre-Beta so hopefully this will improve.

I'm sure if a fresh copy of vista was updated to windows 7 everything would be straightforward, but in the real world I would always advise

New OS = Clean install

And with a pre-beta you always need another OS for a worse case scenario, and keep your data separate and backed up

just my opinion

PS Just noticed - Congratulations Shawn - 500 posts , and I'm sure that's only the start
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29 Nov 2008   #7
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Not only your opinion, Barman, a very sensible observation. It's a pre beta. Except for testing purposes, it makes no sense to try an upgrade.
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30 Nov 2008   #8

 

Then again, having this OS installed at all, as opposed to installing it in a Virtual machine, makes no sense - except for testing purposes the begin with, so....

I am going to move everything from the 250 WD I have over to the slack space on my 500 GB HD (only a 60 GB partition for Vista, nothing else used yet) and then I ma going to format the WD and install Windows 7 on the WD so I can see the tricky 200 MB partition *and* see if it's boot partition will automatically see Vista on the other drive or if I will have to play around, and then I can do some other testing as well - including some app testing and game testing....

Again, though, this is for testing purposes - once I get done _ am probably going to wipe the drive and give it to my folks to set up a backup on their machine for their data....
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30 Nov 2008   #9
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

"Then again, having this OS installed at all, as opposed to installing it in a Virtual machine, makes no sense - except for testing purposes "
Would that not be the only reason for installing a pre beta? Excepting pure curiosity.
I do not use a VM for beta testing of this or previous products, but would't it sloww down reaction times? I have no idea and cannot find any postive comments through browsing.
One of the obsessions, at the moment, seems to be with the start up and close down times, rather unimportant at the end of the day. Could reliable figures be assessed through a VM?
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30 Nov 2008   #10

 

Yup - I currently only have it in VBox - and it is probably a whole 2 seconds slower in VBox than in the real world - because VBox makes use of Virtualization Extensions via the BIOS, so the virtual machine that Windows 7 is thinks it is actually running on my real system. Well, in terms of the CPU and mobo anyway.
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