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Windows 7: Clean Install W7 Home Premium_Prep

28 Jun 2010   #51
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bludgard69 View Post
Hi,NoN.
Always good to hear from you.
I've been rid of the bloatware since I got this thing.It's just that I've had a couple of instances where whatever was left behind-reg entries,files,folders,hidden drivers,etc. adnauseum-has caused minor irritations.
Humm i think i saw your trojan post....

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No,the checksums don't match.The file sizes even vary.Just slightly,but there you have it.
Should be allright!

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And no,I havn't gotten any sleep.I am so peturbed I couldn't sleep if I wanted to.
Saw that you've got already your Coffee!


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I am in the proccess of burning important files and whatnot just in case.

I think I am going to give it a try later on.

I know I have some good System-Images,I have used one already and it went well.So I do feel confident that I can do this at least.I just need to do it with a cool attitude so I am less likely to overlook the small print.
PEACE!
Yeah backup some, then do it smoothly!


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Good Morning to you,too.Or is it afternoon or evening where you are?
End of afternoon, here!


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28 Jun 2010   #52
bludgard69

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

You are quite a treasure,NoN.

I will certainly keep you posted as things progress-or regress.Ha!

Coffee,coffee.coffee!

See ya around.
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28 Jun 2010   #53
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bludgard69 View Post
You are quite a treasure,NoN.

I will certainly keep you posted as things progress-or regress.Ha!

Coffee,coffee.coffee!

See ya around.
So, i mean if i haven't hear from you for a while...you're doing it!

Well, i feel you'll be around anyway digging that tweak!
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28 Jun 2010   #54
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bludgard69 View Post
I appreciate your posts,gregrocker.

Will clean-install void my warranty?

Maybe I should look for that answer elsewhere.
Clean install will not void your warranty, only possibly the tech support for an unsupported OS. You dont' even need to tell them you have Win7 if you call in, and if you need hardware warranty serviced you can use Recovery disks to restore just before sending it in.

I'm not sure why you called MS, as they have no role in this at all. Since your model included Upgrade Kits for qualifying purchasers then we already know it will work.

Again, I do not tell them if I upgrade with my own retail disk when I talk to them about any issues, only speaking in hypotheticals or telling them I have Vista if I need help - but you will get better help here.
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28 Jun 2010   #55
bludgard69

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Doing what?,,,,,,Just kidding.

I'll be burning and verifying for a while.I will be browsing around in the forums,though.I may be a little distracted.I'll let you know when I go off-line.I don't know if it will happen today,but it's gonna happen.This being my first clean-install attempt,I want to make sure all bases are covered.

Maybe I'm being too paranoid?

Much Love.
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28 Jun 2010   #56
bludgard69

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hi,gregrocker.

I contacted MS to see if they could help me with the .iso.I really wanted to be 100% legitamate.

I certainly know which side of my bread has butter on it.I am extremely grateful to 7 Forums.I got the feeling tha everyone I talked to was in the sales department!

Thank all of you for your support.

I have read your posts over and over.I shall continue to do so.

Only hardware is under warranty.Software support is the money-maker.


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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bludgard69 View Post
I appreciate your posts,gregrocker.

Will clean-install void my warranty?

Maybe I should look for that answer elsewhere.
Clean install will not void your warranty, only possibly the tech support for an unsupported OS. You dont' even need to tell them you have Win7 if you call in, and if you need hardware warranty serviced you can use Recovery disks to restore just before sending it in.

I'm not sure why you called MS, as they have no role in this at all. Since your model included Upgrade Kits for qualifying purchasers then we already know it will work.

Again, I do not tell them if I upgrade with my own retail disk when I talk to them about any issues, only speaking in hypotheticals or telling them I have Vista if I need help - but you will get better help here.
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28 Jun 2010   #57
bludgard69

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Loaded For Bear!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you downloaded your version Home Premium then you need to check against the HASH for that and not Ultimate: Windows 7 RTM SHA-1 hash / checksums

If not, then you need to unlock all versions in the ISO (using tool I posted earlier) to burn an all-version DVD so you can install your licensed version which will activate with the Product Key on COA.

Use the drivers given by the installer unless there are any missing in Device Manager, or performance dictates otherwise.

During the avalanche of complaints about DR failing to provide student download, MS corrected the situation here: Microsoft Fixes Windows 7 Student Edition Upgrade Problems

Acer has several useless utility partiitons and often a hidden EISA partition which need to be cleaned from HD before install. Boot DVD Repair console or Repair CD, press Shift F10 at first screen or click through to Recovery Tools list to open a Command Line, type:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win 7 HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT


This sets you up with one partition. If you want more, or want the 100mb Sys Reserved boot partition provided on unformatted HD's, then use the DVD to create partitions and format.

To get rid of EISA: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/02/29/delete-and-remove-to-unlock-eisa-hidden-recovery-or-diagnostic-partition-in-vista/

Be sure to make your Recovery Disks first so you have a path back to Factory Condition, or save a Win7 backup image of all partitions. You can order Recov Disk set for free from Acer in first 90 days.


OK,guys,Here we go!
I have successfully removed recovery partition-"To get rid of EISA" above.
I'm not exactly sure how to do this" mmand Line, type:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win 7 HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT


I got as far as SELECT DISK and got a little nervous-Do I choose disk 0,or disk 1?
I couldn't take a screen shot,but I think you know what I'm refering to.

This has got me a little edgy.I hope to be able to talk to you guys before the day is out(EST).

I know you've got (W7 HD) typed in your posst,but I have Acer C:.I WANT a W7 HD.How do I get this?I had a choice of either disk 0,or disk 1.I know if I choose the wrong one I wont be typing for a while.
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28 Jun 2010   #58
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hope this helps.

Clean Install W7 Home Premium_Prep-list-disk.png


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28 Jun 2010   #59
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hope this helps.

Attachment 81895
Hard to read but it is listed disk 0......as the same in the Disk Management in Windows 7


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28 Jun 2010   #60
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

In this shot, the Recovery Partition is Volume 2.

Clean Install W7 Home Premium_Prep-list-volume.png


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