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Windows 7: Should I prepare my HDD for a fresh install of 7 Ultimate?

17 Jul 2010   #11
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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17 Jul 2010   #12
derekimo

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

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Thanks for posting back, just out of curiosity, what method did you use?
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17 Jul 2010   #13
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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Thanks for posting back, just out of curiosity, what method did you use?
I decided to just install from the CD, becuase I bought it already .

I erased everything and did a fresh install.

Things seem to be working well, better than before actually.

Since I just did a fresh install and did not do anything else to prepare my HDD, do you think I made a mistake?
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17 Jul 2010   #14
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

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I erased everything and did a fresh install.

Things seem to be working well, better than before actually.

Since I just did a fresh install and did not do anything else to prepare my HDD, do you think I made a mistake?
Not if performance is ok.

If you deleted all partitions, repartitioned and then formatted this is enough.

Remember you can move that retail Ultimate anywhere and go back to using the Home Premium using the Product Key stickered to your machine. Unless you need the extra features Ultimate provides on that machine you are wasting a $100+ HP license as long as you're not using it.
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17 Jul 2010   #15
Harvey Meale

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, BackTrack 4, Ubuntu
 
 

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Since I just did a fresh install and did not do anything else to prepare my HDD, do you think I made a mistake?
Hi, RoloDman.

You'll be fine. When doing a fresh install, the disk is sanitized and you should see no problems. Best of luck!

Thanks,
Harvey Meale
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17 Jul 2010   #16
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
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Thanks for posting back, just out of curiosity, what method did you use?
I decided to just install from the CD, becuase I bought it already .

I erased everything and did a fresh install.

Things seem to be working well, better than before actually.

Since I just did a fresh install and did not do anything else to prepare my HDD, do you think I made a mistake?
Not at all, sounds like you're good to go. I was just curious.

Enjoy your fresh install, you should make an image as soon as you get it all set up

that way you've got a clean setup to roll back to if you ever need it.
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17 Jul 2010   #17
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

a lot of love in this thread
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17 Jul 2010   #18
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

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a lot of love in this thread
Aww Shuucks, 'twernt nuthin'
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17 Jul 2010   #19
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Disk Image made!

I used Reflect free (Macrium) or something like that. It also asked me if I want to make the disk image XML and I said yes. That ok?
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17 Jul 2010   #20
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

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Disk Image made!

I used Reflect free (Macrium) or something like that. It also asked me if I want to make the disk image XML and I said yes. That ok?
Excellent!!!

Did you make the rescue cd too?
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