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Windows 7: System gone really slow.

20 Aug 2012   #11
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The issue with 64 bit install now appears to be entirely the installer. Why not try writing it to flash stick from Steps 1 and 2 in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to eliminate that possibility now?

Enter BIOS setup to see if EFI Boot Disk is enabled. If not then it should install. Set HD to boot first, trigger stick with one-time BIOS Boot menu key.
I only have one USB drive with files on it, will it still work, if I formatted it? Or does it need to be fresh.

And after the install is done, is it possible to revert it so I can continue using it for storage?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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20 Aug 2012   #12
tal93

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by willythecat View Post
Am l going mad or just talking rubbish - I'll stand to be corrected.
If you have an X86 system then you cannot use over 4gb ram so the extra 4gb is useless!
You need to install an X64 system to utilise the 8gb.
Actually you can patch the kernel to address up to 64GB on x86, like on server 2003
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21 Aug 2012   #13
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by willythecat View Post
Am l going mad or just talking rubbish - I'll stand to be corrected.
If you have an X86 system then you cannot use over 4gb ram so the extra 4gb is useless!
You need to install an X64 system to utilise the 8gb.
I think the OP knows that; he mentions it in the OP.

But you're not going mad, others missed it as well (including me)!
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21 Aug 2012   #14
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tal93 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by willythecat View Post
Am l going mad or just talking rubbish - I'll stand to be corrected.
If you have an X86 system then you cannot use over 4gb ram so the extra 4gb is useless!
You need to install an X64 system to utilise the 8gb.
Actually you can patch the kernel to address up to 64GB on x86, like on server 2003
Is this the type of thing you're referring to?

http://www.***********/windows-7-tip...r.html?lang=EN

If the OP's machine is capable of handling a 64-bit OS wouldn't it be better to work through the issues he's having in order to actually get it installed properly?

(Not sure why that link isn't posting properly -- apparently someone doesn't like it?)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The issue with 64 bit install now appears to be entirely the installer. Why not try writing it to flash stick from Steps 1 and 2 in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to eliminate that possibility now?

Enter BIOS setup to see if EFI Boot Disk is enabled. If not then it should install. Set HD to boot first, trigger stick with one-time BIOS Boot menu key.
I only have one USB drive with files on it, will it still work, if I formatted it? Or does it need to be fresh.

And after the install is done, is it possible to revert it so I can continue using it for storage?
Yes, you'll need to move the files off, format it using tool in Step 2 of tutorial writing ISO from STep 1, then try booting it.

If it works and you want to keep it formatted as an installer, just leave the seven installation folders in root and add other files as you wish.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2012   #16
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The issue with 64 bit install now appears to be entirely the installer. Why not try writing it to flash stick from Steps 1 and 2 in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to eliminate that possibility now?

Enter BIOS setup to see if EFI Boot Disk is enabled. If not then it should install. Set HD to boot first, trigger stick with one-time BIOS Boot menu key.
I only have one USB drive with files on it, will it still work, if I formatted it? Or does it need to be fresh.

And after the install is done, is it possible to revert it so I can continue using it for storage?
Yes, you'll need to move the files off, format it using tool in Step 2 of tutorial writing ISO from STep 1, then try booting it.

If it works and you want to keep it formatted as an installer, just leave the seven installation folders in root and add other files as you wish.
As I have 2 drives and 1 USB stick. Could I do this?

Format the USB Stick as the installer.
Put the internet driver on my Backup Drive.

Install 64 Bit on the non-backup drive.

Use the Backup Drive to install the internet driver.

Then after that, format the USB Drive to store content.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2012   #17
gregrocker

 

You can put the network driver onto the same stick you have formatted as installer from Steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. It can co-exist with your other files as long as you don't touch the seven installation folders it places in the root.

It may start up connected anyway. You'll know if it asks for network info at the end of install. If not just rightclck it's .exe. to run as Admin. the network driver installer after you get to desktop.
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21 Aug 2012   #18
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

OK, got 64 Bit Installed, but now I have another problem:
System Partition on Wrong Disk
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21 Aug 2012   #19
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, there are ways to fix that. But it may be easier for you to start over if you can disable the wrong drive in your BIOS, do the install so it places everything properly, then re-enable that HD in your BIOS for normal use.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2012   #20
gregrocker

 

Which is why it says clearly in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to unplug all other HD's during install.

Quote:

8. Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,
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