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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

18 Sep 2010   #260
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi Shawn,

I reinstalled Windows 7 and formated the hard drive per your instructions. Everything seems to be running a lot better now...really fast! If I upgraded from 4 to 6 or 8 gigs would I notice an even bigger difference and maybe get one of those new SSD hard drives? Do you have a preference between say the Intel i7 processor and the new 6 core AMD processor? I have an AMD 64x2 4800+ now and am thinking about upgrading. If I stayed with AMD would I probably have to get a new mother board going to the 6 core?

Thanks,

Casey


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18 Sep 2010   #261
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Casey. You're most welcome.

4GB of RAM is just about the sweet spot. Unless you use applications that use alot of RAM, you should be fine and probably wouldn't notice much difference.

A SSD can give you faster reads and writes, but random read and writes are what really counts for a OS drive. If you get one, be sure that it has a high random read and write rate for the best performance gain.

I've always been a fan on Intel processors, but you might post this in the Hardware & Devices forum area for more opinions though.
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19 Sep 2010   #262
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks Shawn!
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19 Sep 2010   #263
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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03 Oct 2010   #264
nonpasaran

vista
 
 

Hi shawn,

I have a question

You know on the hdd some places (Which one is near the center of disk) is fast, some places is slow. (Which one is far the center of disk) Do you know; is there any mechanism in windows installations consider this. In other words, is there any method to install windows on the fast section of hdd ?

Edit: Ah i just remember, a friend have a trouble about install windows 7. At the step 7 he can't see hdd or partitions. He can see only windows 7 installations media there. I never heard anything like this. Do you have any idea?
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03 Oct 2010   #265
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Nonpasaran,

I do not know if anything in Windows considers the placement on the HDD or not, but you could always use a SSD instead that this does not matter with it.


For your friend, is this a RAID drive? If so, he may need to load his RAID drivers at this point from a USB flash drive.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 Oct 2010   #266
nonpasaran

vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Nonpasaran,

I do not know if anything in Windows considers the placement on the HDD or not, but you could always use a SSD instead that this does not matter with it.


For your friend, is this a RAID drive? If so, he may need to load his RAID drivers at this point from a USB flash drive.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks quick replay Shawn,

SSD is good choice but SSD is still too expensive.
For my friends trouble; if we will solve problem, i will share here.
Thanks again
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03 Oct 2010   #267
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Nonpasaran. I look forward to hearing how it went.
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06 Oct 2010   #268
Merrydith

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I was so frustrated that even though I chose new installation I could still tell it had settings from my previous installation.

Thanks a million - this tutorial really helped. I thought I was booting from the DVD when I chose it from the boot menu and didn't realise I needed to change the boot order in the BIOS. I never go in the BIOS ... but took courage from the tutorial and now I've got a CLEAN installation and sparkly new system...yeah! Thankyou!
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06 Oct 2010   #269
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Merrydith, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm so happy to hear that you got what you wanted.
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