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Windows 7: How many installs of 7 since beta release?

13 Apr 2009   #41
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I tried Virtual PC with 7022. That truly "sux ass" I don't know if any of the other VM products are any better....that's the last time I will do that. Dual boot is the only way to go. An old computer with ReadyBoost is good too.
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13 Apr 2009   #42
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I tried Virtual Box for Windows 3.1 and later 95 to get nowhere since the 95 disk was only an upgrade version I still had onhand. The 98 retail full version wasn't bootable either making that a lost cause as well.
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13 Apr 2009   #43
johngalt

 

Actually, for the 95 Upgrade, all you really need is a previous version (3.1 will work, or even better - just create a win.com file on the HD in C:\Windows). IIRC even plain old DOS is allowed to be upgraded, but that may have been limited to DOS 6.x....

As for Win 98 bootable, easy enough - go to Bootdisk.Com - Free Windows Bootdisks, Free DOS boot disk and grab a boot disk and use the virtual floppy to boot, while having he Win98 CD mounted in the virtual CD ROM / real CD drive....

I cannot remember how many times I fooled Win9X by having the right file in place....without actually having the entire OS as it called for....
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14 Apr 2009   #44
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

For 98 that's where another problem would have to be dealt with regarding the 512mb limitation while anything earlier wasn't effected. The first boot would see 98 stall right off until that's corrected by a work around.

For actually running one of the oldies I would first setup one or two up on the ide and then see those run in a virtual window. I still keep a floppy drive and the original startup floppies onhand in surprizingly good shape too!
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14 Apr 2009   #45
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

id say about 20 or 30 reinstalls in total....
almost 7 of those was from b 7000 as install bug made reinstall it a few times...
(not counting any of the Vbox/Vmware installs)

3 from 6801
2 from 6956
1 from 6936
7 from 7000
2 from 7022
4 from 7048
3 from 7057
and
2 currently from 7068
so a grand total of 25 reinstalls
more than one a week (about 1 and 1/2 every week...)
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14 Apr 2009   #46
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

You must be having some fun! I just added another on but not one to count in here for sure. Someone else pointed out the 3/14 time stamp on what was supposedly? newer then the 7077?! Scratch the count there.

(now what to do with that extra primary just created? hhmmm...? )
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