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Windows 7: Win7 OEM disk new HD install. What do I need?

29 Aug 2010   #11
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks Greg!


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29 Aug 2010   #12
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

It would be good if you posted back the outcome.
I'm assuming (hoping) that the OEM OS will not bother with HDD changes but will with Motherboard/Bios changes. They generally offer the option to create OS restore DVDs when you first activate the OS. I assumed that this was in part to cater for HDDs failing.
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29 Aug 2010   #13
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

mjf

Will do. Might be a few days but I won't forget.
I figured others may have this question at some point.

Restore DVD's? I'll look that one up.
That is what I had to make on my HP store bought system.
I was going to do the image but DVD's would be a great safeguard for the entire system and OS.

Thanks.
Mike
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29 Aug 2010   #14
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

"I was going to do the image but DVD's would be a great safeguard for the entire system and OS."
Crossed wires... Not suggesting you use DVDs for your image. I was talking about the factory restore DVDs you make with store bought systems.
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29 Aug 2010   #15
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

mjf

Well an image on DVD's sounded like a good idea until I checked MB's needed and it would take 14 DVD's!

I figured 4-5 would be okay since I didn't pay much for them but 14 just for the Win7 and 4 more to include my partitioned XP.
Good grief!

Going to try the install from the OEM Win7 disc first.
Then I'll try an image I'm putting on my present HD. I'll make another partition to slide it into.

Now where is UPS!!!!
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30 Aug 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

You really need an external HD to backup with Win7 backup imaging, or until you get one you can send the image to another network computer location or a primary formatted partiton on the same HD.
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30 Aug 2010   #17
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have enough Free space on the current old HD that you could partition it for the image?
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30 Aug 2010   #18
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Mike, could you give us a screen shot of Disk Management of your Drives ?

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Here is Bare Foot Kids Tutorial on Partition Wizard:

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD



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30 Aug 2010   #19
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Partitioned and image made. (F)
Now we wait on UPS.
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mjf

I found this about activation. I should be okay it would appear.
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30 Aug 2010   #20
gregrocker

 

I believe you need a primary formatted partition for it to be detected as a drive.

You can easily convert the partition you made to Primary by rightclicking with Partition Wizard>Modify>Convert Partition to Primary, OK, Apply.
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