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28 Dec 2008   #1


Alright, so I am thinking about installing Windows 7 now, but just wanted to know is it a fresh install for is it an upgrade? ( I believe it is a fresh install, which is what im kinda hoping for) Has anyone had any problems? I haven't had any problems with Vista. So im guessing ill be alright with 7.

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28 Dec 2008   #2

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

can you post up your specs???

the only thing that be a problem is if you have hardware from the Windows
most XP computers can actually handle 7 as long as you have more than 512 of memory..

a fresh install is the ideal way although if you have programs you can just live without (and dont have the installation) you can try the upgrade option
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28 Dec 2008   #3


Honestly? You have to evaluate what you are going to be doing with the machine. Many here have moved over to W7 completely, others have kept a backup OS around for 'just in case' reasons - still others have multiple versions of W7 for the same reason.

Bottom line- can you afford to lost your data and / or deal with a buggered install and have to install from scratch and then install all your apps? If so, try the upgrade. If not, Shrink something and then install W7 onto that partition.
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28 Dec 2008   #4

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

yes as john has mentioned you have to know that at any moment if That this OS might not work anymore at any moment

you should only try this on a test machine which you have a backup on...
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28 Dec 2008   #5


O Ok so there is a upgrade method, is it in the new version that was just leaked? I haven't had a chance to look at it. And my specs are below:
Manufacturer:Hewlet Packard
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU @ 2.40 GHz
Memory: 3071MB RAM
Hard Drive: 600 GB
Video Card:Ati Radeon 4860 (diamond)
Monitor: (2) HP w2207 Wide LCD Monitor
Sound Card:HD Audio
Keyboard:Apple keyboard
Mouse Surface:My desk
Operating System:Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_rtm.061101-2205)
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29 Dec 2008   #6

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

from a quick look you should have no problem with installing 7

like i explained do you have any software you have that you cant install??
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29 Dec 2008   #7


Ahhh i see the upgrade so it looks like I should be good. Unless something goes wrong during install....I'll post up my results tomorrow when i do this. Has anyone found any programs that simply don't work?
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29 Dec 2008   #8


Nope, everything has always installed perfectly on this machine.
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29 Dec 2008   #9


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Enisity View Post
Video Card:Ati Radeon 4860 (diamond)
What is a 4860? I know not of this model existing...
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29 Dec 2008   #10

Win 7 (Build 7000) / XP64 (For if win 7 crashes for some reason)

Well I installed win 7 on my 2nd hard drive and I'm using it as my main OS. it was a clean install and so far working perfect. Games, Coding, Music all work fine. I still have xp64 on my other hard drive, not going to delete that incase something bad does happen. Plus that one has everything installed on it and works fine and I don't need to use it's space so I might as well keep it for now.
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