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Windows 7: Help with new install

05 Jul 2009   #1
ztmike

Windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 
Help with new install

How do I tell if I even got it activated? It says "this copy of windows is not genuine" at the bottom right..does that go away if its activated?

Also..I thought I deleted Vista off when I installed 7 but looking at my disk space it says 120gigs used..but when I boot up it doesn't show Vista as a boot option or anything? How do I get it off? Its obvious its still on my harddrive..no way I'm using 120gigs with a clean install of win 7..


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05 Jul 2009   #2
Razzen

W7 Build 7264 x64
 
 

I think its against the rules the discussion of activation methods.. could be wrong.. And you could search in C:/ your windows.old folder.
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05 Jul 2009   #3
ztmike

Windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

Well this sucks..Windows 7 just crashed on me and wants me to reinstall it? I'm still running it though but the screen is black and so is the taskbar?

lol just my luck..
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05 Jul 2009   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Hello mike, welcome to the forums.

In this case, I don't think it is against the rules. But it may be easier to just go to the M$ website and DL the RC. Works fine.



~Lordbob
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05 Jul 2009   #5
ztmike

Windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Hello mike, welcome to the forums.

In this case, I don't think it is against the rules. But it may be easier to just go to the M$ website and DL the RC. Works fine.



~Lordbob
Razzen helped me figure it out for activating, I +Repped ya Raz, thanks.

I found the C:/Windows old and yea..I'm guessing that's the Vista OS I had installed..its 48gigs ..don't think I'll be needing anything from it so I can just delete Windows.old off?

O and as far as the black desktop background and taskbar..I changed that back to windows 7 default after I activated it.
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05 Jul 2009   #6
Razzen

W7 Build 7264 x64
 
 

Yeah if you don't need anything from your old files, its safe to delete it. I did it with mine.
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05 Jul 2009   #7
ztmike

Windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

Wow..

I just deleted Windows.old off (130gigs used before deletion)

And after delete I'm still using 89.8gigs? I have barely downloaded anything? Does it really use this much space?
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05 Jul 2009   #8
vasujain

Windows 7 RC ,Windows Vista Ultimate ,Windows XP SP3,Ubuntu 8.01
 
 

yeah it is...90 gbs for seven is more than enough,....try emptying the temp files as well..that may save u a lotta space again
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05 Jul 2009   #9
ztmike

Windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vasujain View Post
yeah it is...90 gbs for seven is more than enough,....try emptying the temp files as well..that may save u a lotta space again
I'm not sure if you understand the question...Win 7 is using 89gigs of my harddrive space with barely anything installed..is this normal for 64bit Win 7?

I'm not worried about harddrive space..I have a 580gig hdd but I'm shocked Win 7 is using this much?
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05 Jul 2009   #10
vasujain

Windows 7 RC ,Windows Vista Ultimate ,Windows XP SP3,Ubuntu 8.01
 
 

well i know that windows 7 -32 bit would take around 20 gbs....and have no clue about 64 bit version....you are rite it desnt seems normal to me as well using 89 gigs.y dnt u try installing 64 bit version on other computer and then check it out..
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