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Windows 7: FAQ: Commonly-asked stuff about Windows 7

31 Oct 2009   #31
RobYves

Windows XP,Vista,Seven;Linux Karmic Koala
 
 

Hi !!!!

is there a way to remove the windows.old partition ????

Thanks


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31 Oct 2009   #32
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello Rob,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

I assume you mean the windows.old folder. You can just delete it as long as you have everything you want from the old install. Emails, etc.

Gary
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01 Nov 2009   #33
dodo

Win7 HP RTM
 
 

OK, here's an interesting twist that may need to be added to the FAQ when it is actually confirmed. I buy $49 Win7HP upgrade on the deal. I, previous to getting it, WIPE and install Win7HP from a MSDN image and rearm it twice till my purchase arrives from Amazon.

When the upgrade disc arrives I do the trick detailed on Paul Thurrott's web site where you do the Change MediaBootInstall from "1" to "0" registry trick, rearm, reboot, paste in bought upgrade key, and continue running the same install.

So here's the question: Is this install considered OEM or Retail?

If it was done how MS wants you to I'm sure it would inherit the OEM or retail type from the OS it was used to upgrade from. What is it in this case?
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01 Nov 2009   #34
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

OEM and retail have nothing at all to do with the install, the disk, the program. OEM and retail are the exact same thing. The only difference is the serial license activation key. There are serial keys that specify that you are a retail customer and keys that specify you are OEM customer. They key has no influence on software capabilities or characteristics.

As such, it will not matter where or how I got the software. If I purchased it from store or from OEM or came with my PC. If I enter OEM key, it just says I'm OEM customer. If I enter retail key, it says I'm retail customer. So I can buy a retail copy, and enter OEM key or whatever key I want. What type of key you enter has no relevance.
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01 Nov 2009   #35
dodo

Win7 HP RTM
 
 

Crimson, I certainly hope that reply wasn't to my question, if so it doesn't answer my question at all.
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02 Nov 2009   #36
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

What Crimson is trying to say is that if you bought a retail upgrade key, which you say you did, then your install is retail. If your upgrade came from a manufacturer, then you have OEM. Everything is determined by the key. Hope that clears it up.

Gary
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02 Nov 2009   #37
dodo

Win7 HP RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
What Crimson is trying to say is that if you bought a retail upgrade key, which you say you did, then your install is retail. If your upgrade came from a manufacturer, then you have OEM. Everything is determined by the key. Hope that clears it up.

Gary
OK, good, thanks!
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03 Nov 2009   #38
heartguli

windows 7 unlimate
 
 

I have :
OS name: microsoft windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version: 6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600

When I instaled this OS, I activated by Activator only for 30 days.
question:
I interest how can I activate again for 30 days without again instaling OS and agin runing this activator.
I know there is one way:
Start - run - cmd and then some commonds need,,,which I dont know.
please help me.
thanks,
sorry if dont like my english spelling and grammer.
I am Georgian from Tbilisi
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03 Nov 2009   #39
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello heartguli,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

See here. https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-120-days.html

Hope this helps.

Gary
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06 Nov 2009   #40
alexium

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Hello.
Does anyone know what is going on in Windows 7 when bootscreen fades away before logon screen shows up? At this time you can see only black screen and a cursor on it. The duration of this state varies greatly from boot to boot, so I'd like to know what is. Any ideas?
Thanks.
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