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Windows 7: How to Install Windows 7 to a brand new custom build

14 May 2009   #11
BlakeH

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snifferpro View Post
Well, I would go ahead and install win 7. It'll be good till after the public is able to
purchase it. As long as it runs ok for you I would keep using it. I would however invest in a product called Acronis and an external hard drive to back your entire system
at least once a week. Remember, it's a test system so if you put your production, valued data on win 7 you should definitley have a backup plan. I backup once a week.

I would also set Windows update to inform you of new updates, but not to install them so you can decide whether you need them or not.

Thats good advice. Thats what ill do. Got plenty of externals laying around to use. And shouldnt have anything too important. Just building for games and watching movies.

Thanks again!


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14 May 2009   #12
snifferpro

Win7 build 7100, Win Bus 64bit, Mac OS X
 
 

Good Luck!
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14 May 2009   #13
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Recommend installing 7 and using PowerDVD for movies, since it has upscaling options for video like doubling the framerate and other goodies. My favorite player of the bunch.

As for it running smoothly per your question: Windows 7 runs smoothly even on my other machine which is P4 1.5 gHz no hyperthreading, 768 mb RDRAM, 6200A-LE video....so judging by that...
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14 May 2009   #14
BlakeH

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Recommend installing 7 and using PowerDVD for movies, since it has upscaling options for video like doubling the framerate and other goodies. My favorite player of the bunch.

As for it running smoothly per your question: Windows 7 runs smoothly even on my other machine which is P4 1.5 gHz no hyperthreading, 768 mb RDRAM, 6200A-LE video....so judging by that...

lol. yea, i thinkit might work on mine. lol

Thanks for advice!
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14 May 2009   #15
Tang

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 OEM
 
 

As I am typing on a custom built myself, I have just one thing to mention:

Before installing the RC, I would make sure to spend a little time examining and downloading the latest software drivers for your motherboard and video card. This can be as simple as visiting the makers websites. After you do that, you can then Google to see if anyone has had any troubles with W7 and your same hardware.

With the system I built - even tho I had one of the latest parts on the market - there were several updates.

My beast installed W7 beta so smooth I thought there was something wrong. I didn't NEED the latest drivers mind you- and odds are you may not either. But if you are going to start from scratch, I figured at install was the best time to get as up-to-speed as I could get.

Good luck with your new build! It looks to be a performer!
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14 May 2009   #16
BlakeH

 
 

Only problem, is that I wont have any OS on this new build at all to install any drivers. Or do you not need an OS to install drivers or updates?

Kinda confuses me.
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14 May 2009   #17
snifferpro

Win7 build 7100, Win Bus 64bit, Mac OS X
 
 

The win 7 install dvd will have drivers onit. The question is whether or not they will
work correctly. To be safe, people are downloading win7 drivers from specific vendors of their equipment (usually disk related). They download them on another machine and probably put them on cd so if the win 7 fails or has problems they can try to load the drivers at win 7 install time.
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21 May 2009   #18
BlakeH

 
 

Snifferpro:

About installing the drivers...

When do I install drivers??

Do I install the drivers after I install Win 7 onto the new build?

Or..

Do I install the drivers before I install Win 7 onto new build?

Or..

Do I install the drivers during Win 7 install?

A little confused...

Also, you guys spoke of drivers from sites that were specific for my product and for win 7...where do I find these and how do I install these drivers??

Thanks for your help!
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21 May 2009   #19
Hammerhead786

 
 

Hi BlakeH, You need to install the OS first. Once you have installed that, then install the drivers. Any problems just come back here and I'm sure someone will assist.
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21 May 2009   #20
BlakeH

 
 

Sounds good! In process of downloading now.

Will report back.
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