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Windows 7: install problems

28 Sep 2010   #81
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

ok i have at least two good sticks of ram and one good mobo slot. does it matter what configuration my sticks of ram are in when i run memtest? if i know i have two good sticks and put them in two other slots that i have not tested and then that runs clean for 6-7 passes then that confirms that both of those slots are good? or do i need to do each slot one at a time with one good known stick?


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28 Sep 2010   #82
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I think you're good. Test the other slots if you want. Have you tried install yet?
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28 Sep 2010   #83
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

have not tried the install again, just got back from my trip, bad news about the dolphins...

should i run the hard drive test before i try the install? i have at least two good sticks, so i'll do the install with the one known good one, then once it installs put in the other one for a total of 4 gigs, and RMA my other two sticks.. then when they come back i can have all 8 gigs.. this time ill run memtest on the memory first
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28 Sep 2010   #84
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If you found that a RAM stick you were trying to install with is bad, then I'd try install again with good expectations. Catch up with the rest of your hardware testing later from Win7.
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28 Sep 2010   #85
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

alright, ill try the install after dinner... i should be ok without doing another clean all on the HDD right?
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28 Sep 2010   #86
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes. Use current partitioning. If it fails, boot in again to use Drive Tools to delete partitioning, create new then format again before install.
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28 Sep 2010   #87
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

installing now, with known good stick of ram in known good mobo slot... i cant watch
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28 Sep 2010   #88
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

ok i made it to the desktop!

what should i do first to keep this install as clean as possible... at the moment i only have my wired ps/2 keyboard plugged in, should i plug in my wireless receiver for my keyboard and mouse?
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29 Sep 2010   #89
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again Bryan.





Glad to see you got it running and thanks for keeping us updated.



Just make 1 change at a time to see if it'll cause issues and then go on to the next one.
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29 Sep 2010   #90
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Create a system image, quickly. It can be use to restore to the current state if anything comes up in the future.

How to Create a System Image in Windows 7

I prefer Macrium and many others do too. Checkout WHS video tutorial its life savor! LOL

Imaging with free Macrium
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