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Windows 7: Installing new OS

03 Oct 2010   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You mean the Virtual XP included with Win7 ultimate? You are wasting a Home Premium license on that machine if you use Ultimate instead.

Where did you get Ultimate?

Most problems with non-compatible programs can be resolved with Win7 drivers or installing in compatibility mode: Compatibility Mode

Hopefully you made your Home Premium Recovery Disks so you have a path back to factory condition. If not, I would keep the Recovery partition and format the other two using Partition Wizard bootable CD partition wipe to install Ultimate.
That is pretty much what I did. I kepy the Backup Partition, jsut to be safe, and I got Ultimate from Newegg. I tried a bunch of recomended fixes for it, and I even went to the Microsoft page for a specific game that was giving me troubels. I followed another user's fix that seemd to work for threep eople, running it in Win98 Compatability mode, and then changing a few in-game settings, and I still kept recieving an error.

So I decided to use the Ultimate I had bought for a future custom-build I was planning, and using that on the old computer. I plan on getting rid of this computer (the CQ5205Y) within a years time anyways, or keeping it as a backup.

I also moved any important files I had to an old spare External 150GB HDD I had laying around. All my school files, my downloaded movies and programs, and a bunch of other stuff that I had.

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