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Windows 7: Reinstall on new HD

19 Oct 2010   #11
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I guess my biggest concern is that I CAN install onto a new HD when I already have installed on another HD...I can do that?

I mean you must be able to do that....what if your HD dies one day...you have to install onto a new HD right?

That's essentially what I'm doing...

Am I good to go?


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19 Oct 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

You own a retail copy of Win7 for life. You can move it to any hardware of your choice as often as you want, as long as it is on only one at a time.

The only exceptions to this are factory or builder's OEM which become locked to the mobo for life.
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20 Oct 2010   #13
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi from my new install



Now...to start tweaking!
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20 Oct 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

No tweaking! beyond normal system settings.

Win7 is a perfectly balanced OS which needs no tweaking outside of the normal range of system settings. It will always come back to bite you.

If you are going to get tweaky with it then bookmark the Crashes forum here now.
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20 Oct 2010   #15
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm not a crazy tweaker...just some appearance settings...a little bit of startup adjustment...a look into un-needed services...these kinds of things.
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20 Oct 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

There are no unneeded Services in Win7 which are not set to Manual already.
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20 Oct 2010   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello, hello people!




The best thing to do to clear the other (older) HDD of any residual boot code from the first install so it doesn't cause issues, have a look at this tutorial at the link below, see Step #6 for an out-line on the procedure to do a "clean" to the HDD.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command



I agree with Greg, don't mess with services in Windows 7, it will cause un-needed issues and it's not necessary at all, Windows 7 is perfectly balanced as is.
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21 Oct 2010   #18
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok thanks...I formatted that drive. There was nothing on it I needed.

Now it's a 1TB drive with 3 sections/ partitions:

1. 100mb 'system reserve'
2. 450g
3. 450g

What's the best way to make it one big 1TB HD again?
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21 Oct 2010   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post


The best thing to do to clear the other (older) HDD of any residual boot code from the first install so it doesn't cause issues, have a look at this tutorial at the link below, see Step #6 for an out-line on the procedure to do a "clean" to the HDD.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command



I agree with Greg, don't mess with services in Windows 7, it will cause un-needed issues and it's not necessary at all, Windows 7 is perfectly balanced as is.

Then do a "clean all" #7 in this tutorial above; if you do it while in Windows 7 you will still be able to use the PC while the process is carried out; it will leave the HDD as unallocated space and you will be able to repartition it as you wish using Windows disk management.

NOTE: Please make sure that you have selected the correct drive to perform this function on as once ran, no data will be recoverable.
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21 Oct 2010   #20
jamtso

windows 7
 
 
transfer to new hd

If you just want to transfer everything to another HD Change the jumpers and install the small drive as a slave and then use Acronis True Image 8.0 to clone the entire drive. Be sure to format the small drive first. You should be able to get the program for free on the web, a trial version.
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