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Windows 7: Windows 7 install problem

06 Nov 2010   #91
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gigglekisses View Post
okay so now i have the partition done i can go ahead and do the install now button and click upgrade and put in the activtation code and go about it as normal correct? when i download programs in the future i should select the data storage location correct?


All of this is correct.


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06 Nov 2010   #92
gigglekisses

windows 7
 
 

Okay so am i all set for this computer?
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06 Nov 2010   #93
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

One thing at a time, let's make sure it installs and activates ok.
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06 Nov 2010   #94
gigglekisses

windows 7
 
 

When i do this for my laptop i will follow the link you cave me for the clean install with an upgrade which would include doing a custom ... and selecting the c drive?
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06 Nov 2010   #95
gigglekisses

windows 7
 
 

hehehehe okay lol grrrrrrrrrrr hahahaha can you tell i'm not patient lol
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06 Nov 2010   #96
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gigglekisses View Post
When i do this for my laptop i will follow the link you cave me for the clean install with an upgrade which would include doing a custom ... and selecting the c drive?


If you don't/aren't going to have a bunch of stuff you don't want to lose on the lappy, I'd do the same "clean all" to that too to get the best possible space to do the install to and create a second partition to use as storage.



Just remember; doing a "clean all" (secure erase) to a PC Hard Disk Drive (HDD) completely over-writes everything, all data and it will not be recoverable even by the best recovery software.

That's why I was so adamant at the beginning of this thread, I didn't want you losing all your stuff.
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06 Nov 2010   #97
gigglekisses

windows 7
 
 

i already erased all documents and photos and music on the desktop and laptop and saved to thumbdrives and discs and backed up.
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06 Nov 2010   #98
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Unless you use a specific software program like a file shredder, 'erasing' (deleting) data does not remove it, data is not removed until it is over-written, it will remain on the HDD forever if it is not over-written.

Note   Note

Contrary to popular belief, formatting does not remove any data at all, it just checks for sector errors and marks the space to be over-written as needed, all the data is still there including all the code from previous/failed installation attempts.

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06 Nov 2010   #99
gigglekisses

windows 7
 
 

oh i know what i'm saying is that anything left on the computer i'm okay with erasing permnantly. i've saved everything i need on another device. sorry, lol didn't mean to say that i had thought it was erased for forever already, cause i know that's not the case.
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06 Nov 2010   #100
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

No probs, that's just a pet-peeve of mine, too many people that should know better tell others all the time that a format will remove data from a HDD, sorry if you got in the way of that.
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