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Windows 7: Will Clean Install of Win 7 Obliterate Satellite Connection?

02 Dec 2010   #11
karen45

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

I just found the answer.... when in doubt, read the instructions! The booklet that came with the software said to use custom if I want to completely replace my current version of Windows with Windows 7. That's what I want to do..... all set .... for now.


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02 Dec 2010   #12
karen45

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Question answered by reading the booklet that came with the upgrade.... duh!

Karen
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02 Dec 2010   #13
karen45

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

I'm at a screen asking me where to install Windows....... and a pop-up says that the partition I selected might contain files from a previous Windows installation. Then it says the files will be available in Windows.old. Do I want that? Won't it just be taking up drive space? Can I delete it after the install?

Karen
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02 Dec 2010   #14
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Since you've already "custom" install Windows, yes, go ahead. You want to retain the Windows.old folder, for now. Once your absolutely certain that you no longer need any data from the .old folder, you can delete it.
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02 Dec 2010   #15
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Karen.. yes, thats the option that you want! Once you have everything setup the way you want it you can safely delete the windows.old folder..
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02 Dec 2010   #16
Kari

 

@Karen

Looking good! Just go ahead, follow the instructions.

@mborner

I didn't think you were sarcastic, not at all. I like this kind of constructive and rational debate, I just tried to make my point. As you did, also I tried to show the spirit of my post with that wink before my signature.

So no problems here. My wife told I'm still allowed to play with you

Kari
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02 Dec 2010   #17
karen45

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Glad we're all playing nice. I need you to focus on ME, after all .

Things are looking good so far..... I'm on "completing installation, dot, dot, dot" so it looks like it's still productively grinding away. Don't want to breathe a sigh of relief just yet, though.

I haven't seen the question about automatically activating online, that was mentioned in the tutorial. Does that come later? Why don't I want to do that? Seems like it would be the easiest way to do it.

Karen
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02 Dec 2010   #18
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karen45 View Post
Glad we're all playing nice. I need you to focus on ME, after all .
Women...

Don't panic with that activation. We'll talk you through that when the time is right.

Kari
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02 Dec 2010   #19
karen45

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Okay.... just put in the activation code. Now the question as to whether to automatically activate or not. It's already checked. Should I uncheck it? And if so, why? Is it better to do it manually?

Karen
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02 Dec 2010   #20
Kari

 

If you have a valid, genuine copy of Windows (as I assume, of course), there's no harm to activate now. Your computer must be connected to the Internet when activating.

I and as far as I know these other geeks normally skip activation at this point. You have time to activate later, when you are sure everything is OK and you don't have to reinstall.

It's up to you. I would wait, install first everything, check that everything works, and then click activation link.

Kari
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