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Windows 7: Installing 7201, or Other New Leaks

11 Jun 2009   #1
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 
Installing 7201, or Other New Leaks

So, I know that it's best to do a Clean install and all that JAZZ.. but Here is my question.

I'm about to set up a Raid Array. I have the RC right now. and I'm running that fine. I'll be changing all the settings in the BIOS to enable the Raid Array, then I have to load into the Raid BIOS Utility and set it up. Then I need to Start the PC, and boot to the install Disk and Install my OS. as you have to reinstall an OS when you run Raid.

So here is my question. Do I just do just what I said above, and not worry about my current Installed OS. And after I setup the Raid Array. I restart and boot from the Disk, and install the new 7201, and the Windows installer will see the new 1280GB Partition that is my Raid Array. and install to that, and format it and all that, and I don't need to Uninstall my old Win 7 OS or anything right? I just run the Install and it does all the work? Right?

Any replies ASAP would be great.. Thanks!


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11 Jun 2009   #2
John Henry

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

Go for 7229 or if you with, wait for RTM that is presumed to be released after june, 19.
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11 Jun 2009   #3
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

huh... June 19th the RTM is supposed to be released.. what. or you mean LEAKED?

I have 7201 right now ready to go. how is 7229 so far? are you running it.

Also my question is regarding installing new over the old. Do I just do it the way I asked in OP. is that all
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11 Jun 2009   #4
John Henry

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
huh... June 19th the RTM is supposed to be released.. what. or you mean LEAKED?

I have 7201 right now ready to go. how is 7229 so far? are you running it.

Also my question is regarding installing new over the old. Do I just do it the way I asked in OP. is that all
ye sorry i meant LEAKED.
I have downloaded 7229 but since i installed 7201 yesterday i won't going to waste more time on formating and reinstalling so i'll be waiting for the leaked rtm. And it's better to not install new over the old.
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11 Jun 2009   #5
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

No need to uninstall, when you create the array all data will be lost.
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12 Jun 2009   #6
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by John Henry View Post
ye sorry i meant LEAKED.
I have downloaded 7229 but since i installed 7201 yesterday i won't going to waste more time on formating and reinstalling so i'll be waiting for the leaked rtm. And it's better to not install new over the old.


Meanwhile, us people that live in the real world look forward to a little fruther out... more like 5 weeks to RC2 for the next build to be released for public testing.

I'm glad we've got ahold of some recent builds on here, we'll look forward to more to come.

and as long as your not upgrading cross-build milestones, like from 7100 to 7201, your 10x better off doing a build-upgrade; this is the most stable, and reliable way to install win7.
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12 Jun 2009   #7
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Sorry, that looked kinda mean after I sent it
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12 Jun 2009   #8
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
So, I know that it's best to do a Clean install and all that JAZZ.. but Here is my question.

I'm about to set up a Raid Array. I have the RC right now. and I'm running that fine. I'll be changing all the settings in the BIOS to enable the Raid Array, then I have to load into the Raid BIOS Utility and set it up. Then I need to Start the PC, and boot to the install Disk and Install my OS. as you have to reinstall an OS when you run Raid.

So here is my question. Do I just do just what I said above, and not worry about my current Installed OS. And after I setup the Raid Array. I restart and boot from the Disk, and install the new 7201, and the Windows installer will see the new 1280GB Partition that is my Raid Array. and install to that, and format it and all that, and I don't need to Uninstall my old Win 7 OS or anything right? I just run the Install and it does all the work? Right?

Any replies ASAP would be great.. Thanks!
As for your issue, just perform your steps, and instead of installing a newOS, run a win7 repair, with yur install disc.

let us know how this goes.

-Daniel
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12 Jun 2009   #9
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

a repair wouldn't have worked since when you set up raid it formats the drive. it took everything off, Including the MBR.

I went ahead and set it all up. formatted the new Raid array. and booted into the win 7 7201 install disk, It didn't see a raid array but 2 seperate drives. I thought raid drivers were built in on vista and win7. so I used my flash drive to install the Nvidia 750i Raid drivers and Wallaaaa all was good.

Win 7 Build 7201 is up and running smoothly on my new Raid0 Array. Works great and seems fine.

Thanks guys!
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15 Jun 2009   #10
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

What happens when going from two individual drives to enabling those for an array is they become tied together and trash any existing information. When installing the RC on the previous pair of drives used for an XP/Vista dual boot with Vista remaining on one good bye Vista baby!

There were no remaining traces of Vista left once the installation was seen using the other first drive of the array as the host/boot there. For an existing installation you can opt to use the upgrade method to preserve everything installed or perform a full reformat for the clean install method like you have now.

The fun comes later if you elect to split the array up and still run both drives. Each will need to cleaned again and the present host see the next installation with the second drive unplugged. Later when plugged back in it will need to be initialized to become seen as "online" and not "offline" and unavailable.
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