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Windows 7: Why do I have to remove memory to install Windows 7

01 Jan 2011   #11
nuff3rs

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
That was also a known issue with Vista and certain (almost always Intel based) chipsets and 4 GB or ram. Some of the posts here,

How to install Vista 64 Ultimate with 4Gb RAM? - AnandTech Forums

can explain it better than I can. Looks like it is still happening with 7 and probably the same chipsets that had the problem with Vista.
Thanks stormy13, Ill go have a read now


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01 Jan 2011   #12
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Why not make an image backup of your drive once you get everything reinstalled, then when you feel a need to reinstall, just restore the image. No need to remove ram and in 20-30 minutes you are up and running exactly as you were when the image was created.

All it takes is an external hard drive and use of Win 7 backup software.

Why do you need to reinstall Win 7 so often? I've had Win 7 Pro installed for a year and a half now and see no reason to reinstall. It
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01 Jan 2011   #13
nuff3rs

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Why not make an image backup of your drive once you get everything reinstalled, then when you feel a need to reinstall, just restore the image. No need to remove ram and in 20-30 minutes you are up and running exactly as you were when the image was created.

All it takes is an external hard drive and use of Win 7 backup software.

Why do you need to reinstall Win 7 so often? I've had Win 7 Pro installed for a year and a half now and see no reason to reinstall. It
Thats a brilliant idea! never thought of that thanks
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01 Jan 2011   #14
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I've not had that problem on my current machine. All 4 OSes were installed, one after the other, with the configuration shown in my specs (with the exception of the USB devices, as these were unplugged - not the keyboard and mouse, I hasten to add). It could well be a chipset issue.
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