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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 on a new HD

05 Jan 2011   #11

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Here is Western Digital's image software, that I believe comes with some of their boxed HD's

Acronis True Image for Western Digital Hard Drives Free for Download |

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05 Jan 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I sense some confusion between recovery/repair disc and installation disc. Not sure how you created this disk (or flash drive). But it may not be suitable for a reinstallation.

With imaging you can, of course, transfer the OS. But if you have the 100MB active boot partition on your current drive, it gets a bit more involved.

If you want to make your life really easy, spend $19.95 and use this: Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - Overview Works perfectly and is very easy to use. I have tested it.
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05 Jan 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP


Here are tips for cleaning up the HP pre-installed sponsor's bloatware: HP laptop has used up all four primary partitions

All manufacturers have now stopped providing clean-copy Intallation DVD's with consumer models as the sponsored bloatware provides most of their profit margin. So they try to enforce it by not providing the DVD required by MS, just a Recovery partition which can generate disks that restore the full bloatware install.

Many tech enthusiasts find a clean-copy Installation DVD to reinstall with Product Key on the COA sticker. Here are tips for getting a perfect install for those ready to shrug off the factory bloat and let the best OS ever run free: re-install windows 7
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06 Jan 2011   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Good to see you got it running and thanks for the update.
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