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Windows 7: install win 7 on new built pc

08 Mar 2011   #1
MrBushido25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
install win 7 on new built pc

im a newbie and i want to build my own computer..i would like to assemble the parts on my own..can u guys give some guide to install the OS on a new built computer..can i install win 7 using usb drive on a new pc? im planning to buy two HDD..can u guys give a guide to set up RAID0


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08 Mar 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello MrBushido25, welcome to Seven Forums!


Running Windows 7 from a RAID set-up is more trouble than it's worth in the long-run, you would have better success installing Windows 7 to a single Hard Disk Drive and using the second HDD for data storage.


Have a look at these tutorials at the links below.


How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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08 Mar 2011   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Use the second HD to also store a Win7 Backup Image of your completed installation once it's setup and running perfectly: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Tips for getting a purrfect install - use the ones which apply: re-install windows 7
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08 Mar 2011   #4
RayFinkle

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I agree with BareFootKid and GregRocker. Please do not use RAID0, especially for your system drive. Heck, RAID0 is an oxymoron. There's nothing redundant about it.
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09 Mar 2011   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If performance is what you are after, you should look into an SSD for the system drive. As for installing Windows, yes, you can install from a USB flash drive. Many of us do that here, as it is quicker. There are some good guides in the Tutorials section. As for the actual install, if you can read, you can install Windows 7. It is, by far, the easiest Windows OS to install. You boot from the install media, follow the instructions, and then you are done.

One suggestion, especially for a new computer, don't put the license key in during the setup. You'll have 30 days to do this after the install. This gives you time to get the system up and running and make sure it is working right before activating. Even now, 18 months later, I still don't put the key in ever during the install process.
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