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Windows 7: Want clean install on new HDD

14 Apr 2011   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Yes. 3 GB will do a pretty good job. Even 2 GB in most cases.


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14 Apr 2011   #12
Miskonduct

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

In terms of once I have the fresh install of Windows 7, what is the best way to update all my drivers and anything else you guys can think of that will need to be done on a clean install on a new hard drive.
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14 Apr 2011   #13
rob3

windows 7 6.1 build 7068x64
 
 

Install windows with your product key and let finish the do windows update.
It will search for the newest drivers for your setup..
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14 Apr 2011   #14
Miskonduct

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rob3 View Post
Install windows with your product key and let finish the do windows update.
It will search for the newest drivers for your setup..
Sounds easy enough. Anything else needed to know after a clean install?
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14 Apr 2011   #15
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Get anti-virus going. Set System Restore to utilize as much space as you want. Stay on top of Windows updates. Get some type of backup policy going.
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14 Apr 2011   #16
rob3

windows 7 6.1 build 7068x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miskonduct View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rob3 View Post
Install windows with your product key and let finish the do windows update.
It will search for the newest drivers for your setup..
Sounds easy enough. Anything else needed to know after a clean install?
Not much.For normal user.
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14 Apr 2011   #17
Miskonduct

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Get anti-virus going. Set System Restore to utilize as much space as you want. Stay on top of Windows updates. Get some type of backup policy going.
Got it.

How would you suggest to set System Restore to utilize space?
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14 Apr 2011   #18
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miskonduct View Post

How would you suggest to set System Restore to utilize space?
The default amount is quite high and it can eat into your occupied space, so you may want to restrain it. There is a slider in the configuration. You can figure maybe allot 1 GB for each restore point. Something like that. I use about 7 GB, which gives me a couple of weeks worth of restore points.
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14 Apr 2011   #19
Miskonduct

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miskonduct View Post

How would you suggest to set System Restore to utilize space?
The default amount is quite high and it can eat into your occupied space, so you may want to restrain it. There is a slider in the configuration. You can figure maybe allot 1 GB for each restore point. Something like that. I use about 7 GB, which gives me a couple of weeks worth of restore points.
I'm looking and can't seem to find where I can adjust the system restore points. I got to control panel>Backup and Restore. Not seeing where I can adjust the allotment.
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14 Apr 2011   #20
gregrocker

 

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

I set mine to 15-20% so Restore Points stick around a lot longer. We regularly save systems here using older restore points.
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