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Windows 7: Can I install Windows on my slave drive?

06 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Can I install Windows on my slave drive?

I have two hard drives one 40gb(IDE) and a 2tb(SATA).
I have my 32bit OS installed on the 40gig and all my data on my 2tb. Now I recently got more ram and now need to install 64bit.

My question is can I install the 64 bit on my 2tb and have a dual boot.

I'm installing Windows using a setup that I Downloaded that has a few tweeks added in so no disc to install from just a setup file.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2012   #2


May I ask what has been added to Win7 you are using? Do you have a link so we can see?

How is this modded Win7 being activated?

Win7 is installed correctly from booted media. I would unplug the other HD during install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Its Windows 7 Nvidia. Its not pre activated. There are to many changes to list and I don't have the link on hand as I am using my phone. The way I was planning to install it would be to run the setup while windows in running and install it on my slave drive. Or would this cause problems?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Feb 2012   #4


If Win7 installer is run from another OS it will not claim C when booted. If you want it on another letter then that's OK but it's best to have bootable media for rescue purposes - if not be sure to make a System Repair Disk.

Since it's not preactivated how are you activating Win7 Nvidia? I notice others are asking the same thing on the Youtube demo of it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Found the changelist:

*New Windows Sounds
* Low Memory consumption
* New High quality icons
* NVIDIA Tweaker from Rockers Team
* Improved Texture quality for NVIDIA cards
* More clear picture quality than normal view
* Reduced Gaming crashes
* Disabled Apply Colors At Startup * Consume low power
* All the latest updates are patched Manually.
* Resolved a Windows 7 Media Center issue for systems configured for ISDB broadcasts.
* Supports all future updates and packages * Resolved some reliability issues in Windows 7
* Resolved compatibility issues
* Adobe Flash Player plug-In
* Black and blue Background Shells
* Codings and scripts are updated for Gaming level (This option is available only in Rockers Team Customized windows and not available in any other customized OS)
* More Stable and Reliable
* UAC Disabled
* Large Icons Control panel
* New Look for Windows Media Player
* New Shortcut Arrows
* Show extensions for known file types
* Enabled IE Phishing Filter
* User Account 2 on Control Panel * Enabled Glass Effect without a supported card
* Windows will tell you exactly what it is doing when it is shutting down or is booting
* Added command prompt to right click context menu
* Enabled addition Avalon effects
* Disabled Tool Tips
* Enabled ClearType Tuning
* Added 'Copy to Folder' , 'Move to Folder' , 'Open with Notepad' to right click context
* Disabled Windows Media Player AutoUpdates
* Menu bars and window frames opaque
* Enabled slow-motion window effects
* Added "Advanced System Properties" in my Computer
* Added Control Panel to my Computer
* Faster browsing with IE
* DEP execution is set to Default
* Disabled the NTFS Last Access Time Stamp
* Disabled kernel paging
* Both 32 and 64 Bit Integrated
* All Latest Drivers Integrated
* 7-zip for extraction purpose.
* Adobe Flash Player plugin
* Adobe Flash Player ActiveX
* Orbit Downloader
* Java Runtime Environment Update 17
* ImgBurn
* Added Group policy and Registry editor to control panel
* Updated DirectX to August 2009
* Mozilla Firefox 3.5
* Low Memory consumption
* Turned off system beeps
* Stopped caching negative responses
* Take Ownership, Device manager, Group policy, Registry Editor in the right click
* Fully Automated setup you need to choose language and partition only.
* Patched uxtheme files to use 3rd party themes.
* Faster Shutdown ( 3 seconds services kill timeout.)
* Fast Booting Time
* Add Useraccounts 2 on ControlPanel.
* PowerOff after shutdown
* New High quality Icons
* Changed command line text color to white
* Set mouse pointer speed to maximum
* Removed the annoying clicking sound
* Disabled automatic restart in the event of a blue screen
* Tweaked up shell response
* Hibernation is Disabled.
* Added "Advanced System Properties" in my Computer
* Added Control Panel to my Computer
* Added Administrative Tools to my Computer
* Added Internet Explorer to my Computer
* Added Network Connections to my Computer
* Added Search to my Computer
* Added Printers to my Computer
* Added Run and Windows Flip Switcher to my Computer
* Removed warning about showing hidden system folders
* Shutdown when you click power Button on start Menu
* Maximum simultaneous downloads for IE to 20 ( default is 2 )
* New look for Windows Media Center
* New Explorer View
* Allow renaming and removing of Recycle Bin
* Makes a right click option for unknown files
* Notepad saves window position * Opens 16-bit apps in a separate memory space. This increases stability when dealing with 16-bit apps.
* Enabled Word wrap in Notepad
* Enabled Status Bar in all windows
* NVIDIA Drivers Added
* New Themes
* 255 Sidebar Gadgets
* Enabled search system folders in Search
* System Files are boosted upto maximum Performance
* Removed Old Default Graphics card drivers
* Faster Application load Time
* Improved the performance and reliability
* Disabled the NTFS Last Access Time Stamp
* Disabled kernel paging * Windows Update service disabled * Turned off system beeps
* Stopped caching negative responses
* Take Ownership, Device manager, Group policy, Registry Editor in the right click * Specifies the time, following user input, during which the system keeps apps from moving into the foreground.
* No components removed
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

It is activated like the standard windows. Requires a activation code.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

In view of the change list, it looks like something to be avoided at all costs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Its a great Custom OS I've been running it for a while and I really like it. All I want to do is to install the 64bit version of it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2012   #9

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Firefox 3.5?!?
255 sidebar gadgets installed?
System Files are boosted upto maximum Performance?!?
(and on and on)

That seems like a pretty mashed up set of someone else's software choices and configuration :/ Most of it you'll probably never want or use and nothing you can't just add to your own clean install OS if you wanted. You are right to not want to overwrite your current install with it! In fact I wouldn;t touch it with anything other than a VM...

The LAST thing I would want to do is start out with an OS image that looked like someone had done 2 years worth of "tweaking" on it which really means "Is probably barely stable at all" and "completely full of stuff I'll never use".

Not to mention the quasi-legality of it. (Legal for you to activate with your own code, but almost certainly illegal for the person to be distributing, therefore you are DLing potentially illegal distributions)

[Edit] ok I was typing that before your last reply... I'll leave the text but er.. never mind, if it's working for you... [/edit]
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

That my be true but it is my personal preference and all I'm asking is if it can be installed to a seperate HDD while the OS is running.
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