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Windows 7: 7 Upgrade - does install index?

05 Oct 2009   #1
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 
7 Upgrade - does install index?

I have ordered Win7 Pro Upgrade - will run against my existing Vista Business workstation. Need to update, NOT install fresh.

When the Win7 upgrade installer runs, does it by default run the dreaded indexing utility during the install? I ask because the workstation has almost 700,000 files on it and if the installer tries to index the workstation as part of the install, it could take a very long time!




Regards,
GEWB


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05 Oct 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Put your worries to rest...
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05 Oct 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

i would make sure you dont index the entire drive. It doesn't index on install.
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05 Oct 2009   #4
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Put your worries to rest...
I'll take that as "no, it doesn't try to index during install" -THANKS!

Regards,
GEWB
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05 Oct 2009   #5
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
i would make sure you dont index the entire drive. It doesn't index on install.
Thanks - you got that right!

First task after upgrade: make sure indexing is turned off.

Regards,
GEWB
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05 Oct 2009   #6
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

I think Windows 7 by default will generally only index the files in the documents and application data folders. You have 700,000 files there?
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05 Oct 2009   #7
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
I think Windows 7 by default will generally only index the files in the documents and application data folders. You have 700,000 files there?
Thanks - I'll empty the Vista folders before doing the upgrade!

Yes, I have that may files.

I think I'll get another HD to back everything up (again) - over 300GB worth of work files.

Regards,
GEWB
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05 Oct 2009   #8
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Hi GEWB and welcome to the SevenForums.

As one of the not so many upgraders here, I would like to warn you it is going to take a lot of time.

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My last upgrade took nearly four hours, Vista Ultimate to Seven on a quite high end machine. But I'm still thinking it was worth of the time consumed.

Kari


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05 Oct 2009   #9
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Hi GEWB and welcome to the SevenForums.

As one of the not so many upgraders here, I would like to warn you it is going to take a lot of time.

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My last upgrade took nearly four hours, Vista Ultimate to Seven on a quite high end machine. But I'm still thinking it was worth of the time consumed.

Kari
Hello Kari -

Thanks for the chart - I guesstimated it would take about 12 hours and the chart confirms it.

Regards,
GEWB
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