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Windows 7: Noob W7/64 Clean Install Questions

07 Oct 2009   #11
Jordus

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I really dont understand how you guys are getting such weird boot configurations, especially if an existing copy of windows was already on the drive.


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07 Oct 2009   #12
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Heven't you ever installed and got "Previous Versions of Windows" as a boot option? I have it and it is because I have XP on one drive and Win7 on the other. So, better disconnect it
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08 Oct 2009   #13
Jordus

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Heven't you ever installed and got "Previous Versions of Windows" as a boot option? I have it and it is because I have XP on one drive and Win7 on the other. So, better disconnect it
Yes, and that is on purpose since they assume you are creating a dual boot scenario.

Even if that happens, its not like you can't edit the entry out of the boot store later.
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08 Oct 2009   #14
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jordus View Post
I really dont understand how you guys are getting such weird boot configurations, especially if an existing copy of windows was already on the drive.
You have made your point towards other users and members quite clear in about every thread you have posted.

Could you please change your attitude towards us others if we admit you have the biggest? You are the Man, you have forgotten more than we others together can ever learn.

Yours, very sincerely,

Kari
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08 Oct 2009   #15
Jordus

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jordus View Post
I really dont understand how you guys are getting such weird boot configurations, especially if an existing copy of windows was already on the drive.
You have made your point towards other users and members quite clear in about every thread you have posted.

Could you please change your attitude towards us others if we admit you have the biggest? You are the Man, you have forgotten more than we others together can ever learn.

Yours, very sincerely,

Kari

I wouldnt consider Windows 7 creating a "previous versions of windows" boot entry to be some sort of obscene weird out-of-the-ordinary action like you guys are making it out to be.

I apologize if i'm trying to understand why some people give advice that, TO ME, seems like it will waste time or effort.

I'm not trying to step on anyones toes, I'm giving advice as I see fit. Isnt that what this forum is for?
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08 Oct 2009   #16
gordonware

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

Oh am I getting confused. I will embellish this with more noob questions, please be patient.....

I have 2 machines, one had Windows Vista Business, and the other Windows Vista Ultimate. Both are running Windows 7 RC now, and work very well. I have pre-ordered two Windows 7 Pros, and intended to do clean install on both machines using the double install method. Are you saying here that I cannot do that or that the old Vista double install methdology is in doubt for Windows 7? If it is recommended, I will try and cancel my two pre-orders I have with Microsoft (if that is even possible) and go with full versions.
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08 Oct 2009   #17
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums. gordonware
No need to do a double install. Win 7 will qualify and you can do a clean install with your upgrade disc. Make sure to back up anything you want to save if you intend to delete and format your clean install. Stay with us here on SF and you will be able to read how it goes the first few days after release and you will have no problems. No need to buy the full retail package unless you just think you need to have the support from MS that comes with it.
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08 Oct 2009   #18
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jordus View Post
I wouldnt consider Windows 7 creating a "previous versions of windows" boot entry to be some sort of obscene weird out-of-the-ordinary action like you guys are making it out to be.

I apologize if i'm trying to understand why some people give advice that, TO ME, seems like it will waste time or effort.

I'm not trying to step on anyones toes, I'm giving advice as I see fit. Isnt that what this forum is for?
My post was a result of reading your posts on several threads. Posting it was an impulse, I might have overreacted. I apologize my strong and impulsive post.

You are clearly a pro, you know what you are talking but IMHO you have a bit nasty undertone in some of your posts. It is my subjective opinion, I'm fully aware I might be the only one thinking so.

This forum is for everybody, not only pros, and these small pieces of information we normal users get from other users are helping a lot of people. Quite a lot of problems have been solved here before you and me joined; quite a lot of problems would be solved even if we both were no longer members here.

With professional respect,

Kari
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08 Oct 2009   #19
Jordus

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

No problem, Kari.

I'm not trying to ruffle feathers. I understand some people might take it that way when I post an alternate method for a solution than the one they posted. I'm not doing this to say that anyone else is wrong or less correct, but to provide alternate avenues to accomplish a common goal.

In one thread, someone attacked me personally, and I didnt appreciate that. Hopefully thats an isolated incident.
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08 Oct 2009   #20
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jordus View Post
In one thread, someone attacked me personally, and I didnt appreciate that. Hopefully thats an isolated incident.
Hi Jordus! Please, dont judge us too harshly when one member steps over the line... It is the goal of SevenForums to provide the most accurate, up to date information and assistance available anywhere, without getting personal... If you feel that you have been attacked personally, then report the post to the administration...

Thanks and Welcome to SevenForums...
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