Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7

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  1. Posts : 12,177
    Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
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       #11

    Glad you like it M8
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  2. Posts : 126
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #12

    I bought a new hard drive. Didn't need it, but it kept screaming at me! BUY ME! BUY ME! Anyway, now that I have this new SATA HDD I want to put my Windows 7 on it. I'm looking for suggestions. When I first installed 7 back when it was released, I probably did an over kill but I installed it on a small HDD for a backup then cloned it to what I'm using now. I also used Acronis TI 11 to make another copy and Macrium Reflect to make another... My question is this. What would be the best way to prepare my new HDD and get Windows 7 on it?
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  3. Posts : 12,177
    Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
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       #13

    Most likely too late, but...

    After initializing and formatting, partition as desired.
    I can recommend partition sizes If you give some more info and what you plan on using it for.
    If your happy with how Win7 is running now, the easiest way is to Clone it.
    If you want an earlier, fresher, version (if I understand your backup strategy) Clone your original installation on the small HD.

    You can use any backup, but will need to do a fresh install on the new HD then run your restore of the backup.

    Sorry for the late reply, real life and that pesky paying job keep getting in the way of what I enjoy doing.

    I know the feeling, I got an i5 screaming at me, keeps getting louder and louder...
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  4. Posts : 126
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #14

    Dave76 said:
    Most likely too late, but...

    After initializing and formatting, partition as desired.
    I can recommend partition sizes If you give some more info and what you plan on using it for.
    If your happy with how Win7 is running now, the easiest way is to Clone it.
    If you want an earlier, fresher, version (if I understand your backup strategy) Clone your original installation on the small HD.

    You can use any backup, but will need to do a fresh install on the new HD then run your restore of the backup.

    Sorry for the late reply, real life and that pesky paying job keep getting in the way of what I enjoy doing.

    I know the feeling, I got an i5 screaming at me, keeps getting louder and louder...
    That's what I wanted to know, and it wasn't too late either. LOL I am also a procrastinator so this is perfect timing. Thanks again.
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  5. Posts : 12,177
    Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #15

    Your welcome, hope you get it set up how you want it
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  6. mjb
    Posts : 43
    Windows 7 & XP
       #16

    Hi, Dave76, I've wrote a tutorial here:
    Boot Windows 7 System Repair Disc from USB Using Grub4Dos[3]=Installation and Setup

    You may add this into this quick list. :) Thanks.
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  7. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #17

    Hello Dave, maybe 1 or both of these could be added to this excellent tutorial.


    Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS

    Dual Boot : Create Partitions Using PWBD
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  8. Posts : 12,177
    Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #18

    Good idea, both are added.

    These are excellent tutorials and will be very useful to anyone installing an OS.
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  9. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #19

    Thanks Dave, I'm glad they're useful. :)
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  10. Posts : 12,177
    Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #20

    Your welcome and thanks for taking the time to write them.
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