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Windows 7: Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

27 Nov 2009   #231
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg B View Post
I followed the tutorials on this site, and got through the Dual Boot tutorial and rejoined the Clean Installation tutorial at step 9. I was not able to see step 10 however. After a reboot I saw the screen where the choice is made to boot 7 or the previous version, and I chose 7. Then the screen went black and stayed that way, with not apparent activity. About a half hour later the lights went out and the PS light went to blinking like standby mode. I had disabled all power saver options prior to starting the installation. After about 5 minutes off I pushed the start button. The lights came on and the disc read, but nothing else happened until just now the lights went back out and the PS light went to blinking again.
I'm certain this isn't what is supposed to happen....
Please start a new topic here to get installers' attention to your exact issue.

This behavior sounds like you might have a t.v. card outputting to a different monitor at Win7 startup. Disconnect card and all peripherals and restart.


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27 Nov 2009   #232
Greg B

xp, 7
 
 
No Cards

I've got no cards in the computer. I think I might know the trouble, but its just a guess. I was installing 7 on a HDD that is plugged into the fifth eSATA connection on my MOBO. I can see this drive in XP having formatted it with EASEUS, but it isn't supposed to be used unless a RAID array is configured, which I have not done. I'm trying the install on another drive that is on an earlier eSATA connection. hat install is going on right now, we'll see how it goes
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28 Nov 2009   #233
Qwghlm

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Steve, you need to boot from the Win7 DVD in order to get the Custom>Advanced drive tools to delete the Vista partition (only), create a new one of same size, then format and install.

If you run the disk from Vista, you won't be given the tools to delete and format the Vista partition. You will only have the choice to do an in-place Upgrade of Vista (saving your programs, files and settings) or a Custom clean install which overwrites Vista and saves your files in a windows.old folder - this is not as clean of an install than booting the DVD, but close.

If you don't select the data partition, nothing will be touched in it.

That said, we are always advised to back up our data before installations of any type.
Thanks for that.

Do I have to delete the Vista partition and then create a new one, or can I just format the Vista partition from within the installation of Windows 7?

Steve
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28 Nov 2009   #234
gregrocker

 

You can just format if you want but the installer needs to be booted.

Something about the word Delete makes me like to use it first.
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28 Nov 2009   #235
vice86

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I'm using the RC Build 7100 copy right now...could I buy this:

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Anytime Upgrade from Home Premium - Operating Systems

and do a clean full install??
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28 Nov 2009   #236
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vice86 View Post
I'm using the RC Build 7100 copy right now...could I buy this:

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Anytime Upgrade from Home Premium - Operating Systems

and do a clean full install??
Yes, thats what I did.
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28 Nov 2009   #237
vice86

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vice86 View Post
I'm using the RC Build 7100 copy right now...could I buy this:

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Anytime Upgrade from Home Premium - Operating Systems

and do a clean full install??
Yes, thats what I did.
Sweet!! You can't beat that deal then. Don't care for the BitLocker and extra languages to need Ultimate.
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28 Nov 2009   #238
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Right. TrueCrypt is even better than Bitlocker and it's free.
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28 Nov 2009   #239
vice86

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

One last thing before I run out to Staples right now...i just noticed this on the first page:


Remember that you need a valid qualifying previous version of Windows to use a Upgrade Windows 7 copy legally. Microsoft only made doing a clean install from a upgrade Windows 7 possible to make it more convenient so you do not have to reinstall both the old Windows version (ex: Vista) and upgrade to Windows 7 everytime you needed or wanted to reinstall.

Is currently running the RC Build 7100 considered a "qualifying previous version of Windows"? I have a copy of Vista Ultimate but since I never used it anymore I gave it to my sister to use on her laptop.

Am i gonna possibly run into key problems down the road doing a clean install from Build 7100?
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28 Nov 2009   #240
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vice86 View Post
One last thing before I run out to Staples right now...i just noticed this on the first page:


Remember that you need a valid qualifying previous version of Windows to use a Upgrade Windows 7 copy legally. Microsoft only made doing a clean install from a upgrade Windows 7 possible to make it more convenient so you do not have to reinstall both the old Windows version (ex: Vista) and upgrade to Windows 7 everytime you needed or wanted to reinstall.

Is currently running the RC Build 7100 considered a "qualifying previous version of Windows"? I have a copy of Vista Ultimate but since I never used it anymore I gave it to my sister to use on her laptop.

Am i gonna possibly run into key problems down the road doing a clean install from Build 7100?
Yes MS specifically announced that RC is a qualifying OS for doing the Upgrade.

Since the Upgrade can be installed even to a new HD with the workarounds, there really isn't an issue of having a qualifying OS after the RC expires, since you never have to reinstall either OS if you save externally a Win7 Backup Image of the your completed installation. You can then reimage your HD or a replacement in 15 minutes by booting from the installer/repair disk and choosing "Recover Using An Image"
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