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Windows 7: Clean install using Update Disk Worked Perfectly

01 Nov 2009   #1
rerice

windows 7 RTM
 
 
Clean install using Update Disk Worked Perfectly

I finally received my W7 Home Premium.

Just thought you would like to know.

I installed it to an Unallocated space ( Disk 0, Partition 1 ) and without
using any " Tricks " it installed the first time perfectly.

I installed it as if it was a full copy. Entered the Key when first ask,
Selected yes to updates, etc. It completed and activated the first time.

It only 20 minutes for the initial install ( not including reinstalling programs
and drivers etc.)

The point is that it installed exactly like a full version without using any
of the several install methods which I thought I would have to use.

The only things unique are that I installed to an unallocated partition and
the only other operating system installed was W7 RTM on another partition.

To beat that Windows set up the dual boot for both systems the first time.

I have since completed this Clean Install without any errors at all. It could not have been smoother. Of course I did have all the updated programs and drivers needed before I started and had tested them all on the RTM version.

Makes me wonder why all the hoopla.

Hope this helps someone.
Richard


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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01 Nov 2009   #2
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Congrats,

This is how installations normally go, preparation procedures, hardware, drivers, and software checks insure no issues.

By far most installations will go easily. The causes for issues and errors are due to many different reasons. Be prepared is the best advice.

Since this is a Windows 7 information and help forum, we see a lot of installation issues.
This information can be used by anyone before they start the Win7 installation.

Hope the information you found here helped you.

It's good to hear of the success stories.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Did you consider the installer saw the RTM already installed - and treated that as acceptable for the upgrade license?


That's not the same as installing to a completely new blank drive, with no other drives attached to the machine.

Glad you are up and running.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rerice View Post
I finally received my W7 Home Premium.

Just thought you would like to know.

I installed it to an Unallocated space ( Disk 0, Partition 1 ) and without
using any " Tricks " it installed the first time perfectly.

I installed it as if it was a full copy. Entered the Key when first ask,
Selected yes to updates, etc. It completed and activated the first time.

It only 20 minutes for the initial install ( not including reinstalling programs
and drivers etc.)

The point is that it installed exactly like a full version without using any
of the several install methods which I thought I would have to use.

The only things unique are that I installed to an unallocated partition and
the only other operating system installed was W7 RTM on another partition.

To beat that Windows set up the dual boot for both systems the first time.

I have since completed this Clean Install without any errors at all. It could not have been smoother. Of course I did have all the updated programs and drivers needed before I started and had tested them all on the RTM version.

Makes me wonder why all the hoopla.

Hope this helps someone.
Richard
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Nov 2009   #4
rerice

windows 7 RTM
 
 

It may have been the RTM install which made it work. I assumed that
only a Vista or XP install would do that.

This Forum has been very, very helpful. I have been following it daily
using Google News. It has by far the best information and had me prepared for almost any event.

In hindsight the RTM was installed and registered. Perhaps this is still
another method to use.

Thanks for all the good advice, it is greatly appreciated.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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