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Windows 7: Advice for Newbe

09 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Great advice and awesome system. Welcome and good luck. Fabe

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09 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ckmerc View Post
Hello All...just wondering if any of you have recommendations for me regarding my upcoming W7 Home Premium clean install for my Home PC? (see my profie for PC specs)

I will be upgrading from vista Home Premium (i have the upgrade version of W7)

I have the clean install tutorials from this site and will be backing up my data to the external drive as well as on DVD. Is there anything else I need to do to prep my system? i.e. first disconnect my card reader, printer..etc.

Thanks in advance!
Hello ckmerc,


Your first question about recommendations before upgrade, you did a very good thing, you joined the Windows 7 Forum! ;-)

I always like a clean install, in setup choose for customized install, and select advanced drive options, remove all partitions, and select one disk with unallocated space to install Windows 7. NOTE, you will lose all data!

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Clean Install Windows 7

Only one thing to add to your preparation, disconnect devices (usb) as possible before the install, and connect them gradually again when the installation of Windows 7 is finished, and your system runs fine.
That way, if a certain device is not supported or giving an error or even a blue screen, you know which device it is.

Please let us know how your installation went.

Have a nice day!

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09 Nov 2009   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Save all your browser bookmarks as these won't be transfered.
EZ transfer, if run form the Win7 DVD, does get all your IE favorites... I dont know what happens if you use firefox and its bookmarks.
Hi Darryl,

Don't use IE, not sure if the OP does, just an extra precaution.

Thanks for the tip though,
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10 Nov 2009   #14
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition

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10 Nov 2009   #15

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

No several forum members complained about that, but go to file import, export. Export it to a flash drive and then import back when you are done. I have done and it works.
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10 Nov 2009   #16
Microsoft MVP


Whenever I add a favorite to IE, if I can't remember when I last backed up my Favorites, then I export them in a few seconds to Documents. That way they are always backed up when my Documents are.
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10 Nov 2009   #17

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Gregrocker, good idea.
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11 Nov 2009   #18
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition

Like I said EZ transfer does get all your IE favs and settings, but yes a good idea to have an extra backup!
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