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Windows 7: New Hard Drive in Laptop and need assistance installing Win 7

05 Jan 2017   #11
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I would think twice maybe thrice before splitting Windows OS prime, 3rd party installs going to an "other than the OS partition", and user folders going elsewhere. Major OS rebuilds, major OS upgrades may reset everything back to default locations - meaning doing lots of configurations again; many 3rd party installs and their resultant day-to-day operations may not go as smoothly as desired if "hard-wired" to go to C:\Programs...but residing on D:\Programs...; making parallel full images of numerous partitions that have to be restored [if/when restore operations are called for] all together.


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05 Jan 2017   #12
FirstShirt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I suppose it would be a never-ending requirement to modify all "default" instalation directories. Is that your point? If so, what is the benefit of these small interanl HD's designed for the operating system, other than to sell them?
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05 Jan 2017   #13
FirstShirt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
With only the SSD installed:

On BIOS disable fast boot and Secure boot (or OS=other). Enable CSM

Boot from the installation disk. Go to Install - Advanced- delete ALL partitions - create new and proceed.

With nothing installed on the hard drive (operating system) I can't press any function keys during boot to access the BIOS.
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05 Jan 2017   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You press the key before the boot process, not during.

You do not even need a hard drive installed to access the Bios, you are not hitting the key soon enough, start tapping it as soon as you turn on the PC.

It shows you right on the screen which key to push to enter setup, F2, F10, Del etc. all computers are different.
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06 Jan 2017   #15
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FirstShirt View Post
I suppose it would be a never-ending requirement to modify all "default" installation directories. Is that your point? If so, what is the benefit of these small internal HD's designed for the operating system, other than to sell them?
I have not purchased an SSD HD, so I have no idea what the advantages are. For me, an SSD must be at least 500GB-1TB in size, to fit all of Windows, 3rd party programs, and the User AppData stuff. Going back to my modifying default point: whatever stick is picked up an end-user, the other end of the stick is picked up also, i.e., choices and consequences [short-term and long-term, intended and unintended] are picked up together.
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06 Jan 2017   #16
FirstShirt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You press the key before the boot process, not during.

You do not even need a hard drive installed to access the Bios, you are not hitting the key soon enough, start tapping it as soon as you turn on the PC.

It shows you right on the screen which key to push to enter setup, F2, F10, Del etc. all computers are different.


I disabled "Fast" boot speed (now normal). "Secure Boot" seems not to be an option I can find. Under the "Advanced" tab System Configuration the Boot Mode was in the CSM Boot position.

Under the "Advanced" tab in BIOS the selections are;

*Boot Speed
*Execute-Disable Bit Capability
*Virtualization Technology
*Intel (R) AT
Intel (R) AT Suspend
*Beep Sound
*Sleep and Charge
*USB Power in Sleep Mode
*Sleep and Music
*USB Legacy Emulation
*System Configuration

The Install Windows screen within the windows install program still will not allow me to select the partition where to install Windows and proceed via clicking "Next."
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06 Jan 2017   #17
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Did you go to Install - Advanced- delete ALL partitions - create new and proceed?
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08 Jan 2017   #18
FirstShirt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Did you go to Install - Advanced- delete ALL partitions - create new and proceed?
No. Delete ALL Partitions sounded a bit final to me.
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12 Jan 2017   #19
WindowsDude1

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Just burn the Windows 7 ISO to a usb, go into BIOS and make sure Secure Boot is off and that boot mode is legacy, then enable boot menu and then select the usb from the boot menu on startup, and then the Windows 7 installation should start.
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13 Jan 2017   #20
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You're trying to install win 7 on a disk that can be cleaned, aren't you?
Clean Install Windows 7
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