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Windows 7: Windows 7 Student Edition

21 Nov 2009   #11
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nolephin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ryan2320 View Post
Ok that sounds good..

Here is a tutorial to help you do a Clean install with an Upgrade Disk of Windows 7 .
If you have any questions let us know..

Hope this Helps..
Just to make sure, I have to do option 2, correct? The Custom Install? It says something about a Windows.old folder? What exactly is that?

Remember I am running the program from the Digital River download.

Also, after the clean install completes, will programs like "Fingerprint Reader" which came with my computer initially and allows access into my computer by reading my fingerprint be on my computer as well?

I understand programs like AIM, Openoffice, and Mozilla Firefox will have to be re-downloaded, but what about programs that came with the original computer set up?

Yes option 2..

The windows.old folder keeps your files when you do a clean install..after Windows 7 installs you can transfer your files and or just delete the windows.old folder..

What is your computers manufacturer?? and what is you Model??

Yes you will need to download your fingerprint reader and some other drivers they are available at your computers manufacturer website...

Hope this Helps..


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21 Nov 2009   #12
nolephin

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ryan2320 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nolephin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ryan2320 View Post
Ok that sounds good..

Here is a tutorial to help you do a Clean install with an Upgrade Disk of Windows 7 .
If you have any questions let us know..

Hope this Helps..
Just to make sure, I have to do option 2, correct? The Custom Install? It says something about a Windows.old folder? What exactly is that?

Remember I am running the program from the Digital River download.

Also, after the clean install completes, will programs like "Fingerprint Reader" which came with my computer initially and allows access into my computer by reading my fingerprint be on my computer as well?

I understand programs like AIM, Openoffice, and Mozilla Firefox will have to be re-downloaded, but what about programs that came with the original computer set up?

Yes option 2..

The windows.old folder keeps your files when you do a clean install..after Windows 7 installs you can transfer your files and or just delete the windows.old folder..

What is your computers manufacturer?? and what is you Model??

Yes you will need to download your fingerprint reader and some other drivers they are available at your computers manufacturer website...

Hope this Helps..
I have a Dell XPS M1330 Laptop.

How do I know which drivers I would need to install?
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21 Nov 2009   #13
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Vista Drivers will work with your current laptop..

Here is the the Website..

To know if you need the drivers you can either download all of them to a flash drive..and then install Windows 7 or install Windows 7 and after you update it then you can check the Device Manger.. to which drivers are not installed..

Hope this Helps..
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21 Nov 2009   #14
nolephin

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ryan2320 View Post
Vista Drivers will work with your current laptop..

Here is the the Website..

To know if you need the drivers you can either download all of them to a flash drive..and then install Windows 7 or install Windows 7 and after you update it then you can check the Device Manger.. to which drivers are not installed..

Hope this Helps..
I think I will try to update the drivers after the clean install. I might have to wait a little bit before doing the clean install though.

So the files in the Windows.old folder would be all the files currently on my computer? Including Word files and all that?
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21 Nov 2009   #15
gregrocker

 

If you want the cleanest possible install, then boot from the installer, wipe the hard drive and format.

You need to back up your files anyway, as you cannot rely on having your files backed up in windows.old in place of doing a file backup before any clean install or Upgrade.
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21 Nov 2009   #16
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Agree with gregrocker,

That way you will have nothing on your computer but the Windows 7 operating system..
And it would be like a new fresh start..(Backup your data as this will erase everything)

Hope this Helps...
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21 Nov 2009   #17
nolephin

 
 

How do you boot from the installer exactly? I already downloaded the Windows 7 installer from Digital River, I am just waiting on this school semester to be over before I run the clean install.
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21 Nov 2009   #18
gregrocker

 

Did you download an ISO file? Did you burn it to a DVD or create a bootable flash stick?
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21 Nov 2009   #19
nolephin

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you download an ISO file? Did you burn it to a DVD or create a bootable flash stick?
I don't think so, not exactly sure what you mean.

I initially upgraded Windows 7 from Vista through an online download from Digital River. I don't have Windows 7 on dvd or flash stick.

I re-downloaded the Windows 7 set up, and it is currently sitting on my desktop waiting for me to run it.
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21 Nov 2009   #20
gregrocker

 

Here is how to convert your files into an ISO which you can then burn to DVD:

Make bootable iso from student d/l

You may need to enter your BIOS (using shortcut key given on very first boot screen) to set DVD drive as first to boot, then Hard Drive. Then when your installer boots up, choose Custom Install>Advanced drive tools to format and install.

Another way is to format a flash stick primary in Disk Management and copy the files into its root. It should boot using the Boot Menu shortcut key given on first boot screen; look under Hard Drives for your flash stick to boot it.
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