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Windows 7: All else equal, any reason to not get Win7 Pro?

20 Dec 2009   #11
Glue

Vista
 
 

Ok, so I've backed up all my important things on DVDs.

When I purchased the upgrade I opted for the book disc kit for an extra 13 bucks.

Anyways, knowing that I have to do a clean install, I chose to download the .iso file instead of the .exe. I saw this tutorial:

Make bootable iso from student d/l

but i shouldn't need to do that correct? Since I downloaded the .iso, all I should need to do is burn that iso straight onto a DVD and then boot from disc right?

One thing that's kind of bothering me is how small the ISO file is. It's only about 3GB. Is this correct? Or am I missing something?

On a side note, when I burn the ISO, in Nero do I select "Make a boot DVD" or do I select "Make a data DVD" and then assume that because it's an iso, it'll be a boot dvd anyways. Does that make sense?


EDIT:

Oh wait!! Can I do that? Can I boot from disc and then clean install? Since I have an upgrade version? That means it has to be done from inside a current Vista OS right? ****, I'm confused and worried now. Worried because I'm so confused.


EDIT 2:

Just had another revelation. Since I'm going from 32 bit to 64 bit do I really need to do anything special to get a clean install? Won't the installer recognize that I have a 32 bit OS installed and then recognize that it has to do a clean install by itself?


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21 Dec 2009   #12
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Use ImgBurn to burn as .iso at the slowest speed with media your burner supports. Then boot the disc in windows and choose clean install. It will dump your settings in windows.old. That should do it.
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21 Dec 2009   #13
Glue

Vista
 
 

So I boot in while i"m still in Vista then? No worries about it? Because I thought that because I'm currently running Vista 32 bit, the 64 bit wouldn't install correctly.
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21 Dec 2009   #14
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

First, make sure that you burn the .iso as an image file, or your new disc wont boot... Once the disc is burned restart your computer and follow the prompts...
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21 Dec 2009   #15
gregrocker

 

You'll be surprised how driver-complete the Win7 installer is.

Select "connect to the internet during install" and you'll have them added to the installer during installation.

Afterwards, more will come in on Windows Updates.

This is not XP or Vista where you had to dig up drivers. MS sponsored the WHQL partnership with every manufacturer to build Win7 drivers, so they have them first since they paid the tab.
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21 Dec 2009   #16
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
First, make sure that you burn the .iso as an image file, or your new disc wont boot... Once the disc is burned restart your computer and follow the prompts...
Exactly. Just to clear this up: Download ImgBurn, then right click on the .ISO file, and select burn with imgburn. like the guy above said, slower speeds are safer. Then, restart, go to bios, change your boot order to 1. CD/DVD 2. Hard Disk, and then restart again, then put in the DVD, and it will tell you the rest. I dont think you should format before doing this, cause the image is a upgrade one right? It will probably just install on vista all by it self. If theres any more confusion, post.

Happy Xmas!
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22 Dec 2009   #17
Glue

Vista
 
 

Thanks guys, I got it to install. Much much easier than I thought it would be. I probably stressed more than I should on it. I just heard all these installation stories about it and I panicked. I'm pretty good with 7 right now, there are instances where it feels sluggish but I'm gonna give it some time before doing anything drastic.
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22 Dec 2009   #18
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Glue View Post
Thanks guys, I got it to install. Much much easier than I thought it would be. I probably stressed more than I should on it. I just heard all these installation stories about it and I panicked. I'm pretty good with 7 right now, there are instances where it feels sluggish but I'm gonna give it some time before doing anything drastic.
If you want to direct the nervous energy where it might find solutions plus learn something, study the Event Viewer Administrative View and google the chronic errors.

Otherwise the initial slowness can be due to indexing and SuperPreFetch learning your use patterns so it can anticipate them.
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