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Windows 7: Remove OEM XP install and upgrade to Win 7 ?

20 Jan 2010   #11
trinaz

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

SUCCESS !! Whole thing went smooth with no hiccups !!

Did make one mistake/omission tho...from Custom Install/Drive Tools/Advanced I deleted the Win 7 drive partition..re-created partition with Disk Tools including the system Recovery partition...but...I did not format...roommate came home and when I returned to PC...forgot to click the "format" button ?

But...the installer must have formatted the drive automatically because everything is fine...its formatted NTSF...and Rescue/Restore partition is there ?

Thanks again for all your help (and other posters too)

Hope my other XP upgrade goes as well...new motherboard/cpu combo here and trying to keep old XP installation (with new MB/CPU ) as bootable drive via bios. Have all previous upgrade threads and feel much more confident now !!!

Thanks,
Tim


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20 Jan 2010   #12
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz View Post
SUCCESS !! Whole thing went smooth with no hiccups !!

Did make one mistake/omission tho...from Custom Install/Drive Tools/Advanced I deleted the Win 7 drive partition..re-created partition with Disk Tools including the system Recovery partition...but...I did not format...roommate came home and when I returned to PC...forgot to click the "format" button ?

But...the installer must have formatted the drive automatically because everything is fine...its formatted NTSF...and Rescue/Restore partition is there ?

Thanks again for all your help (and other posters too)

Hope my other XP upgrade goes as well...new motherboard/cpu combo here and trying to keep old XP installation (with new MB/CPU ) as bootable drive via bios. Have all previous upgrade threads and feel much more confident now !!!

Thanks,
Tim
Always good to hear back with a success
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But...the installer must have formatted the drive automatically because everything is fine...its formatted NTSF...and Rescue/Restore partition is there ?
More than likely this was a seperate partition that already existed before your install.
So you would have had a disc management like this before you touched it:
Disk 0 : C Drive|___________| ?Drive |___________|
You pointed Win7 to the newly formated C Volume so it didnt touch ?Drive

Hope that explains
Dan
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20 Jan 2010   #13
gregrocker

 

If you want to post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map, we can take a look to see if there are any remaining potential problems.

The easiest way is to use the Snipping Tool in Start menu, attaching file using paper clip in reply box.
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21 Jan 2010   #14
trinaz

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks...looks OK to me...I know I didn't format prior to install...but thanks for checking this out !!

Tim


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21 Jan 2010   #15
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz View Post
Thanks...looks OK to me...I know I didn't format prior to install...but thanks for checking this out !!

Tim
Do you mean the system reserved partition on the left?
If so that has bit locker encryption (and the F8 Repair options at boot i think) ,it comes with the higher versions of Win7.
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21 Jan 2010   #16
trinaz

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks...issue is ( I think ) that I did NOT format the C: drive partitions created during Windows 7 - Custom Install-Disk Tools-Advanced operation. I did create the C: drive partition, the 2 'Movie' partitions (P & Q), and ok'd Windows default Secure/Reserve 100 gb partition...but did not click on the format button for any of them after creating the partitions prior to proceeding with the actual installation ?

The drive in it's entirety was previous formatted NTFS, 4096 cluster size, but that was all deleted (I think ) via upon Win 7 setup/install via Custom Install-Disk Tools-Advanced operation.

However everything seems to be working fine despite the Tutorials, posts, and Microsoft install tutorials regarding the need to format after partition creation during installation ?

I appreciate GregRocker's ( and all's ) followup on this. Please let me know if you spot anything I need to take care of before I get to far into re-building my programs/setup...etc.

Tim


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21 Jan 2010   #17
gregrocker

 

You did a fine job. It looks perfect.

Don't worry about the formatting, as the installer applies it itself during the Copying Files phase if user forgets.

Be sure to save a Win7 backup image to another drive so that you never have to reinstall, just reimage using the booted Win7 DVD Repair console>Recover Using an Image which will autodetect the stored backup image if it is in a primary formatted partition.
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21 Jan 2010   #18
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz View Post
Thanks...issue is ( I think ) that I did NOT format the C: drive partitions created during Windows 7 - Custom Install-Disk Tools-Advanced operation. I did create the C: drive partition, the 2 'Movie' partitions (P & Q), and ok'd Windows default Secure/Reserve 100 gb partition...but did not click on the format button for any of them after creating the partitions prior to proceeding with the actual installation ?

The drive in it's entirety was previous formatted NTFS, 4096 cluster size, but that was all deleted (I think ) via upon Win 7 setup/install via Custom Install-Disk Tools-Advanced operation.

However everything seems to be working fine despite the Tutorials, posts, and Microsoft install tutorials regarding the need to format after partition creation during installation ?

I appreciate GregRocker's ( and all's ) followup on this. Please let me know if you spot anything I need to take care of before I get to far into re-building my programs/setup...etc.

Tim
I think you took it up the wrong way.
You say you had created the 3 volumes (C,P,Q) prior to the installation and seeing as you pointed Windows7 to install on partition C it left your other volumes and drives untouched. The only thing Win7 made was the 100mb Volume.

If,and if i can understand what you mean you did, create the C partition and had it formated to NTFS and primary before installing Win7 then there is no need to re-format C as it already meets the requirments.

If i read it wrong and you were asking something different i apologize,but i think thats what you meant.

And your last question,the disk screenshot looks perfect,no problems there.

You must have a lot of movies
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