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Windows 7: installing home prem, on Ultimate RC?

26 Feb 2010   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Desslok,
Very true. Since I have an ASUS 1002HA/XP with Win7 installed on it and I did the install from a USB stick.
karl


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26 Feb 2010   #12
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

karlsnooks gave a good idea, if it is not working from the DVD for any reason (do try what Desslok suggested), you can try a USB install: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Karl, I didn't mean for him to keep the RC indefinitely or even a long time. Just have it there until you know you don't need anything from that install / partition any longer, then get rid of it.
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26 Feb 2010   #13
Sabotage

Windows 7 Home Prem. 64-bit
 
 

some of you people aren't getting it.

-i've have set the boot order correctly, several times over. IN the BIOS!
-i have gotten the press any key to continue but when i do it just boots into my RC ultimate and not the installation process
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26 Feb 2010   #14
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Okay, let's take a different line of approach. Let's work on getting it working from Windows.

Could you please post a screenshot of your Disk Management windows? Then please explain exactly what you need to do with the partitions.

With the help of Partition Wizard, I am sure we can get this working.
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26 Feb 2010   #15
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

yeah, I don't get it
10/7
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26 Feb 2010   #16
Sabotage

Windows 7 Home Prem. 64-bit
 
 

i plan on deleting the partitions and starting over


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26 Feb 2010   #17
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Okay, that's not hard. Just install right over the C partition. Don't worry about the 100MB System Partition, we can remove that later.

When you're done, let us know, and we will give you instructions for removing the system partition and windows.old fold that will be created.

Good luck!
~JK
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26 Feb 2010   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

If you want to completely clean that hard disk, then
WIN | type cmd.exe | right-click on cmd.exe in the list that appears | choose "Run as administrator"
at the command prompt:
type DISKPART and hit enter
type list disk and hit enter
type Select Disk 0 (assuming that's what showed up as your HDD) and hit Enter
type CLEAN ALL and hit Enter
wait and wait and wait as your entire hdd is being written with zeros.
when it finishes
type EXIT and hit Enter

Put your DVD into the drive tray now.
type another EXIT , Enter, power off.
Close the DVD tray.
Power on your computer and enjoy a truly clean installation of Win7


I very seriously recommend that you see if you can boot from any DVD before you do that. You just might have a defective optical drive.
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26 Feb 2010   #19
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
If you want to completely clean that hard disk, then
WIN | type cmd.exe | right-click on cmd.exe in the list that appears | choose "Run as administrator"
at the command prompt:
type DISKPART and hit enter
type list disk and hit enter
type Select Disk 0 (assuming that's what showed up as your HDD) and hit Enter
type CLEAN ALL and hit Enter
wait and wait and wait as your entire hdd is being written with zeros.
when it finishes
type EXIT and hit Enter

Put your DVD into the drive tray now.
type another EXIT , Enter, power off.
Close the DVD tray.
Power on your computer and enjoy a truly clean installation of Win7


I very seriously recommend that you see if you can boot from any DVD before you do that. You just might have a defective optical drive.
I do not recommend this. First, I doubt you can format the partition you are running. Second, if he can't boot from the DVD, he is sunk. That is what he asked for help with in the first place.
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26 Feb 2010   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

You will notice that he needed to make sure that he can boot any dvd from his dvd drive.

Oh yes, I've been installing on completely clean systems since the Win 3 days. Simply the technique for truly cleaning the drive has changed over the years.

If he can not boot from a DVD, then he needs to determine why. Depending upon the technical experience level, then taking the computer to a repair shop to see if the dvd needs to be replaced or not would be wise. Testing at a repair shop shouldn't take 5 minutes.
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