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Windows 7: installing home prem, on Ultimate RC?

26 Feb 2010   #1
Sabotage

Windows 7 Home Prem. 64-bit
 
 
installing home prem, on Ultimate RC?

so yea, i have home prem. OEM and i want to install on my RC ultimate but it doesn't boot to disk when i set it in my bios and it keep loading onto my desktop even though the harddrive isn't in the boot order. how do i install this?

EDIT: oops sorry, you can move this topic please


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26 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Can you manually run the setup.exe file found on the install disc? Open up the drive in My Computer and you should see the file.
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26 Feb 2010   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Set your bios to boot from the DVD first.

Turn off your computer.
Turn on your computer.
IMMEDIATELY start tapping F2 until you get into the bios setup program

On your computer, maybe the needed key is not F2. Many computers do use F2. Consult your computer manual or the mfrs web site.
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26 Feb 2010   #4
Sabotage

Windows 7 Home Prem. 64-bit
 
 

i know, i already set the boot order to that.

i did try and install off my computer but when i get to the partition page i delete all partitions? WHILE i'm literally on ultimate RC?
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26 Feb 2010   #5
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Sabotage, you should install on a different partition. I would recommend you do that, and perform a clean install. When you transfered everything and know everything is fine and dandy you delete the RC partition and edit BCD to get rid of the reference to the RC. I did that on 3 different computers and they are running very fine
If you need instructions we can point you to the tutorials for all this
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26 Feb 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Yep, If you booted from the DVD then actually you are running a Win7 PE and not running Win7RC. As long as you've backed up any data you want, then go for it.
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26 Feb 2010   #7
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

That's the problem, he can't get it to boot from the DVD, only running under the current Win7 install. I never did that, so I don't know what happens when you delete the partition.

I just thought of something: Sabotage, did you get the "press any key to boot from CD/DVD" message? did you press one?
I myself am one that likes to multiplex, so I always miss that...
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26 Feb 2010   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Whether you can boot from DVD first is a BIOS setting.

I've installed numerous times, with numerous versions, both from DVD and USB stick.

Of course for the USB then I had to change the bios to boot from the USB first.
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26 Feb 2010   #9
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Also so need to keep RC around -- its days are truly numbered.


It's time to upgrade from the Windows 7 Release Candidate
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26 Feb 2010   #10
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

Some BIOSs, especially ASUS, you can set the boot order to DVD/CD first. HOWEVER, there is another section called "boot drives' or something like that, and if the desired drive isn't listed there first, the BIOS basically ignores the Boot Order setting and goes next in line until something in the boot drives is there.
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