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Windows 7: Fastest 7077 Clean Install Method?

10 Apr 2009   #11
idolbredrin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

i have vista home basic on C and and windows 7 X64 on F , how do I do a clean dual boot install of build 7077 with a dvd disc on drive F, without disturbing Vista. I understand all instructions to install excepting Format , which was realy simpler with xp


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10 Apr 2009   #12
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Just put the disc in reboot the computer, make sure you have your DVD as your first boot option and once the setup starts and you get to the screen where it says Upgrade or Custom install, select custom install and then select the partition you want to install on and then select formate and when that's done hit next. You should now have a clean install of 7 and Vista should still be fine.
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10 Apr 2009   #13
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

well if your dual booting, it be faster if you have an empty drive for windows 7 and then bootup from your xp/vista and mount the iso with mounting (daemon tools or w.e)softwares and install windows 7 in the empty drive...boom takes bout 30min to 1 hour
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10 Apr 2009   #14
Azural

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by idolbredrin View Post
i have vista home basic on C and and windows 7 X64 on F , how do I do a clean dual boot install of build 7077 with a dvd disc on drive F, without disturbing Vista. I understand all instructions to install excepting Format , which was realy simpler with xp
You should just be able to click custom install then choose drive F. It will place all your old files in a folder called 'Windows.old' on the root F drive. That or you can reformat F then install there.

Edit: Mr. GRiM beat me to it.
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10 Apr 2009   #15
itznfb

Windows 7 x86 build 7077
 
 

i always just burn to DVD and reboot. from start of burn to completed install only takes about 20 minutes
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10 Apr 2009   #16
idolbredrin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

thanks guys, i was just wondering if windows 7 has a format option on the bootable disk
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12 Apr 2009   #17
artnada

Windows 7 post RC1 7227 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mike2h View Post
Thanks Solor Win7 Smashy Digger

Digger - that's the idea! Being able to run from the hard disk saves the hassle of making a dvd - so speed would be equal to or better than usb. We' ll see if someone has tried it.
I just unpack the .iso onto an external HDD and click Setup.exe from within Windows. Nice n fast too.
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12 Apr 2009   #18
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

With Vista on the same first partition of the same drive if you boot up from a dvd you still see the Vista boot screen while 7 becomes the default OS. For seeing 7 on a second drive the best solution is to simply unplug the Vista host first for the stand alone of 7 and later edit the Vista BCD file even while booted in 7 to add the 7 entry in. That can later be removed.

If you decide to use EasyBCD or the VistaBootPro(ripoff of the first) that will automatically look at the Vista drive as C despite having a clean install of 7 on a separate drive since the tool was written for Vista. Without Vista present however you can add XP or 2000 into the 7 boot loader.

The max time for booting off of a dvd is 20 minutes with the 64bit install going faster then the 32bit on the same system. That was first noticed with the 7000 builds. Both previous versions start off at about 40 minutes plus device drivers running close to an hour while 7 sees that wrapped up in half that time.
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14 Apr 2009   #19
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Not really sure what the point of this is -- does it matter whether it takes 15 mins or 27.327168723984531..... mins to install -- anything less than 30 mins in my book is totally acceptable.

Actually it's what you DO with the OS AFTER its installed is what really matters.

cheers
jimbo
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14 Apr 2009   #20
mike2h

64-Bit W7 GA Ultimate 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Not really sure what the point of this is -- does it matter whether it takes 15 mins or 27.327168723984531..... mins to install -- anything less than 30 mins in my book is totally acceptable.

Actually it's what you DO with the OS AFTER its installed is what really matters.

cheers
jimbo
Fair comment Jimbo45 - the point is that I recently built I7 920 rig and I am 'experimenting' with ALL the bits hw/sw.

Things get a bit tedious after builds 7000, 7057; 7068 zzz zzz! There were also a couple of flawed downloads and a couple of flawed dvd discs yawn.

So the slicker the install the better.

Thanks to all who have commented. Still on quest for authoritative answer Digger/Smashy closest so far.


( Imo "AFTER" install = minor detail until RC and RTM released. )
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