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Windows 7: Fastest 7077 Clean Install Method?

15 Apr 2009   #31
Night Hawk

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

One of the reasons for seeing the old ide drive hooked up again was for looking at the unlocked 7000 as well as taking a close look at the 7057. When popping the external out of the enclosure later I could then take that out of the equation for simply seeing quick installs on an extra drive without the ide pver sata factor.

Once you verify a clean build you have to decide if that will replace what you have on or go to another drive if not partition if you have the extra space. The first look at something in a VM environment however is one way to decide if real or just another fabulous fake!

What I look for here besides being a crocked up number is any bugs included in any of them! If spotted that can save a good number of people rushing into it from trashing their systems! Once on I can sweep it with security tools while being booted from an entirely different drive and installation.


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15 Apr 2009   #32
johngalt

 

Indeed - with the Chinese 7106, if I had been so inclined to actually DL it, I would have fired up VBox and looked at it there before venturing forth and putting it on my HD.
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15 Apr 2009   #33
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
ummm, I thought it was to spot a fake or not....

If it is not fake, then you install it for real - if it is you don't have to play around with partitions...
Not JUST that If it's not a fake, good to know what it supports clean.
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15 Apr 2009   #34
johngalt

 

Again - My method is load it in a VM, and if it is not a fake, then load it *live* on the HD.
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15 Apr 2009   #35
Night Hawk

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

I dumped the latest on a new primary on the drive that will eventually be totally wiped for the actual RC1. With it seeing a full install anything noticed with scans for hidden folly will be added to the thread seen at 7106 Bogus Alert!

The initial sweep for example with AVG hasn't turned up any malware so far while other tools will be used to go further until the new primary sees a new wiped look meaning nothing on it until the next...?

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15 Apr 2009   #36
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Well I got one for ya. This is easily the fastest way to install 7. Does it in 8 minutes on my box. ImageX install.wim onto an activated partition and reboot. That's it.

1) Make a primary partition. The easiest way it to use diskmgmt.msc to shrink an existing partition.
2) Use diskpart.exe create primary partion, quick format ntfs, and activate
3) Mount Windows 7 ISO using Virtual Clone Drive and run ImageX /apply v:\sources\install.wim 5 d:\ where v is the VCD mount and d is the new partition.
4) d:\windows\system32\bcdboot.exe d:\windows to configure system files
5) Reboot and it will install the right drivers and finish setting up.

Done. No goofy drive assignments, no messing with booting from removable media, no touching existing Windows install -- it can even be XP/Vista. Boot back into your previous OS by activating it's partition using diskpart.

This is based on the method that big IT shops and OEMs like Dell use.

EDIT: almost forgot -- you can download the entire 1.5GB WAIK or this Attachment 8141


Installed from my san disc pen drive in 8 minutes too. My post near the beginning of this thread stated this. It is a really simple and quick way but it is everyone to their own.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
I'm looking at the time saving factor in order to see a fast install, good lookover, and ready to trash if fake in a relatively short amount of time. That would also help alert the over anxious that any new build rushed on isn't always what it's crocked up to be!

I wonder if that work as well off of a usb flash drive? naaa.... internal drives are still faster there!
It works in the same way mate because like I say above it took 8 minutes to install of a san disc pen drive. Rapid!

@jimbo45 the point in trying to save time is the same reason people spends thousands on ddr3, i7, sli, etc etc all in their quest to save seconds.
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15 Apr 2009   #37
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

How are you measuring install time? If I start the clock when I first see the cool new Windows boot animation and stop it when it reboots to run Windows the first time it's a little over 4 minutes. It takes a little bit during the first run to tell it about my username, timezone, update prefs, join the homegroup, etc. so my 8 minute measurement was from the time I rebooted my current installation of Windows 7 to the point of a usable desktop in the new one. Regardless, that's damn fast for any Windows install -- I've seen some machines that take that long to reboot to a usable desktop!
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15 Apr 2009   #38
PotatoMan83

 

if the ISO was stored on the hard drive, and ran (what I do for upgrades), can it also do a fresh install that way as well, and keep the folder the files are in whereas it does not erase it during the install process?
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15 Apr 2009   #39
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PotatoMan83 View Post
if the ISO was stored on the hard drive, and ran (what I do for upgrades), can it also do a fresh install that way as well, and keep the folder the files are in whereas it does not erase it during the install process?
No, it will try to replace or upgrade your existing 7. What this method does it replace the installer. It lets you make all the decisions.
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15 Apr 2009   #40
PotatoMan83

 

ok. im runnin 7077. I extract iso of newer build to folder and run setup.exe. Can i click custom and fresh install this way is what im asking
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