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Windows 7: Installing an upgrade Win 7

22 Apr 2010   #31
gregrocker

 

I would uninstall MacAfee using free Revo Uninstaller in Advanced mode to remove all of it's remaining files and registry entries (listed in bold).

Install Microsoft Security Essentials in about a minute, allow it to update and run a scan. Then turn off it's Real Time Protection during the Upgrade.


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23 Apr 2010   #32
bonkers72

Win 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I doing this for my friend. Just got his Dell system. I'm looking at these disks he has. Has an upgrade assistant disk. Should I load that too? Says to load it first. Has Windows 7 drivers and Windows 7 applications on it. Thanks.
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23 Apr 2010   #33
gregrocker

 

I would only use the Drivers/Apps Cd after install for any favorite apps he uses and wants migrated to new install.

If any drivers are missing after Win7 install and optional Updates which supply newer drivers, then find them on the Dell Support Downloads website for his tag number. Don't change out any drivers given by Installer or Updates unless there is a performance reason.
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24 Apr 2010   #34
bonkers72

Win 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Well i'm in process right now of installing the upgrade. I'm at the point where it asks me where do I want to install windows. Partition 1, OEM {39MB} {RESERVED} won't let me, Partition 2, {14.6 GIG} recovery, won't let me, or Partition 3, system {451.1 GIG} will let me.I wanted to clean install this with no partition. At the bottom it says to make changes to partitions,restart windows from the installation disk. Can I do this with this disk?
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24 Apr 2010   #35
gregrocker

 

Try to boot the Windows 7 install DVD so you can use Custom>Drive Tools to Delete all partitions, create a new one, then format before install.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tipstr.../bootcddvd.htm

Clean Install Windows 7
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25 Apr 2010   #36
Duke of Alinor

Win7 32 / 64 and XP 32 / 64 (on various other computers as well)
 
 

Finally got around to looking into File and Transfer Wizard concerning corrupted files.
GR is correct, you can import corruption that way.
There is a utility that parses them and can repair a corrupted file from MS, but it is now discontinued.
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25 Apr 2010   #37
bonkers72

Win 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try to boot the Windows 7 install DVD so you can use Custom>Drive Tools to Delete all partitions, create a new one, then format before install.

Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD

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Success! Thanks for all your help!
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25 Apr 2010   #38
gregrocker

 

Glad to help.

Suggest you install your programs slowly with adequate time to gauge performance after each.

When you have it set up as you want, save a Win7 backup image externally so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage HD or a replacement using DVD Repair console/Repair CD. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

After all updates are done and programs installed, clean and order your HD using CCleaner "Run Cleaner" and Registry tab, then state-of-the-art free Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers. Auslogics Registry Defrag - Reviews and free Auslogics Registry Defrag downloads at Download.com
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07 May 2010   #39
bonkers72

Win 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

[QUOTE=gregrocker;698950]I would uninstall MacAfee using free Revo Uninstaller in Advanced mode to remove all of it's remaining files and registry entries (listed in bold).


Just wanted to know about Revo uninstaller. Is it good to use this for all program uninstalls? Worked great on McAfee! Thanks.
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07 May 2010   #40
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It's good for any program. It simply scans for leftover files and registry entries after running the programs's uninstaller.
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