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Windows 7: Win 7 Upgrade=EXTREMELY SLOW COMPUTER

01 Jan 2010   #31
Windows7inMiami

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Incorrect.

Back up your files, boot from the Win7 DVD, select Custom install, use Drive Options to delete and create New partitions as you wish, Format and install.

The DVD will scan the HD at bootup to see an existing OS and accept Upgrade Key.

They should change the commercial to say "Clean install it" since every in-place Upgrade has some level of corruption and yours appears severe.

I do understand: By now you could have been using a fast clean install for weeks.

Do you want me to come over and do it for you when I am in So. Florida next month?

That would be nice but I am actually in NJ not Miami where my college was. Thanks for the help i will try it again.

Thank you.


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01 Jan 2010   #32
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

then why post here in the first place if you wont even try the suggestions ?

you might aswell switch to ur old XP. and enjoy. and we will enjoy our NEW WORKING FASTER THAN XP WITH TONS OF FEATURES THAT XP DOESNT HAVE, WINDOWS 7 =)

but as the other guys said. A UPGRADE INSTALL IS NOT RECOMMENDED BECAUSE OF THE CORRUPTIONS/MALFUNCTION AS A RESULT ( which is what happend in ur case ).

SO SIMPLY REINSTALL , DO A CLEAN INSTALL AND BE HAPPY.

and besides you dont want to waste the money you spent for the disk right? (well if u bought it that is )
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02 Jan 2010   #33
Windows7inMiami

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
then why post here in the first place if you wont even try the suggestions ?

you might aswell switch to ur old XP. and enjoy. and we will enjoy our NEW WORKING FASTER THAN XP WITH TONS OF FEATURES THAT XP DOESNT HAVE, WINDOWS 7 =)

but as the other guys said. A UPGRADE INSTALL IS NOT RECOMMENDED BECAUSE OF THE CORRUPTIONS/MALFUNCTION AS A RESULT ( which is what happend in ur case ).

SO SIMPLY REINSTALL , DO A CLEAN INSTALL AND BE HAPPY.

and besides you dont want to waste the money you spent for the disk right? (well if u bought it that is )


Disk was free. I will try to reinstall it, wish me luck.
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02 Jan 2010   #34
gregrocker

 

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02 Jan 2010   #35
Windows7inMiami

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Thanks, just backing up everything now, I will do a custom install. I am trying to figure out how to drag office over but I can't yet. Share pod for music off my ipod so that's easy and the rest is docs and I will just download everything else.
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02 Jan 2010   #36
Windows7inMiami

Windows 7
 
 

Well this f'ing figures. Ok so I hit F2 to change the boot order in bios and saved it. It REFUSES TO LOAD THE DVD. Man I need some help because I have no idea what to do next. How do I boot from the DVD? I restarted the computer, pounded F2, changed the order off booting to CD/DVD 1st and well all I get is an error and then it just starts windows.


Why me?
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02 Jan 2010   #37
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Run setup.exe from the DVD directly off your current installation and when it ask you what installation you want, pick Custom and select the main partition (C: ). It should move the old installation to "Windows.old" for later removal by you.
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02 Jan 2010   #38
Windows7inMiami

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Run setup.exe from the DVD directly off your current installation and when it ask you what installation you want, pick Custom and select the main partition (C: ). It should move the old installation to "Windows.old" for later removal by you.

I don't know how to do this? I type in setup.exe and I get a million different things from C:./ I can't even get to the installation part. I am so lost right now.
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02 Jan 2010   #39
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

When you boot up to Windows, you want to go to My Computer, and double click on the DVD drive that contains the Windows 7 DVD. If it does not autoplay it will open and there should be "setup.exe" right at the root of the DVD. Otherwise it will start the installation and walk you though. When giving a choice between "Upgrade" and "Custom" you are going to pick custom.

It will then come to a selection of hard drives (partitions) on where you want to install to. If there is only one, that is the one you pick.
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02 Jan 2010   #40
Windows7inMiami

Windows 7
 
 

Ok that's what I'll do. If I am not back within 24 hours you know I did not make it and please remember me.
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