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Windows 7: HELP!!! Virus in Windows 7 :(

18 Sep 2009   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, that's basically what I meant, but I prefer to remove all partitions before starting the OS install. I would think the delete option on the install screen would do the trick.

If you already reinstalled W7, you could still use a partition manager to delete the OEm partition, move your existing partitions to the beginning of the drive, and reclaim that space for your data partition. This is all assuming you made your recovery discs.


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18 Sep 2009   #12
lakerkid08

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Yeah, that's basically what I meant, but I prefer to remove all partitions before starting the OS install. I would think the delete option on the install screen would do the trick.

If you already reinstalled W7, you could still use a partition manager to delete the OEm partition, move your existing partitions to the beginning of the drive, and reclaim that space for your data partition. This is all assuming you made your recovery discs.
I don't have much on here so I might as well re-install the OS again. I shouldn't keep activating my key though haha, I should just wait the 30 days then activate, in case I have to reinstall again. Ok, so when I re-install there are three partitions...

Partition 1: PQSERVICE 9.6GB-Cap 4.6GB-Free (OEM RESERVED)

Partition 2: C: ??GB (System)

Partition 3: D: DATA 69.6GB-Cap 69.8GB-Free (Primary)

...you are saying format parition 2, delete partition 1, and format partition 3? and then install os on c drive like always? Thanks again for the help...
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18 Sep 2009   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm going to make an assumption that Partition 3 is empty, based on the info given...so keep that in mind. I'm also making the assumption you have recovery discs, and no longer need Partition 1.

If it was me, I'd delete all three partitions, so the drive was blank and unformatted. I'd create my C partition to be the size I wanted. You'll get a message about a 100 MB partition being created for Windows 7 System Reserved. Finish your install as normal. Once you are up and running into Windows 7, you can go into Disk Management, move your optical drive to E: and then create a D drive out of the remaining HDD space.

Just be sure, during the install, to choose the version of Windows 7 that your license is for, Home Premium, Business, etc. You can then choose not to enter a key. I wouldn't recommend waiting the full 30 days, but it is designed to give you this "test run" before you activate. This way, if something is borked, and you need to reinstall, you haven't ever activated yet.
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19 Sep 2009   #14
lakerkid08

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I'm going to make an assumption that Partition 3 is empty, based on the info given...so keep that in mind. I'm also making the assumption you have recovery discs, and no longer need Partition 1.

If it was me, I'd delete all three partitions, so the drive was blank and unformatted. I'd create my C partition to be the size I wanted. You'll get a message about a 100 MB partition being created for Windows 7 System Reserved. Finish your install as normal. Once you are up and running into Windows 7, you can go into Disk Management, move your optical drive to E: and then create a D drive out of the remaining HDD space.

Just be sure, during the install, to choose the version of Windows 7 that your license is for, Home Premium, Business, etc. You can then choose not to enter a key. I wouldn't recommend waiting the full 30 days, but it is designed to give you this "test run" before you activate. This way, if something is borked, and you need to reinstall, you haven't ever activated yet.
ok getting ready to start that process. When you say recovery disk though, you mean just the windows 7 boot dvd? Because I do have that.
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19 Sep 2009   #15
johngalt

 

No, what he is talking about is the recovery disk that you make from inside your original OS when it was still installed on the system.

Since you are not a proficient user, I am going to assume in the opposite direction from DeaconFrost in that you do not have the disks made.

I have upgrade my laptop but left the original recovery partition in case I want to sell it - I can re-install the original OS complete with all the original apps, etc., and I am not missing more than about 7 GB of space. If I honestly really am going to worry about 7 GB of space...I need a bigger HD to begin with.

Your current method is perfectly fine when it comes to your installation - until you are 100% sure you'll never want that old OS again for *any* reason (remember, you cannot transfer your MSDNAA license to anyone else - that is yours) I'd stick with your current setup and be done with it.
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19 Sep 2009   #16
rddash

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
You 'bought' a genuine copy? BTW, cross-posting is lame.
My comment too... you "bought" a genuine copy? Do you have a time machine?
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19 Sep 2009   #17
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Some of us had a TimeMachine & went to TechNet on Aug 6th


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19 Sep 2009   #18
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lakerkid08 View Post
After i read this thread...

yeah i did. Paid $51.00 to become a member of MSDNAA through my school, and downloaded a 100% real RTM version of windows 7 pro with authentic key
This was posted, so assuming that this is the case, then LakerKid has a genuine RTM.... although Students: $19 Windows 7 Pro through MSDNAA ???
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19 Sep 2009   #19
johngalt

 

That entire thread is now showing that the MSDN-AA for students not going through their University only get access to other things not W7.

I am not sure if this was intentional, but I think the $51 MSDN-AA through the University was the legit one.
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