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09 May 2009   #1

Windows Vista Home Premium service pack 2
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Okay, i decided to try installing windows 7 rc on vmware workstation 6.5 and it worked. Why will it work on a virtual machine, but not on my actual computer?

Thanks for your input.

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09 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Because of hardware and maybe the drivers are different in virtual mode. For instance when I installed XP mode it replaced my xfx 9800gtx graphics card with an s3 generic one which is standard practice for virtualisation. So in other words the hardware is more generic than in a real instal.
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09 May 2009   #3

Windows Vista Home Premium service pack 2

Thanks. i've updated so much on my computer and have way too much software going on. do u think that if i reimaged my hardrive first, and then tried to run windows 7 rc, it would install? cause before, i kept getting error codes before it even really did anything.
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09 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

To be honest mate, Id do a completely fresh install and then install your applications one by one. I know it can be a fag but at least you have more of a guarantee that itl be stable.

Make sure you install your drivers first then your programs.

What you can do is copy your shell:appdata folder to another drive (if you have one) which will backup all your program settings. Itl also copy your docs and pics and mail folders. Then as you install your applications after the format you can copy the appdata files back one program at a time.
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