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How to install W7RC

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by BubblePuppy, May 22, 2009.

  1. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    I have W7beta on drive d (dual boot). I want to install W7RC, what do I have to do? I read about a clean install, not really sure what that is.
    When the W7 is finally released, will it be an upgrade to Vista?
    Any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. Hansen

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    I think all you need to do is insert your Win 7 RC1 disk in your drive, restart computer and during bootup use the otion to go into the boot menu. Typically F8. Chose to boot from DVD drive and it will start the install. It will let you chose which partion to intall to.
     
  3. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Disc? Do you have to have disc or just download W7rc to the computer?
     
  4. BattleZone

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    You need to burn the downloaded ISO image to a DVD-R.
     
  5. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Thanks, now that you mention it I remember having to do that for the beta version. Backing up my computer now, however do I need to back up both drives or just the drive (d) that I'm going to install W7rc on?
     
  6. wilbur_the_goose

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    With all due respect, if you're needng help with that type of stuff, you might be better off waiting for the retail version.

    BTW - I live in Beaverton from '84 thru '93. Loved it!
     
  7. Hansen

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    Really just the one you're installing on but safe practices dictate to keep a backup of everything if it is important to you because HDD failures occur at wierd times.
     
  8. dorfd1

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    you do not need a dvd drive to install windows 7. I have windows 7 rc avaible for install via windows deployment services.
     
  9. Stuart Sweet

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    So dorfd1, you're a system administrator?
     
  10. solmakou

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    You can indeed install windows 7 without dvd media, it's a lot easier to do so with the disc, but you can fool with the boot record and create a partition for the windows 7 information and fool with the boot files/mbr. I recommend using the disc though and you would need to backup the files on the drive you are installing win7 onto.

    Having a disc will also prevent you from any corrupted/bugged win7 install causing too many headaches, I had to reinstall after upgrading to 7057 and not having the disc caused me to have to redownload the dvd iso to my laptop and reburn.
     
  11. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    I thought that way, but then I thought "If I don't try something new, how am I going to learn anything beyond what I know now".
    Thanks for the advice, but I think I'll expand my knowledge.:)
     
  12. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    I assume that I will have to uninstall W7beta?
     
  13. sideswipe

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    you dont so much uninstall, you either format or delete the partion when you get to the screen on the install disk where it asks you where to install @
     
  14. houskamp

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    All I did on my dual boot was to boot back into vista, delete win 7 directory, then reboot with win7 cd inserted..
     
  15. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Windows7rc up is up and running
    Now for the tedious task of reinstalling my software and restoring with the back up.

    Thanks everyone for the advice
     
  16. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Now that I have installed W7rc in my f drive I noticed I have only 3.2G left. Anyway I can expand that drive?
     
  17. houskamp

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    only if there is free space after it in drive manager... it won't let you add to the beginning..
     
  18. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    No, there isn't. So what I want to do is uninstall W7 from the f drive, see if there is a way to recover the space back to the c drive. I'm downloading W7RC 64, I'm going to install it on my bigger laptop as the main operating system. I only have about four programs and some files, all of which are on this laptop so I won't have to do any backup.
     
  19. houskamp

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    you'll have to delete the partition, shrink the partition in front of it, then recreate the second partition and reinstall win7..

    Don't think you'll have to uninstall as it will get wiped when you delete the partition anyways..
     
  20. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    I may not have beed clear. I don't want to reinstall W7rc on this laptop, I just installed w7rc64bit on my other laptop as it's only os.
    I want to delete drive F and have drive C recover the space used by drive F.
     

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