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How to install Windows 7?


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#1 patbox

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:26 PM

Could you give me a simple step by step instruction how to install Windows 7 on the D: driv partition, while keeping Windows XP on the C: drive partition?

I know this is probably very simple, but I would like to see it step by step what do I need to do first, second, and third to get it right.

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My PC:
- Windows XP Home
- 2 GB RAM
- C: and D: partition

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#2 RonS WINDOWS-TEAM

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 12:12 AM

Here’s a link to the download instructions for Windows 7 RC. You should be able to get all the info you need there, but if you have any other specific problems, let me know.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7...structions.aspx

Also, here are instructions for backing up your PC: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/pc-backup.aspx.

Lastly, here are instructions for setting up a dual-boot system: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/e...2749fe1033.mspx.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:41 PM

Already to point 1 is bothering me:

1. Turn on the computer running your current edition of Windows, and then insert the installation disc into the computer's CD or DVD drive

--- You can NOT install a dual-boot system from the C:\ drive? I have a netbook, and thus I do not have a CD or DVD drive. So I tho, maybe I could download Windows 7 on C:\ drive and install it on D:\....
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 06:11 PM

I doubt that Windows 7 would run very well on a netbook, though I could be wrong.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:09 PM

I think Windows 7 Starter is going on netbooks, but I'm pretty sure you can't install it from the RC disk.
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:19 AM

1. Turn on the computer running your current edition of Windows, and then insert the installation disc into the computer's CD or DVD drive

--- You can NOT install a dual-boot system from the C:\ drive? I have a netbook, and thus I do not have a CD or DVD drive. So I tho, maybe I could download Windows 7 on C:\ drive and install it on D:\....


Hm, wouldnt it be possible to "mount" the .ISO file (which you download) by creating a virtual drive? You could use an program like Deamon tools for this. Deamon Tools creates an virtual drive, and lets you "mount" the .ISO file into the drive you've created. Once you done that, I think you should be able to install Windows 7 from the drive you just created. This would save you a empty DVD and would be an solution.

Please note: I have not done this, I just thought this might be the solution.

Let us know if you succeeded. :huh:

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 11:54 AM

I doubt that Windows 7 would run very well on a netbook, though I could be wrong.


There's been lots of people using Win7 on their netbooks, but again, you're going to have to have some good RAM in there and more-than-often an external drive.

Here's a link to a ZDNet article about one guy's experience: http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=4249.

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