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help with installing OS win 7 ultimate

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Spriteo0o, May 10, 2012.

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  1. Spriteo0o

    Spriteo0o Thread Starter

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    Hi I just bought a new laptop. It has one hard drive (C/)with 600gb and I partitioned it. However Im not sure if i did this correctly. I had to provide a file path etc and the only place to save the partition (E/)was on the primary C drive itself. (So now theres a file on the C drive called "E" with its own amount of memory).
    I made the new partion into a primary drive and it shows up as such on "my computer". The current OS is windows 7 home premium but now I want to install windows 7 ultimate. I realise that Ive done things kinda back to front - my question is: if i install the new win 7 ultimate OS, will the partition remain as it is or will it be ereased because its located on the C drive?

    Any ideas, advice is welcome. Thanks in advance,

    Spriteo0o
     
  2. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Cody Malware Specialist

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    During the installation process, the OS will be installed on whatever partition you choose.

    Though, why would you want these two OS's installed simultaneously?

    Why not just format both partitions and install the new OS cleanly?
     
  3. Spriteo0o

    Spriteo0o Thread Starter

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    Maybe I didnt explain very well. I dont want two simultaneous OS's, just the win7 ultimate. Can you tell me what I have to do to format the partitions? Kinda new at this but once I learn it, I dont forget it (y)
     
  4. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Cody Malware Specialist

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    THIS guide should be of some help.

    The step below is where you will be doing most of the work:
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    Click "Format" to format the partitions currently on your drive.

    Then select a partition and click "Extend" to "merge" the two partitions together to leave you with a single partition.

    Then proceed with the installation.
     
  5. Squashman

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    Well if it is a brand new laptop you got nothing to lose. I would just boot from your Windows 7 Ultimate media and do a clean install. Just wipe all the partitions out and create a new one.

    But it would have been easier if you would have bought the Anytime upgrade.
     
  6. Couriant

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    Just to chime in here... if you are not using a windows 7 CD that was provided by your laptop's manufacturer, then you may run into driver issues. Make sure you have them first before attempting to do the install.
     
  7. jakey8

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    Those two things are indeed true.
     
  8. Spriteo0o

    Spriteo0o Thread Starter

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    Indeed there were a few driver issues and my bluetooth dissappeared completely along with a couple of the other bells and whistles that came pre installed. so i ended up doing a system restore and everything is back the way it was. It remained partitioned which was handy.
    Thanks for all the advice and help!
    best regards, spriteo0o
     
  9. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Cody Malware Specialist

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    You can mark your own threads solved using the [​IMG] button at the top and bottom of the page.
     
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    If you still want to upgrade to Ultimate (I'm assuming by system restore you mean the factory recovery; if that is not the case, ignore all this), you can select Anytime Upgrade, and enter the Product Key from your Ultimate DVD, and Windows will take care of the rest. All the Ultimate files are already in your Windows folder, just dormant. The Anytime Upgrade will enabe the Ultimate files necessary, and disable any conflicting Home Premium files, and you'll have Ultimate with hardly any effort on your part.
     
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