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August 1, 2009 3:27:16 PM

i am going to be testing out the 7600 rtm of win 7 on my old computer over my vista ultimate.
i was wondering should i do a upgrade and keep everything ? or do a fresh install

and about the hard drive its a wd 1tb black. would i notice i difference between that drive and a wd 640 gb
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August 2, 2009 12:17:58 AM

A fresh install is best, so if a problem arises you will know it's not a result of left over files.
I doubt you will notice a difference between the 2 drives, but I think the 640 gb may be a fraction faster as it only has 2 platters, you would probably need drive speed check tools to know for sure.
Just checked WD site and the 640 gb is faster but I doubt you will notice in actual use.
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August 2, 2009 12:31:15 AM

Why not do a fresh install?

I think the 1tb drive will be faster because it is denser and transfers data faster from the outer cylinders where the OS will be loaded. That said, I doubt that you would notice the difference.
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August 2, 2009 12:48:24 AM

Until Windows 7 goes gold on 22 October, all you can do is a fresh install...
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August 3, 2009 1:32:06 PM

marcellis22 said:
Until Windows 7 goes gold on 22 October, all you can do is a fresh install...



Not correct - The OP can use his Win 7 .iso to upgrade his Vista installation. 7 will definitely recognize and the upgrade option will be available. Having said that, he will *not* be able to upgrade an RC build to the RTM/GA one. So if he wants all his programs and data to be migrated to his Win 7 install, I would recommend imaging Vista over to the new drive first. Then upgrade the image.
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August 3, 2009 7:37:36 PM

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August 3, 2009 7:52:44 PM

disconnect the drive that you wish to keep all of your info. w7 is very nasty are destroying things without the users knowledge. only install first on a small drive and then merge everything over.

I personally give up w7 for other software compatibility issues. some of the wxp software will not work at all under w7.

install it at own risk.

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August 3, 2009 8:10:12 PM

um.....do you suck at using computers?
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August 3, 2009 8:19:46 PM

Duesouth said:
disconnect the drive that you wish to keep all of your info. w7 is very nasty are destroying things without the users knowledge. only install first on a small drive and then merge everything over.

I personally give up w7 for other software compatibility issues. some of the wxp software will not work at all under w7.

install it at own risk.

well i not sure about that but
i have w7 partitioned on the same drive as windows vista but i would do a fresh install and keep vista just in case theres problem and then buy it on october 22 and upgrade

unless you find a problem with ur hardware or software thats not compatible with 7
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August 3, 2009 11:20:38 PM

Duesouth said:
disconnect the drive that you wish to keep all of your info. w7 is very nasty are destroying things without the users knowledge. only install first on a small drive and then merge everything over.

I personally give up w7 for other software compatibility issues. some of the wxp software will not work at all under w7.

install it at own risk.


xp mode sun, or just run in compatibility mode for xp
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August 3, 2009 11:21:33 PM

thanks alot for all your help
loving windows 7
cant wait till it comes out !!!
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August 3, 2009 11:25:51 PM

glad to no that we cud help
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