install windows 7 on a clean drive

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January 16, 2009 at 12:25:05
Specs: Windows XP, intel 6850/8 meg
Have two HD's running in win xp. Running o/s on c drive and D drive is clean. is it possible to install windows 7 beta on D drive

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#1
January 16, 2009 at 13:40:43
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/wi...

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#2
January 16, 2009 at 15:14:25
Do you have TWO copies of Windows on the same partition? You are asking for problems.

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#3
January 16, 2009 at 19:33:07
If D: is a second hard disk and not a partition on the first drive, it should be fine.

For what it's worth to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


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#4
January 17, 2009 at 13:08:30
Unplug your XP drive while booting with W7 DVD, that should solve your problem.
W7 won't recognise XP anyway, nor create a duall boot for it, you will need to use a boot manager like EasyBCD to do that for you.

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#5
January 17, 2009 at 14:20:53
Today I installed windows 7 to a new partition om my only drive.
It gave me a list of partitions to choose where my installation went.

You don't need a boot manager.

My pc has 2 boot options, win 7 or older operating systems.

It defaults to win 7, but I if I choose older operating system, I have my original boot options.

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#6
January 19, 2009 at 06:07:13
clive, that's what it's supposed to do.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#7
January 19, 2009 at 10:29:23
Jennifer, I gathered that.

It was anmor, talking about a boot manager, that's why I mentioned what I had.

So far, my webcam, & printer work, it plays mpeg4 films, I didn't need to download & install codecs.

Live messenger installed, but wouldn't log on, I had to use compatibility mode.

So far so good.

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