Uninstall Vista X86 then install Win7 X64

Microlink / Mlatabl1
December 27, 2010 at 11:07:48
Specs: Windows Vista 23.06.2009, 1.864 GHz / 3324 MB
Hello =)
How do i uninstall Windows Vista home premium 32bit and then install Windows 7 64bit ?
please be specific what do to and all that kinda stuff =)
Thank you :)

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#1
December 27, 2010 at 11:30:35
You don't uninstall an OS. You format the partition the OS is on. Doing that will remove all the personal data and programs you have there. Is that what you want to do?

Do you already own Windows 7 64 bit?

Why do you want to do that?


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#2
December 27, 2010 at 11:47:56
Cause ive heard windows 7 is better. it uses the resources much better than the vista,
yea i want to remove windows vista and install windows 7

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#3
December 27, 2010 at 11:50:55
Start at this link.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

Might look at these if you want too.

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fe...

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

http://www.whatthetech.com/2009/07/...

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#4
December 27, 2010 at 12:02:57
Go to the link below to determine if all your hardware and software is compatible with Windows 7 64 bit. Keep in mind that some older hardware may not have drivers available for 64 bit Windows 7. That is why you should check.

http://windows.microsoft.com/upgrad...


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#5
December 27, 2010 at 12:23:43
so im just gonna run the windows 7 upgrade advisor and tell you will it run or not ? right?

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#6
December 27, 2010 at 12:34:07
The advisor will evaluate all your hardware, including external stuff like printers, scanners, etc plus installed software that you currently have installed. It will tell you what if anything will not work under Windows 7 64 bit. You have less than 4GB of RAM so you could use Windows 7 32 bit. I am not sure you could use an upgrade version of Window 7 if going from 32 bit to 64 bit. There is no real advantage to running 64 bit other than access to additional RAM, if you have it installed and you actually need it. There are some programs that may be designed to run under 64 bit but in most cases no. In your case, any programs you have must be 32 bit programs.

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#7
December 27, 2010 at 12:36:16
ok i did it and pressed on 64-bit and it wants me to do custom install to get 64bit.
and i have 4gb of ram :P

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#8
December 27, 2010 at 12:39:49
The advisor will not tell you to install anything.

Did you download the upgrade advisor and run it?

Leaving for a few hours now.


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#9
December 27, 2010 at 12:41:34
Custom installation required You'll need to perform a custom installation of 64-bit Windows 7 and then reinstall your programs. Make sure to back up your files before you begin.
Go online to get important information about custom installation
15,4 GB free space available on C: You need at least 20 GB of free space on your hard disk to install 64-bit Windows 7. You can make room by removing unwanted files from your hard disk, or contact your PC manufacturer or retailer to see if a hard disk with more capacity is available for your PC. You could also do a custom installation on another hard disk.
Windows Mail and Parental Controls (Web Filtering) These features are no longer included in Windows 7. You can get similar programs for Windows 7 from other software manufacturers.
Go to the Microsoft website to learn more
Windows Aero support Your graphics adapter supports the Windows Aero user interface.
Go online to learn more about Windows Aero
CPU speed: 1,9 GHz Your CPU meets the 1 GHz minimum requirement.
3,3 GB of RAM Your PC meets the 2 GB minimum requirement.


now i have 30gb left :P uninstalled some games XD


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#10
December 27, 2010 at 12:45:37
previous post :P pls look at it =)

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#11
December 27, 2010 at 14:11:02
He said he will be away a few hours, but from the information you copied it looks like you are OK to go if you want. IMPORTANT: Remember that this will be a clean install and you will be formatting your hard drive. This means that ANYTHING still on it will be lost so back up ANY/ALL files to a separate drive (internal or external) and disconnect the drive (and any external connections other than the keyboard and mouse) during the install. Set your BIOS to boot from the your DVD drive, put in the install DVD and restart. You will have to choose Custom and Format/Partition and you will need to format the drive you will be installing Windows 7 64bit on. Follow instructions. When you are finished installing you will have to install ALL Windows 7 64bit drivers for your hardware -- all motherboard drivers, video card drivers, and any other hardware not part of your motherboard -- (I recommend getting these first and putting them on a flash drive before you begin so you are ready at this point). After your drivers are installed, install printer and any external hardware. After that reinstall your antivirus program and then all of your other programs (also gather these first to make this easier). After all of your programs are installed, reload your personal files.

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#12
December 27, 2010 at 14:16:57
wont the win7 just download all these drivers automatically?

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#13
December 27, 2010 at 16:57:02
I assume Vista is still working for you?

Post all the partition (drive) information you see when viewing Computer.

I appears you are trying to install over the top of Vista. You can't do that.


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#14
December 27, 2010 at 19:24:10
No. You will need the drivers for your hardware if you are using a Windows install disk. If you have used a recovery disk in the past, it was from the system manufacturer and was created for your hardware. If you were building from scratch you would have the install disks from each hardware piece that was packed with it and that would have the drivers. Windows when loaded clean will appear to operate but in order to fully function you will need the drivers or you will get things not operating and/or freezing and/or errors, etc.
To go smoothly you should download the drivers before and save them to a flash drive. For hardware that came with a system from a major manufacturer, you will need to go to them for the drivers (motherboard, etc.) for a system made by a smaller company or added hardware (like a video card) you need to go to the hardware manufacturer's websites. Just make sure you have the model number, version number and operating system correct before downloading.

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#15
December 28, 2010 at 01:51:01
Computer.

Hard Disk Drivers (3)
Local Disk (C:)28,9GB free of 207GB
Local Disk (D:)22,3GB free of 22,4GB
Winre(E:)455MB free of 3,41GB

Devices with removable storage
DVD RW Drive (F:)
Removable Disk(H:)
Removable Disk(J:)
CD drive (L:)
HD DVD ROM Drive (N:)
Removable Disk (G:)
Removable Disk (I:)
HD DVD ROM Drive (k:)
HD DVD-ROM Drive (M:)


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#16
December 28, 2010 at 05:20:53
Your primary partition (C) is almost full. You evidently have lots of personal files and/or programs on that partition.

You shouldn't install two different versions of Windows on the SAME partition, which is what you tried to do. If you buy an upgrade 32 bit version of Windows 7 you could install over the top of Vista. That would not be a good idea for a number of reasons.

First of all, you already have too little remaining space on the C partition. This can affect the performance. Second, it appears you may have also written files to the restore partition (D). I may be wrong about that but it seems to be too full.

You have not mentioned having any backups of your files. If you do not have any backups then the first thing you need to do is make them. You can burn the files to disk or get an external hard drive for the purpose of storing a second copy of your personal files.

All hardware eventually fails. You will be extremely upset when that happens and you don't have any backups. If I am wrong about the backups then say so.

What are the removable disks H, J, G, I ? I am guessing these may be flash memory of some sort. I don't know why capacity isn't included in the listing of those.

At any rate you are not going to see a huge difference in the performance between Vista an Windows 7. I suspect your system is bogged down due to lack of storage space and disk fragmentation.

How many optical drives (CD/DVD/blueray) do you have in total?


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#17
December 28, 2010 at 05:51:19
thats all i see in computer.
but ... ive already backed up the personal pictures and stuff ... when i do a format first i have like 170GB free space or was it more . dont remember.
i can uninstall those programs
the thing i dont understand what your trying to say here ( You shouldn't install two different versions of Windows on the SAME partition, which is what you tried to do. If you buy an upgrade 32 bit version of Windows 7 you could install over the top of Vista. That would not be a good idea for a number of reasons)
1. i have a 32bit vista right now . but i would like to have 64 bit Windows 7
2. i dont want 2 windowses at the same time / 2 Operating systems at the same time , i only want windows 7 64bit

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#18
December 28, 2010 at 05:52:28
please read again

Local Disk (D:) 22,3GB free of 22,4GB


if im not wrong winre ( E:) theres my windows vista .. dont judge me :D lol =D=D=D= dont really know about programming and that kinda stuff =)


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#19
December 28, 2010 at 06:01:36
The information you posted in #15 indicates you have "Local Disk (C:)28,9GB free of 207GB". In #9 above you state "15,4 GB free space available on C:". I conclude from those numbers that you were attempting to install Windows 7 on the partition that already contains Vista and everything else on there.

If you had formatted the C partition you would have about 207GB available to install Windows 7.

If you actually do want to replace Vista with Windows 7 then boot to the Windows 7 DVD and choose custom install. When you are asked where to install Windows 7 you indicate the partition of 207GB. You will then be asked if you want to leave the partition as is or to format it NTFS. Choose to format and then install Window 7 64 bit.

You did not answer half my questions. I don't understand why. Do you not know how many optical drives are in your computer? Do you not know what the removable drives I listed above are?


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#20
December 28, 2010 at 06:36:10
Do you not know how many optical drives are in your computer? Do you not know what the removable drives I listed above are?

yes and sorry that i didnt answer those =)
yes i dont know how many optical drivers are in my computer and where do get those driver programs . or how to install them after i have my Windows 7 64bit in my computer.


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#21
December 28, 2010 at 06:37:34
i havent done nothing yet . i still have Windows vista on my computer i havent formatted nothing and ive done nothing =) and yes i actually want to replace windows vista with windows 7 64bit.

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#22
December 28, 2010 at 07:00:41
You STILL have not answered my questions.

Reread #16 above. Paragraphs #6 & 8.


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#23
December 28, 2010 at 07:22:00
ok , i readed them ? what to you want answered.
ive tryed to answer anything you ask.
sorry i dont speak English so well.

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#24
December 28, 2010 at 09:22:41
You shouldn't install two different versions of Windows on the SAME partition, which is what you tried to do. If you buy an upgrade 32 bit version of Windows 7 you could install over the top of Vista. That would not be a good idea for a number of reasons


paragraph #16
1.i do not want a dual OS computer , i just wanna get windows 7 and uninstall windows vista..


First of all, you already have too little remaining space on the C partition. This can affect the performance. Second, it appears you may have also written files to the restore partition (D). I may be wrong about that but it seems to be too full.

1. if i do a reformat on C partition it will have its original storage space again.
2. nothing is on that partition (D) except recycling folder which is empty.


You have not mentioned having any backups of your files. If you do not have any backups then the first thing you need to do is make them. You can burn the files to disk or get an external hard drive for the purpose of storing a second copy of your personal files.

1. i will make backup of my personal files like pictures and office workings.
and if its needed i will burn the drivers installs into my disc too so i can use them right after my windows 7 finishes installing , but please show where do get those driver downloads =)


What are the removable disks H, J, G, I ? I am guessing these may be flash memory of some sort. I don't know why capacity isn't included in the listing of those.
1. i have no idea why there isnt capacity listed there.

but theyr in computer/
Devices With Removable Storage
DVD RW Drive (F:)
Removable Disk(H:)
Removable Disk(J:)
CD drive (L:)
HD DVD ROM Drive (N:)
Removable Disk (G:)
Removable Disk (I:)
HD DVD ROM Drive (k:)
HD DVD-ROM Drive (M:)

How many optical drives (CD/DVD/blueray) do you have in total?

if i go into computer i see 12 devices.

now paragraph 6 and 8


#6
The advisor will evaluate all your hardware, including external stuff like printers, scanners, etc plus installed software that you currently have installed. It will tell you what if anything will not work under Windows 7 64 bit. You have less than 4GB of RAM so you could use Windows 7 32 bit. I am not sure you could use an upgrade version of Window 7 if going from 32 bit to 64 bit. There is no real advantage to running 64 bit other than access to additional RAM, if you have it installed and you actually need it. There are some programs that may be designed to run under 64 bit but in most cases no. In your case, any programs you have must be 32 bit programs.

i have 4,00GB Ram

#8

The advisor will not tell you to install anything.

Did you download the upgrade advisor and run it?

yes i did run it =)
im running it again right now.
and then posting the overall stuff to rapidshare so it would be easyer for you to help me :)



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#25
December 28, 2010 at 09:27:19
#8

The advisor will not tell you to install anything.

Did you download the upgrade advisor and run it?

yes i did run it =)
im running it again right now.
and then posting the overall stuff to rapidshare so it would be easyer for you to help me :)

heres the link for you =)
http://rapidshare.com/#!download|13...


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#26
December 28, 2010 at 11:34:59
What are the removable disks H, J, G, I ? I am guessing these may be flash memory of some sort. I don't know why capacity isn't included in the listing of those.

How many optical drives (CD/DVD/blueray) do you have in total?

The above questions are the one you still haven't answered.


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#27
December 28, 2010 at 11:44:07
What are the removable disks H, J, G, I ? I am guessing these may be flash memory of some sort. I don't know why capacity isn't included in the listing of those.

pls refine what is flash memory first =) and when i click on the H or J or G or I removable disk it sayd please insert disk to H or J or G or I

How many optical drives (CD/DVD/blueray) do you have in total?

i dont know . maybe this answers =) picture =)
http://img137.imageshack.us/i/62494...


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#28
December 28, 2010 at 11:54:13
So you are telling me that you can't count how many CD type drives there are in your tower? If you can't do that then I suggest you had better get help with installing Windows 7.

The removable disks may create a big problem when installing Windows 7 if you don't even know what they are.


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#29
December 28, 2010 at 11:57:55
only 1 dvd cd rom.

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#30
December 28, 2010 at 11:59:18
smart card slots too :D as it says on the tower...

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#31
December 28, 2010 at 12:20:33
That is not what you link indicates.

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#32
December 28, 2010 at 12:22:48
what to you mean?

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#33
December 28, 2010 at 12:30:01
I give up.

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#34
December 28, 2010 at 12:37:53
well , merry xmas lol..
Thanks for helping me so far :)

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#35
December 28, 2010 at 12:59:32
Anyone else please help me ?:)

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#36
December 28, 2010 at 16:46:45
My guess is that these 'extra drives' are a front loadable card reader, one for each type of card (SD card, etc.) If this is correct, you probably should disconnect this from the motherboard's internal USB slot (when the computer is off) that it is connected to before installing Windows 7 64bit and then later reinstalling it. The real problem is all of the drives that show "DVD" and/or "CD" in it's title. You will need to evaluate what they are since you say that you only have/use one CD DVD drive before you proceed.

If your system is that complicated and you do not understand it fully, it may be better if you either get a friend that is more fluent in computer or look for professional help with installing Windows 7. This is not really easy to do long distant and if we cannot understand what you have 'under-the-hood', then we cannot advise you correctly and that could lead to major problems. Please consider this carefully before continuing.

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#37
December 28, 2010 at 17:11:01
okei thanks but do/should i disconnect the *extra drivers* when im installing windows 7 32bit not 64 ?

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#38
December 28, 2010 at 17:14:56
and i think the extra drivers that show dvd and or cd in its title are the extra dvd/cd Devices/hardware.
like i have 1 more slot to add like CD or DVD Rom to there , so i have like 2 roms one DVD and other CD . i think its that . but never know :D


to sleep now .


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#39
December 29, 2010 at 16:20:10
wow guys/gals =) thank you very much for all the help you gave me :)
i got windows 7 64bit now.
and happy new years !!!! =)

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