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Windows 7

By eyemfedup2
Dec 5, 2009
  1. OK question,
    i prefer a clean install that way seems to make the computer faster among other things.
    full install very expensive

    if i do the upgrade from premium will it basically be the same way as long as i don't install any saved files or anything or do i have to?

    can i someway get the same thing
    example: i have a gateway laptop, i know if i clean installed ultimate it wouldn't have any extra gateway stuff
    i might have to go look up some drivers but that's all
    with the premium to ultimate its more cost effective but,my question is
    how do i kinda get the same results
    know what i mean?
    if i don't have anything special can i just let it go and wipe everything but the OS ?
    thanks:confused.
    have new laptop and dont have many things i cant just reinstall.
    thank you and hope you can help me out on this one
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Oh I see, you bought a Vista laptop with a Windows 7 upgrade media (when it became available)

    Yes put in the Windows 7 disc and do a clean (meaning everything removed) install

    I don't believe it is wise trying to save old Vista stuff (including programs)
    Your OEM provider will likely have an online guide to updating to Windows 7
     
  3. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    win 7

    well i knew i wasn't making myself clear enough
    my bad sometimes i cant seem to put my exact thoughts into words
    maybe I'm a genius and don't realize it LOL
    no sarcasm just money please :)

    OK
    i bought a laptop with win 7 home premium
    want to install win 7 ultimate
    full install to expensive

    so, in my experience clean installs with only os and not carrying over a bunch of junk is one of the single most things that one can do to make a computer faster

    my computer is maxed to the T for its model (gateway nv52) laptop
    4gb ram
    350 sata 5400 hdd
    amd athlon 64 x 2 QL-65
    i realize a 7200 hdd and 800mhz ram would make it faster
    a clean install of win 7 ultimate would do more than anything else
    the hdd
    then 800mhz ram

    my question is,
    i have a new laptop with win 7 home premium
    clean install too expensive
    since its new and i don't have anything to carry over so to speak
    that i cant just reinstall fresh
    will the upgrade from 7 home premium to 7 ultimate wipe out everything like a clean install or am i forced to carry over all this gateway and other stuff that slows it down
    hope i did better this time
    and as always thanks for all of your help
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Really this does sound expensive as you already have Windows 7

    Anyway, yes Windows 7 Ultimate will clean install over Windows 7 Premium (as this is upgradable < being the confusing part I suspect for you)

    It will clean install :)
     
  5. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    win 7

    yeah
    i was hoping you would say that
    not counting eBay
    if memory serves me correctly upgrade is like 129 at best buy
    as opposed to like 299-300+ everywhere else for full install


    do i need to install both 32 and 64 bit with ultimate
    or just 64 and let it do its virtual xp for old programs
    thanks
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    64, and that virtual XP thing will work

    I wish I had Ultimate, but then again I only like full editions, so as, if I ever need to re-install clean I won't need the old OS anymore
     
  7. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    I'm going to replace hdd from 350gb what 5200 to 500gb 7200
    i figured i would upgrade the 350 then get it cloned and save the 350 back in a very safe place
    i have a guy that only charges 20.00 to clone
    good idea????? maybe
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You must wonder why the manufacturer did not put in a 7200
    This is because it will run too hot, ie its at your risk.

    Yes an image backup is worth it. Make sure its on a bootable media (and then make a copy of that ;))
     
  9. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    win 7

    hmmm
    didn't think of that
    doesn't seem like it would be that much warmer
    just thought they where being cheap
    thanks
    ps could gost hdd for safety sake
     
  10. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    if i purchase win 7 ultimate and clean install
    do i just install 64 bit or both64 and 32
     
  11. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    dont give up on me now :(
     
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