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#290468 - 02/04/10 04:48 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: Ya_basta]
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That's been an issue with all versions of Windows since XP. If you install the OS on the second drive, it'll still write the boot files to the first. If you remove the first drive you can't boot the newly installed OS.

I get around this by making sure the only drive in the machine when I install Windows is the same drive I'm going to be booting from. I then put my other drives back in after the install is done. I use the BIOS to pick the boot drive, and thus the OS I'm going to load at that time. So I have Win7 on one, and Linux on another, both assuming their the first drive in the machine, and thus directly bootable.
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#290469 - 02/04/10 04:51 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
I would expect so. I think XP runs ok with 1 GB, I wouldn't try 7 with less than 2, 4 preferred.


Win7 alone will take up almost 1GB on boot so go with at least 2GB. Having said that, I have Win7 running on an old Celeron with 1GB right now, and it is actually useable \:o

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#290470 - 02/04/10 04:52 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: ClubNeon]
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 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
That's been an issue with all versions of Windows since XP. If you install the OS on the second drive, it'll still write the boot files to the first. If you remove the first drive you can't boot the newly installed OS.

I get around this by making sure the only drive in the machine when I install Windows is the same drive I'm going to be booting from. I then put my other drives back in after the install is done. I use the BIOS to pick the boot drive, and thus the OS I'm going to load at that time. So I have Win7 on one, and Linux on another, both assuming their the first drive in the machine, and thus directly bootable.


That is the best way to do it, or have the drives in removeable racks.

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#290480 - 02/04/10 07:07 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: ]
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#290503 - 02/04/10 08:12 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: SirQuack]
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 Originally Posted By: sirquack
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\:\) Unfortunately I believe there is an activation step involved that is tied to my student account. I think you are limited to one copy but not sure.

The downloadable version is the 32bit enterprise version. If you pay $12 for a dvd they will mail the 32bit or 64bit ultimate versions. not bad for free/cheap.
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#290504 - 02/04/10 08:14 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: terzaghi]
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Enterprise is, for the most part, identical to Ultimate.
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#290506 - 02/04/10 08:35 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile

Enterprise is, for the most part, identical to Ultimate.

But without the frisbee...
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#290510 - 02/04/10 09:36 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: EFalardeau]
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Yeah, that is what I read Ken.

Well the install went well. Still installing programs and stuff but this machine seems to running windows7 without a problem. Everything is running pretty quick.
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#290516 - 02/04/10 10:00 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: terzaghi]
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I was just kidding David. \:\)
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#290525 - 02/04/10 11:21 PM Re: Stick with XP our upgrade to Windows 7? [Re: SirQuack]
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Yeah, I know.

So after a little more test driving it appears that my computer is MUCH faster now. I am not sure how much (or any) of that is attributed to windows7 or just the fact that I wiped the slate clean and installed from scratch.
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