Installing windows 7 upgrade on a new build?


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Roy Smith

Amazing what replies can look like from people using Windows Live Mail.
That program is almost useless for newsgroups.
doesn't quote, doesn't remove sigs, etc..
It used to until Microsoft screwed it up in the recent version.


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Roy Smith
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Thunderbird 3.1.11
Monday, July 18, 2011 5:40:33 PM
 
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Paul

XS11E said:
NOTE: Did Jeff Relf give up or did everyone in NSR plonk him?
His posts are filtered off the two servers I use, and the
only time a posting makes it, is when someone replies to
him. And I saw a reply to one of his posts, in the last
24 hours, so he's still around.

If you're on a server without that level of filtering, then
you'll see his stuff.

Paul
 
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Yousuf Khan

I have a windows 7 upgrade. Am I able to install windows Xp on a brand
new build then upgrade to windows 7 on the new build without problems?

Is there anyway that I can install the upgrade of windows on the new
build without installing xp at all to save some time?
There is typically a second partition on the machine which contains an
installer for Windows. You would have to boot into the second partition
and reinstall the Windows from there. Typically at boot time the second
partition is accessible through a message that tells you to "press a key
to restore windows" or something like that, just before it boots into
Windows.

Yousuf Khan
 
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XS11E

Paul said:
His posts are filtered off the two servers I use, and the
only time a posting makes it, is when someone replies to
him. And I saw a reply to one of his posts, in the last
24 hours, so he's still around.

If you're on a server without that level of filtering, then
you'll see his stuff.
Can't, I killfiled him years back.
 
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The Henchman

There is typically a second partition on the machine which contains an
installer for Windows. You would have to boot into the second partition
and reinstall the Windows from there. Typically at boot time the second
partition is accessible through a message that tells you to "press a key
to restore windows" or something like that, just before it boots into
Windows.

Yousuf Khan
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Easy to do, see your own comment below:
Thanks for acknowledging it.
I'll also vote for Thunderburp, not really any worse than WLM but about
as bad.
Don't know, I don't actually *use* TB for news, but when I did test it a
while ago, it seemed more normal than WLM.
NOTE: Did Jeff Relf give up or did everyone in NSR plonk him?
Like Paul, I have seen a reply or two from him recently. I have no idea
why I don't see him otherwise, since I rarely plonk anyone, not even
Relf.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

That's OK with me; I'd be interested in seeing the results.

Actually I had meant to write something more along the lines of "I
haven't tried every newsreader, but I've tried a good number of them;
if there's one that's worse, I haven't seen it."
Come on, there's no need to be honest here :)
 
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Gene E. Bloch

There is typically a second partition on the machine which contains an
installer for Windows. You would have to boot into the second partition
and reinstall the Windows from there. Typically at boot time the second
partition is accessible through a message that tells you to "press a key
to restore windows" or something like that, just before it boots into
Windows.

Yousuf Khan
It is rarely, if ever, a normal reinstall; instead, it restores the
drive to factory fresh.
 
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Paul

Gene said:
Like Paul, I have seen a reply or two from him recently. I have no idea
why I don't see him otherwise, since I rarely plonk anyone, not even
Relf.
He's given to posting in HTML on purpose, when at least two servers
have HTML filters on a per group basis. (If a group allows
HTML, then postings are allowed through.) I think the
servers in question, would allow an HTML post to the
microsoft.* hierarchy, while not allowing it elsewhere.
I haven't a clue, where you'd find a list of groups
known to "support" HTML.

Relf has this idea, that everyone needs HTML postings.
He's just nuts :) So as part of his promotional style,
he posts in HTML. Just like he uses "character soup"
to jazz up his posts (as provided by his home-made
newsreader client).

Paul
 
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Yousuf Khan

It is rarely, if ever, a normal reinstall; instead, it restores the
drive to factory fresh.
Yeah, well that's what I mean. I never said that you can preserve your
own personal data on it.

Yousuf Khan
 
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Yousuf Khan

The new build would have a blank hard drive though....
Not if you bought it from an OEM, like HP, Acer, Dell, etc. Those drives
are typically pre-partitioned at the factory, and one of the partitions
is the install partition. If it doesn't come with an install partition,
then it will usually come with an install CD, but that's rare these
days, it's usually an install partition that they come with nowadays.

Yousuf Khan
 
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The Henchman

"Yousuf Khan" wrote in message

The new build would have a blank hard drive though....
Not if you bought it from an OEM, like HP, Acer, Dell, etc. Those drives
are typically pre-partitioned at the factory, and one of the partitions
is the install partition. If it doesn't come with an install partition,
then it will usually come with an install CD, but that's rare these
days, it's usually an install partition that they come with nowadays.

Yousuf Khan
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Yeah, well that's what I mean. I never said that you can preserve your
own personal data on it.

Yousuf Khan
Agreed. I just wanted to emphasize it. Or *emphasize* it :)
 
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Percival P. Cassidy

Not if you bought it from an OEM, like HP, Acer, Dell, etc. Those drives
are typically pre-partitioned at the factory, and one of the partitions
is the install partition. If it doesn't come with an install partition,
then it will usually come with an install CD, but that's rare these
days, it's usually an install partition that they come with nowadays.
On some machines there is the option to create an install DVD or CDs
from the "install partition." That was the case, at least, with my
Lenovo ThinkPad that came with Vista preinstalled.

Perce
 

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