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You gonna install Win7 fresh for SP1?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by qubit, Feb 14, 2011.

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Install Win7 clean for SP1 or just the service pack?

Poll closed Mar 16, 2011.
  1. Install the OS clean for SP1

    28.6%
  2. Just install the service pack

    67.9%
  3. Not sure yet

    3.6%
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  1. qubit

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    Windows 7 SP1 is released on the 22nd. My OS has been installed since June 2010 and has accumulated a bit of crap on it, although it's working fine.

    Therefore, I'm thinking of reinstalling fresh with the service pack. In fact, I can get the install disc with SP1 integrated into it off my friend with an active TechNet sub and just use that.

    You just gonna install SP1 over the top or reinstall the OS?
     
  2. AlienIsGOD

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    i voted 2nd option, but ima make a slipstreamed disc with nLite afterwards.
     
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  3. qubit

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    Unfortunately nLite doesn't work with Windows 7 and slipstreaming is no longer supported after XP.

    Microsoft hired the guy that wrote nLite and made him stop developing it as a condition of employment. :mad:
     
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    Well, option 2 first. If it fails, option 1. I'd rather save time and I know how to maintain my O/S without reinstalling it every other week.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Clean install of everything, moving to 64 bit.
     
  6. qubit

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    Seems eminently sensible to me. I guess I just like the idea of it being a brand new SP1 install, lol. :)

    Still on 32-bit? Yeah, +1 fresh install! :toast: Especially as you have 4GB RAM in it and can't use it fully.
     
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    I had to do a fresh install a couple of weeks ago (damn porn...) :ohwell:

    Anyways, while I was at it I decided to install SP1
     
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    #2.
     
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    Hopefully by the 22nd I'll have a 120Gb SSD waiting for a clean OS install but if not it will be option 2.
     
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    Just to get rid of garbage of all uninstalled programs and minimize number of programs to what i use now, as i do once a year.
     
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    Thnx for the info, haven't used it in forever. vLite apparently doesnt work either fully :(
     
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    personally i would clean install, except you can make sure every single apps and your windows working perfectly
     
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    Unless it fails to install I'll be going option 2... No need to reinstall every month imo.
     
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    But there is vlite. Works with 7. Not sure why Microsoft has a problem with slipstreaming and putting patches inside of a disc so you have it from the start of a fresh install, but they do.

    http://www.vlite.net/
     
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  15. qubit

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    Yes, it is very odd of them. This guy added some very useful functionality to Windows installs. I can only think that they're being paranoid about piracy in some way. Remember how when Vista was in beta they had an Update folder on the DVD so that the disc could be copied, various updates and customizations dropped in this folder and a new disc burned? Well, they dropped that feature, because they were too scared that people would make pre-cracked versions of Windows and distribute them on p2p. And what, we now don't have cracked pirated versions by removing this great feature? :rolleyes:

    Once again, they have hurt the legitimate customer while doing nothing to stop piracy. Muppets. :shadedshu

    Finally, vlite is very old, so I would recommend its use with caution. Without any recent development, it may well have showstopping problems now with the latest OS release.
     
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    Im just lazy like that :rolleyes:


    Unless it fubars my install then im going to pissed off :mad:
     
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    Make sure you back up all your data and settings first. ;)
     
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    Oh come on! Microsoft wouldnt release a SP that could harm your data or crash your computer or render it a good boat anchor.


    Have faith :roll:
     
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    I suppose I wont use SP1 until I get a SSD, then I will surely do the fresh install.
     
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    #1, because I'm a cleano freak
     
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    Have you tried RT Seven Lite beta 2.6 worked for me

    http://www.rt7lite.com/

     
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    I was gonna format my laptop so I will install win7 with sp1
     
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    people no longer need it anyway. waik does a great job with vista, 7 and 2k8. you can integrate drivers, updates (for ie, .net framework, media player)
     
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    Bump for more votes!
     
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