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    Win 7 installation

    My query is about installing Windows 7 on a SATA 500 GB hard drive I am adding to my computer. I am looking for some guidelines/recommendations for installing this OS and how to handle all of the updates/patches that will need to installed, i.e.: Will I have any options on which updates I can install? Do you recommend partitioning the drive so that the OS is on a partition by itself? As before, any assistance that you can provide would be extremely helpful. Thank you.

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    I always put the OS and apps on one drive (usually reserve 75 Gb for that partition) then all data on a separate HD. Move data using the approved method.

    It somewhat depends on how new the Win 7 DVD is. If it already includes SP1 then you are already part way there. If it does not, install this pre-requisite first, then down load and install SP1. After this install the remaining updates from WU.
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    Here's a guide from a reliable and trustworthy source.
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    Make sure you have a copy of your NIC driver available before you begin, or that you will be able to download one after you install Windows 7. In this way, you will be able to get your NIC running in the newly-installed Windows 7, and you will then be able to get on the internet and install all other patches / drivers / updates.

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