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 Post subject: Win7 install/reinstall
PostPosted: 09 Sep 2015, 02:59 
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This post is on a live tutorial video with privacy tips. Great video by BC on essential installation steps for Windows 7, here. Turn up the sound. Here, emphasis is security and privacy on bare-metal install before you even install network drivers. So before connecting with MSFT. Notice carefully how he turns off all the phoning home features, esp. Windows Updates etc. This is vital for protecting your computer from some later slipped-in MSFT telemetry.

You can always seek updates to Window 7 manually, but if you follow the video steps, MSFT will not be contacting your machine (you'd have to re-enable services and GPO settings, or bypass them on an ad hoc basis, at your own end). So you regain control of your own machine. :thumbup:

So you can also see step by step, how to create a Virtual Box and in it, to install Win7.

Now, whatever other OS you want to install, will be very similar.


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PostPosted: 22 Sep 2015, 18:03 
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Here are REINSTALL tips, from sevenforums.


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PostPosted: 22 Sep 2015, 18:13 
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Click here for the seven forums steps for MBR restoration.

Click here to create the Recovery Partition.

Doesn't seem as though you can make the recovery partition bootable, see here. It's designed to work with the MBR, hence the need to restore the MBR to use the recovery partition.

Click here for MSFT's own steps (not very helpful, but not useless).

How-to-Geek's instructions include screenshots, here.


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PostPosted: 16 May 2017, 10:01 
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Just installed Windows 8 original release in Parallels Desktop 9 on OS X Snow Leopard. I have found the performance of Windows 8 in a virtual environment to be better than Windows 7.

The original release of Windows 8 is a frankenstein of an operating system but its perfect inside a virtual environment.


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PostPosted: 03 Jun 2017, 12:29 
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Would that be due to Win8 being less graphic-intensive?


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