GParted for clean install 7 ultimate 64bit?

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  1. Captain Halibut

    Captain Halibut New Member

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    Is it enough, or should I go through the more traditional
    fdisk & format route? I'm getting nowhere with Ultimate 64.
    I reckon my bios is from sometime early 2008. Got it
    to install once, then after downloading 8 or so Windows
    updates, machine refused to restart. Everything in the
    PC is maybe a year old, tops. Removed the old SB Live
    in expectation of some trouble.


    nVidia 680i LT / quad Q6600 / GeForce 8500 GT / 4 gB
     
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    Captain Halibut New Member

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    Right. That's the end of my very expensive attempts to get either 32 or 64 bit onto my machine.
    Back to XP Pro. It's been over 15 years since a computer has made me feel like a newbie. Very
    disappointing, specially seeing as the RC1 slipped in like a dream to an old P4, with SATA.
    Never buy version 1.0.

    EDIT: By way of late apology to anyone in MS - turns out my grief was caused by my POV GeForce
    8500 GT - my first ever PCIexpress card. (Still haven't got it fixed even with a good driver clean-out
    and the latest 195.62 64 bit drivers installed as admin) but at least I now know everything else is OK.

    EDIT2: Worse again, I had an analog Belkin omni switch => graphics card didn't like the different
    refresh rates. Now all fixed.

    xfx 680i GT SLI / Q6600
     
    #2 Captain Halibut, Nov 1, 2009
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