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Windows 7: need help

18 Dec 2011   #1

win 7 HP 32bit
 
 
need help

My son and i built a computer last year, its been unusable for last 5 months, due to conflicts with new video card(blue screen) . Had a administrator password, forgot it, now wont let me in. ???
Want to reinstall win 7 and dont know how to do that sort of.... when asked in the installation disk portion to, " upgrade this version" or "custom install" .
I dont know which one, i already backed up files. ???? which one to i do.

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18 Dec 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Custom install. And do not put a password on. It is useless unless you want to protect it from the people in your house.
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18 Dec 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stp444 View Post
My son and i built a computer last year, its been unusable for last 5 months, due to conflicts with new video card(blue screen) . Had a administrator password, forgot it, now wont let me in. ???
Want to reinstall win 7 and dont know how to do that sort of.... when asked in the installation disk portion to, " upgrade this version" or "custom install" .
I dont know which one, i already backed up files. ???? which one to i do.
Welcome to the forum,

You want to choose custom,

Here's a great tutorial to walk you through it,

Clean Install Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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18 Dec 2011   #4

win 7 HP 32bit
 
 

thanks, but what about all the..........the windows frame that pops up and says (refresh-delete-format-load driver-extend) at bottom, or do i just push next? what about partitions and all the rest of the stuff that pops up asking me to change or leave something.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2011   #5

win 7 HP 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Custom install. And do not put a password on. It is useless unless you want to protect it from the people in your house.
im sorry this is my first time on any forum i didnt know how to respond.
do i format and then press next
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2011   #6

win 7 HP 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stp444 View Post
My son and i built a computer last year, its been unusable for last 5 months, due to conflicts with new video card(blue screen) . Had a administrator password, forgot it, now wont let me in. ???
Want to reinstall win 7 and dont know how to do that sort of.... when asked in the installation disk portion to, " upgrade this version" or "custom install" .
I dont know which one, i already backed up files. ???? which one to i do.
Welcome to the forum,

You want to choose custom,

Here's a great tutorial to walk you through it,

Clean Install Windows 7
im sorry first time on forums did not know how to respond, do i format no matter what, the just press the next buttom.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stp444 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stp444 View Post
My son and i built a computer last year, its been unusable for last 5 months, due to conflicts with new video card(blue screen) . Had a administrator password, forgot it, now wont let me in. ???
Want to reinstall win 7 and dont know how to do that sort of.... when asked in the installation disk portion to, " upgrade this version" or "custom install" .
I dont know which one, i already backed up files. ???? which one to i do.
Welcome to the forum,

You want to choose custom,

Here's a great tutorial to walk you through it,

Clean Install Windows 7
im sorry first time on forums did not know how to respond, do i format no matter what, the just press the next buttom.
That's alright, are you talking about this screen?



You can just press the next button.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2011   #8

win 7 HP 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stp444 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stp444 View Post
My son and i built a computer last year, its been unusable for last 5 months, due to conflicts with new video card(blue screen) . Had a administrator password, forgot it, now wont let me in. ???
Want to reinstall win 7 and dont know how to do that sort of.... when asked in the installation disk portion to, " upgrade this version" or "custom install" .
I dont know which one, i already backed up files. ???? which one to i do.
Welcome to the forum,

You want to choose custom,

Here's a great tutorial to walk you through it,

Clean Install Windows 7
im sorry first time on forums did not know how to respond, do i format no matter what, the just press the next buttom.
thx everythig is great
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2011   #9

win 7 HP 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stp444 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stp444 View Post
My son and i built a computer last year, its been unusable for last 5 months, due to conflicts with new video card(blue screen) . Had a administrator password, forgot it, now wont let me in. ???
Want to reinstall win 7 and dont know how to do that sort of.... when asked in the installation disk portion to, " upgrade this version" or "custom install" .
I dont know which one, i already backed up files. ???? which one to i do.
Welcome to the forum,

You want to choose custom,

Here's a great tutorial to walk you through it,

Clean Install Windows 7
im sorry first time on forums did not know how to respond, do i format no matter what, the just press the next buttom.
thx everthing went great
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stp444 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stp444 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post

Welcome to the forum,

You want to choose custom,

Here's a great tutorial to walk you through it,

Clean Install Windows 7
im sorry first time on forums did not know how to respond, do i format no matter what, the just press the next buttom.
thx everythig is great
You're welcome.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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