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Windows 7: need to delete OS off recovery drive!


06 Jul 2010   #11

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Which OS would like to have working OK on C:?


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06 Jul 2010   #12
gms

Windows 7
 
 

I want the 32-bit version of Windows 7 as my OS and I need it installed on the D drive as opposed the recovery drive that I inadvertently installed it to...

And I'm perfectly content to do a clean install and start fresh if I can... I'll start reading the link below but check back in here before I actually start proceeding in case someone has something else to add.
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06 Jul 2010   #13

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First backup all your date, than Wipe the HD with this tutorial
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...tallation.html
Than do a clean install with this tutorial: Clean Install Windows 7
With x32 OR x64.
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06 Jul 2010   #14
gms

Windows 7
 
 

OK, looks like both of you are saying the same thing...

Here goes!

I'll report back when I finish.
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06 Jul 2010   #15
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

This would be the way to go then, be sure you understand though, doing this WILL Over-Write everything on the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) be sure to make backups first.



SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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06 Jul 2010   #16

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Do you have the Hardware Drivers DVD?
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06 Jul 2010   #17
gms

Windows 7
 
 

The laptop didn't come with any drivers at all...nothing but the computer itself.

I'm having trouble following the instructions in the above link, because my first step appears to be that I need to change the boot priority.

I am not being given a screen like it talks about in step # 1 because the first thing that appears is that "multi-boot screen" I mentioned above, where it asks me to choose which OS I want to utilize -- the one in D or the one in C.
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06 Jul 2010   #18
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below.


How To Change the Drive Boot Priority in BIOS
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06 Jul 2010   #19
gms

Windows 7
 
 

THAT'S the set of instructions I'm having problems with... I don't have a chance to see the BIOS screen, because instead I'm being given a choice of which OS I want to utilize.

Then... once I choose one of them, it goes straight to loading Windows and bypasses the BIOS screen; I never see it at all.

Is there another way to access it?
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06 Jul 2010   #20
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

As soon as you power on the PC start tapping the delete key till the PC starts to see if that's the one.
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