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Windows 7: Windows 7 Upgrading

08 May 2011   #11


I just pruchased Windows 7 the missing manual. While reading, this book stated that it is best to do a complete new install of win 7 and not an upgrade. I have also heard this from other people in the technology field. It is strongly recomended to check the Windows 7 upgrade adivosr from micorsoft. Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

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08 May 2011   #12


Hi Curtis, and Welcome -

You should feel at home here as this is the leading tech forum in the world for clean reinstalling Windows 7. We help thousands of users get beyond the corruption of pre-installed factory bloatware and get perfect reinstalls.

PC manufacturers are under increasing pressure from sponsors, who provide much of their profit margin, to enforce the preinstalled bloatware. This is why none provide installation DVD's any longer even though required to under their MS OEM agreement. Many will not even tech support clean reinstalls.

It is left to forums like these to help users work around the barriers erected to getting a clean reinstall of factory OEM Win7.

Here are illustrated steps to get a perfect clean reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7

Rarely do we recommend in-place Upgrades. This thread was about a specific case where expensive preinstalled software was reportedly lost due to user's clean reinstall before seeking our help. If the user can't find installers or doesn't have software keys for these programs, and the OEM won't support providing this, then we provided options for rolling back using the windows.old folder, or running factory recovery to run an in-place Upgrade for the expressed purpose of preserving this preinstalled software only.
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08 May 2011   #13
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