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Windows 7: Dell xps 420

13 Nov 2013   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Dell xps 420

I put window 7 on my dell and it went into my D drive by accident I have only one key and I installed it on the computer, my vista is on the c: which I don't want it on. I don't want vista at all! their please help me

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13 Nov 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Looks like you have to start from scratch again.

1. Delete all partitions on your disk - make sure you save your user data first.

2. Create a primary, active partition large enough to accomodate your Windows 7. Use the bootable CD oaf Partition Wizard for that (last box on the webpage for the .iso that you have to burn to CD)

3. Install your Windows 7 into this new primary, active partition.

4. Once Windows 7 is running, you can either reimport your saved user data to the C partition or (recommended) create a seperate partition for the user data. If you need details on the best way to do that, post back.
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13 Nov 2013   #3

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

yes, I will need help with the partitions and will I lose my window seven key in the process so how do I do this thanks in advance
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13 Nov 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Don't you have the key that came with the Windows 7 installation disc. From where did you get the Windows 7 and on what media.

We'll handle the partition problem once the key question is clarified.
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13 Nov 2013   #5

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

yes. I got the disk and key, but I put the disk and the key on my computer already and they said I can only use it once and its on my d drive already can I use it more than once. its a DVD
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13 Nov 2013   #6

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I got bought it at IO Software downtown
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13 Nov 2013   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If it is a legit Microsoft installation disc, you can use it as often as you like for installation with that key.

If it is an OEM installation disc, you can only reinstall on the system where it was initially activated. But that you can also use for multiple installations - on the same system.
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13 Nov 2013   #8

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

okay! so how do start over del the partation content reformat hard disk
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13 Nov 2013   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Did you get the Partition Wizard bootable CD ?? That's the best tool to use.
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