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Windows 7: How do I install Windows 7 with no OS?

09 Jan 2015   #1
andyO

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How do I install Windows 7 with no OS?

Hi,
I have a question about installing Windows 7. So my school had a surplus sale on old computers, I got an HP computer. The school had to wipe out the OS on all the computers and I had to install an OS on my own. So I bought Windows 7 Home Premium x64. At the start up I pressed custom and the two options were Disk 0 Partition 1 at around 75GB and Disk 0 Partition 2 at around 18GB. But I cant pick any of them because they are not NTFS. So I go over to the "command" and do the "list volumes" but the only thing that pops up is the installation CD. What should I do?

-Andrew


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09 Jan 2015   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

See this tutorial by gregrocker:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Quote:
Boot the Windows 7 installer, choose Custom Install, then at the Drive Selection screen access the Drive Options (Advanced) to Delete all partitions not needed, repartition and format as shown in Steps 7 and 8 of Clean Install Windows 7 - these illustrated steps will guide you through actual install.
Here is the other tutorial by Brink that Greg references:
Clean Install Windows 7
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09 Jan 2015   #3
andyO

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Thank You so much!
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09 Jan 2015   #4
DavidE

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You're welcome
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