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Windows 7: OEM Installation


18 Nov 2009   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
OEM Installation

Since the Win 7 OEM is normally installed on a blank HD, does it give an option to format the HD or should this be done before installing the OEM disk?


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18 Nov 2009   #2
ba5ik

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

the installation will give you the options to format, delete and create partitions
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18 Nov 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I always format before installing a new OS... there are several third party apps available to do this... Good luck with your install..
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18 Nov 2009   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks for both of your replies. I am about ready to give the installation a shot.
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18 Nov 2009   #5
Brian6121990

Mac OS X Yosemite
 
 

it took me 40 mins lol
i had win 7 and i was slow and fed up with slow slow sloe and crashing. so luckily i got OEM version and i just custom install. deleted all partitions and installed win7 on a new partition. FRESH CLEAN install
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18 Nov 2009   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brian6121990 View Post
it took me 40 mins lol
i had win 7 and i was slow and fed up with slow slow sloe and crashing. so luckily i got OEM version and i just custom install. deleted all partitions and installed win7 on a new partition. FRESH CLEAN install
I have two partitions now. My D: drive are my XP restore files. I want to format D:, remove the partition and have my C: left for Win 7. Can I format D:, delete partition and Format C: during the install or should I format D: before the install?
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18 Nov 2009   #7
ba5ik

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

Yes you can do all of that during the install but do you not want to keep the data on D ?

sorry just a bit confused on that.
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18 Nov 2009   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ba5ik View Post
Yes you can do all of that during the install but do you not want to keep the data on D ?

sorry just a bit confused on that.
I am not going back to XP. I don't see any reason to keep the files. Maybe I am wrong. Why do you think I should keep the files?
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18 Nov 2009   #9
ba5ik

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

N/M I thought it was personal files(pics, mp3s...) delete away
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18 Nov 2009   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ba5ik View Post
N/M I thought it was personal files(pics, mp3s...) delete away
I really appreciate your help. Thanks,
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