Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Clean install

18 Jun 2010   #1
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 
Clean install

I have a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4757 laptop and it originally came with Windows Vista Home Premium, but I upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium. If I did a clean install, would this wipe out my upgrade to Windows 7?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2010   #2
tea

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Edit: I see, Where did you download it from?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2010   #3
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

I don't have a Windows 7 disc. I installed it through a download.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2010   #4
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

you can do a custom install instead and keep all files in a windows.old folder:

Custom Install Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2010   #5
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

did you download an ISO image? or .exe file? I think you can burn this to a disc, but I dont have enough info yet on how to.

If you look at the Tutorial for Custom install, was this the way you were going to do the install you were planning?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2010   #6
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sorry got to ask: Where did you download it from?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Order a DVD or use USB stick.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2010   #8
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

I can't remember where I got it from. It was last fall and I got that promotional discount for students. Home Premium for $29.99
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2010   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Did you print out the emails with lic key on?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2010   #10
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Yeah
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Clean install




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How can I do a clean erase of my SSD to clean install Windows 7?
I think I have a virus or malware and have been unable to get rid of it after many tries, and I am having multiple problems with this home built computer running Windows 7Pro 64bit. I installed a retail version of Windows 7Pro 64bit and I have my original installation disk. I want to do a clean...
Installation & Setup
Clean install vs System image file install?
Could someone tell me if a re-install from a system image file on my notebook is as good as a clean install from say a retail disk. I can not format all my drive and start a fresh. Can my System image file become glitchy or infected with a virus.???:huh:
Installation & Setup
Clean Install of Win7 - Wipe Hard Drive Clean
Hi Folks, I just did a clean install of Win7 and must have done something wrong. I found a file called Windows.old.:confused: I would like to wipe my hard drive completely clean and then install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. How do I accomplish this task? It's a good time to...
Installation & Setup
No Drives Found in W7 install, trying clean install on HP DV4 1228CA
Hi all, I'd appreciate any help I can get on this, my laptop hdd died a few days ago and I've been pulling my hair out trying to install w7 on a brand new HDD i bought. Specs: HP Pavilion DV4 1228CA Systemboard ID 30FB AMD Turion X2 Dual Core Mobile RM 72 4Gigs of RAM DDR2 BIos F55...
Installation & Setup
Boot config not working, tried clean install, can't install windows 7
My spouses pc all of a sudden wouldn't boot, not into safe mode or anything (vista), and so we were going to upgrade anyways to windows 7, so i bought the upgrade windows 7 and attempted to do a clean install and reformatted the c: drive which has 250gb, and each time i start the install it bogs...
Installation & Setup
Clean install to replace existing windows 7 install
I'm looking to buy a new laptop, seen a few models I like and they all come with windows 7 pre-installed. Problem is they all also come with a dozen or so pre-installed pieces of freeware/shareware/trial software that I have no use for and don't want and I would like to do a clean install of...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:03.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App