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Windows 7: How to format before upgrade?


25 Dec 2010   #1

windows vista home premium 64bit
 
 
How to format before upgrade?

I just got windows 7 home premium and before i install it i want to reformat vista. How do i do this? I have a toshiba laptop.

also, when i do this and i put the windows 7 disk in what do i do? do i just follow instructions?

thanks


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25 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

take a look at this tutorial, it will show you step by step instructions

Clean Install Windows 7
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25 Dec 2010   #3

windows vista home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maranello View Post
take a look at this tutorial, it will show you step by step instructions

Clean Install Windows 7
i got the upgrade though, will that help and will it delete everything like i have windows 7 brand new with no files from vista at all? will it also speed up my laptop by deleting everything? sorry now i dont know a lot about computers
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25 Dec 2010   #4

windows vista home premium 64bit
 
 

also, what do i do to do this? do i turn on my computer then install or does a window come up at boot
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25 Dec 2010   #5

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnnydaman View Post

i got the upgrade though, will that help and will it delete everything like i have windows 7 brand new with no files from vista at all? will it also speed up my laptop by deleting everything? sorry now i dont know a lot about computers
The upgrade disk is all you need to do a completely clean install--you can wipe your drive clean so there are no traces of Vista.

Back up your personal files before you start, including email and bookmarks.
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25 Dec 2010   #6

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25 Dec 2010   #7

windows vista home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnnydaman View Post

i got the upgrade though, will that help and will it delete everything like i have windows 7 brand new with no files from vista at all? will it also speed up my laptop by deleting everything? sorry now i dont know a lot about computers
The upgrade disk is all you need to do a completely clean install--you can wipe your drive clean so there are no traces of Vista.

Back up your personal files before you start, including email and bookmarks.
thanks i dont need any files i just want vista completely gone.

when do i put in the windows 7 disk? do i put it in while i am using the computer normally or do i put it in, shut the computer down and do it at boot?

by removing vista, my it also speed up my laptop?

can you please answer, i dont want to messs it up...
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25 Dec 2010   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnnydaman View Post

thanks i dont need any files i just want vista completely gone.

when do i put in the windows 7 disk? do i put it in while i am using the computer normally or do i put it in, shut the computer down and do it at boot?

by removing vista, my it also speed up my laptop?

can you please answer, i dont want to messs it up...
Go into the BIOS and set your PC to boot from the DVD drive first, before the hard drive. Put in the Windows 7 disc. Reboot. The PC should then boot from the installation disc and you will come to the installation menu.

Read the tutorials.

It might improve performance a bit compared to Vista, but don't expect a major difference in speed. If you have performance/speed issues, there are probably other causes than the operating system itself. Maybe you just have an underpowered laptop.
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25 Dec 2010   #9

windows vista home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnnydaman View Post

thanks i dont need any files i just want vista completely gone.

when do i put in the windows 7 disk? do i put it in while i am using the computer normally or do i put it in, shut the computer down and do it at boot?

by removing vista, my it also speed up my laptop?

can you please answer, i dont want to messs it up...
Go into the BIOS and set your PC to boot from the DVD drive first, before the hard drive. Put in the Windows 7 disc. Reboot. The PC should then boot from the installation disc and you will come to the installation menu.

Read the tutorials.

It might improve performance a bit compared to Vista, but don't expect a major difference in speed. If you have performance/speed issues, there are probably other causes than the operating system itself. Maybe you just have an underpowered laptop.
sorry but how do you get into the bios? i dont even know what it is...
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25 Dec 2010   #10

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Start the DVD from Vista, than follow this tutorial:
Custom Install Windows 7
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