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Windows 7: Question regarding reformat

15 Jan 2011   #1
mummy2011

xp pro 32 bit
 
 
Question regarding reformat (Solved) Thanks to all

Hi, this is my first post here so i hope i am in the right spot.
I am about to upgrade from xp pro 32bit to Win 7 home premium 64 bit (upgrade disk). I know how to do all this, so no advice needed there.

My question is i often do a reformat every 12 months (just to clean out the rubbish) and was wondering if i have to go back and install xp and then do the whole upgrade process again with the win 7 upgrade disk? I hope the question makes sence to someone....


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15 Jan 2011   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Have you seen this Tutorial

Clean Install Windows 7
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15 Jan 2011   #3
mummy2011

xp pro 32 bit
 
 

Hi yes i have and i have just printed it off. So in 12 months time when i want to do a reformat will i be eligable to use the upgrade disk or do i have to install xp and then do the upgrade process to windows 7 again. I'm hoping i can just pop the upgrade disk in and use it like a full version... Sorry if my question is not clear ive just never had an upgrade disk before as all my windows os from 98 to xp pro are all full retail versions.
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15 Jan 2011   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

The Upgrade Disc will work fine, just don't enter the Key Code during the install. Wait until later to enter the Key Code. You have up to 30 days to enter it.


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15 Jan 2011   #5
mummy2011

xp pro 32 bit
 
 

Hi, Thanks for the reply. Thats all i needed to know.
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15 Jan 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you make an image of your system after you installed it, got all the updates, your usual programs installed and your settings made, then you can reinstall from the image - a lot easier and takes only about 20 minutes. Just keep the image in a safe place (external disk or even DVD). Here is my preferred free imaging program: Imaging with free Macrium And I warn you of the Windows7 native imaging - nothing but trouble.
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15 Jan 2011   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 



There is a lot of info in our tutorials
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16 Jan 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mummy2011, welcome to Seven Forums!



There is no true upgrade path from 32-bit to 64-bit, it has to be a clean install especially going from XP to Windows 7; have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version


If you want the best space to install Wimdows 7 to, have a look at this information below.
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After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "secure erase" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old Windows drivers, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation




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