|17 Mar 2011||#3|
You'll have to boot the 64 bit DVD, choose Custom Install, use Drive Options to delete, repartition and format before install. The installer should see the previous qualifying Vista to allow use of Upgrade key during install. Clean Install Windows 7
If you want a cleaner install by wiping the HD first, you'll have to leave the Product key blank during install and do the quick registry workaround given here after install to activate Upgrade version key on a cleaned HD: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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|17 Mar 2011||#7|
Hello 09greenj, welcome to Seven Forums!
The best way forward is to do a complete wipe of the entire Hard Disk Drive, have a look through the information below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
DISKPART : At PC Startup
Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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