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Windows 7: need to install windows 7 on DELL laptop

28 Oct 2011   #11
Microsoft MVP


Did Dell provide a Windows 7 installation DVD or is this one of your own?

Boot the DVD to clean install following these illustrated steps: Clean Install Windows 7

Use the Custom install Drive Options to delete all partitions, then just click Next to have the installer create and format install partition for you.

Let us know how this goes.

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28 Oct 2011   #12

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

You may be safer providing the information I asked for earlier than jumping into a clean install. Of course it's up to you.
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28 Oct 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP


We posted at the same time so I didn't see yours, Michael.

Good idea to provide a screenie of Disk Mgmt first, and list the disks you have.
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 need to install windows 7 on DELL laptop

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