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Windows 7: need clean install of win7 but disc has no sp1

31 Mar 2012   #11
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Sorry about that - I just never know how detailed to get.

You probably have better things to do than play with a program that you might not use again - but VirtualBox is one of many programs that will let you create an entire computer and run it just like it was another program on your main computer.

This is a very old 2009 version of VirtualBox - but maybe it will give you an idea where I was headed with my advice:



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31 Mar 2012   #12
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

...and if you want to play with Windows 8 (for free) without messing up your current computer:

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31 Mar 2012   #13
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

ello again
cheers for the vid lol. yeah i have heard/ read about running windows on a vm b4. id just woke up when i read the msg n it just did'nt click lol. i'd already deleted the iso but as you say id never use a vm. no need really as i pretty much only game on my pc.
cheers for the vid tho. i ended up gettin the iso from a torrent ive used a few times b4.
thanks for ur help

edit: lol yeah i was lookin at the win8 previews the other day. i dont think i like the look of it but may av me a butchers. cheers
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01 Apr 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

Everything you need to get a perfect clean reinstall is here, same as for retail: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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01 Apr 2012   #15
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

ello gregrocker
thanks i will have a look in a bit. for some reason i cant get passed the first blue screen that comes after the windows colours. its just freezing there. i even uninstalled sp1 n tried with my original disc but same happend. i'll try it again but with a usb.
thanks again all
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01 Apr 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

Are you correctly booting the installer? SP1 shouldn't be involved at all if you are.

Use the ISO and tool for burning DVD or writing flash stick in tutorial I linked.
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01 Apr 2012   #17
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

yeah it looked ok . i booted from the disc and it loaded files. then just after the windows loading screen with the 4 colours u get the blue screen where the wizard is meant to start. it froze on that screen. all that was there was the background image. i did use the windows tool to burn the iso tho but i had the same problem with my original disc whichh is in perfect nick.
ive just downloaded the windows 7 usb/dvd tool and am downloading the iso linked while going through the tut. ive never had any trouble with an install b4 and all my hardware is less than a year old. i'll try it again in a couple of days as my new cpu comes 2moz.

thanks again for ur help.

that win7 usb/dvd tool is telling me the iso is not valid. at first the download was getting interupted by my av so i disabled that and now is still not right. any ideas?


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01 Apr 2012   #18
gregrocker

 

If you're not allowing the download to complete then that could be your problem all along. Confirm the ISO is complete and write to flash using Universal USB Installer in dropdown menu.

Boot flash stick under USB, Removable or HD's. Let us know how it goes as there are other steps if it stalls again. Start with resetting BIOS to defaults in BIOS setup. While there set SATA controller to AHCI.

Next remove all but 2gb RAM to try install. Test your RAM using RAM - Test with Memtest86+. Swap RAM sticks.

Test your HD with maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan. Then use the utility on the disk to wipe the HD.
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01 Apr 2012   #19
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

the download is completing. the first time it didnt becaus my av stopped it(strange) so i disabled my av and redownloaded it. then used the tool but got the result u see
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