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Windows 7: Windows 7 Install - Do I Wipe Hard Drive First?

12 Jun 2012   #11
ChrisGaray

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Hey guys I have a dell 17r and my hard drive crashed over the weekend I purchased a new one and I installed the wrong os on it windows 7 x32 and I really need windows 7 x64 how can I delete the x32 I have been trying all day I can't find a resolution.


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12 Jun 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

Follow these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 using the 64 bit installer for your licensed version with the Product Key on the COA sticker.
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12 Jun 2012   #13
ChrisGaray

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I have tried that and unfortunately I'm unable to get anywhere, being that I installed 7x32 on a pc that is for x64 I'm back into a corner with no options that I know of.
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12 Jun 2012   #14
ChrisGaray

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I have my cd with drivers on it and I try to install any of them and it states " software not compatible with this System"
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12 Jun 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

Why are you using a driver's CD? Win7 installer has the drivers or they are quickly updated via optional Windows Updates. Read and follow the steps I gave you to get it right.

Everything you need is in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Download and burn to DVD the latest official 64 bit installer for your licensed version, boot it and follow the steps given closely to install and set up Win7.
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