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Windows 7: Installation Question

04 Aug 2012   #1
TexShane

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 
Installation Question

Want to reinstall using my upgrade box, currently not activated at the moment, but was wondering about using DARIKS BOOT AND NUKE on my rig, re-installing windows, and activating by phone, because I have been reinstalling from the old install, and just activating by phone every time.

DO NOT HAVE ORIGIONAL OS DISC, ONLY WIN7 SP1 DISC


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04 Aug 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'm not sure I understand your question or your situation, but........

If you have a valid 25 character Product Key, you can download a Windows 7 ISO file, burn it to a disc, and install from that disc. Activate with the existing Product Key.

Not sure what you mean by "reinstall using my upgrade box".

Not sure what you mean by "DO NOT HAVE ORIGIONAL OS DISC, ONLY Windows 7 SP1 DISC".

Not sure what you mean by "reinstalling from the old install".

Not sure why you aren't currently activated.

You should not have to use Darik's Boot and Nuke.
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04 Aug 2012   #3
gregrocker

 

Look over these steps to see if this is what you need: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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06 Aug 2012   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello TexShane, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look at Method Two of this guide at the link below, it is a better method and more reliable than that other SW you have.


Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods


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06 Aug 2012   #5
TexShane

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 

So with DISKPART, I reinstall just like normal, just open a command window before the install, and wipe the disc using windows? and its completely formatted and non-recoverable? then just install and activate like normal?
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06 Aug 2012   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Study all the info in that Method Two from above, it's all discussed there.

Yes ... Windows will do everything needed.
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06 Aug 2012   #7
TexShane

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 

I think I have it summed up:
  • Insert Windows 7 disc and restart
  • At the first black screen hit space bar for "Press any key"
  • At the "Language" screen hold "Shift" and hit F10, type diskpart <enter>
  • Then type list disk <enter>
  • Type cleanall
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06 Aug 2012   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Follow this, it does take quite a long time.

Be sure you use the correct disk number to match yours if there is more than 1 HDD in the PC.

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06 Aug 2012   #9
TexShane

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 

Oh, after this completes will I still have the screen about what partition I want to install windows to? Then I can just delete the partitions into one giant 80GB space?
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06 Aug 2012   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Then just do the wipe then exit out of distpart and let the installer do the format during the installation.
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