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Windows 7: How can I clean Install using and iso


19 Aug 2012   #1
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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (6.1,build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 
How can I clean Install using and iso

I would like to do a clean install of windows 7 Home Premium (build 7601 Service pack 1)

I have downloaded the Iso X17-58997 (windows 7 x64)

How can I do a clean install using that Iso, I can only use dvd. My usb and external hd don't work?

Do I need to download a utilities?
Can that Iso go straight onto a dvd or does it need to be changed in some way?

what is the procedure including format of my hard drive before clean install using iso thats on dvd ?

http://download.cnet.com/Windows-7-U...6b347d1bb7bac1

This is the tool I use for making iso usable to boot from ?

How do I know if have the right Iso file?


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19 Aug 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.



Use ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a DVD, at no greater than 4x speed with a verify; then boot the created DVD for the install.



ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software

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19 Aug 2012   #3

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You clean install from the burned CD in the same way you would clean install from a Windows CD you bought at a store---boot from it and follow the prompts.

The ISO you burn should be for the same version as your Product Key, whatever that may be.

Your system specs say you have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. The X17-58997 that you downloaded is for Home Premium 64 bit, so you downloaded the correct version-----assuming your Product Key is for that version.

You don't need any utilities other than being able to burn a DVD.

You don't have to format before installing. Formatting is done during the install by Windows automatically. As I recall, formatting is not even mentioned as you go through the installation process.

Disconnect any other hard drives you may have.

You have an Acer PC. I think they include some sort of recovery partition, which you would probably want to keep. Don't delete that partition if you want to keep recovery intact, although I'm not positive the recovery partition would work after a clean install to C.
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19 Aug 2012   #4
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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (6.1,build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

Thankyou both for your replies, I have downloaded imgburn and will burn at 4x.

I just have one other question, will a clean install fix problems like BSOD ?
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19 Aug 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fix View Post
I just have one other question, will a clean install fix problems like BSOD ?
Not necessarily.

Post a screen shot of your current Windows Disk Management so we can get a look at your current partitions. Better safe than sorry.
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19 Aug 2012   #6
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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (6.1,build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 
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Here is Partition screenshot


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19 Aug 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Is D a DVD drive of some type?

I see it in the upper portion of your pic, but not in the lower graphical portion.

Other than that, I don't see anything unusual. I've seen some Acers that had the primary drive split up into 2 large partitons of approximately equal size, but luckily you don't have that.

During the clean reinstall, I would delete C when given the opportunity---it will then be re-created as the reinstall continues.

I am not certain if your recovery partition will still work after the clean install. You might want to make a set of recovery discs that would serve the same purpose, in case the recovery partition is disabled by the clean install.
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19 Aug 2012   #8
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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (6.1,build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 
There is a CD is the drive

I am glad to hear that my partitions are not too ugly

There is a repair cd I created in the D drive, because im actually having troubles with BSOD 0x0000006b

I am going to try put this iso onto dvd, and create recovery disc

First reply by "Bare Foot Kid says use a verify, do i burn then verify and both read 4x and write 4x ?
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19 Aug 2012   #9

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Just follow the steps in ImgBurn


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19 Aug 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Follow the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Everything is included in the link including the Best Practices to get a perfect reinstall based on thousands helped with here.

In your case with an Acer Aspire you'll want to delete all partitions during install since Recovery won't run after a Clean Reinstall anyway. So make your Recovery disks first.
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