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Windows 7: Clean Install from USB, need keyboard entry for command prompt

12 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
Clean Install from USB, need keyboard entry for command prompt

In the clean install instructions, it says to use Shift + F10 to enter Command Prompt when using DVD for clean install. However, this command does not work for a USB.
What command should I use to bring up command prompt so I can run diskpart?

HP notebook running Win 7 SP1 64.

Many thanks.


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12 Oct 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

SHIFT+F10 definately works when installing from a USB - it works using any bootable media. At what stage are you pressing SHIFT+F10? Where did you download the Windows 7 ISO from?

Regards,
Golden
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12 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

SHIFT+F10 definately works when installing from a USB - it works using any bootable media. At what stage are you pressing SHIFT+F10? Where did you download the Windows 7 ISO from?

Regards,
Golden
Hi Golden and thank you for responding.

I downloaded Win 7 ISO from the website depicted in the clean install thread.

Download Windows 7 ISO (Official 32-bit and 64-bit Direct Download Links) My Digital Life

I used Shift+F10 at the Language screen.
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13 Oct 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

If the key combo doesn't work try accessing installer's System Recovery Options
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13 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Hi gregrocker and thank you for responding.

Too late for the recovery partition. I deleted it when I went ahead with the install.

Does using the advanced options in which I deleted all data on the hard drive have the same effect as running diskpart on the hard drive?
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13 Oct 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you click the link? Those options are for repairing or reimaging Windows 7 and include the Command Line, not Factory Recovery.
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15 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you click the link? Those options are for repairing or reimaging Windows 7 and include the Command Line, not Factory Recovery.
Yes, clicked the link and the two options were OEM Recovery Partition and Windows Installation disk. Since I am using a USB, I bailed out.

IOW, this is an alternative approach is to access the Command Prompt? Can I still go back to the recovery options after running Diskpart?

Instead, can I run Diskpart, reboot into the USB drive and then install Windows?

Thanks.
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15 Oct 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

You need a Command Prompt to access Diskpart from the Windows 7 installation DVD or Repair CD. To get it press Shift + F10 after booting into the first screen. If that doesn't work then on second screen access Repair My Computer, click through to Recovery Tools options and open a Command Line.

It shows how to do this in Option Two of System Recovery Options .
Diskpart Clean Command
DISKPART At PC Startup
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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15 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

You should be able to use OPTION TWO: Using a Windows 7 Installation or System Repair Disc booting from USB or DVD.
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15 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Got it. Will try this weekend and post back.

Thanks for the help.
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