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26 Jan 2013   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
How could you miss the step to boot the DVD to install Windows 7?

Were you following the tutorial to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7, or did you want some other kind of install?

I would do it over correctly. This time follow the steps closely and you will have a perfect install. Then to keep a perfect install stick with only the tools and methods given in the tutorial.
I did follow the steps , I was sure that if I choose the existing C: drive it will overwrite Windows on it, well it did, it just kept Windows.old folder. was I supposed to press "Delete" under "Drive options (advanced)"?
**btw how can I burn the installation dvd to another dvd if I have only 1 DVD drive ? (the existing one looks scratched)

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26 Jan 2013   #12
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Download the ISO for your licensed version and burn to DVD from Steps 1 and 2 in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If you'd actually read the tutorial you'd know from the Special Note for Dell Owners at end that your Recovery partition won't run after reinstall so you might as well delete all partitions during booted reinstall using the Drive Options in Steps 6/7 of Clean Install Windows 7.

The exception is if your Dell Diagnostics tools partition will run from boot then you can save it only. Test it now by tapping the F12 key at boot to see if Diagnostics will run, test your hardware which is always a good thing to do at reinstall. If it runs then save it's partition only. If it won't then delete it and rely on Dell PC Diagnostics | Dell US
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26 Jan 2013   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

You choose format, not delete. You want to format the install partition. You can burn it to as many dvd`s as you like. How did you scratch it, be more careful.

You only need 1 dvd rw drive to burn a dvd silly, I mean how did you burn the dvd in the 1st place

And by INSTALLATION dvd, you`re not saying the store GAVE YOU an installation dvd are you ? They just gave you a blank dvd didn`t they ? Awful nice of them.

And if the store did indeed "LEND" you a copy to install windows, we are not at liberty to tell you how to copy it.
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26 Jan 2013   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You choose format, not delete. You want to format the install partition. You can burn it to as many dvd`s as you like. How did you scratch it, be more careful.

You only need 1 dvd rw drive to burn a dvd silly, I mean how did you burn the dvd in the 1st place

And by INSTALLATION dvd, you`re not saying the store GAVE YOU an installation dvd are you ? They just gave you a blank dvd didn`t they ? Awful nice of them.

And if the store did indeed "LEND" you a copy to install windows, we are not at liberty to tell you how to copy it.
No, the store also gave me a burned installation DVD (maybe they used same ISO as here?)
and now I want to burn the dvd they gave me to a new unscratched DVD that's what I meant and I forgot there is an option to create image from disc.. nvm that

to gregrocker: I did follow the instructions, I installed at boot, but the guide didnt say what to do at "Drive Options (Advanced)" so I didn't do anything, I just marked the current C: and installed and it prompt me about the "Windows.old" folder that will be created. isn't it still clean install just keeping the old windows? was I supposed to delete the c: and the system reserved partitions and then install?
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26 Jan 2013   #15
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To be sure you're getting the latest official installer for your licensed version, use the download and tool provided.
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