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Windows 7: Windows 7 - Clean install of windows 7 on new PC

28 Feb 2013   #11
ETechNewbie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would get a clean Windows 7 SP1 .iso from this site, burn it to DVD and install with that. Then you do not get all that bloatware. For activation use the product key that is on the COA sticker. That sticker is on the bottom of your Laptop.

But first you have to align the SSD and define an active primary partition. Use Command Prompt with these commands:

Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your SSD in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary align=1024
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active
Exit

Then install Windows 7 into this partition. That way you also do not get the dreaded 100MB system partition.


PS: make sure you get the .iso for the same Win7 edition hat is currently on the laptop - e.g. Home Premium 64bit. Your COA key will only work with the same edition.
This probably should be a no-brainer. I have prepared my recovery disks, now I am ready to align the SSD. Where do I start? Do I attach the SSD after detaching my HDD and boot up my system to do the alignment? Or do I attach my SSD with an enclosure to my PC now to do the alignment before I do the clean install?


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28 Feb 2013   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would do it with an enclosure. Then you have command prompt under your hand ==> Start > Accessories > right click on cmd > run as Admin
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28 Feb 2013   #13
ETechNewbie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would do it with an enclosure. Then you have command prompt under your hand ==> Start > Accessories > right click on cmd > run as Admin
i have attached my SSD via the USB enclosure. I followed the steps in the command prompt. I encountered this error: There is no disk selected. Please select a disk and try again.

I entered diskpart, then disk list (my ssd and hdd showed up), i entered 1 (ssd #) a list of data showed up: merge, online, etc, DISKPART showed up again and I entered clean and I encountered this error: There is no disk selected. Please select a disk and try again.
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28 Feb 2013   #14
ETechNewbie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I fixed the problem, I left out the word select. Everything went well. So now do I shut down my PC and detach the HDD and attach the SSD then reboot for clean install? Do I need to do any BIOS changes?
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28 Feb 2013   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

When you are done with the installation, set the SSD as boot device #2 (the CD/DVD reader should be #1).
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28 Feb 2013   #16
ETechNewbie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
When you are done with the installation, set the SSD as boot device #2 (the CD/DVD reader should be #1).
How would I do that? I just received BOOTMGR is missing error?
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28 Feb 2013   #17
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

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TO change the BOOT order on your Lenovo . When you come up to the Lenovo splash screeen hit F1 or F2 on your keyboard. That will take you to your BIOS . Inside your BIOS you should see an option for Startup then BOOT. Make sure the First device to boot to is CD/DVD ( OPTICAL DRIVE ) and 2nd your SSD drive ( ADATA ) as per whs post.
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28 Feb 2013   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I have to ask, why would you want all the factory garbage on your new ssd ?

Your thread title is " clean install of windows 7 on new pc "

Your 2nd sentence reads "I want to transfer my OS and its Programs to my SSD which is 64GB."

Did you actually do what you wanted to do ?
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28 Feb 2013   #19
gregrocker

 

Did you unplug all other HD's during install? If not it wrote the new install's System boot files to the old OS so you'll need to do it over.

If so then make sure the SSD is set first to boot in BIOS setup. Does it boot now?
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01 Mar 2013   #20
ETechNewbie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

all clear now. Thanks for everyone's help. Clean Install accomplished. Since I will be using this PC as a HTPC I opted to not re install the programs that it came with to reduce bloatware.
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