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Windows 7: Custom v Clean Install

21 Oct 2009   #1
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 
Custom v Clean Install

As people begin receiving their copies of Win 7 upgrade, there seems to be a problem doing a clean install. My question, what is the downside of doing a custom install, with a upgrade disc and the resulting windows.old, rather than a clean install, on a formatted drive?


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21 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
As people begin receiving their copies of Win 7 upgrade, there seems to be a problem doing a clean install. My question, what is the downside of doing a custom install, with a upgrade disc and the resulting windows.old, rather than a clean install, on a formatted drive?
rich

Down side is system is in limbo. You never know if the system is using an old value imported from win.old or a new one. If old had problems you can import them.

ken
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21 Oct 2009   #3
Shinobi73

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If i get this correctly...

Ideally a clean install will give you a fully functional OS and since the process formatted your system its supposed to be - well "CLEAN"

Whereas a Custom Install is done when you have data left on your old OS that you want to migrate to the new one. So its possible that old problems may still pop up co'z of the old files...
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