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Windows 7: Cleanest download of Win Home Premium?

07 Sep 2013   #1
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
Cleanest download of Win Home Premium?

Need to do a reinstall on an Acer with Home Premium edition & I only have a copy of Pro.

Anyone have a link to the cleanest & most bloat free download of Windows 7 Home Premium for download & burn to disc for reinstall?

Thanks.


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07 Sep 2013   #2
z3r010

 

All links on this page are direct MSFT clean downloads - Windows 7 Direct Download Links
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07 Sep 2013   #3
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If you remove the ei.cfg file from the sources folder you can install any version you want. Your product key has to match the version installed.
Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create
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07 Sep 2013   #4
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

I just downloaded the regular Home Premium instead of the Universal, (although the Universal option is pretty cool) I already have a Pro CD and will never go past Pro at this point so really only Home Premium was/is needed for me for now.

I downloaded this one, which I believe is the correct & most recent version:

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 U (media refresh)

Thanks for the help guys.
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11 Sep 2013   #5
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

So I downloaded & tried installing but it seems to get stuck at the part where it wants to choose what drive/partition to put the new install on. The cursor is just the circle showing progress, but after several hours it never changes. 2/3 of the time the computer doesn't even make it this far.

Trying the Repair function does nothing but show a blue screen & a cursor, once again even after several hours of waiting.

Any idea what my problem is or how I can successfully install a new copy of windows? Seems the HDD is pretty corrupted maybe? I'm pretty sure the .iso I made is good, it loads up the windows installation screen & just gets stuck on the choosing partition screen.
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11 Sep 2013   #6
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

During installation, at the Languages screen, press SHIFT+F10 to open up a cmd Window. Use the DISKPART and CLEAN command to wipe the drive completely.

Command Prompt at Startup
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Then reboot from the DVD, and try to install as normal.
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11 Sep 2013   #7
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Thank you I will try that later today & report back with any additional issues.
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15 Sep 2013   #8
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

I seem to be having issues yet still. When I first tried to get it to go into DISKPART it wouldn't fully do it & just had a blinking cursor after some initial information. I left it for hours & no changes.

Then I tried again a second time & was able to get it to DISKPART & LIST DISK & even initialize & run CLEAN ALL

But once again it never got past the blinking cursor, even after almost 24 hours. (I know clean all can take a substantial amount of time & I figured 24 hours was enough)

Any suggestions on what my issue could be or how to get the clean all to finish?

I'm going to run it again today here shortly just for the heck of it, hopefully it will take completely.
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15 Sep 2013   #9
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

It sounds like your hard drive may have issues. You should probably run some diagnostics on it. If you go to the hard drive manufacturers web site you should be able to find a diagnostic utility to test it with.
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15 Sep 2013   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Are you following the steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 ?

Try another ISO download for your licensed version from Step 1, then burn to DVD/write to flash stick with the tool from Step 2 to see if it will work correctly. Remember to delete all partitions during Custom install at Steps 7 and 8 of Clean Install Windows 7 .

If the problem repeats then as suggested try wiping the HD with Diskpart Clean Command and then if necessary next run the HD maker's Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure extended CD scan to check its condition.
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