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Windows 7: ReInstall Windows 7

07 Aug 2014   #11
gregrocker

 

You'll need to boot the disk, Easiest is to reboot and tap the key given on first screen for Boot Menu, likely ESC on Compaq. Then figure out which is the DVD drive listing and use the up or down arrows to select it, press Enter.

If that doesn't work then try How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube.

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07 Aug 2014   #12
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi I got the bios screen now open how do I select the dvd drive to get it to run.
Thanks
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07 Aug 2014   #13
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I'M there got it running,Will let you know
Thankyou
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07 Aug 2014   #14
gregrocker

 

Are you referring to the ESC Boot menu key? If so then one of them you'll need to figure out which is the DVD drive listing to choose it. If you can't figure that out then post back a camera snap of the choices or type them out and we'll help you choose the correct one.

If you're in BIOS setup then follow the video for how to set DVD drive first to boot.

Once disk boots continue with Clean Install Windows 7 steps.

While it's installing read over these other steps which compile everything that works best for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 so you know how to set it up and maintain it perfectly. You can ask back any questions you have.
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07 Aug 2014   #15
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Thanks,All is okay got the windows installation running okay.
I will get back to you when complete.
Glad of your help.many Thanks.
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07 Aug 2014   #16
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Well I'm back and all is looking good.
After the first initial problem with the bios setup all went okay then,It was a lot easier than I thought I did think that it was a very long procedure but the windows part was done in about 30 min's the longest item is going to be all the updates at the moment there are 140 updates.Plus re installing my programs and printers etc.
When all is up and running fully functionally I will be using Macrium to make a new image of my C drive.
Well Brink and all I want to thank You very much for the guidance you put my way on this project.
Next time I know that it wont be such a nightmare after all.
Very pleased with myself for completing this challenge.
Once again Many Thanks.
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07 Aug 2014   #17
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi all okay just for one little niggle,Went to look at my C drive and the old windows are there can I delete these okay.
What went wrong??
Thankyou.
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07 Aug 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

If you'd read over the reinstall tutorial it explains to delete all partitions during install since Recovery will not run after a reinstall anyway.

I'd start over and do it correctly following the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 so you avoid these problems.

Feel free to ask back any questions if there's a step you don't understand. The first part deals with backing up the old install so if its still there on a Dual Boot menu it might not be too late in case you forgot something.
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07 Aug 2014   #19
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

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If you'd read over the reinstall tutorial it explains to delete all partitions during install since Recovery will not run after a reinstall anyway.
So you are saying that I should have cleaned the C drive first.if yes how would I have done so??
Sorry to be a pain
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07 Aug 2014   #20
gregrocker

 

If you're sure you installed to that partition then it should have formatted it first. What makes you think you have the old Win7 on there? Do you have a Dual Boot menu with old install? That would mean you installed to another partition.

Best way forward is to follow the tutorial Brink first gave you Clean Install Windows 7 Steps 7/8 show you how to access the Drive Options to delete all partitions, create and format a new one.

Too bad you don't have the patience to follow the Clean Reinstall tutorial as you'd get and keep a perfect install as long ad you did.
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