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Windows 7: ReInstall Windows 7

07 Aug 2014   #21
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Okay will have another go will take care on option 7 and 8.This is my first attempt bare with me.please.


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07 Aug 2014   #22
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I failed.Looking at brinks tutorial the screenshots that he had did no show up for me,Firstly I failed to get it run from the windows disc restarted the pc with disc in drive then pressed all sorts of keys on keyboard to access bios with no luck at all.
Then inserted disc again into drive and it fired up and asked if I wanted to open disc then selected auto run,It went straight to windows install screen but when it came to the positions as brinks tutorial it was completely different I did't have the screen to select US or UK setup it went on to the section of where do you want to install windows it showed the C drive okay,But also showed the windows old sector and there was no choice to format or delete as on the tutorial.
I'm totally confused my son will be calling tomorrow to have a look as his mate does computing.Well don't know what to say I thought that I was getting on fine until disaster came upon me.
It was my first try anyway it might improve someday ''maybe''.Well many thanks for the info you provided but sorry to say in in square one luckily I have an Acer laptop to fall back on.
Thanks Very Much Both.
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07 Aug 2014   #23
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

David,

Please post a screenshot showing what you see to see what the issue could be?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flogit View Post
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.
For this, did you mean the C:\Windows.old folder? If so, then you don't need to reinstall. You can safely just delete it the Windows.old folder using an option in the tutorial below.

Windows.old Folder - Delete
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07 Aug 2014   #24
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Brink,Regarding the windows old I did try option one but didn't do the job and the other options were a little beyond my knowledge.
Any I have put it all back together as said in last post my son will be here tomorrow maybe his pal can show me the correct way,It was my first attempt but failed It will come to me one day maybe its my 65 yr old brain aint to good as been.
Well Many Many thanks for your help is a shame that I failed.
Thank You.Will let you know the weekend what the situation is.
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07 Aug 2014   #25
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Please let us know if you would like further help to delete the Windows.old folder when ready.
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07 Aug 2014   #26
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi yes I will keep that in mind,Looking back to this morning it started to confuse me when I failed to enter the bios,Is that a very difficult job or was it me wasn't sure what key to press.
Thanks So Much.
David.
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07 Aug 2014   #27
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

There's a very short time frame (few seconds) to press the key to enter BIOS before Windows will automatically load. It's not hard to miss it, and have to restart the computer to try again.

We'll be here when you're ready to continue.
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09 Aug 2014   #28
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Well my son brought it back and his pal did the job for me all is okay.
Maybe you can help me out on a small item,As I said earlier on that my documents etc are on another internal hdd so now what would be the best way to get those to be available when I click start then documents photo's etc.
Thankyou.
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09 Aug 2014   #29
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.

The easiest way would be to manually copy and paste the files into your current folders.
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09 Aug 2014   #30
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Yea thanks for that,In doing that all my documents etc will then be on my documents on the C drive,I'm trying to keep my C drive for OS and program files.
Can I make my documents from the other hdd my default folders.Do you understand me.
Thankyou
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