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Windows 7: Installing windows 7 after wiping hard drive?

02 Dec 2014   #21
gregrocker

 

You can get the same results as DBAN running Diskpart Clean All from the Command Line of the Win7 disk. See blue link in my last post. Did you read it? Questions?


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02 Dec 2014   #22
newbiegirl

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can get the same results as DBAN running Diskpart Clean All from the Command Line of the Win7 disk. See blue link in my last post. Did you read it? Questions?
Oh sorry didn't notice that. Had a quick read at it - so once I run the Diskpart Clean All - do I still need to reinstall win 7? It just says to make a new partition ? Sorry I don't any of this stuff lol
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02 Dec 2014   #23
gregrocker

 

Since you apparently can't interact with the steps I gave you to determine if the disks you have are Win7 installation media or Factory Recovery media I would either 1) run Recovery from its onboard partition following the steps in Manual found on the model's Support Downloads webpage, or 2) do a Clean Reinstall following Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 from the top inserting Diskpart command during the actual install.

When you run Recovery it will overwrite everything if you choose that option. Otherwise you'd need to wipe the disk first and rely on the Recovery disks you have. But since you didn't answer my question I have no idea what disks you have.
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02 Dec 2014   #24
newbiegirl

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Since you apparently can't interact with the steps I gave you to determine if the disks you have are Win7 installation media or Factory Recovery media I would either 1) run Recovery from its onboard partition following the steps in Manual found on the model's Support Downloads webpage, or 2) do a Clean Reinstall following Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 from the top inserting Diskpart command during the actual install.

When you run Recovery it will overwrite everything if you choose that option. Otherwise you'd need to wipe the disk first and rely on the Recovery disks you have. But since you didn't answer my question I have no idea what disks you have.
6 discs - 1st one says "Recovery Media" then subsequent ones after that labelled in order. Final one says "drivers". Does that answer your question?
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02 Dec 2014   #25
gregrocker

 

Do you want to wipe the had drive first or just let Recovery overwrite it?

Do you prefer Recovery with all the preinstalled bloatware or just the OS reinstalled which results in better performance and less issues?

What is the make and model of your laptop?
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02 Dec 2014   #26
newbiegirl

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Do you want to wipe the had drive first or just let Recovery overwrite it?

Do you prefer Recovery with all the preinstalled bloatware or just the OS reinstalled which results in better performance and less issues?

What is the make and model of your laptop?
Wipe the hard drive first preferably to delete all the data first.

Just the OS installed - well it doesn't bother me since I'm selling it on - but just the OS will do.

Samsung NP300E5C
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02 Dec 2014   #27
gregrocker

 

Then since it sounds like you have Recovery disks you'll need to make Win7 DVD or flash stick provided in Clean Reinstall Windows 7. You need it for wiping the drive and also may need it if the Recovery Disks fail

Boot the Win 7 disk or stick by tapping the F12 key at boot, choosing correct device to boot. At first screen after it loads press Shift +F10 to open Command prompt to run Diskpart Clean All Command

Remove disk, put first Recovery disk in drive, reboot and tap F12 key again to boot disk if it doesn't auto start. Follow prompts on screen to recover to factory condition

Let us know how this goes or if you have any questions.
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03 Dec 2014   #28
newbiegirl

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So I downloaded the windows 7 iso image but whatever programme I use it tells me it's not a valid ISO or it doesn't pick it up ?

I've tried Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool, Infrared Recorder and BurnAware.

Is the file corrupt or is there something else I've to do?
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03 Dec 2014   #29
gregrocker

 

Download Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1 English Official ISO download making sure it completes download and is correct size 3.09 gb, burn to new DVD or flash stick with Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool.

Reboot PC and tap the F12 key, select DVD drive or flash stick, let files load, at first screen press Shift + F10 to open Command Prompt. Type:

Diskpart
List disk
Select disk # (replace # sign with disk # you know for sure is Win7 hard drive)
Clean
Exit.

Now close Command Box, X out of Installation disk, replace Win7 disk with first Recovery Disk in tray, reboot tapping F12 key to boot disk.
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06 Dec 2014   #30
newbiegirl

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So I wiped the entire drive clean with no problems but now the problem occurs when I try and reinstall Windows 7!

I burned the disk using ImgBurner - and stick in the disc, it loads fine to the setup but then it comes up with an error message saying "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" - I have no idea what to do now! I have a disc with the drives on there but it keeps saying "no drivers present"?!

Help?!
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