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10 Dec 2014   #11
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You don't run setup.exe, you boot the DVD. Sounds like you are not following the tutorial Greg pointed you to.


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10 Dec 2014   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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10 Dec 2014   #13
gregrocker

 

Brian, he has a Dell. He needs to follow Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

He obviously isn't following the steps given as he tried to run the ISO from the OS.

Corndogg, it's your choice. Now is the chance to get the one great perfect Win7 install to beat all others out there. If you stick with the steps in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 you will get and keep a perfect install for as long as you do. Then once its set up save a backup image so you never have to reinstall again.
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10 Dec 2014   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Irrelevant
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10 Dec 2014   #15
gregrocker

 

No, there is a difference. With a Dell he needs to know which partitions to keep and which to get rid of, tips for remembering everything to backup, how to restore certain functions without reinstalling the bloatware, in addition to everything that has worked best in tens of thousands of these installs we've helped with here since beta.

These are all dealt with in Clean Reinstall Windows 7, while the other tutorial only gives the basic mechanical steps of doing the OS install itself.
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12 Dec 2014   #16
corndogg1

windows 7 premium home 32
 
 
flash drive

my dvd drive is not working so I tried to use a flash drive, when I try to use the windows usb tool it will not recognize flash, is there a certain format or brand of usb that works best?
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12 Dec 2014   #17
gregrocker

 

Try wiping the flash stick first with Diskpart Clean Command.

If it isn't detected by Download tool then try additionally using http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-team/.

If you have 2-3 gb RAM I'd use 32 bit Win7 Home Premium x86 SP1 English Official ISO download , otherwise for 4 gb or more RAM I'd use Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1 English Official ISO download
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12 Dec 2014   #18
corndogg1

windows 7 premium home 32
 
 
last question

I want to start off by saying thanks to everybody, I was able to reimage my computer, my last question is, after the install my HDD says 219 gb but only 65 available, why would that be? I havent installed anything besides the OS
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12 Dec 2014   #19
gregrocker

 

Did you delete all partitions during the booted install or save the Dell utility only after testing it would boot Diagnostics via f12 as I specifically referred you to do?

Did you follow the other steps in Clean Reinstall tutorial closely?

Post back Disk Mgmt screenshot as shown in Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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