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Windows 7: copy all directories from windows.old?

09 Dec 2014   #11
tersagun

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please read my post thoroughly including the blue links so you would already know how to Clean Install - Windows 8 and not act as though its still a mystery after I'd already given you the information you need to know for sure.
Thank you for the useful information but the guide you're leading is not exactly the scenario I've faced. My installation didn't have that Step 7 where you choose the partition even though I've chosen Custom/New install in the prior step. That's why I think it might be a ISO thing as my ISO wasn't pure Win8 but Win8.1. Maybe 8.1 is only meant for upgrading and not for a fresh install. Or at least the ISO I had was like that.


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09 Dec 2014   #12
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You can do a clean install of 8.1.

Where did you get the iso file from ?

Did you download it from 8 ?

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09 Dec 2014   #13
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tersagun View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please read my post thoroughly including the blue links so you would already know how to Clean Install - Windows 8 and not act as though its still a mystery after I'd already given you the information you need to know for sure.
Thank you for the useful information but the guide you're leading is not exactly the scenario I've faced. My installation didn't have that Step 7 where you choose the partition even though I've chosen Custom/New install in the prior step. That's why I think it might be a ISO thing as my ISO wasn't pure Win8 but Win8.1. Maybe 8.1 is only meant for upgrading and not for a fresh install. Or at least the ISO I had was like that.
The ISO's are all the same with some versions hidden or unlocked.

What you describe would be because you didn't boot the disk, the most fundamental thing one must do to Clean Reinstall Windows 7 or Clean Install - Windows 8 . If you don't boot the disk but run it from the OS it locks out the drive letter so even if the OS goes onto another partition, it doesn't boot as C which is undesireable. You must have chosen an Upgrade Install that overwrote 7.

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