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Windows 7: Clean Install ntsf Partition Issue

04 Jan 2015   #1
Synergy23

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Clean Install ntsf Partition Issue

I just purchased Windows 7 Home Premium, but I am having difficulty installing it. Originally, I had Vista. Eventually, I uninstalled Vista completely, due in part to countless issues, and installed Ubuntu 14.04. As a result, I have two partitions, but they are no longer a compatible format.

I don't care about my current files. Can I simply delete current partitions completely and somehow create a new one for Windows 7 without corrupting anything?

And what about drivers? Should I have purchased a recovery disc as well? Or is everything that is necessary to run win7 available on install disc and/or online?


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04 Jan 2015   #2
Synergy23

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

To sum it up: Will my laptop be forever doomed if I delete all existing partitions pre-install?
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04 Jan 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Because you had ubuntu installed, you should run the clean command and create an install partition, using diskpart.

Boot with the W7 install dvd and run diskpart.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

DISKPART : At PC Startup

With Windows 7 you will have a perfect pc

Just run all rounds of windows update, then check device manager for any missing drivers.

Clean Install Windows 7

You can delete all the partitions down to un allocated space and then just click next to install windows, but I recommend you make an install partition.
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05 Jan 2015   #4
Synergy23

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thank you!

One additional question: how do I create the install partition? (If this is explained in the links provided, I apologize. I skimmed and didn't catch it.)
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05 Jan 2015   #5
gregrocker

 

The forums has a tutorial used by over a million consumers to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7 without a single complaint. Nor has anyone returned with problems who stuck with the tools and methods given.
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06 Jan 2015   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Synergy23 View Post
Thank you!

One additional question: how do I create the install partition? (If this is explained in the links provided, I apologize. I skimmed and didn't catch it.)
After you run the "clean" command in Diskpart, you could create one or more partitions then and there, in Diskpart.

But you don't need to and most people don't.

The more common method would be to exit Diskpart after running "clean", going back to the Windows install, and then choosing the size of your install partition when you get to the "where do you want to install Windows" screen. The installer will make a partition in your chosen size and automatically format it and install to it.
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