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Windows 7: Reinstall Windows 7 Fresh!

16 Nov 2009   #1
adgower

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
Reinstall Windows 7 Fresh!

Okay So i am running windows 7 pro 64 bit I got via the .edu email cheappy thing, and I was wondering how can I do a fresh install of windows 7? I have the dlled file on my external harddrive... should I copy to internal harddrive? and does it just install again? or what?

Thanks!


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16 Nov 2009   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Depends on what type of install you want, and whether you got ISO to burn or just files.

Best is to burn the ISO to a DVD and boot into installer to format the HDD and clean install. If Upgrade, it will scan the HDD to see the prior qualifying OS before wiping it.

If you want an inplace Upgrade which saves your programs, files and settings (plus any corruption) run the installer from desktop.
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16 Nov 2009   #3
adgower

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Okay I see, yeah I want to do a clean install, don't need need to keep settings or anything.
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16 Nov 2009   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Let us know how it goes in the Installation & Setup forum where installers hang out.
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16 Nov 2009   #5
adgower

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Okay I will post back when I'm done! thanks!
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