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Windows 7: Clean install Windows 7 with new HDD using Dell USB recovery key

20 Jun 2016   #1
tcc1903

Windows 7 64 bit, Home Edition Premium
 
 
Clean install Windows 7 with new HDD using Dell USB recovery key

I would like to get some help installing Windows 7 64 bit home edition on my XPS 8500

1TB sata HDD.

Because of a "2000-149" fault code, I am going to do a like for like HDD swap. I

purchased a W7030 HDD and Windows 7 USB key kit from Dell. The computer runs okay for the most part

with problems from time to time. I have uploaded my C drive to the "idrive" cloud.


What I want to do is install the new HDD and load Windows 7 on to it and then slowly start to put back my

3rd party software. The tutorials I am finding don't seem show how to just load Windows 7 without

backing up my old HDD onto a external device. I don't think that is necessary because it is up on a cloud.

I could really use some guidance here on that.


I guess I need a complete walk through... Maybe a copy of "Loading windows 7 on new HDD for

Dummies" would help. Please don't feel that your explanations would be too basic for me.

All help would be much appreciated.


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21 Jun 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

How`s this

Clean Install Windows 7

You do realize you`ll have to reinstall all your software ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
M$ just released this so updating should be faster
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-7-and-8-1/

The old way to update after a clean install,
Reinstalled twice, but Windows still won't update
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22 Jun 2016   #4
tcc1903

Windows 7 64 bit, Home Edition Premium
 
 
Windows 7 Clean install

Thank you very much AddRAM. That was just what I needed. It was perfect.
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