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Windows 7: Removing linux and Install Windows 7

21 Sep 2016   #11
matfx

Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit Ver 6.3
 
 

I do agreed with Megahertz07 Windows installation disk does have the command prompt that can format/clean the HDD for installation of Windows.


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21 Sep 2016   #12
luminous123

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

Thank you for all your comments.

Megahertz07 can you teach how to clean my partiton using cmd of windows intallation disk.

My computer spec
i7 2nd gen
Hp pavilion dv4 3008tx
8gb memory
600gb hhd
radeon graphics card
(laptop)

please guide me...
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21 Sep 2016   #13
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

This should work:

Note that the "clean" command in Diskpart cleans the entire disk, not just a particular partition.

Disconnect all hard drives other than the drive that will receive Windows.

Disconnect any external devices. All you need are monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

Boot from the Windows 7 installation disc.

Hit Shift F10 at the first screen where you are asked to choose a language.

A command prompt will appear. Type diskpart at that prompt.

Type in the following commands one by one, followed by the Enter key to create a partition (text in parentheses are comments only):

list disk (to show the ID number of the hard disk to partition, normally Disk 0)

select disk 0 (change 0 to another number if applicable)

clean (this wipes the drive of anything on it; not needed on a brand new drive)

create partition primary

select partition 1 (this selects the partition you just made)

active (this marks that partition active)

format fs=ntfs quick (this formats that partition)

exit (this quits the diskpart program)

exit (this closes the command prompt window)

Continue Windows 7 installation as usual. Remember to highlight and select the partition just created when you come to the partition screen asking you "where do you want to install Windows?”.
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21 Sep 2016   #14
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

You are jumping important steps, like BIOS configuration, to install win 7 on your laptop.
I can guide you though your Win 7 installation once I read your laptop specs.
If you don't have mouse when you launch win 7 installation confirms that you need USB 3.0 drivers. You also have to load the SATA drivers. Please confirm.

Just to clean your disk (it won't install as you said that a driver is needed)
Boot with your Win 7 64 bits installation disk.
Go to Install-advanced-delete all partitions-New
It will delete all partitions and when it create new it will also create a MS reserved partition.
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21 Sep 2016   #15
Holmes177

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Megahertz is 100% correct. I just did a fresh install of W7 on an Acer Aspire that had Linux Mint previously installed. Used a USB thumb drive, went smooth & fast. Just delete the partitions that the install program finds, then click "new". No need to wipe Linux prior to installing W7.
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21 Sep 2016   #16
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Luminous, I've read ed your laptop manual. As it's a old Laptop (2011) you shouldn't have problems installing Win 7 64 on it.
What it's strange is that you said it was asking for a driver. A driver should only be needed if you have Win XP installation disk. Please confirm that your Windows installation disk is Win 7 64bits and not a Win XP.

If you are using a USB flash disk you should attach it on the left side, near the audio jack.
The USB on the right side can be USB 3.0 on selected model.
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01 Oct 2016   #17
PimpleMaze

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

windows 7 install media is fully capable of cleaning and repartitioning a hdd. there is no need to use any linux or 3rd party partitioner. Installing windows 7 will automaticaly overwrite the mbr and remove grub.

what Megahetz said:
Quote:
What it's strange is that you said it was asking for a driver. A driver should only be needed if you have Win XP installation disk. Please confirm that your Windows installation disk is Win 7 64bits and not a Win XP.

If you are using a USB flash disk you should attach it on the left side, near the audio jack.
The USB on the right side can be USB 3.0 on selected model.
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