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Windows 7: Clean install issue


07 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Clean install issue

I can't seem to find the path to do a format and reinstall 7. With the cd inserted it the only option is a custom install with no choice for format. Any help?


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07 Jan 2010   #2

Win7 7600 x64
 
 

Choose custom install from boot up, do not run from within the operating system.

Follow the instructions for installation, one step will be choose the partition or hard drive you want to install, under advanced option you can delete/ format partition or full hard drive.

Hope this helps.
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07 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ilesal View Post
Choose custom install from boot up, do not run from within the operating system.

Follow the instructions for installation, one step will be choose the partition or hard drive you want to install, under advanced option you can delete/ format partition or full hard drive.

Hope this helps.
I can't get it boot from the cd, it just loads the current 7 OS. I have the dvd rom setup in the bios as 1st boot.
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07 Jan 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you do the custom install, all of your current files will be moved to a folder called Windows.old... you can save what ever you want, then delete it... or you can download gparted to format your drive, then install Windows 7... Hope this helps...
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07 Jan 2010   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You might want to try this, but as always when making changes to your OS or hard drive, always back up.

Windows 7 Install: ‘Cannot boot from CD – Code 5′ Problem and Solution - Cool Technology, Gadgets and Computers
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07 Jan 2010   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kordon View Post
I can't seem to find the path to do a format and reinstall 7. With the cd inserted it the only option is a custom install with no choice for format. Any help?
Take a look at this tutorial:

Clean Install Windows 7


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08 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kordon View Post
I can't seem to find the path to do a format and reinstall 7. With the cd inserted it the only option is a custom install with no choice for format. Any help?
Take a look at this tutorial:

Clean Install Windows 7

Got it thanks!
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