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Windows 7: Help Please: Install Windows 7 Eliminate Windows XP Pro

15 Jan 2010   #1
RayPaula

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Help Please: Install Windows 7 Eliminate Windows XP Pro

Hi,
I purchased Windows 7 Ultimate (Not an upgrade) to replace/eliminate my current Windows XP Pro. I believe what I need to do is called a custom (clean) install. Could you point me in the right direction of a good tutorial on this? I am currently backing up all my files on an external hard drive as well as disc. Your help would be most appreciated. Thanks, Ray


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15 Jan 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Here is the requested selection from our excellent library, edited by our Adminstrator, Brink.

Clean Install Windows 7

A few extra hints and no additional cost:

Do what I did go to YouTube. Its a great feeling when you are installing, to know exactly what is going to happen and when. Its like doing it a second time.

Second hint. After you use the system, have all programs etc. and you are happy. Use the system image feature. Make a copy of your HD and put it in a safe place. Update it once a month. If you ever have a problem, that you cannot remedy, you always will have your back up.

Good Luck, Ray.
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15 Jan 2010   #3
zigzag3143

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RayPaula View Post
Hi,
I purchased Windows 7 Ultimate (Not an upgrade) to replace/eliminate my current Windows XP Pro. I believe what I need to do is called a custom (clean) install. Could you point me in the right direction of a good tutorial on this? I am currently backing up all my files on an external hard drive as well as disc. Your help would be most appreciated. Thanks, Ray

Hi and welcome

We have a world class tutorial writer here at sevenforums. All you need do is go to the tutorial section. In the mean time here is one of them. Clean Install Windows 7

Ken J+
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15 Jan 2010   #4
richc46

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Ken, I just found out, I type faster than you. Take care, Ken.
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15 Jan 2010   #5
RayPaula

Window XP Pro
 
 

Awesome!!
A BIG Thanks to all of you!! Your help is very much appreciated!! Thanks again, Ray
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15 Jan 2010   #6
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Just that big smile made the effort worthwhile.
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15 Jan 2010   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Ken, I just found out, I type faster than you. Take care, Ken.


Rich

And a better post as well. After you do 8000 posts your wingers are worn. Tag and im it
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