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Windows 7: HP windows 7 upgrade -> CLEAN install

19 Jan 2010   #1
nYc91

windows 7
 
 
HP windows 7 upgrade -> CLEAN install

alright so i have a HP HDX16t, and i had vista x64 .. i recently upgraded to windows 7 from vista and i was experiencing a lot of problems so i decided to do a clean install ..

i popped in my windows 7 upgrade CD [didn't boot from CD] and just went through with the installation and clicked custom to do a clean reinstall. i kind of just felt like taking a chance because from what i read, in order to do a clean reinstall after you already upgraded, everything i was reading said that i would have to go back to Vista using the recovery disc, and then do another installation of windows 7 clean.

but so far everything seems to be running fine, so basically what im asking is are there any complications that may arise because of me just doing a clean install straight from an upgrade??

Also, for anyone with HP, how might i go about getting HP mediasmart back?


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19 Jan 2010   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

When you ran the DVD it saw an OS and that was all that is needed to accept Upgrade version key without a workaround.

Check your HP Support Downloads page for your model for any missing drivers or apps. Google if necc.
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19 Jan 2010   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nYc91 View Post
i kind of just felt like taking a chance because from what i read, in order to do a clean reinstall after you already upgraded, everything i was reading said that i would have to go back to Vista using the recovery disc, and then do another installation of windows 7 clean.

but so far everything seems to be running fine, so basically what im asking is are there any complications that may arise because of me just doing a clean install straight from an upgrade??
I never heard of such a thing.

As far as I know, if you have a legitimate Windows 7 upgrade disk, you never have to "go back to Vista" to do a clean install. You can always just boot from the DVD, choose custom install, delete all partitions, and go from there.

Regardless of what was previously on the drive.
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19 Jan 2010   #4
Slimer

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Here is a link to HP's software & driver support page. Just search for your product number.

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