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Windows 7: Clean Install Option Not Available

31 Mar 2010   #1

XP Pro SP3 | Vista Home Premium x86 | Windows 7 Pro x86
 
 
Clean Install Option Not Available

Hi,

I am trying to clean install Windows 7 Professional.

When in 'Where do you want to install?' [after selecting Custom (Advanced) option], I am not getting the Advanced option for format (clean install) under the listed HDD partitions.

Pls assist how can I do a clean install deleting my previous OS (Vista Home Premium).

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31 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Are you booting from the disk?
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31 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

I had the same problem when I installed Windows 7 for the first time. The second time, I used my XP disc to delete the Windows 7 partition and have a clean drive for this final Windows 7 version.
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31 Mar 2010   #4

XP Pro SP3 | Vista Home Premium x86 | Windows 7 Pro x86
 
 

Thanks Dwarf & AllMac for your replies.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Are you booting from the disk?
No running Setup.exe
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31 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You need to boot from the DVD at start up. So you need to configure your bios to boot from CD/DVD, and reboot the laptop with the disk inserted, which will then run the installer and give you the option.
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31 Mar 2010   #6

XP Pro SP3 | Vista Home Premium x86 | Windows 7 Pro x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
You need to boot from the DVD at start up. So you need to configure your bios to boot from CD/DVD, and reboot the laptop with the disk inserted, which will then run the installer and give you the option.
Is that why I am not getting the advanced option?
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31 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Parry View Post
Is that why I am not getting the advanced option?
It is, as you can't format the drive you're using for your OS whilst you're using the OS.
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31 Mar 2010   #8

XP Pro SP3 | Vista Home Premium x86 | Windows 7 Pro x86
 
 

Exactly; anyway thanks once again, will update.
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31 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Parry View Post
Exactly; anyway thanks once again, will update.
We'll get you there one day lad.

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