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Windows 7: I want to re-install Windows 7

05 May 2010   #1
NScotia

Windows 7
 
 
I want to re-install Windows 7

I would like to re-install Windows 7.

How do I go about doing that? Do I install the Windows Vista recovery discs or put in the Windows 7 upgrade 32bit disc? If so, do I do a clean install?


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05 May 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

If you'd like to do a clean installation (completely erase all of the data on your hard drive) then you can do that. You can also use your upgrade disc to simply reinstall the Windows system files. I don't recommend that though. I recommend a clean install.

Just insert your Upgrade DVD and follow the Install tutorial in my signature.
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05 May 2010   #3
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Go to your bios, set to boot from cd and save changes. Reboot with Win 7 cd in the drive and it will start automatically Best to format the drive using custom install.Don't forget after the installation to change the bios setting back to boot from your first HD


Steve
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05 May 2010   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Clean Install Windows 7

When you boot the WIn7 Upgrade DVD, it will scan the HD to see another OS which passes a flag to allow use of the Upgrade version key, even if you then use Custom>Drive Tools to delete all partitions, create New, and format before install.
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