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Windows 7: Clean install of Win7 after an upgrade install?

18 May 2010   #1
STC

Windows 7
 
 
Clean install of Win7 after an upgrade install?

I'm a new Windows 7 user and a new Seven Forums user. Quick questiion for you guys... Can I do a clean install of Windows 7 w/ the same upgrade disc I used for an upgrade install on the same computer? I did an upgrade from Vista install and activated the key.

Windows is working fine btw, but I want to do a clean install. Is it possible or will I need to buy a Windows 7 Disc?

Thx!

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18 May 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello STC, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you can do a clean install with a Windows 7 Upgrade copy.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 May 2010   #3
STC

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello STC, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you can do a clean install with a Windows 7 Upgrade copy.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thx Shawn, but I was wondering can I do a clean install using the same upgrade disc that I used for an upgrade install? And can I use the same verification key for the clean install?
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18 May 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If it's a retail copy of Windows 7 Upgrade, then yes for both.
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18 May 2010   #5
STC

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If it's a retail copy of Windows 7 Upgrade, then yes for both.
Ok thx. Its an upgrade copy I got from Acer I bought the aptop late late last yr when they offered free Windows 7 upgrades.
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18 May 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

You can make this your last reinstall if you save a Windows 7 backup image as soon as you get it installed and set up, drivers updated, Windows Updates, cleaned and defragged.

Then you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD (or a replacement) in 15-20 minutes using your Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD and the saved image.
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