Quote: Originally Posted by Wolf0x
Well I was wanting to clean install win 7 to wipe my hard drive as it is full of junk and I plan on moving to a new pc. I was wanting to know two things -
1 - Would these method on this website http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/cle...rade_media.asp
work to clean install
2 - If I take my hard drive and put it in a completely new computer would I get any activation issues if I were to clean install win 7 or if I just left the hard drive as it is would it have any problems
That is Paul Thurott's web site. He is something of guru and it is generally reliable.
There are guides on this forum on how to clean install from an upgrade disk. Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
There isn't much to it. You boot from the disc and at some point you choose custom install and a bit later you choose what partitions you want to overwrite and wipe out.
About question 2, you might run into an activation problem. Not sure. Can you wait until the new PC arrives before attempting the installation? That should bypass any install problems.