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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

23 Oct 2009   #90
pronxs

Windows 7
 
 

thanks Brink!!


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23 Oct 2009   #91
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Pronxs.
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23 Oct 2009   #92
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

I did my first install of Win7 ultimate x64 without reading at the forum first. Not always the best idea but I do have a lot of experience.

I just selected custom install and deleted all partitions and repartitioned normaly. It installed ultimate automaticly. I entered no product key when asked.

After install I opened the system window(right click on computer and selected properties). Then I opened the change product key link at the bottom. I put in the PC and activated.

I was done.

It really worked and it kinda freaked me out that it did.

Saved 100 bucks on a full install disk.
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23 Oct 2009   #93
Mike B

Dual boot to Vista and Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Shawn,

Thanks for this great tutorial for installing Dubya 7. The install was pretty much self-explanatory, but your tips helped. Now to configure 7 to suit my needs. I timed it and with my delays reading your tips, it only took about 6 minutes.

Explorer saw and executed my my Vista files just fine with no need to change anything but logins and passwords.

A lot of learning to do, but so far, 7 has left a wet spot in my shorts.

Mike B
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23 Oct 2009   #94
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike B View Post
Shawn,

Thanks for this great tutorial for installing Dubya 7. The install was pretty much self-explanatory, but your tips helped. Now to configure 7 to suit my needs. I timed it and with my delays reading your tips, it only took about 6 minutes.

Explorer saw and executed my my Vista files just fine with no need to change anything but logins and passwords.

A lot of learning to do, but so far, 7 has left a wet spot in my shorts.

Mike B
LOL, you're welcome Mike.
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24 Oct 2009   #95
SEGA

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

sorry for being a nuisance but i need to be sure

So i can just follow your tutorial, then activate the cd-key during the first installation it will be activated already? right? I am about to do a clean install into a new HDD with Windows 7 upgrade Disc....
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24 Oct 2009   #96
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello SEGA,

No problem. Correct, but I would activate it after the installation is finished though.
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24 Oct 2009   #97
Matt4

Windows 7
 
 

Hey, I bought the DR upgrade version, and unknowingly installed it assumign it would do a clean install but now i have this windows old junk i dont want. How could I install it again cleanly, keeping in mind i dont have a boot cd and have already installed windows 7
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24 Oct 2009   #98
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Matt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

There's no need to reinstall again. The tutorial below will help show you how to removed the Windows.old folder so that it will be like a clean install.

Windows.old Folder - Delete

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 Oct 2009   #99
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Browse the windows.old folders for any documents, pictures, music files, etc .. Once you have, you may delete it, and you will have the same thing as a true clean install..
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