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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

24 Oct 2009   #100
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Thank you!

Brink!

This tutorial is great, and I apreciate it very much!

I printed it, and will use it as a reference when installing Windows 7 home premium x86.

I hope you will continue writing tutorials!

Have a nice day!

zx81


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24 Oct 2009   #101
Matt4

Windows 7
 
 

There are thigns in the c directory as well that seemed to migrate from vista, also i know i had malware, and i can only assuem that made he jump along and has already dispersed itself aroudn the computer. i have a self built i7 and want it to run like it should.
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24 Oct 2009   #102
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Matt,

Could you post a screenshot of the C: directory to see what these files are please?
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24 Oct 2009   #103
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zx81 View Post
Brink!

This tutorial is great, and I apreciate it very much!

I printed it, and will use it as a reference when installing Windows 7 home premium x86.

I hope you will continue writing tutorials!

Have a nice day!

zx81
You're most welcome zx81, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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24 Oct 2009   #104
Matt4

Windows 7
 
 

I can if you really want but i think youl get it just from an example, i have the dev-cpp folder in c:/ and after i installed 7 over vista, it stayed there. seems that it did not sort things that were in the root directory into the windows.old folder.
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24 Oct 2009   #105
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Oh, I thought that you had done a custom install instead of a upgrade install. A upgrade install keeps pretty much everything that was in Vista into Windows 7.


If you do not have a Windows 7 installation disc, then how or what did you install Windows 7 with?
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24 Oct 2009   #106
Matt4

Windows 7
 
 

I got the student downloda from digitalriver, and i did do a custom install, there just was never an option to completly erase the HD which I though was odd. I just put everything that on my old drive into windows.old, unless as i said it was in the root directory.
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24 Oct 2009   #107
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

With the Student digitalriver copy, you will not be able to do a clean install and be able to activate it with the key that came with it.

This will show you how to make a ISO file and create a DVD from though if you wanted to.

Make bootable iso from student d/l
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24 Oct 2009   #108
Matt4

Windows 7
 
 

ive been posting in that one too :d was hoping 2 ppl might have different ideas. Problem there is that tutorial is for making the boot cd (which will let you do a clean install so it is possible with the dl copy) before you install windows 7. Not sure how it could be doen after. I could reinstalled vista and start ALL over again...but I would really like not to for clear reasons.
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24 Oct 2009   #109
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You would still only be able to do a upgrade install with the disc created.

Since you already have it upgraded to Windows 7 with a Custom Install, I would not worry about it unless you cannot activate with your key number since your did a custom install instead of a upgrade install.
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