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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

24 Oct 2009   #110
Matt4

Windows 7
 
 

I might just end up deleting the stuff as your originally said, ill se if the other topic turns up anything more, thanks a lot for your help.


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24 Oct 2009   #111
jimmyt05

vista 32-bit home premium
 
 

I still have not installed my copy, but in the booklet it came with said to back up what you need to an external hard drive. I don't think it'd be a problem, but is it okay to back up to an extra internal hard drive? I think it'd be fine, I just want to be sure that stuff won't get erased. Thanks in advance.
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24 Oct 2009   #112
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Matt.


Jimmy,

Yes, you could also use a separate internal hard drive than you are installing on for backups as well. Just be sure not to select it during installation.
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24 Oct 2009   #113
Matt4

Windows 7
 
 

After movign the downloaded peices out of the windows.old folder and into the corresponding locations in windows 7, the instruction on the first page of "makign a boot cd from the student d/l" thread (using the syntax edits on the second page) allowed me to make a boot cd adn do a clean install, thanks for all the effort!

knew it was possible brink
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24 Oct 2009   #114
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matt4 View Post
After movign the downloaded peices out of the windows.old folder and into the corresponding locations in windows 7, the instruction on the first page of "makign a boot cd from the student d/l" thread (using the syntax edits on the second page) allowed me to make a boot cd adn do a clean install, thanks for all the effort!

knew it was possible brink
That's great to know that you can do a clean install as well from that. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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25 Oct 2009   #115
Veradrix90

Windows XP
 
 

Hello to everyone! I would like to make a question related to the HDD space needed from Windows Seven to run smoothly: I have 2 Disks a 320GB and a 80GB. I am running Windows XP in the 80GB for years now and had no problem but is it enough for the Windows Seven too, or I will have trouble?

All replies are welcome!!!

P.S Sorry If I went off-topic but i am a newbie here and this is my first post so... a little sympathy would be good!!!
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25 Oct 2009   #116
Mike B

Dual boot to Vista and Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Click on the tutorials. There a couple links showing what 7 needs to run. You should be fine putting it on the 320G drive. It took right around 30G on my bare 500G drive.
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25 Oct 2009   #117
Veradrix90

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike B View Post
Click on the tutorials. There a couple links showing what 7 needs to run. You should be fine putting it on the 320G drive. It took right around 30G on my bare 500G drive.
OK then 320 it is!!! Thank you for the tip, oh and i will check out the tutorials for further info! Thanks a million!!!
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25 Oct 2009   #118
gzt7d8

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Greg,

I can confrm 100% that you can do a clean install with a upgrade Windows 7 version and activate without a problem. I went out this morning and got a copy to test and confirm it.

Settled.
Brink,
You're absolutely correct. I was away over the weekend and just completed the clean install tonight. Very painless.

Thanks!
Greg
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25 Oct 2009   #119
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Greg. Thank you for confirming as well.
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