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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

17 Nov 2009   #170
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Dragon,

I must admit that I'm stumped as to why you are getting the Vista boot screen instead of the Windows 7 one. I just do not see a reason why.


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17 Nov 2009   #171
Dragon41673

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I think I may have found the answer...problem is I'm at work. I won't post it here till I know for sure as to not put wrong info out there...but if it works...I will definitely post it!

Thanks again for all your help Brink!
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18 Nov 2009   #172
Boras

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Brink, without a doubt the most important and most read tutorial made.
I'm unsure and will ask you if I can make partitions(3 or 4) just before the clean install (in Drive Options), in a situation where the entire disk is unallocated. Should I use the Extend option to shrink and make partitions or is it better just to install and after in Disk Manager make new ones?
Thanks a lot
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18 Nov 2009   #173
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Boras,

I would think that it would be easier to just shrink and create the new partitions after you finished installing Windows 7 in Disk Mangement instead.

Partition or Volume - Create New
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18 Nov 2009   #174
Boras

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Thanks you for a quick reply, I'll follow your advice.
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18 Nov 2009   #175
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.
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01 Dec 2009   #176
Dragon41673

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Sorry it's taken so long to get back...had a lot going on...

Found the problem...it's the HDMI connection. When Windows 7 uses a HDMI connection, something is forcing the Vista Startup Style Screen (I'm assuming HDCP or something along those lines). I confirmed this by using a VGA cable directly from my HTPC...to the TV (it has VGA input)...and TADA...Windows 7 Start Up Flying Ball's to Win Logo screen!!!

All that reinstalling for nothing! GUURRR!!!! At least I know it was a true clean install! hahaha
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01 Dec 2009   #177
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Dragon,

I'm happy to hear that you found out what the culprit was and got it sorted. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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02 Dec 2009   #178
Dragon41673

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Anytime Brink...sorry it took so long. Really odd though...and a couple hours of wasted time re-installing Win 7 (I think I got up to 4 or 5 tries)...but at least I know what it was
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12 Dec 2009   #179
kimo0419

none still trying to install one
 
 
question concerning clean install

Ok so I have a brand new spanking HDD that geek squad put in. No partition, no previous OS at all. NO system image at all. Now on your steps I get to step #3 but step #4 never happens. Instead I get System Recovery Options. But I can't use any of them. What do I do?
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