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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

11 May 2009   #10
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

thanks for the heads up Brink, much better to use windows built in tweek. I will change mine and make a note of this link. lm
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11 May 2009   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Larry.
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08 Jun 2009   #12
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

At step 8, I just highlighted the partition and clicked 'delete' then clicked next. The result is the same as far as I can tell.
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08 Jun 2009   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello ElBeasto, and welcome to Seven Forums.

True, the end results will most likely be the same, but the actions are different.

Deleting the partition will leave it as a blank unallocated partition, but Windows 7 will format it during the installation anyway.
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08 Jun 2009   #14
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

They often recommend that after installation is finished you do the following in order:

1. install chipset drivers
2. install all other drivers
3. install anti virus and/or firewall
4. install your software
5. disk cleanup
6. defrag

other optional extras could include

a. relocate pagefile
b. relocate indexing database
c. change power profile to taste
d. relocate where IE stores its cache files
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08 Jun 2009   #15
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello ElBeasto, and welcome to Seven Forums.

True, the end results will most likely be the same, but the actions are different.

Deleting the partition will leave it as a blank unallocated partition, but Windows 7 will format it during the installation anyway.

Thanks Brink, yeah I figured it would either do it automatically or spit out an info dialog saying you have to create at least one partition etc...

Out of curiosity, if you click format, does it give you the quick format option?
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08 Jun 2009   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep, it is a quick format by default.
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08 Jun 2009   #17
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok thanks Brink. I guess SMART would be norm these days :-)
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08 Jun 2009   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I would like to think that most folks are SMART. LOL
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05 Jul 2009   #19
ztmike

Windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

I'm not booting from the dvd..

I'm not getting the option for Step 7..

But I did get it the first time I tried installing Win 7..not sure what to do?
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