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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

15 Feb 2010   #210
bjg1

win7
 
 

any possibility it can be downloaded from microsoft?


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15 Feb 2010   #211
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you have a MSN or TechNet subscription you can, otherwise it probably is an illegal download and cannot be discussed in the forum without getting permantently banned.
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03 Mar 2010   #212
masplin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
RAID Driver

Thanks for great tutorial but you lost me with the RAID bit. I have a Vista 32 bit RAID 0 pc that I want to do a clean install of Win7 64 bit. Sounds like I will not be able to see my drives as RAID 0 configured unless I install some drivers. Can you tell me where these drivers mght live within Vista Home Premium?

Thanks Mike
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03 Mar 2010   #213
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masplin View Post
Thanks for great tutorial but you lost me with the RAID bit. I have a Vista 32 bit RAID 0 pc that I want to do a clean install of Win7 64 bit. Sounds like I will not be able to see my drives as RAID 0 configured unless I install some drivers. Can you tell me where these drivers mght live within Vista Home Premium?

Thanks Mike
Welcome!

Go to your computer manufacturer's site and look for the drivers there. If you need help, please let me know what model computer you have.
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03 Mar 2010   #214
masplin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I have a dell XPS 430. Tried the Dell website and cannot see any drivers for anything related to RAID.
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03 Mar 2010   #215
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The best I can recommend is try the installation. There is a good chance it already has the drivers.
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04 Mar 2010   #216
masplin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Just started follwing the tutorial for a clean install and I got to select the drive but there is no format option? I clicked next hoping it was on the next screen but it has just started installing. Am I looking in the wrong place?

presumably it is now doing a custom install and utting my old files in windwos.old. This si quite a new laptop with little junk so does it really matter if not a clean install?


I wasnt going to partition the drive so didn't look under drive options. However I have 2 partitions. Partion 1 (recovery) which i cant install on as says OEM reserved, but can format . Partition 2 which the format option is greyed out?

Should I keep the OEM partition or delete it and try and format the whole drive?

most pcs come with this small recovery partition, but not sure what is stored in their. Will the win7 install create something similar?

mike
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04 Mar 2010   #217
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masplin View Post
I wasnt going to partition the drive so didn't look under drive options. However I have 2 partitions. Partion 1 (recovery) which i cant install on as says OEM reserved, but can format . Partition 2 which the format option is greyed out?

Should I keep the OEM partition or delete it and try and format the whole drive?

most pcs come with this small recovery partition, but not sure what is stored in their. Will the win7 install create something similar?

mike
Did you make your OEM Recovery DVD's? (for your old OS)
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04 Mar 2010   #218
masplin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Yes i did
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04 Mar 2010   #219
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Masplin,

Since you have created a set of OEM Factory Recovery discs to be able to use to restore your previous OS (one that came with computer) instead of from the recovery partition, you can "delete" all partitions if you like. Afterwards you can do a clean install of Windows 7 on the one selected unallocated space left.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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