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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

13 Nov 2010   #270
2therock

Win 10 Pro 64x
 
 
Family Pack 64 Bit option in clean install?

I searched but did not hit it. During the install process rather it be the clean or not, when is the 64 or 32 bit option available?

I'll be coming from a 32 bit XP install.

Thanks


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13 Nov 2010   #271
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello 2therock,

There will not be an option to select to install 32-bit or 64-bit. That is determined on what the Windows 7 installation DVD is for instead.

A full retail copy of Windows 7 comes with a separate 32-bit DVD and 64-bit DVD that you can use either one to install Windows 7 with on your computer.

If your family pack only came with a 64-bit installation DVD, then that is what is being installed.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Nov 2010   #272
2therock

Win 10 Pro 64x
 
 

Well heck. It does not say. I got the newegg home premium family 3 pack upgrade.
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13 Nov 2010   #273
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

2therock,

Looking at the replies there, you should have two installation DVD's that came with the family pack. One should have 32-bit (x86) written on the DVD, and the other 64-bit.
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13 Nov 2010   #274
2therock

Win 10 Pro 64x
 
 

Thanks Brink,

I just seen that in the newegg feedback section.
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14 Nov 2010   #275
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome mate.
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19 Nov 2010   #276
2therock

Win 10 Pro 64x
 
 

To confirm.......... I just got the package and it has two disks, a 32 and a 64 bit software disks.
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19 Nov 2010   #277
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news 2therock. Thank you for posting back.
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30 Nov 2010   #278
Quiggles

XP 32
 
 

Hi all

Silly question, I have done some reading online and haven't found a definitive answer. I am buying a new HP that comes with a recovery partition, if i wanted to do a clean install but KEEP the recovery partition, is it as simple as solely deleting the win7 partition and not deleting the recovery one? (in following with the guide posted)

It sounds so simple, I have not seen anything confirming or denying it. Can anyone shed some light
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30 Nov 2010   #279
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Quiggles, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you wanted to do a clean install of Windows 7 using a retail Windows 7 installation DVD, then yes it would be that simple.

However, the new HP's recovery partition will allow you to do a factory restore of the Windows 7 that came with it to have it back like new again if needed.

You should also use the Recovery Manager shortcut in the Start Menu to create a set of Factory Recovery DVDs to have as a backup in case something should happen to the recovery partition (ex: HDD failure or accidental format)

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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