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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

05 Jul 2009   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mike, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What are you booting from, and how are you running the Windows 7 installation?

Shawn


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05 Jul 2009   #21
ztmike

Windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

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

What are you booting from, and how are you running the Windows 7 installation?

Shawn
I'm running 7 now..but I been trying to do a clean install, I have the files to install on my external drive..

I extract the files then I click on "setup" and it takes me to the installation process.

I have like 2 copies of 7 on my harddrive from me trying to get a clean install going..I didn't find this guide however till I searched Google.

The FIRST time I installed 7 over Vista I DID get the option for Step 7 but now I'm not getting that option?

Edit: On Step 7 I'm getting everything BUT the option for (Drive options (advanced)

And below "Load Driver" I get "To make changes to partitions. restart Windows from the installation disc."

I'm not running a disc?
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05 Jul 2009   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The only way you will get Drive options (advanced) is to do the installation at boot, and not from running the installation from within your current OS.


However, you will still get a new Windows 7 installation. After the installation is finished, run Disk Cleanup to remove the Files discarded by Windows upgrade for the C:\Windows.old folder. These will be the remnants of the previous installation.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Jul 2009   #23
ztmike

Windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

I deleted Windows.old already.. But my drive is showing 104GBs of USED space ..looks like I'm screwed then until I can afford some blank DVDs.

I'd like to know though why that drive option was available to me the first time I installed Win 7 over Vista..
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05 Jul 2009   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm not sure why or how you did either.

Did you do it with Disk Cleanup? There may be other files it finds to get some of that space back.

You might also see how much of that space is being used by System Protection for restore points.
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05 Jul 2009   #25
Sheryl

Windows 7 RC
 
 

I've done what you said to do. I now have a folder called Windows.old where all the old OS and other stuff is stored. Once I've got W7 up and working, all the drivers transferred over, and all data transferred, is there a reason to keep the old OS? I need the disk space!
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05 Jul 2009   #26
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sheryl View Post
I've done what you said to do. I now have a folder called Windows.old where all the old OS and other stuff is stored. Once I've got W7 up and working, all the drivers transferred over, and all data transferred, is there a reason to keep the old OS? I need the disk space!
If you're happy with the set up then you can delete the folder. No worries
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05 Jul 2009   #27
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sheryl View Post
I've done what you said to do. I now have a folder called Windows.old where all the old OS and other stuff is stored. Once I've got W7 up and working, all the drivers transferred over, and all data transferred, is there a reason to keep the old OS? I need the disk space!
Yep, as Redsoxm, posted, you can also run Disk Cleanup to remove the Files discarded by Windows upgrade for the C:\Windows.old folder.

Shawn
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11 Jul 2009   #28
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Shaun, it might be an idea to update this for the euro version to include how to obtain IE.
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12 Jul 2009   #29
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Good idea Nick. Added.
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