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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

19 Jul 2012   #410
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
No problem Pinklotus.

Once you click on the Drive options (advanced) link from step 7, you would Delete the partitions for your disk # until that disk # is showing as "unallocated" in step 8.
Hey, I'm kinda having the same problem. I guess it's the same with me, but I want to be sure

So I just got my new laptop, the Asus N56VM-S4050V with Windows 7 Home Premium installed on it. But there's a lot of bloatware on the laptop so I want to do the clean installation, and install Win7 ultimate.

I'm stuck at step 7, like pinklotus. I click on the Custom (advanced) option, then I see two partitions, the HDD on which the home premium edition is installed on, and a system reserved partition. Want I need to do next, is delete both partitions, and not format them right? After that I click on the HDD which by then is unallocated space, to install ultimate on it?

What is the difference actually? I hope you can help me.

Kind regards,

Duco
Hello Duco, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you have it correct.

Before starting, you might consider creating a set of Asus factory recovery discs for the Windows 7 Home Premium that came included with your laptop. This way you will be able to reinstall it back to factory conditions in the future if you should ever want to since wiping the HDD will also wipe the factory recovery partition(s).

If you format the HDD first, then the "System Reserved" partition will not be added.

If you do not format and select a "Unallocated space", then the "System Reserved" partition will be added. This is just the preferred method.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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19 Jul 2012   #411
DucoHD

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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

Yes, you have it correct.

Before starting, you might consider creating a set of Asus factory recovery discs for the Windows 7 Home Premium that came included with your laptop. This way you will be able to reinstall it back to factory conditions in the future if you should ever want to since wiping the HDD will also wipe the factory recovery partition(s).

If you format the HDD first, then the "System Reserved" partition will not be added.

If you do not format and select a "Unallocated space", then the "System Reserved" partition will be added. This is just the preferred method.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Alright!

Now I know everything I need to know. First I'll create the recovery disks and then I'm gonna go ahead and go down the preferred method, deleting the partitions.

Thanks for the help man!

Kind regards,

Duco
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19 Jul 2012   #412
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Duco.
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24 Aug 2012   #413
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

I did a clean install of Windows 7 with new purchased Windows 7 installation disc. But I didn't see Step 17.
For example: After setting date & time, it goes finalizing your settings instead of applying network location. After installation, I didn't get any network adapter.
How to solve this?
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24 Aug 2012   #414
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jonathan,

It sounds like you may need to install your network driver first, then you should be able to setup your network connection.
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28 Aug 2012   #415
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

Oh, I think Windows 7 installs network driver itself while installing Windows 7.
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12 Nov 2012   #416
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonathanV View Post
Oh, I think Windows 7 installs network driver itself while installing Windows 7.
Generally the LAN is one driver w7 does not install.
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12 Nov 2012   #417
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

@Gary,

Agreed.

@Jonathan,

If needed, here's your driver download page from Acer below for your lan driver.

Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Netbook / Aspire One / AO722
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23 Nov 2012   #418
NZCampbell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Hey mate I didnt have to select F8 on mu Asus UX32VD. It just went straight to installing of the USB
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23 Nov 2012   #419
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello NZ,

You may have had your USB listed first in the boot priority order in BIOS.
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