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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

10 Jan 2009   #449
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Clean Install Windows 7

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7



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08 Mar 2013   #450
notis

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, *W7 Prem. x64
 
 

...I meant dual boot, same Os.
Reason :testing if I am able and have all the corect drivers.(In the case that the "new" Windows 7 start from scratch..)
That's why I'm asking. If everything is o.k then I'll delete all partitions and "clean install"...again to the whole hdd
I don't know if is stupid, possible or what....but I would be sure that everything will be ok.
I wrote a thread about "Installation & Setup » Dell xpsl702x bios and driver's order"...but don't waste your time..
the question is if the "new Windows 7" will start from scratch....because if not....The "test" has not meaning.
Thank you Brink....every thinking from you is welcome.....very soon I'll stop to "bother"...

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08 Mar 2013   #451
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you do a Dell factory recovery, then it will wipe everything out and have you back to factory conditions.

You will not be able to dual boot with your Dell OEM installation of Windows 7 if you do this.
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08 Mar 2013   #452
notis

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, *W7 Prem. x64
 
 

..strange..in Acer, I had dual boot -OEM Windows 7- with Ubuntu. (but I had to fix the boot files)
.. Acer has SystemReserve-Active and Dell RecoverPart.-Active,
...maybe this makes the differ..
..I found an old laptop, where I can do all my tests...
...(so I'll not brake your nervus....anymore....)
...You were very kind to me....special you.. Thank you
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08 Mar 2013   #453
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You could dual boot if you like, but just not using the same Dell factory recovery media. That's all.
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08 Mar 2013   #454
notis

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, *W7 Prem. x64
 
 

O.k. clear.
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22 Apr 2013   #455
rovopio

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Dear Brink, it's KP again >__<

I read this thread and the other thread => Partition the Hard Drive in a Windows 7 Install regarding reinstalling windows 7.

I'd like to ask... last question

For example if my SSD has 3 partitions, and i want to reinstall windows. After I delete all 3 partitions and get "Disk 0 Unallocated Space", I'm always confused every time whether I should press New or Next.

which one is the best practice actually?

Click Next on the Disk 0 unallocated space directly, or click New => apply, then after that click next?


cheers,

KP
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22 Apr 2013   #456
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello KP,

No problem mate. Please feel free to keep asking away until you are comfortable with it.

After that, you would just need to click on Next. The installation will then take care of formatting and setting up the 100 MB System Reserved and Windows partitions on the disk.
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22 Apr 2013   #457
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

KungfuPanda7

If you do not want to have the hidden partition (System Reserved 100MB) you could open up a command prompt before the installation begins and partition the hard drive . See commands below

Press enter when you see the screen that says Press any key to boot from cd or DVD…( image below )



When you get to this screen ( image below )



Press Shift and F10 . You will get a command prompt window . It should open up to X:\Sources . In there input these commands and press <ENTER> after each line .
Code:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0
CLEAN
CREATE PRIMARY PARTITION 
SELECT PARTITION 1 
ACTIVE 
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="Windows" QUICK 
ASSIGN LETTER=C
EXIT
EXIT
Back on the image above press Install Now . Check the I accept the license terms box and click on Next.

Click on the Custom (advanced) option. Then choose

Disk 0 Partition 1: Window (C:\) and click Next
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05 May 2013   #458
Nixion

windows 7 home basic x64
 
 

hey if i don t have a product key what should i do?
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05 May 2013   #459
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nixion View Post
hey if i don t have a product key what should i do?
Purchase one
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