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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

22 Oct 2009   #80
Nosmo

Win 7 32 bit , Win xp Sp3
 
 

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Last time. YES YOU CAN CLEAN INSTALL FROM BOOTING FROM THE RETAIL UPGRADE DISC AND ACTIVATE IT. I have done it, and confirmed it over and over. Another member as also confirmed it from a complete blank slate as well. Believe it. It's 100% true and confirmed. The end.........

Thanks for all the work in testing this out. Look forward to getting my 3 upgrade/full discs


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22 Oct 2009   #81
wilfj

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

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I have my my current Full retail Windows 7 Ultimate on one drive, but this does not matter since it is not qualified to upgrade from.

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Your upgrade install saw your Win 7 Ultimate install.???

I am 98% sure that you can not install upgrade media by booting the disc. You have to install from within Vista or XP.
Last time. YES YOU CAN CLEAN INSTALL FROM BOOTING FROM THE RETAIL UPGRADE DISC AND ACTIVATE IT. I have done it, and confirmed it over and over. Another member as also confirmed it from a complete blank slate as well. Believe it. It's 100% true and confirmed. The end.........
But how could the war be over? i never said it was over, you did ! Leave it be you've made your case and then some. The End. MGM says it after ever movie, some people just don't believe it.
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23 Oct 2009   #82
zythyl

Windows 7
 
 

I have Windows 7 Upgrade and want to do a clean install. As in, reformat the drive my Vista OS is on.

How may I do this?

Thanks.
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23 Oct 2009   #83
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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I have Windows 7 Upgrade and want to do a clean install. As in, reformat the drive my Vista OS is on.

How may I do this?

Thanks.
Hello Zythyl,

You can follow the tutorial on the first page for how.
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23 Oct 2009   #84
SEGA

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

so far i read all the posts ... so far no tutorial on how to clean install via upgrade Windows 7 disc...

After i boot from BIOS right.... i install one time.... do i have to reinstall it again? like the Vista method??? or not necessary????

Like Vista workaround is upgrade the first installation right??? is it the same for this upgrade disc????
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23 Oct 2009   #85
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Sega, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That is because it's the same as this Clean Install tutorial on the first page as stated at the top Upgrade Install tutorial.
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23 Oct 2009   #86
SEGA

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

oh it is exactly the same?? so i assume i need not upgrade the first installation like the Vista method??
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23 Oct 2009   #87
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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oh it is exactly the same?? so i assume i need not upgrade the first installation like the Vista method??
You would only upgrade if you wanted to do a in-place upgrade and not lose anything from your current Vista installation. Otherwise a clean install will be to format and start clean and fresh with Windows 7 instead.
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23 Oct 2009   #88
pronxs

Windows 7
 
 

hi guys i got one question.

i have upgraded my thinkpad t400 from vista to 7 pro. i have installed it and activated it. all are okay. but now i wish to do a clean install. so my question is, when i do a clean install, can i re-use my activation key again?

or is it that after i have activated the key, it cant be used again (even in the same laptop)?

thks in advance.
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23 Oct 2009   #89
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Pronxs, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you will be able to use the same product key number to activate with it again on the same computer.

The only time that you couldn't use it again is if you were using to activate another Windows 7 on another computer while it was still activated say on your computer.
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