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Windows 7: Can I make a clean OEM install after changing my hardware


24 Oct 2012   #1

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Can I make a clean OEM install after changing my hardware

I have Dell studio 1558 with windows 7 home premium, my hard disk is failing and it has bad sectors that cannot be repaired by any kind of software as shown in the pictures attached,, I have ordered a new HDD and going to install windows 7 back by downloading the latest official Windows 7 installer ISO with SP1 . Can I make a clean OEM install of my windows 7 profession home as I still have the COA(certificate of authentication),and will it be successful as my hardware is changed (HDD is changed)



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24 Oct 2012   #2

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Download Windows 7 home premium in your language (is it available on Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life)?

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1-U ISO
English x86: X17-58996.iso
English x64: X17-58997.iso

Burn the right ISO to DVD and install from that DVD. Use key that's on COA-sticker. Installing/moving to another disk doesn't give you any problems (Windows 7 stays genuine)
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24 Oct 2012   #3

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Thanks for the reply, something happened when i burned the English x64: X17-58997.iso into my DVD, after checking the DVD, it shows that 0 byte free 0 bytes used.. do you think there was problem during the burning,, do you think i should burn it again ,,,,and do you think i should format my new HDD or just install the window7 home premium immediately ...
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24 Oct 2012   #4

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If your diskis failing, you need a new disk formatting will not change physical damage.
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24 Oct 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nuflia View Post
Thanks for the reply, something happened when i burned the English x64: X17-58997.iso into my DVD, after checking the DVD, it shows that 0 byte free 0 bytes used.. do you think there was problem during the burning,, do you think i should burn it again ,,,,and do you think i should format my new HDD or just install the window7 home premium immediately ...
What's the size of the ISO? No files on DVD... check it in another system.
How did you burn it btw?

What do you want to be the new parition layout on new disk? Only 1 big partition, or C=200GB and D=remaining (for DATA). this is just a sample
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24 Oct 2012   #6

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I think u missed what I was trying to say, I have two issues
1-My DVD( dvd used to burn x64: X17-58997.iso) shows that 0 byte use 0 byte free, I am just trying to know what is the problem, I CAN BURN THE dvd again ....
2- when I install the new windows7 using the successful burning DVD, do I need to format my new HDD
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24 Oct 2012   #7

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Clean Install Windows 7
that is the answer to question 2.

Question 1: is ISO 3,09GB?
With what software do you burn it? Burn it again with new DVD... throw away the damaged one
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24 Oct 2012   #8

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i checked the DVD in another machines , it gives the same thing , 0 byte used, 0byte free,,,
it is a zip file . and i just extranct it and burn it using Windows 7 .... if the size is bigger, i should get a message..
2-what is the best partition i should use for my new hard disk, it is 500GB
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24 Oct 2012   #9

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You can make a partition of perhaps 80 to 100 GB for Windows and applications and another of 400 to 420 GB for data---or you can make one big partition covering the entire 500 GB and put data, Windows, and applications on it. It's just a matter of personal preference.

You don't have to specifically format the Windows partition---that will be done as part of the installation process.


I'd re-download and re-burn that ISO, probably using ImgBurn:

The Official ImgBurn Website
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24 Oct 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nuflia View Post
i checked the DVD in another machines , it gives the same thing , 0 byte used, 0byte free,,,
it is a zip file . and i just extranct it and burn it using Windows 7 .... if the size is bigger, i should get a message..
2-what is the best partition i should use for my new hard disk, it is 500GB
it's not a zip file it's an ISO!!
rightclick on it->open with->burn disc image
Burn ISO Images Natively in Windows 7

question 2: Do you have much large programs and very large games? Making more partitions is better because:
  • you can backup partitions seperately
  • you can reinstall Windows 7 later and let your data partition as it was
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