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Windows 7: Am I screwing up my windows 7?

10 Nov 2009   #11
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you do not want to mess with bios, which is actually easy, just put the 7 dvd into the puter. When you are asked what kind of install, just press custom. You will not have acess to the advanced portion, which you do not need, unless you want to change partitions or format at this point.


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10 Nov 2009   #12
vesh88

 
 

So if I can't boot from the disk can I do this - Custom Install Windows 7 it says from within vista sp1, does it matter??
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10 Nov 2009   #13
vesh88

 
 

Ah this BIOS thing does look easy just googled it. I use to press delete when I was younger at strat up to explore these weird settings I had no idea about haha.

I'll to a normal clean install then but back up some files first of course. Thanks for the help guys REALLY appreciate it and I won't mess around with reg cleaners any more!
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10 Nov 2009   #14
vesh88

 
 

If I did it the custom way and just put the disk in when I'm already on the desktop, is doing this and then deleting the windows.old file pretty much the same as installing from boot and have same amount of files and run the same after I delete windows.old?
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10 Nov 2009   #15
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Yes it is the same, you are booting from the HD. You can do everything except the advanced features on the custom/upgrade selection page.

You cannot partion or format>
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10 Nov 2009   #16
vesh88

 
 

What does partition and format mean? Think I'll go with the custom install now instead haha can't fit everything onto my usb
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10 Nov 2009   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You don't really need to know what partition and format mean if you are going to put the new install of Windows 7 in exactly the same place as your existing operating system or unless you have 2 internal drives.

As far as we know, you don't have 2 drives and you do want to put the new Windows 7 in the exact same place.
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10 Nov 2009   #18
vesh88

 
 

haha righteo. thanks again guys, here i go!
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11 Nov 2009   #19
vesh88

 
 

Everythings done. Thanks heaps!
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