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Windows 7: format win7 after installing sp1 with only win7 dvd

01 Jul 2011   #1
nahasradus2009

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
format win7 after installing sp1 with only win7 dvd

is it possible to format win7 in which sp1 has been installed by using the rtm win7 dvd.please help.


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01 Jul 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Nahasradus, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you would still be able to format the Windows 7 SP1 partition/drive using the installation DVD. Step 7 and 8 in the tutorial below can help show you more on how to do this.

Clean Install Windows 7

Is there anything else that you were needing help with for why you wanted to format? We might be able to help with it in an attempt to avoid formatting.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Jul 2011   #3
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Yes you can format the drive and erase the contents by booting from that DVD. Whats to stop you? What is your reason for doing this?
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01 Jul 2011   #4
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

If you do a fresh install from scratch using your installation DVD, and you check the option requesting that Windows Updates be accessed during the install, you should certainly get some/all updates downloaded from the Microsoft Update site automatically incorporated into your system by the Win7 installer.

As to whether SP1 will be part of that automatic retrieval-during-install, probably not. Basic updates (including hardware drivers for devices not initially supported on the original installation DVD, but subsequently supported with drivers by the manufacturer and Microsoft) are mostly what's retrieved from the online Microsoft Updates Catalog at this Win7 install time. Nothing more significant is probably going to be retrieved, and definitely not SP1.

But even if not, if you have a legitimate genuine copy of the Win7 installation DVD (whatever version), once the new install finishes you will be able to do the complete set of Windows updates appropriate to your install, and for absolute sure SP1 will be on that list of updates to be applied.

SP1 as well as many many other updates need to be installed AFTER the original basic install of Win7 completes. That is handled by Windows Update, from within Win7 itself.


Note that if your Win7 installation DVD already had SP1 incorporated in it, then SP1 would not show up on the list to be subsequently installed through Windows Updates, after your original install is completed.
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01 Jul 2011   #5
nahasradus2009

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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

Yes, you would still be able to format the Windows 7 SP1 partition/drive using the installation DVD. Step 7 and 8 in the tutorial below can help show you more on how to do this.

Clean Install Windows 7

Is there anything else that you were needing help with for why you wanted to format? We might be able to help with it in an attempt to avoid formatting.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
thanks mate. i hope that works. previously when i had xp with sp2 installed, it got infected or corrupted. when i tried to format it with my xp cd, it said that "setup cannot continue. the version of windows you are trying to install is older than the version already installed." thats why i was concerned.
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01 Jul 2011   #6
nahasradus2009

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
If you do a fresh install from scratch using your installation DVD, and you check the option requesting that Windows Updates be accessed during the install, you should certainly get some/all updates downloaded from the Microsoft Update site automatically incorporated into your system by the Win7 installer.

As to whether SP1 will be part of that automatic retrieval-during-install, probably not. Basic updates (including hardware drivers for devices not initially supported on the original installation DVD, but subsequently supported with drivers by the manufacturer and Microsoft) are mostly what's retrieved from the online Microsoft Updates Catalog at this Win7 install time. Nothing more significant is probably going to be retrieved, and definitely not SP1.

But even if not, if you have a legitimate genuine copy of the Win7 installation DVD (whatever version), once the new install finishes you will be able to do the complete set of Windows updates appropriate to your install, and for absolute sure SP1 will be on that list of updates to be applied.

SP1 as well as many many other updates need to be installed AFTER the original basic install of Win7 completes. That is handled by Windows Update, from within Win7 itself.


Note that if your Win7 installation DVD already had SP1 incorporated in it, then SP1 would not show up on the list to be subsequently installed through Windows Updates, after your original install is completed.
sp1 incorporated or integrated in windows is what i am looking for. it makes things easier.
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01 Jul 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello nahasradus2009, welcome to Seven Forums!


If you have concerns that the previous Windows was "infected" it would be best to do a complete wipe of the Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive and then start the installation process again, have a look at Step One of the Optimize tutorial below; after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, then boot the Windows 7 installation media to do the wipe secure erase to the HDD / SSD and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Whether you use diskpart to run either the clean all command to completely wipe a HDD / SSD or just the clean command to remove the format configuration data and don't use diskpart to create at least a single partition to do the installation to, letting the Windows installer do the format, the new Windows 7 System Reserved partition will be automatically issued, if you want to make your own decision whether this partition is added, study these two (2) options below.
  • If you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the clean all then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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01 Jul 2011   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nahasradus2009 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Nahasradus, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you would still be able to format the Windows 7 SP1 partition/drive using the installation DVD. Step 7 and 8 in the tutorial below can help show you more on how to do this.

Clean Install Windows 7

Is there anything else that you were needing help with for why you wanted to format? We might be able to help with it in an attempt to avoid formatting.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
thanks mate. i hope that works. previously when i had xp with sp2 installed, it got infected or corrupted. when i tried to format it with my xp cd, it said that "setup cannot continue. the version of windows you are trying to install is older than the version already installed." thats why i was concerned.

You're welcome.

Yeah, you wouldn't be able to do a upgrade install or a repair install with a Windows 7 RTM installation disc on a Windows 7 SP1 installation, but you wouldn't have any problem formatting at boot to do a clean install.
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01 Jul 2011   #9
gregrocker

 

This will save a lot of time after install: Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File

Tips for getting a perfect reinstall - use the ones which apply: Reinstalling Windows 7
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