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Windows 7: Windows 7 re-install

03 Apr 2013   #1
PC Pinky

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 re-install

Hi Folks,
I have an ongoing problem with Windows 7 Pro on a partitioned Hard Drive. To resolved this problem I wish to re-install Win 7 to the C: drive.
Is formatting the C: drive partition the only option? I have tried to 'Repair' the O/S but was told that the O/S installed is a newer version (upgraded version).
Your help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers


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03 Apr 2013   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Follow the guide : Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

It will give you the best reinstall possible.
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03 Apr 2013   #3
PC Pinky

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the prompt reply.
Now upon trying to locate the correct ISO file for my Win7 32-bit O/S I am given 2 options, as shown. Obviously it's not the X64 version so, is the x86 version the correct one?
Windows 7 Professional x86 SP1 U (media refresh) X17-59183.iso
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 U (media refresh) X17-59186.iso

Also, do I still need to format the C: drive before the clean install?
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03 Apr 2013   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

You may get either of those isos.

In the step 8 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7, you will get the link of Clean Install Windows 7. Format the disc as stated there, and complete the installation accordingly.
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03 Apr 2013   #5
PC Pinky

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Many thanks for your patience and again for your prompt reply. Regards, John
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