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Windows 7: How do you reformat during Windows 7 install?

18 Aug 2010   #21
PC Addict

Windows 7 Ultimate

try F2 key before start up to boot from dvd...shouldnt have to go into bios to change temp boot order

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18 Aug 2010   #22
Microsoft MVP


If it says at bootup that F12 is your BIOS Boot menu, then repeatedly and firmly tap that key to boot the DVD.

Otherwise follow these steps: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD
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18 Aug 2010   #23

windows 7

SUCCESS!!!! it was F12 afterall. after i completed the reformat and did the clean windows 7 install, THEN i saw the post about F12. oh well. thank you all for your help in this. each one of you helped me go in the right direction. Thanks again!

i still don't know what the heck BIOS is. what does it stand for anyway?
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18 Aug 2010   #25
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello again maacu.

Glad you got it sorted, thanks for the update; if you have other questions feel free to ask.
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