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Windows 7: Why can't I do a clean install?

17 Sep 2010   #151
Kinggo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Greg, if you are still there, I can point steezy where to get software but I am new to this forum and not sure of the rules regarding disclosing where to get free stuff, maybe you can give me a heads up on what is OK to post.
Also I posted a thread last night and so far no one has any suggestions on installing Win 7 to a sata 3 raid0, you seem very switched on and maybe you could have a look.

Bye for now.


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17 Sep 2010   #152
gregrocker

 

What software are you recommending?

If you don't need all the extra space that RAID0 gives then I would break it and install to one HD as Win7 doesn't much care for dated RAID technology.
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18 Sep 2010   #153
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Yeah if you can just throw out what you think is the problem and how to fix
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28 Sep 2010   #154
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

It's been a while since i have checked up on this thread, and no responses :s
BUT i figured out the problem. I have a bad copy of windows. Meaning the entire OS windows 7 went bad, idk how, but it did so i have to buy a completely new version of windows 7 which will cost me around $140 total.

I'd like to thank everyone who has put their thoughts and knowledge into this thread. Special thanks to gregrocker, you rock. Rep.

I'm going to become active on sevenforums once my computer is completely fixed, so see you all soon!
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29 Sep 2010   #155
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again Steven.





At least you have found the issue and thanks for posting back.
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29 Sep 2010   #156
gregrocker

 

Hey Steezy if you have any copy of XP or Vista there that you are not using, then you qualify for an Upgrade version Win7. You only need Home Premium if you're not using Bitlocker or VM, so you should be able to find one for around $105 if you shop. Stay with the major retail box or online stores like buy.com, bestbuy, newegg.com, office depot, etc. Check your Sunday paper ads.

Otherwise if you have confidence in your mobo on your Uncle's build you can buy a Builder's OEM which is cheaper ($89 sales lately) but tied to your mobo.
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08 Oct 2010   #157
Kinggo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

HI Greg,
Been away for work for a few weeks and had to get it up and running before I went away gave up on the raid. I installed to 1 drive and left it at that, installing OS is basic it was just the raid I was after. The whole boot sequence is faster on a single drive, these sata 3 drives rock!!!!!. Thanks any way for taking the time to respond, I will look out for your posts.
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