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Windows 7: Which is better for the PC

17 Feb 2011   #11
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I did not understand most of that. But what I gathered is (I don't back stuff up. I'm not a fan of it. I have all the stuff I need on my iPod/USB Drive. Clean Install Windows 7 from my disc, then use the codes on the side of my PC to activate it


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17 Feb 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

What exactly do you not understand?

We learn here by asking. Ask away.
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18 Feb 2011   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.



I would suggest, after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive, running this then using the outline in Step Two #2 to create/format and mark Active a single 100GB partition using diskpart will get you the best possible space to clean install Windows 7 to.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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18 Feb 2011   #14
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Just to be on the safe side I always grab a pen and paper, go into the device manager and expand all the fields. Write down the devices that are used on your PC. Sometimes, your computer manufacturer may have a few different devices that are used.

Like so...


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18 Feb 2011   #15
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Sorry that it took so long to write back. So I'm about to put the DVD in. I used the Snipping Tool on my Device Manager. I have all the programs I need, Firefox Addons written down on my USB Drive. SP1 is on the USB Drive and my music is on my iPod that I can get off easily. (That's what she said) So I know that I have the HP (C and IMAGE (D I wipe my entire HD getting rid of the IMAGE too correct?
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18 Feb 2011   #16
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I'd keep the factory image if your PC is still under warranty. If not, feel free to wipe it.
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18 Feb 2011   #17
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay, I got to "clean all" and the little blinking line is working I think. When I typed list disk, it showed 5 disks Disk 0 had 465gb of my 500gb. Disks 1-4 had 0 bytes. So I typed in Select Disk 0.
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18 Feb 2011   #18
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Sounds about right. What are disks 1-4? The cleaning process will take a bit to finish so be patient. Probably a good 90 minutes to almost 2 hours.
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18 Feb 2011   #19
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No Media
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18 Feb 2011   #20
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay it's cleaned.
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