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Windows 7: Installing windowns 7 on a laptop with linux

19 Feb 2011   #1
Dragoonzero

Linux
 
 
Installing windowns 7 on a laptop with linux

Hi i bought a laptop with linux installed in it but i already had a windows 7 from my old pc so how do I install do a clean install on this lap top?When i try it says it can't be installed


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19 Feb 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Dragoonzero, welcome to Seven Forums!


If your "old" Windows 7 is not an OEM version.

You have to over-write all the old Linux code first; 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

DISKPART : At PC Startup


Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
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20 Feb 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

All Linux code must be deleted.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
DISKPART : At PC Startup
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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28 Nov 2011   #4
Igo150

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I have HP 630 laptop with Linux. I came to the CLEAN ALL step.

The cursor blinking 8 hours, I read that it should clean 300 GB per hour. I have 500 GB Hard Drive.

Should I cancel this and try only CLEAN or i should leave as it is now and wait untill is finished ?

Thanks.
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28 Nov 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote:
Should I cancel this and try only CLEAN or i should leave as it is now and wait untill is finished ?
I would say, YES.


You may like to Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
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28 Nov 2011   #6
Igo150

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote:
Should I cancel this and try only CLEAN or i should leave as it is now and wait untill is finished ?
I would say, YES.


You may like to Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
You mean i should cancel it or wait until it is finished ?
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28 Nov 2011   #7
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I never got the need to use clean all when converting a Linux partition to NTFS. Partition delete, partition create, and slow format as NTFS always worked for me.
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28 Nov 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote:
Should I cancel this and try only CLEAN ?
Yes, Just do a CLEAN.
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28 Nov 2011   #9
Igo150

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote:
Should I cancel this and try only CLEAN ?
Yes, Just do a CLEAN.
I accidently pressed the key "e" on keyboard and i got message "Diskpart succeeded in cleaning the disk".

I will continue with the steps above.
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28 Nov 2011   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

To save a bit of time, go to install Windows.
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