Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Clean/custom install?

29 Jun 2011   #1

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
Clean/custom install?

I've done this before, but I've forgotten how.
My HD is completely clean, nothing on it; how do I install 7 using my upgrade disc?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jun 2011   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jun 2011   #3


Easiest is the quick registry edit in the tutorial Doc linked, after leaving Product Key blank during install. Set a System Restore Point - Create.

Here are other tips for getting a perfect reinstall based on hundreds done here - use the ones which apply since it was written for factory OEM reinstalls: Reinstalling Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Clean/custom install?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Random BSOD on new custom build & clean install of Win 7 Pro 64
less then two weeks ago I built a new PC to replace an old ailing computer (that I had built a number of years ago) Ever since I've had it running however it, apparently randomly, will BSOD then restart. This has been happening several times a day even after a re-install I carried out last...
BSOD Help and Support
Clean or Custom or What?
I am upgrading an XP machine to Win 7 with new mobo, memory, cpu, psu, etc. I am keeping the present 320GB HD (That has XP on it) to use for OS and programs and adding a 1TB HD to be used for data. I plan to install the new HD, moce data to it, disconnect it and then put Win 7 on the old drive....
Installation & Setup
Upgrade, Custom or Clean install for Win 7?
Ok...I'm getting ready to put in Windows 7 an upgrade from Windows Vista HP/SP2 I received my Win 7 upgrade disk for free when I bought a new Dell back in September (2009) that was pre-loaded with Vista. I had several months to work with Vista and I'm now ready to upgrade. I did not...
Installation & Setup
Clean (Custom) Install Windows 7 on HP dv3 2111TX
Usually I help my friends to make a clean install of Windows 7 on their machines as they have the Drivers CD. But, how about HP laptops (with Vista Home Premium)? HP doen't give any CDs, so how to recover the drivers? I've a theory, make a Recovery Disk from Vista, then make clean install of...
Installation & Setup
Newbie-Opinions on Clean v Custom Install
Hi. New to posting but have been reading the forum for a couple of weeks. I'm still a little confused on what I should do, so I thought I would register and see what opinions y'all might have. Here is the setup. I have a HP 6180t Desktop, 64 bit with Vista installed. Just bought it in...
Installation & Setup
Custom v Clean Install
As people begin receiving their copies of Win 7 upgrade, there seems to be a problem doing a clean install. My question, what is the downside of doing a custom install, with a upgrade disc and the resulting windows.old, rather than a clean install, on a formatted drive?
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:28.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App