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Windows 7: Windows 7 64 bit Upgrade

15 Jul 2011   #1
mn072065

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 
Windows 7 64 bit Upgrade

I just want to learn something. I want to reformat my pc, but i don't want to re-install all my programs back. If i choose upgrade, this will reinstall windows 7 and my files and programs should be ok? Am i correct on this. I have an Alienware Aurora ALX system, i had a problem with the video card, dell replaced them, then i could not see the bios screen, so they sent me a new motherboard, updated bios mother board, when i only needed to switch the video card wire from the back. Anyway i want to reinstall windows so i can have a fresh copy of it, but again i don't want to re-install all those programs if i don't need to. I just want to do it so i can have a fresh system again. If i choose the upgrade option can this be possible. Thanks all.


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15 Jul 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can not upgrade from Windows 7 Utimate.
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15 Jul 2011   #3
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

You don't want to reformat, it will wipe everything.

Here's a tutorial by Brink on how to do a Repair Install which is what you are looking for. repair-install
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15 Jul 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
You don't want to reformat, it will wipe everything.

Here's a tutorial by Brink on how to do a Repair Install which is what you are looking for. repair-install
[quote]You cannot use a OEM Windows 7 "Factory" Restore/Recovery type of installation disc that came with or created from a store bought computer to do a repair install with. These can only be used do a clean install instead. [quote]

Quote from Brink Tutorial.
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15 Jul 2011   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Your options are:

1) If you really want to repair install as suggested, you'll need to borrow or download a win7 install dvd.

2) What exactly do you mean by "fresh" system? Is your computer slow, boots up slower, behaves wierdly, what? If you describe, we can guide you. There're lots of good tuts here you can use.
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15 Jul 2011   #6
mn072065

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 

Your options are:

1) If you really want to repair install as suggested, you'll need to borrow or download a win7 install dvd.

2) What exactly do you mean by "fresh" system?
i meant just a clean system, i have no current problems with it now, i just thought it will be a fresh start since they did the motherboard. It's a bit slow but everything i have is good, no viruses, my startup is what i want it to be. I guess if it aint broken, leave alone. I also thought if this was possible.
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15 Jul 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.


As far as performance goes, have a look at these tutorials linked below for some ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


How to Speed Up the Performance of Windows 7

How to Free Up and Recover Hard Drive Space
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15 Jul 2011   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you feel the need to reload the OS, there would be little reason to leave the programs....as those are what will create the junk that makes Windows 7 feel sluggish.

If you plan a head and have your drivers and apps in front of you...a fresh install doesn't take any more than 2 hours, tops, until the system is back up and running.
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