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Windows 7: Clean Install with Windows 7 Upgrade disc.

19 Oct 2011   #31
Jacka

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

I didn't but will try that now. I did reset bios a few weeks ago so that maybe why it won't do it.

I'll try again and let you know


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19 Oct 2011   #32
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Do you see this screen?

Clean Install with Windows 7 Upgrade disc.-step1.jpg


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19 Oct 2011   #33
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You might be able to use F12 key to bring up a menu that will allow you to choose the DVD drive as the boot drive on a one-time only basis. Tap the F12 key repeatedly during a normal Windows boot attempt to find out if this is available.
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19 Oct 2011   #34
Jacka

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

I do now! F8 on startup gave me the option. Currently firing on all cylinders. Will let you know how I get on!
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19 Oct 2011   #35
Jacka

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

All sorted!!! Fresh as a new born! At what point is it best to create a back up image?

After I install programs music etc or before?

Is there a way to donate to the seven site??
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19 Oct 2011   #36
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

First thing you should do is get antivirus running and then update Windows, at least for important and critical items. I'd get Service Pack 1 installed too. You might want to download it directly from Microsoft rather than getting it through Windows update.

Then make sure all your stuff is working properly--printer, monitor, external drives, etc.

Do you see any yellow exclamation points in Device Manager?

Some would make an image immediately after Windows is updated. Others would wait a few days till you have all your applications installed and working OK. You could do either or both.

Take a look at Disk Management. Do you see just one big partition?
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19 Oct 2011   #37
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

How many times do we have to post these things?

Reinstalling Windows 7
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19 Oct 2011   #38
Jacka

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Point taken!
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