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Windows 7: I'm looking to re-format and re-install the OS

09 Apr 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I won't be doing any work with people over-the-phone, just saying.

By the way, can I use the piece of software called DBAN for this?

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10 Apr 2012   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Okay, I downloaded the Audio, chipset and ethernet cards for my service ID tag and I plan to burn them to CD now. I only have two CD-Rs to spare, one for the basic drives and one for the OEM re-install ISO. I need your final inputs before I write the drivers disc.
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10 Apr 2012   #13
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Not necessary. This is not XP - Win7 is driver complete in the installer with newer and missing drivers updated quickly via optional Windows Updates.

This is stated clearly in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which you should be following if you want a perfect clean reinstall.

You can wait to see if your LAN network driver is provided during install. If not put it on a stick or CD to install to get online to do several rounds of Windows Updates. After all drivers are provided by optional Windows Updates, any missing in Device Manager can be downloaded and installed from your Dell drivers webpage.
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10 Apr 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I already actually used the DVD/USB download software like what the tutorial said, and there have been no problems with it. However, I don't plan on executing (no pun intended) my venture right away, and I am saving these until the time comes.
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