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Windows 7: Reinstalling Windows 7. How Do I Do it?

21 May 2012   #1

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Reinstalling Windows 7. How Do I Do it?

So I got the Windows 7 Disc and I tried to follow the clean Isntall but it is saying I need an administrative password and I dont have it is there a way to run it so I dont need it?

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21 May 2012   #2
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You need to boot the disk to install following these illustrated steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

It would not ask for a password if you were correctly booting the DVD: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD
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22 May 2012   #3
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The prompting for a password unless having one assigned to the bios would only be seen if you are trying to run the 7 installer while booted in Windows. Otherwise if you starting off with a clean install of 7 going onto the drive to replace a previous install the same instructions regarding a live boot from the 7 dvd or USB Install Key can also be looked over at Clean Install Windows 7

With a full replacement of the existing installation another option to consider would be slipstreaming SP1 and even numerous Windows updates into a new iso you can burn to disk or see written to a usb flash drive made bootable. Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File

By gathering SP1 and as many updates as you want you can save quite a bit of time after the fresh copy of 7 goes on having already compiled the service pack along with the updates.
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