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18 Sep 2009   #1

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Windows 7 upgrade questions

Hey everyone.

Firstly, I'd like to say that I have read a few topics on these forums on the matter, and I'm still a little bit confused on how the upgrade process is going to work for my situation and would appreciate any advice and help I could get for this strange upgrade process. So I guess I'll start by explaining the situation.

I have a notebook computer that originally shipped with a 32-bit version of Windows Vista Home Premium edition, and I still have the OS installation disc that came with the computer. However, since January, I have been running Windows 7 on this computer, and I have the 7100 build (I believe it's the release candidate?) currently installed on this computer right now. It's the one I'm using to write this post on. It's the 32-bit edition, as well.

Very fortunately, I have experienced no problems with the OS and today, I pre-ordered the 32-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade from the site. This is where I start getting really confused. Basically, whenever Windows 7 officially releases, I would very much like to do a clean install of the final version of Windows 7 Home Premium. I don't want to do the "upgrade" process where I keep my old files and install Windows 7 over another OS. I've got almost all of those backed up right now. I would much rather have a nice, clean OS to boot into without having all the 7 RC files or Vista system files hidden away somewhere on the drive.

So my question is basically "What are my options to do a clean install of 7 through the upgrade disc?"

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18 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional

as long as you have a activated copy of windows vista or xp already on your hd you can do a clean install
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18 Sep 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

You will be able to do a clean install regardless of what is installed. You will need to choose "Custom Install" when asked. This will leave you with a Windows.old folder which you may delete if you want...

Brinks tutorial explains exactly how to do it --==> Here

Have fun and welcome to the forums!
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