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Windows 7: Can the Windows 7 upgrade preform a clean install?

21 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro
Can the Windows 7 upgrade preform a clean install?

I am sure this has been asked before, but I need to know if I get the upgrade disk and for whatever reason I have to do a clean install again, will the upgrade disk do that or will I have to load Windows XP back on then use the upgrade disk from there? Thanks a lot!

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21 Oct 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Hi jlmnet, welcome to SevenForums!

The easiest way to do this is to image your drive as soon as you install windows 7 and get all the updates. See Brinks tutorial on this -=> Here
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21 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro

Thanks very much, I didn't even know that was available.
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22 Oct 2009   #4

windows7 RC

Hello Jlmnet,
There are a few complications to doing a clean windows 7 installation from an upgrade disk. Please see my detailed post here:

Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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 Can the Windows 7 upgrade preform a clean install?

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