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Windows 7: Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

23 Oct 2009   #91
SilverGator

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Will formatting with the Clean Install option get rid of both of these "partitions?" Is there a way I can do that? If not, what do I do with that other partition once I format the main partition? Just use it for my own back-up?
When you run Windows Setup and get to the partitioner part just choose each partition and click delete (if this is what you desire). After that you, in essence, formatted the drive. Just continue by double clicking the un-allocated space
I guess I need to do it in order to understand it, but I was under the impression that...

When you get to that screen, you can choose one drive, format it, and then it will install Windows 7 on it. Are you saying I can delete the second partition before I do any of this? Then when it goes back to the screen, it will combine both into one, I would format that, and then it would all work?

Do you guys utilize partitions? If so, why? Should I just keep this tiny partition, wipe it clean and utilize it for something else?

Thanks again for the advice.


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23 Oct 2009   #92
wutzup

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Paul Thurrot has just put up a workaround for clean installing to a new drive:

http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...he-answer.aspx

This may be the registry fix MS tech support is giving several to allow them to proceed with Upgrade clean install, which they confirm is allowed.

Thank you GREGROCKER, the link that you provided to Paul Thurrott’s Supersite Blog was very helpful.
I followed the instructions and I can confirm that this WORKAROUND works perfectly because my Window 7 Pro Student Upgrade version from Digital River has been ACTIVATED.

This one time installation is better than the two times installations.

Thank you.
Good luck to all.
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23 Oct 2009   #93
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wutzup View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Paul Thurrot has just put up a workaround for clean installing to a new drive:

http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...he-answer.aspx

This may be the registry fix MS tech support is giving several to allow them to proceed with Upgrade clean install, which they confirm is allowed.

Thank you GREGROCKER, the link that you provided to Paul Thurrott’s Supersite Blog was very helpful.
I followed the instructions and I can confirm that this WORKAROUND works perfectly because my Window 7 Pro Student Upgrade version from Digital River has been ACTIVATED.

This one time installation is better than the two times installations.

Thank you.
Good luck to all.
Even better, you'll never have to reinstall either if you now make a backup image stored externally (and updated as you please).

Win7 Imaging Backup is state of the art imaging now brought to the masses. 15 minutes to create an image of your HDD, and 15 minutes to reimage it flawlessly, making reinstalls a thing of the past!
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23 Oct 2009   #94
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SilverGator View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Will formatting with the Clean Install option get rid of both of these "partitions?" Is there a way I can do that? If not, what do I do with that other partition once I format the main partition? Just use it for my own back-up?
When you run Windows Setup and get to the partitioner part just choose each partition and click delete (if this is what you desire). After that you, in essence, formatted the drive. Just continue by double clicking the un-allocated space
I guess I need to do it in order to understand it, but I was under the impression that...

When you get to that screen, you can choose one drive, format it, and then it will install Windows 7 on it. Are you saying I can delete the second partition before I do any of this? Then when it goes back to the screen, it will combine both into one, I would format that, and then it would all work?

Do you guys utilize partitions? If so, why? Should I just keep this tiny partition, wipe it clean and utilize it for something else?

Thanks again for the advice.
Yes, using Advanced Tools on the Custom install from boot, you can delete any or all partitions, which will combine their unallocated space, then Create one or more new partitions as you please, which you format and then install to the first partition since it is faster and contains the boot sector.

On a dual boot, as long as you install Win7 last, you can put it in any partition separate from the other OS and it will configure the boot menu for you.

Be sure to back up any data on a deleted partition first.

Normally I delete them all and format one big partition, which can later be shrunk and partitioned using WIn7's excellent Disk Management utility.
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23 Oct 2009   #95
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

Even better, you'll never have to reinstall either if you now make a backup image stored externally (and updated as you please).

Win7 Imaging Backup is state of the art imaging now brought to the masses. 15 minutes to create an image of your HDD, and 15 minutes to reimage it flawlessly, making reinstalls a thing of the past!
This is what I've been telling some people around here where I live. Microsoft is bringing full image backup to the masses. Now that will be the killer feature of Windows 7, I wonder how noone seems to get that.
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23 Oct 2009   #96
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

Even better, you'll never have to reinstall either if you now make a backup image stored externally (and updated as you please).

Win7 Imaging Backup is state of the art imaging now brought to the masses. 15 minutes to create an image of your HDD, and 15 minutes to reimage it flawlessly, making reinstalls a thing of the past!
This is what I've been telling some people around here where I live. Microsoft is bringing full image backup to the masses. Now that will be the killer feature of Windows 7, I wonder how noone seems to get that.
It's new and thereforescary! Plus close to Halloween!


They will prob get it when they have to spend two days reinstalling XP and 7 again, when they could have reimaged in 15 minutes.
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23 Oct 2009   #97
neely615

Snow Leopard, Win 7 RC, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Here is a petition to Digital River which I hope to get more signers on
Digital River Should Provide New Windows 7 Installer Petition
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23 Oct 2009   #98
msongs

 
 
is there a tutorial that goes like this....?

buy win7 64bit home premium upgrade at store.
buy new hard drive at store.
remove old hard drive and install new one.
insert win7 64 bit upgrade dvd.
install full version off of upgrade DVD (tells how)

no getting confused with old HD or partitions or previous OS.

hmmmm.

thanks :-)
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23 Oct 2009   #99
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msongs View Post
buy win7 64bit home premium upgrade at store.
buy new hard drive at store.
remove old hard drive and install new one.
insert win7 64 bit upgrade dvd.
install full version off of upgrade DVD (tells how)

no getting confused with old HD or partitions or previous OS.

hmmmm.

thanks :-)
Do all that you said to do +....

1) Don't insert the product key on install
2) Make the registry change Paul Thurrott documented
3)Re-Arm the install (yes...I said Re-Arm)
4)Input your key and activate

Of course this needs alot more info but this is the general process. THIS WAS ALSO VERIFIED OVER THE PHONE FROM MS WHEN I CALLED THEM TODAY
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23 Oct 2009   #100
RPmtl

Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Paul Thurrot has just put up a workaround for clean installing to a new drive:

http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...he-answer.aspx

This may be the registry fix MS tech support is giving several to allow them to proceed with Upgrade clean install, which they confirm is allowed.
Yes... That's EXACTLY what MS had me do.

R
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