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Windows 7: O.S uninstallation and reinstallation procedure.

26 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 professional x64bit
O.S uninstallation and reinstallation procedure.

My apologies if this topic is available as I was unable to find it in my searches.

I would like to uninstall and reinstall OS.

As I have not attempted to do so in the past, I would welcome some direction regarding the safe backup of the contents of my HDD including the re-installation of the backed up material following re-installation of the O.S.
Of particular importance is the acceptable practice of and reasons for allocating individual batches of windows software into the various partitions i.e. Boot files etc.

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26 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Hi Wilbri,

Follow this link. This might help.

Clean Install Windows 7
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27 Sep 2013   #3


Everything that needs to be remembered as well as what works best to get and keep a perfect install is compiled in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 and is the same for retail.
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27 Sep 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
2a) clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.
2b) Clean Install Windows 7
2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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02 Dec 2013   #5

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1

Looks like these guys have you covered but I would like to add a useful tip regarding your installed programs.

Sometimes remembering your installed programs can be a hassle especially remembering 2 years worth, I find its a good idea to go into Add/remove programs and make a list of programs you absolutely want and save/backup any setup files of hard to find or annoying to download programs.
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