Clean Install Vs Image install


  1. Posts : 318
    Genuine windows 7X64
       #1

    Clean Install Vs Image install


    Hello everyone, i am considering doing a Clean install of Windows 7 X64, i also have a image of windows 7 X64 dated 3-12-13, when i upgrades my desktop, i was wondering which is the best way to go,

    Thanks in advance.
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    W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
       #2

    What are you upgrading? The whole PC or just certain components in your current rig?
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  3. Posts : 2,573
    Win7 Ultimate X64
       #3

    If you keep the same mobo i would image, if you change mobo i would clean install
    Changing ram or hdd wouldnt really matter, if you change gpu just be sure to clean out old drivers before installing new ones
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  4. Posts : 318
    Genuine windows 7X64
    Thread Starter
       #4

    hello again, i did the upgrade in march of 2013, that's the image i have, i upgraded most parts to what i have now, SSD, 8 Gigs , Asus MB, Ect,

    I transfred the OS from a HDD to the SDD, back in march of 2013,

    since i am having a few issues that i cannot resolve, i was just wondering whats the best way to proceed.

    thanks in advance
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  5. Posts : 4,566
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    What issues are you having? More information please.
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  6. Posts : 2,573
    Win7 Ultimate X64
       #6

    If you already did the upgrade before your saved image then that would be the easiest
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  7. Posts : 318
    Genuine windows 7X64
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Hello, Ok thanks Pauly. yes i did the upgrade first, then saved a clean image, so i will go with the Image restore,

    once again thanks,
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