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Windows 7: Format C Drive and install with upgrade disc

25 Oct 2009   #1
ultimatebuster

Windows 7
 
 
Format C Drive and install with upgrade disc

Is it possible to use the upgrade disc to format C drive (it has the Windows 7 RC activated, I can also reinstall Windows Vista if I have to), and do a clean install?

Thanks,


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25 Oct 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Yes it is.
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25 Oct 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

As Guru sup3sprt says yes it can. It is also the best way to install WIN 7

ken
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25 Oct 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
As Guru sup3sprt says yes it can.
Still a newborn Guru My powers are weak compared to a Gold and SF Team member such as yourself



ultimatebuster,
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25 Oct 2009   #5
ultimatebuster

Windows 7
 
 

okay thanks, i thought the upgrade disc has to see an activated OS all the way through the install. Looks like they made it so that they confirm you have valid O/S from the start.

Sweet!

Thanks guys!
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25 Oct 2009   #6
fillup

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ultimatebuster View Post
okay thanks, i thought the upgrade disc has to see an activated OS all the way through the install. Looks like they made it so that they confirm you have valid O/S from the start.

Sweet!

Thanks guys!

Correct. They confirm at start. You can then format if you like.
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25 Oct 2009   #7
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fillup View Post
Correct. They confirm at start. You can then format if you like.
Is there a way you can confirm your assertion? I would think, especially if you had more than one OS on you drive, Windows would wait until you told it which OS to use for the upgrade and then verify.

But if you have something to prove my assumption is not correct, please advise.

And ultimatebuster, would you please post back if you were able to activate after you format first.
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25 Oct 2009   #8
fillup

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fillup View Post
Correct. They confirm at start. You can then format if you like.
Is there a way you can confirm your assertion? I would think, especially if you had more than one OS on you drive, Windows would wait until you told it which OS to use for the upgrade and then verify.

But if you have something to prove my assumption is not correct, please advise.

And ultimatebuster, would you please post back if you were able to activate after you format first.

As long as it finds a qualifying OS installed, your good to go. It doesn't ask which one to use. You don't have to install over the qualifying OS either. You can install to any partition or even a blank HD. And yes, it will activate after format....I've done it.

None of this really matters. You can always install without entering the Product KEY and then use the method on Paul Thurrott's site to activate:


http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/cle...rade_media.asp
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25 Oct 2009   #9
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fillup View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fillup View Post
Correct. They confirm at start. You can then format if you like.
Is there a way you can confirm your assertion? I would think, especially if you had more than one OS on you drive, Windows would wait until you told it which OS to use for the upgrade and then verify.

But if you have something to prove my assumption is not correct, please advise.

And ultimatebuster, would you please post back if you were able to activate after you format first.

As long as it finds a qualifying OS installed, your good to go. It doesn't ask which one to use. You don't have to install over the qualifying OS either. You can install to any partition or even a blank HD. And yes, it will activate after format....I've done it.

None of this really matters. You can always install without entering the Product KEY and then use the method on Paul Thurrott's site to activate:


http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/cle...rade_media.asp
Doesn't need a qualifying OS to install from boot.

Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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