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Windows 7: Clean Install Win7 Upgrade disc on SSD

29 Apr 2015   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
Clean Install Win7 Upgrade disc on SSD

So I got new parts for my computer (MOBO, RAM and CPU) so I decided to do a clean install of windows 7 onto my ssd. I did a clean all using this guide. I then aligned my SSD using this guide.
So when I go through the windows 7 Custom Install my partition isn't there. All that shows is "Disk 1 Partition 1" 232.9GB Total Size and 232.8GB Free space. (Disk 0 is my HDD that is just used for extra storage)

how do I get my partition to show up so I can continue installing windows through my upgrade disc?


So I followed the tutorial in this thread and have started installing. I'll update on how it goes

So the tutorial I mentioned in edit 1 seemed to have worked. I should've done more searching before posting. I just have to activate my windows by calling Microsoft. This thread can be deleted.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Let us know how it goes with a call to Microsoft :)
It's always a good thing to know

If they give you a hard time just mention win-10 and your interested but don't want a non genuine listing just because your mobo wasn't compatible because it bricked your hdd because of it's new hibernation features and your mobo could not send the wake command to your hdd
So also tell them you had to replace your hdd as well
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29 Apr 2015   #3
Microsoft MVP


My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 Apr 2015   #4

windows 7 ultimate x64

So I called Microsoft and told them my situation for my windows key and they easily installed windows for me. Not much hassle. Thanks for the help guys!
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