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Windows 7: Install Win 7 on a blank HD

4 Days Ago   #11
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Wamsert, there is only one way to do a clean install. Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums.
If you have more than one disk, you should detach ALL other HDD's and SSD's (Very important) or you can end with the boot loader on one disk and the OS on another disk.

On OEM computers (Dell, HP, etc) there is always an easiest way that is the Factory restore. It will format the C: drive and install a disk image from the Recovery partition.

If Windows isn't working well you can do a Repair install (must be started under Windows). It will keep all user data and programs (also all trash) and reinstall windows. Repair Install - Windows 7 Help Forums

For the updates MS releases SP2 for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums


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4 Days Ago   #12
snikr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Well I just tried all you told me to do and it can NOT see the hd I have in the computer. That said I had another hd that has XP on it and it booted so I might have a bad drive. Now I just need to know how to upgrade from XP to Win7, the quick and EASY way.
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4 Days Ago   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

To go from 'XP' to Windows 7 you must do a Clean Install of Windows 7.

Their is no upgrade from 'XP' to Windows 7.

As post before. A tutorial by Brink.

Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

Jack
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3 Days Ago   #14
snikr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
To go from 'XP' to Windows 7 you must do a Clean Install of Windows 7.

Their is no upgrade from 'XP' to Windows 7.
Jack
This is what I want to do anyway. Just have to find time to get it done. Right now the old machine is not "seeing" the USB mouse and keyboard. Oh what fun......
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3 Days Ago   #15
snikr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

A big THANK YOU to all who posted and helped me to get this issue fixed. I now have my old computer up and running Windows 7 (64 bit). You guys are the best.
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2 Days Ago   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I'm glad things went well for you.

Jack
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