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Windows 7: Install Win 7 on a blank HD

04 Dec 2017   #1
snikr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Install Win 7 on a blank HD

My old computer had Windows 10 on it and one day it just would not boot to Win10. Long story short, I bought a new computer and now I want to install Windows 7 (64 bit) on the old computer to use as a backup The HD was good as I took it out and I could read it as an external drive (was able to get my data off of it). Now I've reformatted the HD and want to install Windows 7 from a disk with the ISO file on it. How is the easiest way to do that??


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04 Dec 2017   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Snikr,

as you have a W7 Iso???,
Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

note any Pics/docs you have on your other install, transfer them to external media


Roy
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04 Dec 2017   #3
snikr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Snikr,

as you have a W7 Iso???,
Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

note any Pics/docs you have on your other install, transfer them to external media


Roy
I tried this and when it booted from my DVD it could not find a hard drive (drive has no boot sector I think). How do I fix that?? And everything is backed up.
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04 Dec 2017   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Does the Bios see the hard drive ?

I would setup the hard drive using Diskpart.

DISKPART : At PC Startup - Windows 7 Help Forums

SSD Alignment - Windows 7 Help Forums
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05 Dec 2017   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

As your old computer came with win 10 it's probably a Skylake or Kabylake (Intel) or Rysen (AMD). For this new gen you have to add new drivers to the Win 7 installation disk.
You must give us all the specks so we can guide you.
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05 Dec 2017   #6
snikr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The computer was old. I had the Windows 10 free "update" on it (had Windows 7 on before Win10). I'll try the diskpart trick and see what happens as the bios did not see the hd. Oh what fun computers are.....NOT
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05 Dec 2017   #7
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Did you follow all the steps on Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums ?
Detach ALL other HDD's and SSD's (Very important)
Boot from the win 7 installation disk, go to install - Advanced - Delete ALL partitions - Create new - Install on the big NTFS partition.
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05 Dec 2017   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Your Bios has to see the hard drive before you can do anything, so get that straightened out first :)
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06 Dec 2017   #9
snikr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Did you follow all the steps on Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums ?
Detach ALL other HDD's and SSD's (Very important)
Boot from the win 7 installation disk, go to install - Advanced - Delete ALL partitions - Create new - Install on the big NTFS partition.
I did not do that the first time I tried to install Win7 (was not sure what to do then). When I get some time I'm going to try that.
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06 Dec 2017   #10
Wamsert

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Did you follow all the steps on
Detach ALL other HDD's and SSD's (Very important)
Boot from the win 7 installation disk, go to install - Advanced - Delete ALL partitions - Create new - Install on the big NTFS partition.
Which is easier to install and update ? i am using Windows 7 (Dell laptop)
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