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Windows 7: Get back to standard installation

03 Jan 2010   #11
dw96

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joelxxl View Post
2. So if I'm good, I pop in my installation disc, start it up, choose my installation, go to advanced options on the hard drive selection screen, from there I can delete partitions and make new ones, Install Windows 7 again. If this is it I would be happy
Yep, that should work!

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3. Congratssss!
Thanks!!!


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03 Jan 2010   #12
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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Hello everybody,

I'm working with Windows 7 now for like 2 weeks, I like ik very much but because of wrong installation I want to get back to my standard installation, what I mean with that is the installation when I turned my computer on for the first time. I already did it twice with Windows XP.

I just turned on my PC when I saw the COMPAQ Logo i pressed F10. But since I have Windows 7 it doesn't work anymore because windows 7 doesn't reads my D:\

But when i'm in my computer it still sais that computer recovery still exists because totally I have 6,36 GB on my D:\ and I only have 914 MB available.

Does anybody knows how to solve this or how to format my whole pc and return it in to it's normal state?

Thanks,

Btw. Sorry for my English I'm Dutch

Hi and welcome

You english much better than my dutch. do you have either the XP disk or the win 7 disk? do you have the "recovery disk"

We can fix this, we just need a bit more information.

Ken J+
Thanks

I have both discs but I have to borrow the XP installation disc from my mother. I already tried to install Win XP again but the option ''Install Win XP'' isn't enabled
I think because Windows.old still exists. But does that matter?
ok where do you want to end up? XP? win &7 If you have XP pro disk we can get you there. If you have recovery (and the image in d: is XP) we can get you there. what is you final destination?
KJ
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03 Jan 2010   #13
joelxxl

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

My final destination is just having my pc fully cleaned with Windows XP Or Windows 7 since I like Win 7 more Win7
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03 Jan 2010   #14
joelxxl

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dw96 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joelxxl View Post
2. So if I'm good, I pop in my installation disc, start it up, choose my installation, go to advanced options on the hard drive selection screen, from there I can delete partitions and make new ones, Install Windows 7 again. If this is it I would be happy
Yep, that should work!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joelxxl View Post
3. Congratssss!
Thanks!!!
Awesome! And then my whole PC is clean again? (Except for the installation of Win 7 ofcourse)
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03 Jan 2010   #15
dw96

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
 
 

Got a USB flashdrive? Then download this app and insert your flashdrive into the PC on which you downloaded the app. MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO OTHER FILES ON THE FLASHDRIVE and afterwards open up the downloaded .exe , which will bring you to a small wizard. Select the flashdrive by typing in the drive letter or browsing to it and continue. Once the operation is done, plug the flashdrive onto that Compaq and boot from it. After booting from the flashdrive you will be presented with a neat bootable app that can wipe out all the data on the HDD (low-level-format) very easily. Select the harddrive that you want to format and get it going. The app is called Active @ KillDisk and it has helped me several times.
Hope it works for you too!

Note   Note
Low level formatting may take some time depending on HDD speed and performance.
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04 Jan 2010   #16
joelxxl

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dw96 View Post
Got a USB flashdrive? Then download this app and insert your flashdrive into the PC on which you downloaded the app. MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO OTHER FILES ON THE FLASHDRIVE and afterwards open up the downloaded .exe , which will bring you to a small wizard. Select the flashdrive by typing in the drive letter or browsing to it and continue. Once the operation is done, plug the flashdrive onto that Compaq and boot from it. After booting from the flashdrive you will be presented with a neat bootable app that can wipe out all the data on the HDD (low-level-format) very easily. Select the harddrive that you want to format and get it going. The app is called Active @ KillDisk and it has helped me several times.
Hope it works for you too!

Note   Note
Low level formatting may take some time depending on HDD speed and performance.
I already formatted with my installation disc everything is fixed now
Thanks
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04 Jan 2010   #17
dw96

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
 
 

Glad to hear we have helped.
Hope I'm not too pushy, but do you mind clicking on this nice little smiley:

Thanks previously.
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04 Jan 2010   #18
gregrocker

 

You dont need to reinstall XP if all you want is Wn7.

Is your Win7 now working as you want? Let us know.
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