Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Upgrade or Clean Install?

02 Feb 2010   #1
Phase

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Upgrade or Clean Install?

Hey Guys,

Fairly new to the forums. I'm currently running Windows Vista (came on my Desktop), I was looking into getting 7 soon and was wondering what's the pros and cons of doing an upgrade compare to doing a clean install?

Thanks.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Always, always but always clean. The reasons are many, but in a nutshell. Its like an old car you can wash it wax it or paint it but its still old.

Any problems virus corruption you have with the old system will carryforard into the new with an upgrade. almost everyone here will agree, and give their reasons.

Time wise you save time with a clean install, even counting the time to install programs. With an upgrade you will spend a lot of time correcting the problems

Take care
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Almost forgot, you can do a clean install with the cheaper upgrade DVD. If you are interested we can supply a tutorial with all that information.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Feb 2010   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Upgrade or Clean Install?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Install win 7 clean upgrade
I picked custom,clean,upgrade and tried to load into new h/d,that was formatted and partitioned.The window comes up asking--where do you want to install win.It would not let me pick a partition unless I formatted it again.But still looking for device drivers after that.I had backup up drivers from...
Installation & Setup
clean install with upgrade
Is it possible to do a clean install with upgrade version of home premium or ultimate? Meaning format everything first and then use the Windows 7 upgrade dvd to install it from scratch?
Installation & Setup
upgrade or clean install
Hi just a quick question I have just brought acer M7200 with vista 64 so I am entitled to a Win7 upgrade disc, now what's the best way to upgrade it, just upgrade then if ok just delete the windows.old file after or do a clean install. if i do the upgrade...
Installation & Setup
Can you do a clean install from an upgrade dvd?
i need to know
Installation & Setup
Upgrade or Clean Install?
What is the received wisdom on upgrading from Vista to W7? I have always been in favour of clean installing but is there any advantage in reformatting and clean installing in this instance?
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App