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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

04 Jan 2011   #300
Haelix

Windows XP 32bit
 
 

Hi there i wonder if someone could help me, im about to install windows 7 64 bit to replace my current os. Its the first time ive installed an os so im a bit nervous about losing anything i cant replace. Ive had a good look at the guide and it seems very helpful, there is just one point i want to confirm, When selecting the partition im installing 7 onto will the other partitions on that drive remain untouched or would it be best to backup everything on that drive. Im hoping just to backup the few bits and bobs on the partition i set aside for my os.

Any help or other advice would be appreciated.

Thanks


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04 Jan 2011   #301
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Haelix, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Doing the installation as in this tutorial will only wipe out the partition that you select Windows 7 to be installed on. It will not touch the other partitions on that drive. :)
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04 Jan 2011   #302
johnnydaman

windows vista home premium 64bit
 
 

On step 7 i have winre, vista and data( 3 partitions) i want all my files and stuff to be deleted so should i click data then go into drive options and format it? then could i go back and install windows 7 over vista?
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04 Jan 2011   #303
Haelix

Windows XP 32bit
 
 

Hi Brink,

Thanks for the confirmation, it seemed that way but i just wanted to be sure, that should save me some time backing things up.
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04 Jan 2011   #304
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Haelix. :)
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04 Jan 2011   #305
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnnydaman View Post
On step 7 i have winre, vista and data( 3 partitions) i want all my files and stuff to be deleted so should i click data then go into drive options and format it? then could i go back and install windows 7 over vista?
Hello Johnny,

If you are using a Windows 7 installation DVD to install with, then you could click on the Drive options (advanced) link at that stage, and select each partition and click on Delete for each one to wipe them all out. Afterwards, you should be able to install Windows 7 on the remaining single Disk 0.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Jan 2011   #306
johnnydaman

windows vista home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnnydaman View Post
On step 7 i have winre, vista and data( 3 partitions) i want all my files and stuff to be deleted so should i click data then go into drive options and format it? then could i go back and install windows 7 over vista?
Hello Johnny,

If you are using a Windows 7 installation DVD to install with, then you could click on the Drive options (advanced) link at that stage, and select each partition and click on Delete for each one to wipe them all out. Afterwards, you should be able to install Windows 7 on the remaining single Disk 0.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
i have the upgrade version and i formatted the vista partition and just installed over that...ill just format data afterwards.
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04 Jan 2011   #307
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Johnny,

That should work, but be sure to follow the tutorial below instead since it's a upgrade to be able to activate it.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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04 Jan 2011   #308
johnnydaman

windows vista home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Johnny,

That should work, but be sure to follow the tutorial below instead since it's a upgrade to be able to activate it.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
oh no im probably after doing it wrong so! i went on that and i clicked a link and it brought me to this so i followed these instructions...i booted from bios. its installing already..
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04 Jan 2011   #309
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Johnny,

That's fine. OPTION ONE in that tutorial is the same as this one except for making sure that the the Automatically activate Windows when I'm online box is left unchecked.

The other OPTIONS in that tutorial are other ways to do it in case that one didn't work.
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