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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

07 Oct 2011   #380
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cammey View Post
dont you have to set the second boot to your hard drive?
Hello Cammey, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you mean the boot priority order in the BIOS, then yes, you would have your HDD set as the 2nd one and usually the CD/DVD or USB flash drive first.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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07 Oct 2011   #381
cammey

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Sorry no offence but I had to point that out because it's not listed in any step,or at lest I could not find it listed and if you dont realy know what your doing and it's a first time build,or a first reinstall well it's kinda important.But other than that your post helped my son(11y/o) with his first build on his own so thank you.He just could not figure out what the error message about his HDD was all about.
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07 Oct 2011   #382
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Cammey,

No offence taken at all. That's what we are for to help with any question. I'll add this to the note in the tutorial.
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11 Feb 2012   #383
StupidUser

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

"Before doing this clean install, you should download and save all of your device drivers to DVD"

How do you do that?

Also, how can I get a list of all my installed software, so that I can go looking for the install media before I lose my current system?

Thanks.
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11 Feb 2012   #384
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StupidUser View Post
"Before doing this clean install, you should download and save all of your device drivers to DVD"

How do you do that?

Also, how can I get a list of all my installed software, so that I can go looking for the install media before I lose my current system?

Thanks.
Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit will list all that and more.
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08 Mar 2012   #385
Katherinez212

Windows 7
 
 

Basically clean install Windows 7 means an installation of Windows 7 on an unused partition on hard drive. In most cases, a clean install of Windows 7 means to remove an existing OS (Windows XP, Linux, Windows 7... doesn't matter) and to replace with fresh Windows 7 installation.
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08 Mar 2012   #386
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

You're basically correct.

You will end up with a brand new, fresh OS installation. You will have to install all of your programs and update all of your drivers.
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25 Mar 2012   #387
setupcity

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
A question about the 100 mb "reserved space" in clean win 7 install

I have a question about this, your note at step #7. Don't you have to allocate a partition to get a separate 100 mb space? I am confused, and am about to set out trying to clean up a corrupt mbr, and would like the 100 mb system reserved space back. I will be using the "elevated command prompt" to clean it up, and then will be re-installing Win 7.
Your tutorials are really helpful, btw. jeff
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25 Mar 2012   #388
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

If there are any partitions you won't get the 100MB System Reserved.

If there are no partitions, you will get it.
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26 Mar 2012   #389
pinklotus

windows 7 ultimate x32bit
 
 

hi
just check out my bios
boot from cd/dvd was enable
but it still doesnt boot from windows 7 installation dvd.
can you help me with it?
do i need to change anything in the boot option?(which one of the boot option choices should i eable?)
thanks


my windows 7 now is installed in my drive c i want to get rid of it completely and install a brand new windows 7.
what should i do ?
do i need to format it first or delete it and then make it again?
i mean in step 8.i am new in this if you can enlighten me a little more i'd be appropriated.
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