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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

14 Feb 2014   #500
muzo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks alot you guys!

Britton30, your method did work. I can choose Home Premium now on the Professional edition!

But can i be sure that ill really the Home Premium version ?? since its meant to be Professional edition will it really install the version i need and use my old Product-id key??

oh and btw my Windows 7 is an OEM version.. does that make a difference? (it sais OEM in the product-id key)


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14 Feb 2014   #501
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It should give a choice of versions at some point when the install is started. Use you OEM key, it will be fine. It's the key that determines what version if installed, i.e. OEM, retail, upgrade, etc.

The tutorial you run against the iso file opens the other versions up.
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22 Feb 2014   #502
muzo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Guys i need your help one more time >_<''

I have problems with booting my PC from my dvd drive.

I've tried lots of things,
1st i burnt Windows 7 to a DVD-R and opened it on my desktop to make sure it worked, and it did.

so when it came to booting, i restarted my PC hit F12 selected my drive, and it just booted like normally.. i had my windows login screen to my desktop.
ive also adjusted the BIOS and set the DVD to 1st place in booting order, didnt work either.

i do hear my dvd-drive working 1 second and then stops. it repeats this several times till windows 7 starts up instead of installation screen

So what to do?
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22 Feb 2014   #503
muzo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Oh and btw, for more information.

I've burnt the contents of the ISO file which i got from you guys after i created an universal installer from it.

That should do it right?
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22 Feb 2014   #504
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

YEs it will do it, just be sure to install the version that you COA or key is for.
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07 Mar 2014   #505
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Finished my first re-install from a USB drive with great success so far.

One tip I would give would be to be sure if you change your boot sequence order for the usb to load first, that you change the order back to the Internal HDD on the first restart or else the usb will just keep returning to the installation page.

Any tips on what to look out for as per step 14's NOTE: You can activate Windows 7 later after you make sure it is running properly. to be sure all is well
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07 Mar 2014   #506
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hey Berkey,

In addition, instead of changing the boot order, you could boot to the boot menu to select to temporarily boot from the USB flash drive while still having the OS drive listed first in the boot order. It'll briefly show you what key (ex: F11) to press at during bootup.
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07 Mar 2014   #507
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hey Berkey,

In addition, instead of changing the boot order, you could boot to the boot menu to select to temporarily boot from the USB flash drive while still having the OS drive listed first in the boot order. It'll briefly show you what key (ex: F11) to press at during bootup.
Great to know. Thanks for all your help Brink especially the tutorials, wouldn't try anything new without consulting the forums first
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07 Mar 2014   #508
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Glad to have been of help.
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14 Mar 2014   #509
Aurondium

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi, Brink. I last posted a few months ago and with your help upgraded my old Dell machine to Windows 7 HP 64.and replaced the graphics card. It's all working fine.

Howver, since then I've bitten the bullet and built myself a new computer. I switched the power on yesterday, and the fans and lights and monitor all woke up so this tutorial on a Clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (OEM version) looks like the one I should follow to get my machine to work. Yes? I have 8GB of Ram.

I have a 120G SSD hard drive and a 1TB mechanical hard drive connected via SATA 1 and 2 respectively.

I understand I should use the SSD for loading Windows. Will I be given the choice to do that when I pop the Windows disc in? I would recognise which drive selects by default, if any, by the size of it, no?

Lastly, if Windows recognises my Motherboard and graphics card and monitor (and I'm not interested in overclocking) I assume I may not need to insert the relative Driver Discs that came with these unless specifically requested to do so. The motherboard disc seems to have bundled stuff on it.

Sorry for these questions but I just thought I'd check before starting. I'll also spend a wee while browsing here to see if I can find tips on using these two drives to the best advantage.

Thank you for your tolerance.



I've an MSI Motherboard H87-G43, intelCore i5processor 3.4GHZ and a Saphire Raedon R9-280X Graphics card.
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