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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

27 Jul 2016   #570

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello scop8,

If you like, it would be best to post that at our sister site instead.

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27 Jul 2016   #571

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Will do, Brink, thanks
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01 Mar 2017   #572
Drumming Pete


I'm a bit confused. For GPT/UEFI setup;

Do I only have the option of shrinking the system partition AFTER windows has finished setup. Or can I do this before installing?


When Windows setup is finished installing, and my laptop has wifi/bluetooth hardware. I guess setup has already found generic drivers for them. Will windows set wifi aand bluetooth to ENABLED automatically at first start? - I want to prevent automatic enabling. Because I live in a student house and there's free wifi without password.
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01 Mar 2017   #573

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Pete,

It would be best to use the tutorial below instead for clean installing Windows 7 with UEFI.

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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12 Mar 2017   #574

Windows 7 Ultimate X64

I create two discs apart from "system reserved" after all sections are deleted. C: and D:. I am formatting these sections from D: '(windows will not be installed). But do you need to format the partition where windows will be installed? It is not formatted in some videos.
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12 Mar 2017   #575

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello afterx, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If there's nothing on the hard drive you want to keep, it's best to delete all partitions on the disk at step 8 until the disk shows as unallocated. You would then select this unallocated disk to clean install Windows to.
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