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Windows 7: Custom Install Windows 7

01 Sep 2009   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Without your system specs filled out, it's hard to know exactly which driver is right for you. However you can find them at NIVIDIA from this link below for your graphics card or chip.

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03 Sep 2009   #11
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

well, i just found a driver that needed updating, thanks!
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03 Sep 2009   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah, good. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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25 Dec 2009   #13
no0od13s

Windows Vista x64
 
 

Hey guys, one post wonder here.

I want to upgrade to windows 7 x64 using an upgrade package (it's cheaper). However, I want to wipe my old HDD with all my unwanted crap and old programs and files to have it running as fast as it was when I first got it.

I've been reading the forums, and I've come across the three different choices, which is clean install, custom install (this), or the upgrade one. I don't want the third because it keeps all my old files, so it's either the custom one or the clean install.

Anyways, here is my big question: does the custom install clean out your old files (aka puts then in the windows.old folder) and leaves your computer running as smooth as if I did a clean install? I want the best outcome with the least amount of effort, and I've read there are problems using an upgrade disc to do a clean install.

Anyways, I want to thank any replies in advance, and I'll be checking up on the forums every few hours or so.

no0od13s
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25 Dec 2009   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello No0od13s, and welcome to Seven Forums.

For the cleanest possible installation, a clean install (format). That option will format the drive and install Windows 7 without anything left over from your previous installation.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Dec 2009   #15
no0od13s

Windows Vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello No0od13s, and welcome to Seven Forums.

For the cleanest possible installation, a clean install (format). That option will format the drive and install Windows 7 without anything left over from your previous installation.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Woah, quick reply. Thanks Brink!

One last question: will my upgrade serial work while doing a clean install?
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25 Dec 2009   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If it is a retail Window 7 Upgrade copy, then yes.

See: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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25 Dec 2009   #17
no0od13s

Windows Vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If it is a retail Window 7 Upgrade copy, then yes.

See: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Alright, that answers all my questions! Thanks a bunch Brink! Merry Christmas!
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25 Dec 2009   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome No0od13s, and have a Merry Chirstmas as well.
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23 Mar 2010   #19
Andy Nguyen

Windows 7
 
 

I have a question. I still confuse even though I read over and over again (I'm kinda suck at computer).

Ok, the thing is that I'm gonna a clean installation. But after that, all the information in the computer will be gone including windows.old. Then how can I use windows.old to restore my files and things. I'm just really angry with my computer right now. I want to do a clean install right away, but I put a lot of stuff in there, now I cannot just do a clean install. Do you know how to get a clean one without losing them?
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