Custom Install Windows 7

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  1. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #10

    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.

    Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7
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  2. Posts : 301
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       #11

    well, i just found a driver that needed updating, thanks!
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  3. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #12

    Ah, good. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows Vista x64
       #13

    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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  5. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #14

    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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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows Vista x64
       #15

    Brink said:
    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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  7. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #16

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

    See: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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  8. Posts : 3
    Windows Vista x64
       #17

    Brink said:
    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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  9. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #18

    You're most welcome No0od13s, and have a Merry Chirstmas as well. :)
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  10. Posts : 7
    Windows 7
       #19

    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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