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Windows 7: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

31 Mar 2012   #320
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by exs93 View Post
Hello,

i want to make a clean install on a blank hard disk by using an upgrade version of seven and windows 95. Is it possible ? THX
Hello exs93, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use a option in the tutorial to do a clean install with a upgrade copy of Windows 7 without having to using anything other than the upgrade copy of Windows 7 installation disc and the product key number that came with it.


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01 Apr 2012   #321
exs93

windows xp 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello exs93, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use a option in the tutorial to do a clean install with a upgrade copy of Windows 7 without having to using anything other than the upgrade copy of Windows 7 installation disc and the product key number that came with it.
Hello Brink,

thanks for your answer. I'll follow your advice then. Cheers.
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01 Apr 2012   #322
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. If you have any questions, then please feel free to ask.
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18 Apr 2012   #323
HarryGW

Windows Vista 32-bit
 
 

Hey, I have read through as many pages of the thread as I could, I just wanted to double check something:
I just bought a Windows 7 64-bit Upgrade edition from software4students.com and I tried to run it just from the disk (I'm running a 32-bit Vista currently) and of course it said it wasn't compatible.
Which of these methods should I do? I don't mind about losing all my data, as long as my pc still runs. Also, if I were to wipe it all and do a clean install, what would I do about drivers?
Thanks, Harry.
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18 Apr 2012   #324
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Harry, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use either option in the tutorial since either one will format Vista.

You could download drivers from either the computer's (if store bought computer) or each device's manufacturer's website based on the model number.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Apr 2012   #325
HarryGW

Windows Vista 32-bit
 
 

Hi Shawn, and thanks for the amazingly quick reply!
As long as the option to do a custom install will work for me (meaning I keep all my current files?) then that should be fine. I just wanted to double check so that I wouldn't turn out with a blue screen.
Thanks for the great tutorial and the help!
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18 Apr 2012   #326
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.

Yep, OPTION TWO with the custom install will place Vista in the Windows.old folder in the new Windows 7 installation afterwards. To be safe, I would still recommend to backup anything that you do no want to lose though.
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18 Apr 2012   #327
HarryGW

Windows Vista 32-bit
 
 

Awesome, I'll do that, thanks a lot
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18 Apr 2012   #328
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HarryGW View Post
Also, if I were to wipe it all and do a clean install, what would I do about drivers?
Pretty good chance all the drivers you need will be on the Windows disc.

Check Device Manager for errors after the install is done.
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18 Apr 2012   #329
HarryGW

Windows Vista 32-bit
 
 

Ok, well that would be helpful. I'll make sure to check. I'm planning on doing the option two custom install so hopefully if any drivers are missing I can just take the out of the windows.old file. Thankyou for you help
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