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Windows 7: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

28 Dec 2009   #70
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Ballie. I'm happy to hear that you got it activated now.


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30 Dec 2009   #71
dougwickstrom

Windows 7
 
 
Thanks!

Followed your instructions and everything worked well. What a relief! I had installed a new hard drive and the Windows 7 installation was easy but this activation was a problem until I found your posts.

Thanks!

Doug Wickstrom
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30 Dec 2009   #72
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Doug, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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04 Jan 2010   #73
shkramer

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

The title says this is how to do a clean install of a retail version of the upgrade. Does this also apply to upgrades received from a computer manufacturer as a free upgrade? If so, do you need to use the upgrade assistant cd first, or just the operating system cd?
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04 Jan 2010   #74
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Shkramer, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It varies with some OEM copies of Windows 7 like that, but you can backup anything that you do not want to lose to be sage and give it a try to see from the Windows 7 installation disc. Be sure that you have all of your devices driver installation files downloaded and saved first to have them handy after the installation.
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14 Jan 2010   #75
Helidoc

Windows 7
 
 

Purchased and downloaded the upgrade 64 bit edition from Microsoft Store created an ISO and installed from boot using method 1, went without a hitch, wanted a clean install and thats what it gave me Thanks for the tutorial, read it prior to install incase something went wrong.
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14 Jan 2010   #76
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Helidoc.
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19 Jan 2010   #77
venucci

Windows 7
 
 

I couldn't upgrade windows 7 from within windows xp (don't know why) so I needed a clean install, and with this tutorial it was very easy! Nice pics and clear description of every step, thnx a lot
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19 Jan 2010   #78
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Venucci, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Doing a inplace upgrade to XP from Windows 7 is not an available option. Only a Custom or Clean install.
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19 Jan 2010   #79
valory

vista 64-bit
 
 

I appreciate the good tutorial and helpful comments... My pc was built with Vista 64-bit Home Premium w/SP1. I have all of the discs used in the system install and also received a Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program DVD. I hope to do a clean install but have some questions...



Do I have to anything to my hard drive (for example uninstall any programs?) before proceeding with option 1? Since DVDs load automatically, when I reboot will the install automatically boot off the DVD? Please forgive me if these are silly questions! Also, what do I do if I need to reinstall Windows 7 in the future? Must I first install my Vista or just insert the 7 upgrade DVD? Thanks for your gracious help!
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