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Resolved Procedure for a Clean install of Windows 7.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by BobbyScot, 2015/10/23.

  1. 2015/10/23
    BobbyScot

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    At present using Vista OS and now wish to replace with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Vista is installed on the "C" drive and require with a clean install of Win 7. What are the steps required to clean out installed files and folders to make a clean "C" drive. All important files and folders on "C" HD have been copied to another external HD. What steps are needed to correctly carry out this procedure?
     
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    Thank you Evan for response. Is it best to clear all installed on HD "C" and only have Windows 7 current. All other software required as Graphics card etc, installed from another external HDD? This part of the procedure is new to me. Thank you Bob.
     
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    If you are talking about drivers for your hardware then you should download the setup files for your hardware devices onto the external hard drive and then after you install Windows 7 you can then install the drivers for your hardware from the external hard drive.
     
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    Novatech.co.uk has a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM, they assure me that copy is genuine Microsoft disc. I have heard of this company but no previous dealings with them!!
    Referring to installing Windows 7, I require to wipe clean the "C" drive prior to installing the new OS. Am I correct? Your help appreciated. Bob.
     
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    At the "Custom (advanced)" page during the install you must select the C partition which has vista on it. Then delete that partition. Then create a new one. Then install win7 there.
     
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    I note what you say. I thought it required to format the "C" drive before starting Win 7 installation. I can not risk locking myself out before even starting and buying a non-Microsoft Win 7 disk.
     
  9. 2015/10/24
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    That is the Windows 7 in question, Sales person says it is a genuine MS OEM disk with activate code.
     
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    You should be good then Bobby. Just order the disk from that website and then install it according to the instructions that Tony and I posted.
     
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    I'll second Evan's motion.
     
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    Thank you very much for help given, appreciated. I will today order the disk. I require to brush up on setting a partition of "C" drive and removing existing "D" partition holding the "factory settings ". After all years with computers, I have never required to partition a HD, so now is a time to learn. Bobby.
     
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    Now received Windows 7 package as discussed, however it comes in a plain white card envelope printed Microsoft and detailed list of information.
    Once the seal is broken there is no comback. I note it is for pre-installed on manufactured computers. Any coments? thanks.
     
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    Its an OEM copy of Windows 7 which means that it can only be installed on one computer and the product key cannot be transferred to another system. The OEM copy works just like a retail version except the license cannot be transferred to another system once it has been activated the first time.
     
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    Evan, thanks. I realise that an OEM copy can only be installed on the one computer. My main concern is, you read so often that copies are sold off as original MS, when in fact it is pirated. £80, is to me personally an amount that I can ill afford to loose. Unfortunately the disk can not be opened to check and I can only rely on the source of purchase being reputable as in this case, most probably is.
     
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    Did the Dick come with a COA
     
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    Sorry, what is meant "Did the dick come with a COA "?
     
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    Information as to what is printed on the CD packaging.

    Microsoft Corporation

    Opening the COA, it is different to Disk received.

    Bar codes shown are in black ink.

    End Item PN:GEC-02733

    Carton No :50891.

    COA Barcodes : 001/4046133892

    LabelPart No : X18-45392
    Internal Part : GEC-02733
    Work Order No : INV8823 - INV8823
    Build Date : 10.17.2014
    Made in Turkey
    Printer ID No : 161

    No activation codes or coloured printing shown.
     
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    Sorry I should have explained it better. In my last post click on COA. COA=Certificate Of Authenticity. I buy OEM OS disks all the time you should be supplied with a COA and Product Key.
     
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