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Clean Install W.7 Upgrade workaround

sunny staines

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Let's be clear about what we're doing here


First up, let's define what it is I'm describing. For purposes of this discussion, a clean install--or what Microsoft calls a custom install--is when you boot your PC with Windows 7 Setup media (typically a Setup DVD, but with this version it could also be a specially created, bootable USB memory device containing the Setup bits) with the intention of installing just Windows 7 on the PC. There could be a previous version of Windows (XP or Vista) installed on the PC already. You will either install Windows 7 to a separate partition or will wipe out the previous Windows version during Setup. (That is, you will not install Windows 7 on the same partition as your previous Windows version.) If it's the latter, please--please--be sure to backup all your data first. Please.


this a a very good warning! be aware of it! good find sunny !

a other thing -if you do a clean new install format the drive-or split it if desired ! first ,win install can do this for you ,my preference , custom install then a slow format--of the drive-or drives--

-than install picking the drive - where you want the OS to install-- why split--into 2 or 3 drives

you can add a other OS if wanted DUEL system -booting PC--vista-xp-or a other win 7 ----i have one with 4 partitions--a 1 terry byte drive-split --

or you could,repartition the drive first-------then

1st install XP drive 1 c>

2nd VISTA drive 2 d>

3rd win7 drive 3 e>

4 spare drive- F > spare ?


or say the same idea with 3 different win 7.builds --its something to think over--


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