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Installing Windows 7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by larryh10000, Jan 20, 2013.

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  1. larryh10000

    larryh10000 Thread Starter

    Oct 23, 2007
    Note: I have already made a full backup of my files and have installation disks for my programs.

    I am currently running Windows XP (32-bit) OS. I have a full version installation disk (32-bit) for Windows 7. I need advice on installing the Windows 7 OS.

    When I restart my computer with the Windows 7 OS installtion disk in my CD drive, I assume the Windows 7 setup screens will begin.

    Because the Windows 7 OS disk is a full version of Windows 7 (not an upgrade disk), will it automatically perform a clean install of the Windows 7 OS?
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    I concur with Wayne's advice.

    If your optical drive is really only a CD (not DVD) the Windows 7 DVD will not be recognized.

    Only if the optical drive precedes the hard drive in the boot order. You may have to first go into the BIOS (Setup) and change the boot order. Be prepared for a "press any key to boot from CD/DVD" message that may give you only one or two seconds to respond.

    Not sure, but if you get a "upgrade" or "custom" choice select "custom," as that is what Windows 7 calls "clean." If you want to format or do any other partitioning work look for the "Advanced Disk options" link that will be half hidden towards the bottom of one screen.
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    What is the brand name and model name and model number of that computer?

    How much RAM does it currently have?

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