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Replacing Vista Home Premium with Windows 7 Home Premium

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Outofthedarkness, Oct 24, 2009.

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  1. Outofthedarkness

    Outofthedarkness Thread Starter

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    Greetings Tech Support Guy, The computer I wish to purchase has Windows Vista Home Premium preinstalled, with a ticket to purchase an upgrade To Windows 7 Home Premium.
    As I wish to use Windows 7 immediately (without bothering with Vista Home Premium) can you please advise, in detail, how I can delete Vista completely and install Windows 7 with minimum fuss.
    All help greatly appreciated,
    With Best Regards
    Outofthedarkness
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    When you get the Vista DVD, boot from it and choose Custom "advanced" installation. Then highlight the partition you want to put 7 on (preferably the Vista partition) then click "delete" (be careful which partition you choose) once the old Vista partition is deleted, be sure the new unallocated partition is highlighted and hit next to continue installing 7. Here is a screenshot, your partition structure may be slightly different.

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  3. Outofthedarkness

    Outofthedarkness Thread Starter

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    Hello Mumbodog, Many thanks for your quick reply to my query. The information is first class and has enabled me to reach a positive decision on my proposed purchase.
    Good Luck
    Outofthedarkness.
     
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