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Quick Windows 7 Question

hdizzle Avatar
6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Was just wondering if I purchased the W7 Professional Upgrade, would that give me an option to do a Clean install? The 'Upgrade' bit confuses me. Link below to one I'm buying.
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#2
But I mean, upon insertion of the disk, will it give me an option to do a Clean install?
Cos the computer I'm upgrading is infected with viruses so I need it formatted, as it hasn't been formatted in years.
1 Like #3
this will be no good if its a new hard drive, but if you have already had any windows op on the hard drive you will be able to to clean install ;-)
#4
hdizzle
But I mean, upon insertion of the disk, will it give me an option to do a Clean install?
Cos the computer I'm upgrading is infected with viruses so I need it formatted, as it hasn't been formatted in years.


YES WHEN YOU PUT DISC IN IT WILL GIVE OPTION TO FORMATT :thumbsup:
#5
kareandy
this will be no good if its a new hard drive, but if you have already had any windows op on the hard drive you will be able to to clean install ;-)


Yes Vista Home edition has always been on it :)

Since its the Home Vista version thats on, can I still upgrade via clean install to Professional W7?
#6
kareandy
this will be no good if its a new hard drive, but if you have already had any windows op on the hard drive you will be able to to clean install ;-)


kareandy
YES WHEN YOU PUT DISC IN IT WILL GIVE OPTION TO FORMATT :thumbsup:


Thanks for your help :thumbsup:

Just need help on this last bit:

hdizzle
Yes Vista Home edition has always been on it :)

Since its the Home Vista version thats on, can I still upgrade via clean install to Professional W7?


:)
1 Like #7
you can upgrade right upto windows 7 ultimate
banned#8
no you cannot do a clean instal

its "upgrade"

you will need a full operating system running otherwise the disc will not instal
#9
ROKO
no you cannot do a clean instal

its "upgrade"

you will need a full operating system running otherwise the disc will not instal


I've just read through this thread and found a few posts that state you can do clean install, as an upgrade [i.e you have a legitimate previous version of Windows running]

duffman2605
just to let you know, its easy to install an upgrade as a clean install:

1. install as clean, but do not enter serial number
2. reinstall over the top, but this time "upgrade" the original unregistered version
3. enter serial number this time and it will activate, as it sees it as an upgrade.

done with a 7 pro 64bit just a few weeks ago no probs


marshalex
i upgraded over my vista ultimate no problems at all. just do a clean install and it keeps your previous windows installation in a file called windows.old (minus the system files)
1 Like #10
I can confirm you CAN do a clean install...I've done it! Same Win 7 Pro and same Vista previous OS as you so you shouldn't have any problems! I also got it from Student thing too! Hope that helps!
#11
ei8hty5ive
I can confirm you CAN do a clean install...I've done it! Same Win 7 Pro and same Vista previous OS as you so you shouldn't have any problems! I also got it from Student thing too! Hope that helps!


Thank you! Thats great! :)
1 Like #12
Have a look here regarding whether you need a clean install or you can do a 'in-place' upgrade.

If you are on Vista home now and you want to install Win7 Pro, you will have to do a clean install anyway.
banned#13
out of interest, what anti-virus product did you use that let all these viruses through?
#14
csiman
out of interest, what anti-virus product did you use that let all these viruses through?


tried a few. AVG initially then, Kapersky, and Avast. I was also advised to get McAfee Stinger by one of my friends. None of them found anything. The processes are getting used by a particular programme, like 60% of CPU, but this virus, assumingly isnt showing up on the processes list. Anyway so my last resort is to format it, and put W7 on, that was something I needed to do anyway, so the timing is right :thumbsup:
1 Like #15
[FONT=Verdana]Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media: The Answer - SuperSite Blog
http://community.winsupersite.com/blogs/paul/archive/2009/10/23/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media-the-answer.aspx

Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media
http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp

Edit - Just in case it's a downloadable option you have, you might want to check this one out if the file isn't an ISO.

How to make a DVD of that student-only Windows 7 you bought for $29.99
http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/10/22/how-to-make-a-dvd-of-that-student-only-windows-7/

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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#16
Thanks a lot Scotty Boy, a great help as usual :thumbsup:
#17
hdizzle;7758289
Thanks a lot Scotty Boy, a great help as usual :thumbsup:


[FONT=Verdana]No probs mate, glad to have been of some help for you.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#18
malewarebytes can normally clean up most stuff and adaware

only ever had one major issue and malewarebytes sorted it straight away. Dont go on to many porn sites when you install win 7 ;)
#19
numptyj;7758434
malewarebytes can normally clean up most stuff and adaware

only ever had one major issue and malewarebytes sorted it straight away. Dont go on to many porn sites when you install win 7 ;)

[FONT=Verdana]
Off the clock: The Ultimate Porn Surfing Firefox Add-ons!!!!
http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/01/21/ultimate-porn-surfing-firefox-add-ons/

I'm sorry I just had to post this one in!!!! :-D lol

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#20
hdizzle
tried a few. AVG initially then, Kapersky, and Avast. I was also advised to get McAfee Stinger by one of my friends. None of them found anything. The processes are getting used by a particular programme, like 60% of CPU, but this virus, assumingly isnt showing up on the processes list. Anyway so my last resort is to format it, and put W7 on, that was something I needed to do anyway, so the timing is right :thumbsup:


So many won't have helped unless you used a removal tool to *so called properly remove anti-vurus prgram / stop services and then cleaned the registry manually even though the removal tool was supposed to.

Stick with 1 anti virus.

Also use a root kit cleaner


http://www.gmer.net/
http://downloads.andymanchesta.com/RemovalTools/SDFix_ReadMe.htmhttp://www2.gmer.net/catchme.htm
http://rootrepeal.googlepages.com/

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