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    Quick Windows 7 Question

    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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    Original Poster

    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.

    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 ;-)

    hdizzle;7753830

    But I mean, upon insertion of the disk, will it give me an option to do a … 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:

    Original Poster

    kareandy;7753858

    this will be no good if its a new hard drive, but if you have already had … 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?

    Original Poster

    kareandy;7753858

    this will be no good if its a new hard drive, but if you have already had … 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;7753888

    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;7753895

    Yes Vista Home edition has always been on it :)Since its the Home Vista … 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?



    you can upgrade right upto windows 7 ultimate

    Banned

    no you cannot do a clean instal

    its "upgrade"

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

    Original Poster

    ROKO;7754022

    no you cannot do a clean instalits "upgrade" you will need a full … no you cannot do a clean instalits "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;7587268

    just to let you know, its easy to install an upgrade as a clean … just to let you know, its easy to install an upgrade as a clean install:1. install as clean, but do not enter serial number2. reinstall over the top, but this time "upgrade" the original unregistered version3. 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;7587491

    i upgraded over my vista ultimate no problems at all. just do a clean … 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)

    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!

    Original Poster

    ei8hty5ive;7754220

    I can confirm you CAN do a clean install...I've done it! Same Win 7 Pro … 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!

    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

    out of interest, what anti-virus product did you use that let all these viruses through?

    Original Poster

    csiman;7756455

    out of interest, what anti-virus product did you use that let all these … 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:

    [FONT=Verdana]Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media: The Answer - SuperSite Blog
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    Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media
    winsupersite.com/win…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
    downloadsquad.com/200…-7/

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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    Original Poster

    Thanks a lot Scotty Boy, a great help as usual :thumbsup:

    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]

    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

    numptyj;7758434

    malewarebytes can normally clean up most stuff and adawareonly ever had … malewarebytes can normally clean up most stuff and adawareonly ever had one major issue and malewarebytes sorted it straight away. Dont go on to many porn sites when you install win 7


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

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    hdizzle;7757922

    tried a few. AVG initially then, Kapersky, and Avast. I was also advised … 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


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