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Clean install Need to know how to install Windows & from a clean install

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  • Narayan Jul 13, 2010

    first of all tell me which version of windows you want to install. and if you want clean install means you have to format your system atleast C: drive. and install windows. that is the clean installation

  • lhtphoto Jul 13, 2010

    Windows 7 pro. I need some direction as to what the entire process should be so I don't screw things up.



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Put windows cd in the drive and press restart and it will ask boot from cd... press any u press any key it wil boot automatically..thn you can follow as per the screen viewed

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