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Install Windows 7 using a genuine installation disc to boot from and reformat the harddrive. It will delete Linux and install Windows 7 at the same time.
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I had Windows 8.1 istalled in my Pc but it showed problem now i want to install windows 7. I have windows 7 bootable USB and want clean instalation. i booted from USB and opened stup and formatted my


Simply formatting the hard drive does not remove all residual traces of the previous installation. When you get to the step for formatting, go to the advanced button and delete the partition that contained windows 8. Then create a new partition in the space, format, and install windows 7.

Aug 05, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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How to delete Microsoft Windows, how to remove Windows


In this tech article I will go over how to remove Microsoft Windows or revert to a previous version of Windows. Why would you want to delete Windows? You may want to remove Windows because you do not like that version you have installed, or maybe you want a different operating system like Linux.

In my method I will not focus on data backup and recovery. If you wish to backup your data, you can do so. After installation of your operating system you can restore the data from backup.

Install fresh operating system
This method is the easiest and I would say least problematic. This will format(wipe) your hard drive and install a clean operating system. No files will be saved or transferred in this method. So be sure to backup any important data you wish to save as it will be deleted during this method.

1)You will need the operating system media. The operating system you wish to install can be on a DVD or USB flash drive for example.

2)Insert the media and reboot the computer.

3)As the computer is booting up, you will see some options come up during the boot process(very briefly). One of these options will be for your BIOS. It may say press f11 for bios, or DEL for settings. What we want to do is go into the computer BIOS and change the boot order.

4) Once in the BIOS, change your boot order so the operating system media is booted first. For example, if you have your new operating system on a USB flash drive, then you want to make sure the USB flash drive is first in the boot order list.

5)Once you make the boot order changes, exit out of BIOS saving your settings. When your computer reboots again it will boot to the media you selected.

6)Depending on what operating system you had installed before, you may get different options. You may get options to perform a recovery and or to just do a fresh install. We want to make sure you do a fresh install. This will format(wipe) the hard drive and install the operating system you wish to use. The hard drive will be formatted and the operating system installed. Once installed, you will go over settings basic computer settings like language, time, computer name and internet connectivity. This varies depending on the operating system you are using. Be sure to follow the on screen prompts.


If you installed Windows 7 over an older version of Windows
In this method you can revert Windows 7 to a previous version of Windows. The Windows 7 installation will have created a Windows.old folder that contains your previous operating system and personal files. This Windows.old folder is in the root of the Windows partition. Reverting does not keep any current files or settings so beware. Your computer will be reverted to its previous state before Windows 7 was installed.

The following tech article from Microsoft will go over the process to revert Windows 7 to a previous version of Windows that was installed.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971760

The following tech article from Microsoft will go over how to do this process with Windows XP.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303661


Wipe hard drive securely
If you want to truly erase data you will need to use software utilities to do this. Deleting data on your computer or reformatting your hard drive will not completely erase the data. There are numerous software programs out there you can use, free and costly.

A free tool you can use to erase your hard drive is KillDisk. You can click the link below to visit the site and download the software.
http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm


I hope my article was informative. Be sure to check out my other Tips and Tricks by clicking on my profile name and then clicking on "Tips" at the top left of my profile.

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on Jun 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I want to format my c drive with the help of Dos command prompt , installed win 7 ultimate.


Formatting hard drive When booting from a Windows installation CD select the option to install Windows then you (can either delete the existing partition/s then create a new partition then you) can format the hard disk. After formatting the hard disk you can abort the Windows installation if you do not want proceed to install Windows.
You should be able to use the Windows 7 installation CD to delete the existing partition, create a new partition and format the new partition and then install Windows 7.

Apr 03, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I have compaq presario cq60-104tu with windows vista ultimate operating system. is it possible to uninstall windows vista and install windows 7 operating system. if so what is the steps involved.


setting it up will be a simple case of popping in the windows 7 installation disc and following the prompts. While installing windows 7 vista will be deleted if you choose that option.

Aug 14, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Where can I find directions for removing 2 Windows 7 installations. This is because the installation did not go well, and in each attempt, Windows tried to install. I now have 2 working and a partial...


Did you install to a separate "partition" of the disk-space, or just to a different "folder" on the 'C:' drive. For comparison, Windows NT installed to the 'C:\WINNT' folder, and, by default, Windows XP/Vista/7 install to the 'C:\WINDOWS' folder.

If you installed to a different folder, open My Computer.
Open the 'C:' drive.
Click on that folder-name.
Hold down the SHIFT key and press the DELETE key.
Say 'yes' to confirm that you want to delete the folder, thereby_bypassing_ moving the folder into your 'Recycle Bin'.

If you installed to a different partition, open "Disk Management (local)",
select the partition, and either DELETE or FORMAT the partition.

Nov 11, 2010 | Samsung 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 32MB HD103UJ 334...

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Can I install Windows 7 over badly infected with drivers missing Windows X P? I'm trying to delete everything, but can't. I turned off my security system, but it comes back on and won't let me delete. I...


Hi,

To my knowledge you cannot upgrade from Windows XP directly to Windows 7. You will have to upgrade to Vista and then to 7. Also there are limitations as to which Windows 7 version (Home, Professional, Ultimate) you can upgrade to from certain Vista versions.

If you dont have any information / data on the PC that you mind loosing, i suggest a clean install of Windows 7 by booting up from the Windows 7 dvd and formating the HDD before the installation procedure.

Windows 7 has a host of built in drivers that will probably cover all of the devices that are present on your system. If not then you can always download the drivers from the manufacturers site for the items that fail to install automatically under 7.

Let me know how it goes.

:)BD

Sep 08, 2010 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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How to install windows 7 operating system


To Install the Windows 7 Operating System (Win 7 OS):

Instructions for a "Clean/New Windows 7 Installation:

AFTER BACKING ALL YOUR DATA THAT YOU DON"T WANT TO LOSE, Do the Following :

1) Insert your Genuine Windows 7 System Disc (Retail or OEM System Installation Disc).

2) Close down all programs and restart your computer.

3) As soon as the computer restarts, you should see a prompt that says something like this: "Press any key to boot from cd/dvd"

....So press any key!... This will boot to the installation disc and prepare for installation or repair (we are going to be installing windows, so ignore the repair options you see on the screen).

*If you don't press a key in time, you will see that the computer will attempt to boot from the hard disc drive instead... if that happens, restart the computer and press a key when prompted.

4) Depending on your particular Windows Version, you will see a prompt that says something about "Do you accept the license terms?" Click "Yes" or "I accept", etc.. and continue on...

5) Choos Custom or Advanced Settings (the other option is for an upgrade..)

6)Select the desired hard disc drive, (HDD aka Hard Drive), Select "Drive Options", and follow the onscreen instructions "Delete the partitions" (Do not Leave another windows installation on the same hard disc drive, unless you are experienced and know how to "dual-boot" properly!) Delete the Partitions.

7) Now choose to install windows (be sure to select the newly deleted empty (unformatted) partition. Windows 7 will automatically format the drive for you and will begin to install windows 7. Follow the onscreen instructions and within a half an hour or less (depending on your hardware) you will be finished, just be sure not to leave the computer unattended while performing a windows installation, since it requires your input quite often to proceed.

That's pretty much all there is to it!.. if you have any more trouble...
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*NOTE- If your windows 7 disc is a "Upgrade" disc, then you must perform an upgrade while running your previous/older windows version, since Windos Upgrade Discs aren't bootable, they simply patch the older version, replace system files, etc... to transform the previous windows installation into the target/newer version. If you want to perform a clean install, be sure you own a Windows 7 Installation / System Startup Disc.

Jul 06, 2010 | Intel Motherboard

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I reformat my gateway netbook from xp to windows 7 starter... but when I restart it shows an option of windows xp and windows 7. I need to choose windows 7 before the windows start....pls help i dont know...


that happens because you didn't delete your original install of xp. basically you are dual booting operating systems. the best way to recitify this is to reinstall wndows seven and do whats called a destructive install. You should be prompted as to whether or not you want to do an upgrade or a custom install. choose custom and install. this should completely remove xp from the system. if you need any existing data from xp be sure to save it prior.

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Linux driver


www.intel motherboard support.com choice your intel 945 chip driver for lenux ,may be install lenux fadora 10 its take auto istall all hardware componets driver

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