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  • Started 1 year ago by LeMarsMan
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LeMarsMan
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Is there a tutorial on doing a clean install of Win7 that someone knows about?

Is it thee a way to backup all of the window updates if one should try this?

Thanks

LM

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warlock
warlock
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whs
whs
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Here is how to do a real clean install without bloatware: http://www.sevenforums.com/tut.....ost1839164

And no, the updates you will have to install again. But they come automatically. The programs you will have to reinstall too. Just make sure you save your user data first.

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warlock
warlock
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Thanks whs, couldn't find it. I know it was windows 7 forum. Most good one's are yours.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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We use to have a good Clean Install Sticky in the Windows 7 Section but it has disappeared now.

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warlock
warlock
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I could not find it. Probably have to start all over again anyway.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Ya, has gone ??

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warlock
warlock
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http://www.howtogeek.com/sites.....;sa=Search Maybe I missed it Rick check here. Need the right wording I'm thinking.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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This is it.
It does have one incorrect picture in it I gave hArLtRoN by mistake.
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=1

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warlock
warlock
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Good, glad you found it. All will really be gone soon. Almost 12000 views.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Ya, we'll just have to wait and see how the new site operates.

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warlock
warlock
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yep.

Hope the OP gets what they need.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Yeah, Ill be most interested in what happens when an OP posts a "Check My First Build" question.

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warlock
warlock
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@Rick, move to off topic with that in case LH wakes up. I'm worried about him not on site for hours. Re post there cause I want to ask you about it. Tks Joe

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LeMarsMan
Posts: 314

Do you more knowledgeable folks do a clean install very often?

I was going to do one then make a clone using Macrium or something like it.

I like to do it every once in a while because it is like a new machine-at least for quite awhile.

I did one on my own and it was quite simple. I did back up all my dat

Thanks

LM

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warlock
warlock
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Not that I'm more knowlege
able but , I think an image is the way to go.

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LeMarsMan
Posts: 314

I looked at that tutorial and did exactly what they did, except I have my disc so I didn't have to the ISO thing.

I got a notice from Microsoft that my version of Win7 probably was an illegal version and they seemed quite concerned for awhile but I got that solved.

I noticed that you can even avoid typing in the product key code by using: http://www.joshcellsoftwares.c.....nager.html

Also, you can back up the drivers by using some simple program call Double Driver.

LM

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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We have a Tutorial on Tokens.

http://www.howtogeek.com/75496.....eactivate/

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LeMarsMan
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There seems to be tutorials on just about everything. Good resource.

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whs
whs
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This will be over with in Windows 8 because the product keys are in the UEFI. It is easier for a reinstallation but impossible to cheat.

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