I have a new copy of Windows 7 Professional, not an upgrade version.
I was previously running Vista Home Premium x64.
Last night, after extensive backups, I was ready to do a clean install of Windows 7 (was very excited).
From the desktop I placed the x64 bit DVD into my laptop, I selected the custom install option as I didn't want it to do an in place upgrade. I then selected my C: which my current Vista operating system was on. It then proceeded to warn me that this would over write my previous operating system.
During the installation it did a re-start (normal), however on the boot up it said the following:
0. NO Emulation System Type: 00
1. NO Emulation System Type: 00
Enter a choice:
I was very confused, especially as both options are the same.
I proceeded with choice 0.
It then asked me to hit any key to boot from disc.
Once it returned to the install screen it seemed to start again, much to my dismay!
Finally after several re-boots, and the same choice screen making no sense, Windows 7 started up.
However I was expecting a clean install, but seeing as my hard drive was saying approx 132GB free of a 286GB drive I knew something was wrong.
On my C: were two folders, Windows.old, and Windows.old.000. One weighing in at approx 33GB, and the other at 11GB.
I have since tried a clean install again, the same nonsense NO emulation choice screen appeared twice, and now I have another Windows.old file labelled Windows.old.001. I now only have 117GB free.
Please could someone explain to me the NO emulation choice screen, how to delete the Windows.old files, as when I try it says I don't have permission due to SYSTEM files (running as administrator) and how to do a CLEAN install?
Im considering putting LINUX on, then installing Windows 7 to force a clean installation through desperation.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. :o)