OEM Vista 64bit - OEM Win 7 64bit not upgrade but clean install? Tags: Homebuilt Clean Install Hard Drives Windows Vista Systems Product Last response: October 29, 2009 10:03 PM in Systems Share mark_k October 29, 2009 6:48:44 PM I bought and currently have installed the following OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I just bought: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I want to do a clean install? (I only have one HDD). Will this new OS CD do a format of the hard drive for me before it installs the OS? If not how do I format the HDD? I did the following in preparation for the clean install: Took out one of my two vedio cards. Check that booting from CD was first in boot order. Backed up all below to a 32gig thumb drive: Backed up iTunes libray tunes and apps Backed up Outlook .PST Backed up IE Faverates. Backed up my documents Updated BIOS to Windows 7. Once new OS is installed I will install the following: All software. Video drivers. Intel chip set drivers Once again my question is: Will this new OS CD do a format of the hard drive for me before it installs the OS? If not how do I format the HDD? thanks Mark Edit I found my answers! Here is a detailed walk thru of a complete Custom or Clean Install. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/oper [...] rt-1_3.htm This answered all my questions...... More about : oem vista 64bit oem win 64bit upgrade clean install shortstuff_mt a b B Homebuilt system October 29, 2009 7:31:19 PM Windows 7 will give you the option of formatting the HD during the install just like Vista did when you installed it. That happens at the time it asks you which HD you want to install it on. m 0 l mark_k October 29, 2009 10:03:59 PM Thanks for the reply. Here is a detailed walk thru of a complete Custom or Clean Install. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsystems/ss/windo... This link answered all my quesitons. Mark m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedVista 32-bit install OEM Win7 64-Bit Forum Formatting a Vista32bit drive and Installing Win7 64bit OEM over it Forum Installing Win7 64bit (OEM) over Vista 32 ? Forum SolvedHave problem with OEM Win 7 64-bit installed on older machine that was upgraded with new memory, reformatted HDD for use by wi Forum SolvedUpgrading Windows vista 32-bit (oem) to windows 7 64-bit (oem) Forum Install Win 7 32-bit from 32-bit media using 64-bit OEM key? Forum Win7 64bit upgrade different from clean install? Forum SolvedClean Win7 install on new SSD with OEM License? Forum SolvedAbout Win7 64bit OEM edition for new PC Forum Win 7 64bit Home Premium Full OEM Forum Best Price on Win7 64bit Prof. (not OEM) Forum Upgrade Vista 32 (pre-installed on laptop on purchase) to Win7 64bit? Forum SolvedClean install of win 7 64bit and backup Forum How do I install Windows 7 OEM 64bit? nothing is working Forum Upgrade OEM CD W7 64-bit HP to PRO W7 can i still use OEM CD W7 HP Forum XP upgrade clean install and win98 OEM Forum Installing Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM on new buld pc, what is trick? Forum Installing Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM. Forum Solvedinstall windows 7 oem on top of win 8 upgrade??? Forum Installing Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !