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. 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Vista 32-bit install OEM Win7 64-Bit Forum Win7 64bit upgrade different from clean install ? Forum Do Oem Vista have to be activated before install of Win7 Forum Install Win 7 32-bit from 32-bit media using 64-bit OEM key? Forum Installing Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM . Forum Microsoft Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit - OEM On Sale Forum Win 7 64bit Home Premium Full OEM Forum Upgrade OEM CD W 7 64-bit HP to PRO W 7 can i still use OEM CD W 7 HP Forum Installing Win 7 on an OEM Hard drive Forum Windows XP Pro 32bit to Win 7 Pro 64bit Upgrade Forum Upgrade from 32-bit Vista Ultimate to 64-bit Windows 7 Forum Re-installing OEM Win7 Pro on new SSD Forum Cheapest Windows 7 64bit OEM you've found Forum Turning vista 32-bit into 7 64-bit ? Forum HTPC Mobo+CPU ~$150 Forum Why we upgrade our PC? Forum Best upgrade for performance-processor, video card or memory? Forum [Solved] Problem setting up asrock x58 extreme raid for Windows 7 / Vista. Forum [Solved] Upgrade current gaming build or scrap and start fresh? Forum Upgrade 2 more wd raptors 150 gigs to windows 7 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !