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Using partition magic

  • Partition Magic
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
January 14, 2013 1:00:04 PM

Hey, I want to upgrade my HP laptop from windows vista to windows 7. If i use partition magic and erase everything from the hard drive and use a bootable usb to install window 7 would this work? I really dont use any of the hp services so i really dont mind if they get deleted or not....I just want to make sure the computer would still run properly.

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January 14, 2013 1:03:40 PM

Don't use partition magic. Just use the windows 7 installation, if you really want to get rid of the hp partitions, delete all partitions, and continue the install. Windows installation can do everything you want.
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January 14, 2013 1:09:29 PM

That depends on whether you've got OEM/retail or upgrade licence. If it's upgrade licence for W7 then no since you need to have a previous version of Windows installed and activated in order to proceed with the upgrade.

Either way, you just pop in the W7 DVD/USB and enter your new product key, then on installer location screen click drive options and just delete all the unwanted partitions and install 7 on 'unpartitioned space'.