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How to Clean Install Windows 7

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Last response: in Windows 7
February 17, 2013 7:37:49 PM

hi guys, i would like to know how would i clean install my windows 7, i have the disk, but when i put it in the slot and restart nothing happens, please help

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a b $ Windows 7
February 17, 2013 8:31:48 PM

To boot from a CD or DVD, you need to go into BIOS Setup and set the CD/DVD drive as the first boot device - - then "Save to CMOS and Exit" (F10).

When Windows 7 Setup starts, use the keys as indicated to format the partition containing the existing Windows installation, then install Windows on that same partition.
a b $ Windows 7
February 17, 2013 8:51:01 PM

Newer MB, may not have to go into Bios to change Boot order. Most newer MBs allow for Hitting a "Hot" key during post that brings up a boot menu.
My Gigabyte MB it is F12, and On my Asrock MB it is F11.
Note: this does NOT affect what is set by BIOS Boot priority. Works great for Installing windows over a HDD that has an OS already on it, as you can select the DVD drive to boot from, then when the system re-boots it will automaticly select the HDD - UNLESS you again hit the F12 or F11 during Post.

Think Asus might also be F11 and for other Brands, just check the manual.