Windows 7 forum: Help me start over with a Windows 7 upgrade

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) May 14, 2010 3:09 PM PDT

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Help me start over with a Windows 7 upgrade

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 5/14/10 3:09 PM

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Help me start over with a Windows 7 upgrade


I installed the Windows 7 upgrade over the Vista software
that came with my computer using that option, rather than the
option of wiping the HD clean and the reinstalling all other
software after Win 7 was installed. Big mistake!

My experience with Windows 7 has been awful. I'll bet I've
had as many as 20 blue screens while using Win 7, and
probably as many freeze-ups. Even Norton's Utilities advises
me that my "System health is low" and scan the registry
(which I've done many times!)

How can I wipe this hard drive clean and then install my
Windows 7 upgrade now? Will Microsoft allow me a second try
using the Win 7 upgrade that I've bought and used once
already? Thanks for any advice.

--Submitted by Richard K. of Medford, Oregon


Here are some featured member answers to get you started, but
please read all the advice and suggestions that our
members have contributed to this question.

Starting over... --Submitted by Watzman
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19411_102-0.html?messageID=3304493#3304493

Starting over... --Submitted by Wolfie2k5
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19411_102-0.html?messageID=3305439#3305439

Yes you can. Here's how to clean-install Windows 7 upgrade. --Submitted by NoriNY
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19411_102-0.html?messageID=3304936#3304936

Your answer is----YES! --Submitted by warpete
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19411_102-0.html?messageID=3304569#3304569

Thanks to all who contributed!

If you have any additional advice or tip that you'd like share with Richard please click on the reply link and submit it. Please be as detailed as possbile when providing a solution. Thank you!

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