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    Question Remove XP completely



    I have xp professional on my pc but need to completely remove it and put windows 7 onto my pc.

    Could anyone explain me how to do this?


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    very easy...just format your c drive and install win 7 there.just insert the cd inthe cd tray and reboot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudebuster View Post


    I have xp professional on my pc but need to completely remove it and put windows 7 onto my pc.

    Could anyone explain me how to do this?


    Thanks
    Insert the XP disc and follow the wizard. It will allow you to format the partition. Once it is formatted, take the disc. Now install Windows 7 as you normally install an OS. Thats all.

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    Formatting your hard disk during a custom installation of Windows 7 permanently erases everything on the partition that you are formatting, including your files, settings, and programs.
    Back up any files and settings you want to keep so that you can restore them after the installation is complete. You'll need to reinstall your programs, so make sure you have the installation discs and product keys for the programs you want to use in Windows 7, or setup files for any programs you downloaded from the Internet.



    To install Windows 7 using the Custom option and formatting the hard disk


    To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation, you'll need to start, or boot, your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.


    1. Turn on your computer so that Windows starts normally, insert the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive, and then shut down your computer.
    2. Restart your computer.
    3. Press any key when prompted, and then follow the instructions that appear.
    4. On the Install Windows page, enter your language and other preferences, and then click Next.
      If the Install Windows page doesn't appear, and you're not asked to press any key, you might need to change some system settings. To learn how to do this, see Start your computer from a Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.
    5. On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms, and then click Next.
    6. On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom.
    7. On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, click Drive options (advanced).
    8. Click the partition that you want to change, click the formatting option you want to perform, and then follow the instructions.
    9. When you've finished formatting, click Next.
    10. Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows 7, which include naming your computer and setting up an initial user account.





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    very informative Vignesh.. repped you...
    job takes the child away.

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    Nice one VIG...
    Cleared the thread starter doubt a lot easier...
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    @dudebuster.
    If you had not done full format ( easy method)see this link :
    How to Upgrade Windows XP To Windows 7

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    Good work. Can't rep

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    Smile Thank You

    Thank You guys. You're all so helpful. I formatted using the method stated by Vignesh.

    Thank You Vignesh.

    I am so proud be part of this forum.

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    The method suggested by vignesh is the best. Sometimes even when you format in windows it will not have formatted properly but while installing in the OS doing a complete install is the best.

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