Solved Double window installation

Ultimate Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
November 29, 2011 at 20:11:30
Specs: Windows 7, 4gb
I installed window7 64 from the windows CD and I seems to have the old installation in the program fplders as well.Can I just delete the first installation or maybe can I pasted in a different drive .Will that cause the computer stop working altogether? My whole problem started when I installed the service pack from the update.After I used the restore without succes and then when I decided to wipe clean drive "C" and reinstall window 7.
Something didn't go well and my computer running alright but only have about 50gb to spare from the original 150gb storage capacity.
Any remedy? Thanks.

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#1
November 30, 2011 at 04:59:07
"only have about 50gb to spare from the original 150gb storage capacity"

You apparently didn't wipe the drive clean before reinstalling Windows.


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#2
November 30, 2011 at 13:26:44
Yes my intention was to wipe it clean but that was the first time I wanted to format W7. I had done it many times before on the XP and expected to do same here. After putting Window 7 cd in the drive and restarting the computer and pressing F9 to get into setup I never got to the point when it happened. I couldn't get into the BIOS either. The only thing was happening the option to install W 7 and I assumed the drive will be wipe clean.
So where did I go wrong?

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#3
November 30, 2011 at 21:12:30
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You should have chosen the Custom Option on the install, then you could have chosen the Partition/Format option. Once there, I would have deleted the original partition and created a new partition, formatted it and installed. To make it 'easier' they hid the format option behind the 'Custom' option so someone inexperienced just doing an upgrade from Vista would not mess things up.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
November 30, 2011 at 21:50:46
Yes I see what you mean, the only problem I have lots of other stuff on the other partition I want to keep without reinstalling them again. I will have another go the way you described but only format drive "C" and install window7 there.
In your opinion could I not just delete the original window installation or would that cause problems?
Thank you for your help.

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