How do I completely remove Vista & install W7

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March 25, 2010 at 11:13:33
Specs: Windows 04.09.2009
How do I completely remove Vista from my laptop? I've pruchased a full version of Window 7 and I've heard, many times, that if I install Windows 7 over Vista it will still run slow. I DESPISE Vista and I want it COMPLETELY GONE!!!! Seriously, I hate it! I There's nothing I need to save on this computer; I want it completely empted. Please advise. Thank you. ~ Miss Andi

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March 25, 2010 at 14:24:29
You simply need to boot from the Win7 disk & after the first couple of screens choose the 'custom(advanced)' option - with that you get to format the drive before installing, so removing all traces of Vista.

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March 25, 2010 at 14:25:29
Very simple:

Restart your machine with your Windows disc in the DVD drive & follow the on-screen instructions for setting up Windows 7.

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March 25, 2010 at 15:44:53
Thanx! You both ROCK! ~ Andi

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March 25, 2010 at 21:05:26
You may need to make sure that you DVD is first in boot order in your BIOS, since it might not be right now.

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November 10, 2010 at 00:50:09
As a follow on to this thread, can someone help me with the following question. Doe sit matter if I buy Windows 7 or Widnows 7 upgrade to achieve the same results.

Secondly, I am reading about 32 and 64 bits. Which should I choose and do I buy one or the other or install one or the other form making a choice when installing?

Apologies if these questions seem dumb but I am not a techy and like the original poster I want Vista off completelty from my laptop.


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November 10, 2010 at 19:10:36
Start a new thread for your question. Upgrade will work this way. Use upgrade advisor first. 32bit if you do not need more than 3GB of memory and/or your system is older or more marginal for Windows 7. 64bit if your system is relatively new, fast, and you plan to use 4GB or more of memory.

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