Windows 7 - Clean install over Vista

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by rlav, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. rlav macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2009
    I currently have vista on a boot camp partition, I would like to do a clean install including changing the partition size. Is the best way to do this going to be to remove the current partition and start from scratch or is there another way.

    If it makes any difference I have the full install disk that I was able to get from school at a discount.
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    The best way and only way to change the disk partition size is by removing the partition and starting from scratch. Follow these instructions:

    To remove a Boot Camp Partition:

    1. Launch Boot Camp Assistant
    2. Hit "Continue"
    3. Then make sure that "Create or remove a Windows partition" is selected and click "Continue"
    4. Finally, click "Restore"

    Then, run the Boot Camp Assistant to be able to install Windows 7 with a larger partition size.
  3. rlav thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2009
    Thank You, that is what I was expecting to be the easiest way, but I wasn't sure, also thanks for the clarification on the steps, I wanted that before I started messing around with the hard drive partitions.


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