Windwos XP disc gave up the ghost - questions about moving to 7

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  1. juliancs macrumors 6502

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    So I get stuck at "setup is loading windows" No matter how clean the disk is, so I think it's time to move to seven.

    1) Can I even do a fresh install from 7 right onto a fresh partition? I really don't want to have to buy vista as well.

    2) When I've loaded 7 on there, should I install 3.1 right away or install 3.0 first, then 3.1?


    Thanks!
     
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    1. Yes. As long as you buy the Windows 7 OEM and not the upgrade, you do not have to have a previous version of Windows to run.

    2. Install 3.0 first. 3.1 is an update from 3.0, as far as I am aware.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    The Upgrade version of Windows 7 can do a clean install. I know because I have done it.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    In fact, a clean/custom install from XP is the only way to go from XP to 7. You can only do an in-place upgrade from Vista.

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