Windows® 7 Clean Installation
What is clean installation?
Clean installation is the process of removing the previous version of software or platform and then installing new version. It is also known as an upgrade. It also includes the formatting of the hard disk and could also be referred as the installation of a new operating system.
The following points will provide a better understanding of clean installation:
- Clean installation: its significance
- Steps of clean installation
- Clean installation of Windows 7
Clean installation: its significance
Clean installation is the process of removing the Windows platform from the hard disk drive, formatting the hard drive again and doing the partition. A clean installation would also remove the user data on the system and therefore it does demand to keep a backup of the data beforehand. When installing a different operating system it is always recommended to perform a clean installation as it assures that there is nothing carried forward from the previous operating system. Even after performing disk defragmentation, many times it has been found that there are spaces in the storage allocated to the previous platform. A clean installation not just helps in a proper set-up but also has some effects after the installation and significantly increases the performance. It is starting a fresh while reinstalling all the applications and programs. Clean installation contributes in running the system much faster.
Steps of clean installation
The steps of clean installation begin with backing up all the important data of the system as there is data loss during clean installation. Format the hard disk and make partitions and then install the operating system from the installation CD.
Clean installation of Windows7
The first step towards a clean installation of Windows 7 is to backup all the important information of the system following which change the boot priority in the BIOS. Put in the Windows CD and boot the system. Select the language, time and input method, and click on install now. Accept the license agreement. Select custom as the installation type. Choose on the partition you would like to install Windows 7 on and click on format. The format would erase the operating system. Now, a window would ask for the profile details. Select on the security settings, time and date and wait for clean installation to complete.
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