Networking

Ask computer networking questions and get answers ASAP

Ask a Computer Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I want to reformat my windows 7 computer, I got a cd of windows…

Customer Question
I want to reformat my...
I want to reformat my windows 7 computer, I got a cd of windows 7, how do i reformat so i can install this fresh windows 7 cd instead of use the preinstalled version? also what are the steps to reformatting windows 7? thanks
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Networking
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Networking Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
6/12/2010
Network Technician: Mr. Clark, Network Engineer replied 8 years ago
Mr. Clark
Mr. Clark, Network Engineer
Category: Networking
Satisfied Customers: 3,214
Experience: Career IT Professional & Director of Information Technology
Verified
Hello. Welcome to JustAnswer.

I believe you will find this tutorial resourceful for the task of clean installing Windows 7.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsystems/ss/windows-7-clean-install-part-1.htm

Be sure you have a legitimate version of Windows 7 and a valid product key before starting.

Feel free to ask any questions.

If you are satisfied with this answer, please press the ACCEPT button.

Thank you.
Ask Your Own Networking Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
this doesnt explain how i would reformat the HD before installing, this guide operates from the assumption i have a clean partitition

Network Technician: Mr. Clark, Network Engineer replied 8 years ago
When booting to your Windows 7 disc, you will have the option for Custom or Update, select Custom. From here, you will have your partitions listed. You will need to remove all existing partitions on the disk (usually Disk0 by default) that you want to install the OS on. This can be done by going to Options, highlight the partition to remove, and then press the the Delete button.

From here, highlight the unpartitioned space on Disk0 and go to next. Windows 7 will install clean on the unpartitioned disc (will automatically create the new partition).
Ask Your Own Networking Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a network technicianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Mr. Clark Your Own Question
Mr. Clark
Mr. Clark
Mr. Clark, Network Engineer
Category: Networking
Satisfied Customers: 3,214
3,214 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Career IT Professional & Director of Information Technology

Mr. Clark is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I am very happy with my very fast response. Eric is very knowledgeable in the subject area. Thank you!

RPAustin, TX

My Expert answered my question promptly and he resolved the issue totally. This is a great service. I am so glad I found it I will definitely use the service again if needed.

One Happy CustomerNew York

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Claws224

Claws224

IEEE Network Engineer

1,256 satisfied customers

IEEE, Microsoft

Kevin

Kevin

LAN/WAN Specialist

1,165 satisfied customers

Certified MCSA and MCP Network Administrator with over 20 years of PC experience.

Byron

Byron

PC Support Tech

677 satisfied customers

CCNA, A+, MCSE 11 years at a large law firm.

Eric K.

Eric K.

Network Administrator

510 satisfied customers

13 years of desktop, server and network support experience

Mr. Clark

Mr. Clark

Network Engineer

3,214 satisfied customers

Career IT Professional & Director of Information Technology

Chris L.

Chris L.

Support Specialist

448 satisfied customers

Certified Networking expert with over 10 years experience.

Kamil Anwar

Kamil Anwar

Certified Networking Engineer

433 satisfied customers

8+ Years of Experience. / CCNA (S), CCNA (W), CCNA (RS), MCTS, MBCs.

< Previous | Next >

Related Networking Questions
Can you help me make a wireless computer connection using a
can you help me make a wireless computer connection using a netgear router wndr3700v4 with a refurbished netgear wnda3100-100n? I do not have the CD.… read more
IT Miro
IT Miro
Studying for Masters Degree in IT
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
200 satisfied customers
When replacing a damaged HD with a new HD, how do I get the
When replacing a damaged HD with a new HD, how do I get the original operating system onto the new hard drive? I'm not sure if I have access to original installation CD/s or not.… read more
Cpolarek
Cpolarek
Associate Degree
114 satisfied customers
'Internet Explorer has stopped working-a problem caused the
'Internet Explorer has stopped working-a problem caused the program to stop working correctly'...need help please… read more
Martin
Martin
Network Engineering Diploma
145 satisfied customers
hi jerry! i reformatted my dell vostro 1500 and now i am trying
hi jerry! i reformatted my dell vostro 1500 and now i am trying to reinstall windows vista… read more
Martin
Martin
Network Engineering Diploma
145 satisfied customers
Hello, I tried formatting my computer and reloading windows
Hello, I tried formatting my computer and reloading windows 7 but something happened during loading windows. and now I get the screen which says windows boot manager with a status:Oxc000000f I downloa… read more
Charles A. Roberts
Charles A. Roberts
Associate Degree
1,200 satisfied customers
emachine E442-V133 laptop wont come on/upload...first try
emachine E442-V133 laptop won't come on/upload...first try it said problem with system, shutting down to prevent damage to laptop...need help to try to fix...… read more
Chris L.
Chris L.
Support Specialist
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
448 satisfied customers
I have an old del 1110. I want to install XP as its OS. But
I have an old del 1110. I want to install XP as it's OS. But when the process comes to formating/ partitioning the disk, the application can not detect the internal hard drive.… read more
Claws224
Claws224
IEEE Network Engineer
1,256 satisfied customers
I have a Dell netbook and I just purchased a netgear N150 wirelees
I have a Dell netbook and I just purchased a netgear N150 wirelees USB adapter. I do not have the CD driver to download it onto this netbook. How can I install it?… read more
Erik B.
Erik B.
Network Engineer
Associate Degree
4,134 satisfied customers
We just got a new computer and was trying to install the linksys
We just got a new computer and was trying to install the linksys wireless adapter that we used on our old computer, but it will not accept it. I called the computer company and they said that I needed… read more
Kevin
Kevin
LAN/WAN Specialist
High School or GED
1,165 satisfied customers
im trying to install a d link wbr 1310 . cant use the cd.
i'm trying to install a d link wbr 1310 . can't use the cd. got it wired right but need help registering it… read more
Engineer John C.
Engineer John C.
Bachelor's Degree
7,080 satisfied customers
cannt install my linksys wireless-G pci adapter on a cumputer
cannt install my linksys wireless-G pci adapter on a cumputer with xp as the operating system. the disk that cae with it will not load. tried the auto run,that didnt work. Searched for new hardware an… read more
Viet -MS Office Tech
Viet -MS Office Tech
Computer Technican
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
994 satisfied customers
Im trying to connect to an Iomega Network store drive and
I'm trying to connect to an Iomega Network store drive and can't see it from my desktop it sets behind my linksys router?… read more
Engineer John C.
Engineer John C.
Bachelor's Degree
7,080 satisfied customers
James how do you reformat a computer is it hard and another
James how do you reformat a computer is it hard and another question is i have windows vista but i would like to go to windows 7… read more
James
James
Network & System Administrator
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
9,067 satisfied customers
I bought a rangeplus wireless network USB Adapter yesterday.
I bought a rangeplus wireless network USB Adapter yesterday. I have tried many times to install it to my laptop but an error notice keep popping up. The model number is XXXXX & Serial #JSB10J508699. M… read more
Andy Kalita
Andy Kalita
Clearing Systems Analyst
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
910 satisfied customers
I had my network set up, then had to reformat my laptop. The
I had my network set up, then had to reformat my laptop. The network works for my second computer, but I am having trouble reestablishing the connection for my original laptop. I want it to be wireles… read more
Matthew J
Matthew J
Freelance Consultant
Associate Degree
499 satisfied customers
I had a virus and used One Live from microsoft to clear it.
I had a virus and used One Live from microsoft to clear it. Now my computer says I am connected but I can't connect with windows explorer v 7 I paid $14 from paypal but I understand I should have paid… read more
Jeff Micono
Jeff Micono
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
199 satisfied customers
I BOUGHT A CYBERLINK POWERDVD 9 ULTRA. WHEN I UPGRADE MY OS
I BOUGHT A CYBERLINK POWERDVD 9 ULTRA. WHEN I UPGRADE MY OS FROM VISTA TO WINDOWS 7 THE PROGRAM ASK ME FOR THE CD KEY. HOW ME I GET THE CD KEY. I LOST IT… read more
C.Martin
C.Martin
IT Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
453 satisfied customers
I have a computer that is not able to log onto a netork or
I have a computer that is not able to log onto a netork or the internet. It initially would log on, but I did a virus removal and removed some troan horse viruses and now I can no longer get on the in… read more
Andy Kalita
Andy Kalita
Clearing Systems Analyst
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
910 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x