Tried reinstalling Win7, installed a second copy instead

By jbish828
Jul 18, 2010
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  1. I upgraded to windows 7 a little while back and wanted to reinstall it, start fresh, yada yada... When I ran the win7 disks yesterday, rather than replacing what I had, a second copy of win7 was made and now it automatically boots to the second copy. Unfortunately, the second copy has virtually none of the software and features that it should. However, I found them in a folder entitled windows.old, but I'm not sure how to use them. Any help is appreciated.
  2. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413

    Reinstall again

    Try reinstalling 7 again. Make sure you format the drive, as shown here.
  3. jbish828

    jbish828 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have Windows 7 upgrade disks, not original Windows 7 installation disks. Will that be a problem for your suggestion?
  4. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413


    No, it shouldn't. But have qualifying installation media just in case. It'll tell you what counts as this if you need it.

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