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    Format my computer due to viruses

    Hi,

    I cannot install windows 7. During the installation, a compatibility report goes on my desktop and it says it cannot open the web page, that I have to retype the address. After, the installation stops...

    I have vista, and dowloaded a windows comptability advisor, but doesn't work either. Did anybody have that problem?

    Judy

    Last edited by judy83; 27 Sep 2011 at 12:06.
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    Re: Format my computer due to viruses

    The best way is to use your Vista install DVD.
    If you do a clean install, you will have the opportunity to format

    Step 12
    Clean Install From Upgrade Vista
    or with a full DVD step 11
    Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista

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    Re: Format my computer due to viruses

    Thank you!

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    Re: Format my computer due to viruses

    You are very welocome, Judy
    If you have any other questions, just post

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    Re: Format my computer due to viruses

    I read the site you gave me, but i don't have a vista installation dvd. Can you give me a site to download it?

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    Re: Format my computer due to viruses

    How are you going to reinstall?
    If you plan on using the restoration partition, that will format for you.

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    Re: Format my computer due to viruses

    If this is a manufactured system the manufacturer might have built in the installation files into the hard drive. Look in your computer's documentation on how to access it.

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    I found it and I used it several times to reformat my computer, but, since, my virus, it wont let me... I tried to delete the virus, but i guess it is still there...

    If i dont have a cd and the program i had on my computer was reformat my computer, but not anymore, what should i do now?

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    Re: Format my computer due to viruses

    If the partiton no longer works, you must call the computer comapnay and get an install DVD for cost $25.00. If they are no longer available, you may borrow one, but you would need the key number that is located on the computer.
    or
    I would buy an upgrade version of Seven, if your computer can handle it.

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    I tried to install windows 7, but again it said it couln'd open the web page during the installation... and my internet was on...

    comptability report goes on my desktop and then it doesnt want to open, it says the page was cancelled, typed the address again

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