Upgrade or custom install of Windows 7

I had my hard drive crash a few days ago and Dell is sending a replacement. The system came with Vista Home Premium installed and I upgraded it to Windows 7 in Oct. I know I have to reinstall Vista first. My question is twofold...will I need to download all the Vista updates before upgrading to Windows 7? And, since I'm basically starting from scratch (no worry about files, settings, etc.), would it be better to opt for the upgrade option or use the Custom option for a clean install? Any and all advice is appreciated.

Thanks!

Anna

 

 

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Last updated March 20, 2018 Views 803 Applies to:
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No need to re-install Vista as long as you have your original proof of purchase. However if you choose to do so you can skip the Vista updates. As to what options are available it depends on your Windows 7 media, is it from Dell or did your purchase it at a retail store.

Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media
http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp

Clean Install Windows 7 With Upgrade Media and Product Key on Formatted or Empty Blank Hard Drive
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/10/27/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media-and-product-key-on-formatted-or-empty-blank-hard-drive/


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