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Introduction

This is by far the best way to put Windows on your computer, doing it this way means there will be no previous baggage present on the hard drive to hinder its performance. The are 3 different types of straight forward installs:

  1. The first is a clean/fresh install where you install Windows on a new hard drive.

  2. Next is an install/reinstall where the hard drive needs formated and all previous data is removed prior to putting Windows on again.

  3. Lastly is a parallel install where you install Windows along with a previous operating system. The parallel install will usually be on a different drive or partition to the original.

Reinstalls (Replacing a present operating system with the same one again), repairs, uninstalls and upgrades are also covered in different sections of this site, click on the links on the right hand side to find the guides relevant to your operating system.

A good reason to do fresh installs rather than an upgrade install (For Example) to a new operating system will have without doubt many stray files, drivers, and registry entries that do not belong to (Or are compatible with) the new operating system. Many times I have seen upgrades go drastically wrong due to these problems, causing great disappointment to the person involved.

So to sum up, if at all possible do a clean fresh install on a new hard drive, this will give your computer a jump start in the world with a bright and shinny new Windows Operating System. Now select your operating system for the install guides.

The advantages/disadvantages, and different ways to install windows are covered more in depth here. The full step by step guides can be found here:

Install Guides


Install Windows 10 Guides

Install Windows 8 Guides (All versions)  
  
Windows 7 install Guides (All versions)

Vista Business install Guide

 Vista Home Premium install Guide

Vista Ultimate install Guide

Vista Home Basic Install Guide

XP Home install Guide

Windows XP Pro X64 install Guide

Windows XP Pro install Guides

Windows XP MCE install Guide

Windows.net server

Windows ME

Windows 2000

Windows 98

Windows 95

Windows NT

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