Upgrade To 7 On an HP


I have 3 HP machines (out of warranty) with Visa on them and will installing 7 Pro on them. Clean install vs. upgrade...The computers have been slowing down over the past 2 years so I'd like a fresh OS installation. Will the upgrade option be starting fresh enough or is a format the better option? I know it will be more work but that's OK. And how about HP stuff? Most of it Idon't use but there's stuff I'll need, right (drivers, etc). I don't even mind their Update software.
So any suggestion how to go about this are appreciated.


Joe S

Excellent Member
Format and clean install is always best. Look at the posts here and the majority of people with problems upgraded.

Thanks for the reply. I'll be doing a clean install. Most of the software I want is found at HP's site, except for Cyberlink and Muvee software that came with the computer. It is on the recovery CD's but I don't want all the other junk that comes with a recovery CD.
I emiled HP but I'm pretty sure they will tell me the only way to reinstall Cyberlink and Muvee is from the recovery CD's!

Thanks again for the help,


Essential Member
"clean" yes

Where can I find detailed instructions to a "clean" install?

Where can I find detailed instructions to a "clean" install?
momo, a clean install is simply where the hard drive is completely formatted and empty.


Essential Member
When installing choose the second option..............Advanced

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