Clean Install?

By llm0928 ·
I hear, although I don't know why, that it is better to upgrade to W7 by doing a clean install. I have a rather new laptop I purchased but have not done much with as I don't like Vista and am waiting to upgrade it to W7, which I pre-ordered when it was possible. Now, why is it better to do a clean install, and 2) I didn't get any program disks with my laptop, only the reinstallation disks that they give you. What is the best way for me to proceed?(I can get specs if needed)

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by Russell Gates In reply to Clean Install?

It is always better to do a clean install because you won't carry any crap over from the previous OS. I don't know if W7 will force you to do a clean install.
Prepare before you upgrade by going to your manufacturer website and downloading any drivers they have for W7 first. Make sure that they support W7 first. Put the drivers on a USB flashdrive so you can install once you're up and running. The most important one is the NIC so you can go to the Internet and find all necessary drivers. I learned the HARD way with Vista. It's not backward compatible with a lot of NIC's

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