Using Windows installation CD, you can start Windows Installation from your Operating system.
To begin, start your computer and enter in your current operating system (Windows Xp, Windows Vista or
Windows 7) insert your Windows installayion disc into CD/DVD-rom and wait for autorun to show you the
interface ( if you have problems with autorun go to your CD/DVD drive and run the SETUP file )
Note: If from different reasons you have problems with your CD/DVD-rom you can copy ( from network, usb
stick, etc ) the entire Windows CD/DVD content on an directory on your computer and then run the SETUP file.
Now you can choose what type of installation suits your needs.
Note: When you start a installation from your Operating System, UPGRADE option is enable but you can`t
format or remake system partition. If you want to format or remake system partition you need to start
installation booting directly from CD/DVD-rom
These are the options when you start installation from your Operating System:
Note: To show how an installation or repair goes, in Windows Xp, Windows Vista or Windows 7, the articles
are made using Professional or Ultimate editions. The articles added using Home edition demonstrate that
you can install what version of windows you want because the installations are basically the same.
- Windows repair installation ( E ) should be used in cases when the system files are too damaged or the
system is too infected and no security software can be run in order to disinfect it. The advantage of repair
installation is that you can keep all your user account files , settings and installed programs like they were.
This is a very easy and quick way to fix your system. Don't confuse this repair with the option for recovery
- Windows repair installation; in-place upgrade ( C ) you can run an upgrade installation to the same
version of your operation system (in-place upgrade) in order to repair your current Operating System.
Note: In Windows Vista and Windows 7 you don't have the option to repair your windows installation, but
you can run an upgrade installation to the same version of your operation system.
This is also called in-place upgrade .
Windows reinstall can be classified in 3 types:
Note: You can start a clean install on another partition but you will have a dual boot ; because of this, clean
Install, formatting or remaking system partition are removed from this table.
- Reinstall in the same directory ( K )
Reinstalling the system in the same directory will not format or recreate your system partition, windows will
delete the existing windows installation, including your files. Before starting a reinstall in same directory a
backup of your data is required. This should be used only if your don't have enough free space on the system
partition to go with a reinstall in a new directory.
- Reinstall in a new directory ( J )
Reinstall in a new directory on the same partition helps you keep your data during the system reinstall. The
user files are kept.
- Custom install only for Windows Vista and Windows 7 ( G )
A custom install of Window Vista or Windows 7 creates a folder called Windows.old of your previous system.
All the files will be moved in Windows.old directory ( you can easy access your data once the installation is
Note: If you use this type of installation you can use windows.old directory to return to your previous
Note: Using this install you can install ( for UPGRADE options click here ):
- Windows Vista from Windows Xp
- Windows 7 from Windows Xp
- Windows 7 from Windows Vista
- Windows Vista from Windows 7
Using this install you cannot install:
- Windows Xp from Windows Vista ( install Windows button is disable )
- Windows Xp from Windows 7 ( install Windows button is disable )