Clean Windows 7 upgrade from Windows 2000

Windows 2000-tan

A quick followup to my post from yesterday, turns out it is possible to do a clean install of Windows 7 by using a Windows 2000 disc for the upgrade.

  1. Install Windows 2000, in my case in a VM
  2. Boot from the Windows 7 Upgrade install disc [image]
  3. Select Advanced Install
  4. Delete the Windows 2000 partition, create new partition
  5. Install Windows 7, rimshot!

As Alex said in the comments on my previous post, it would have helped if Microsoft made this clearer, particularly during the install process. There's really no excuse for it being so opaque.


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