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Help installing English version over German version


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#1 Bramish

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:09 AM

Hi,

 

My new computer was given to me with Windows 7 Professional German version installed. I just want to overwrite it with my English Home Premium edition but do I need to format the drive first or remove the existing version? When I try to install it says the drive doesn't have enough space (because of the existing OS).



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 06:34 PM

Two thoughts. The first is why don't you just try changing the language settings on your existing installation ?  As I remember, if you use a Windows repair disc the first thing you are asked is to choose your language and keyboard. You can get full instructions on how to create a Windows repair disc here :

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/create-a-windows-system-repair-disc/

 

No guarrantees it will work, but if it does it saves you a lot of work !

 

I have Win 7 Home Premium and the complete Windows folder is 27 Gb. This is quite a lot, but I am surprised that you are being told you don't have room to install it. I would expect any new laptop to have at least a 250 GB hard drive. But if you are determined to put Win 7 HP on your laptop, I think you are going to have to remove the Pro version first. Just back up any data you have on the computer before you start !

 

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