Sometimes there's nothing you can do when your copy of Windows is malfunctioning other than a complete format and reinstall. This is always a pain, but how can you take the pain out of the process? Here's my own guide to taking the pain out of reinstalling Windows from scratch.
That's really all there is to it, apart from printing this page out first of course! Now you will have a cleanly installed copy of Windows installed.
The reason for writing this is that many people think that performing a clean reinstallation of Windows is an arduous task best done by professionals. It really isn't very difficult and shouldn't take, especially with Windows 7, more then a couple of hours maximum from start to finish. Happy reinstalling all.
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