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Sep 4, 2010

I want to clean install windows 7 after formatting disk. This doesn't sound like a great idea, but I need this for couple of engineering softwares to work. I don't want to spend my nights in computer cluster or at friends pc...

I have heard, I will encounter following issues:
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- I would need a external mouse for right click.

I can live with all of the above problems except graphics card drivers. Can anyone provide feedback or useful links they have refered to installing Windows 7?

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Feb 22, 2009

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Oct 21, 2009

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Sep 16, 2009

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Jul 31, 2009

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Feb 7, 2009

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Oct 22, 2009

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Jun 1, 2010

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Oct 22, 2009

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