Hello I have a inspiron 1545. It came with vista and I would like to do a clean install of windows 7. I have a copy of windows 7 I down loaded from microsoft and burn it to dvd. I have gone to the dell driver web page and there are 41 files for my computer. How do I know which drivers I need for my computer. Dose windows 7 have a recovery partion like vista. If so how big should I make it? What should I call it? What are the steps for installing windows 7 for this inspiron 1545. In the past I had a virus, how do I clean the hardrive of all data so the virus dose not come back as it has done in the past. I would like to clean, repartion and format the hardrive before I install windows 7. What are the steps to do this process. Are there any good websites to do this?
I thank anybody who can help.
The procedure for the manual installation is here: