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03 Jul 2011  
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello jackdsparker, welcome to Seven Forums!


You may be able to recover some of your data (maybe) using this method outlined in this tutorial at the link below.
How to Copy & Paste in Recovery Console on Windows 7 or Vista
Here's some interesting info you may find useful, after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media; if you can find an exact Windows version that the PC shipped with you can do a clean install using the activation key on the COA sticker attached to the PC though it may require a robo-call to MS to sort the OEM batch-key.
How to Activate Windows 7 by Phone
If you can't find an exact same version, you could use the info in this tutorial to create an "all versions" installer of any version Windows installer, to install using the same method I posted above.
Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create
After you have made backups of everything you care to save, the best method is to do a complete wipe secure erase of the entire Hard Disk Drive first, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old drivers/programs, giving you the best possible space to install Windows to.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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