Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Will restoring my computer keep windows 7?

05 Sep 2011   #11
honduranHEAT

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Incorrect. For people who purchased a new computer with Vista, or purchased the media for Vista (retail or OEM) right before the release of Windows 7, they got their Vista machines with a free upgrade coupon to Windows 7.
I found this very common during the Vista to Windows 7 transition. A specific reason I held off a new PC purchase.

I think the OP needs to give us an update report.
to all those curious, yes this is how i got windows 7. Thanks to those that helped. Ill ask some of my pals if they have a disc but i doubt they know where they keep theirs either.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
05 Sep 2011   #12
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

(1) I would think there should be some reference code to your upgrade somewhere on your computer to allow MS to honor an upgrade. It's worth talking to MS.
(2) Alternatively you could buy an upgrade disk which is much cheaper than the full Windows 7.

Presumably your PC has a Vista COA sticker on it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Sep 2011   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

When you bought the computer with Vista with free upgrade to 7 you paid for it. It was built into the price of the computer. I have never been to a woppy movie and get a free anything so I have no knowledge of such things.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 Sep 2011   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

honduranHeat,

Back on topic. Our experiences here are all varied. Sometimes I think that we are llke the blind men who touched different parts of an elephant, fro example, one the ear, one the nose, one the mouth, one the tail.

Consequently, they all came to different conclusions about elephants.

What is important here is you and and your problem.

Did you locate a Win 7 DVD? Yes or no?


A 32 bit DVD or a 64 bit DVD actually contains the starter, home premium, professional,ultimate...in other words all of the versions are there. We have tutorials to show how to extract your needed version from the DVD. What is important is that you need the 32 bit version dvd or the 64 bit dvd version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2011   #15
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Have you seen the elephant that has the upgrade disk key. Then I think this tutorial is useful
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

I thought your problem was you didn't have the upgrade disk but more importantly the product key.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Will restoring my computer keep windows 7?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win 7 computer won't stop reformatting/ restoring.
I'm trying to reformat my mother's Win 7 computer. I have never done this without the old disk method. I believe what she started with was restoring it to factory settings, and it seemed to work well. When it finally finished though, it said that there was an error and started all over again. ...
Backup and Restore
Restoring computer from dvd disks
Hi folks, i had somebody burn me a system image of my whole computer system when it was clean, i just want to know if i do have issues in the future how would i restore my computer with these two disks . I know how to boot from disk but thats about it. I have always re installed when i had...
Backup and Restore
Restoring computer HDD to out of box state
Hello, I have a question about restoring my hard drive. Recently, i bought a laptop from the pawn shop. I have been using the laptop for a couple of weeks and have some unimportant programs and files on it. Factory my hard drive is 222.22 Gb, but currently it's space is 179.8 GB. Since, i bought...
Installation & Setup
Restoring Windows 7 on a used computer without disks
Hi, So, I recently bought a used computer from CL. The machine is a Dell Laptop that originally had Windows Vista installed on it. The original owner upgraded to Windows 7 Enterprise and had a bunch of new software installed on the machine. (FL Studio, Photoshop, etc.) I was able to use the...
Backup and Restore
After restoring Computer, all files hidden/read only
I preformed a system restore earlier today and now all of my files, including documents, pictures, etc., are hidden and read only. Not only just my personal files but a lot of files through my computer. I couldn't open a couple of my programs because it says this file is read only and my Microsoft...
Backup and Restore
Restoring files on another computer
I had a problem on my computer where I could not boot windows. After I turned the computer off and back on, it gave me the option to run the launch repair tool, which I did. Somehow I got into Recovery, which gave me an option of backing up my files (pictures, music, mail, etc.) which I did. It...
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:08.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App