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   #1
honduranHEAT

windows 7
 
 
Will restoring my computer keep windows 7?

I hope this is in the right forum. So when i first bought my computer it had vista. I was able to get windows 7 for free from microsoft/windows. Anyways, a couple years later and my computer is becoming sluggish, not nearly what it used to be.

If I do a complete system restore and return it to factory settings, will it keep windows 7? If not is there a way I could get windows 7 again? Because Im not sure I still have my install disc its been so long.

thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Sep 2011   #2
athulkrishnan97

windows xp 32bit
 
 

You will never get windows 7 for free from MICROSOFT you are using a cracked version aren't you?.anyway system restore will not reverse your operating system.And do not lose your os disk or you will get in big trouble
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Sep 2011   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

To the best of my knowledge Microsoft has never given Windows 7 free to anybody. Well maybe Bill Gates got a free copy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


05 Sep 2011   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
To the best of my knowledge Microsoft has never given Windows 7 free to anybody. Well maybe Bill Gates got a free copy.
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. They give it away, because otherwise people would hold off on buying new computers and wait for 7 to be released and this isn't good for companies like Dell and such who make and sell computers.

Also, for some of us, we attended the "The New Efficiency" presentation by Microsoft which was held at various movie theaters and such and was free. This event introduced us to features of Windows 7 and Server 2008...as well as new things about Exchange. For attending this free event, Microsoft provided free copies of Windows 7 Ultimate (32bit media).

So, I got Windows 7 free twice. I bought an OEM copy of Vista with the free coupon and they sent me my free Windows 7 disc. I then attended that presentation and got 7 Ultimate (retail) edition for free. I've only used the free one from the presentation. The other one is still sealed in the box.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Sep 2011   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by athulkrishnan97 View Post
You will never get windows 7 for free from MICROSOFT you are using a cracked version aren't you?.
Thats a bit of an allegation, wait untill you know the facts until you jump the gun,otherwise it could be percieved as offensive.
welcome to seven forums HondurasHeat
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Sep 2011   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by honduranHEAT View Post
I hope this is in the right forum. So when i first bought my computer it had vista. I was able to get windows 7 for free from microsoft/windows. Anyways, a couple years later and my computer is becoming sluggish, not nearly what it used to be.

If I do a complete system restore and return it to factory settings, will it keep windows 7? If not is there a way I could get windows 7 again? Because Im not sure I still have my install disc its been so long.

thanks
honduranHeat,
Welcome to SevenForums.

My guess, not based upon fact, is that you are out of luck without in install disc that you received from Microsoft. You could try contacting the mfg of your computer, assuming you still have the sales receipt or registered the computer at the mfg's site, and ask them. I expect a polite no answer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Sep 2011   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by honduranHEAT View Post
I hope this is in the right forum. So when i first bought my computer it had vista. I was able to get windows 7 for free from microsoft/windows. Anyways, a couple years later and my computer is becoming sluggish, not nearly what it used to be.

If I do a complete system restore and return it to factory settings, will it keep windows 7? If not is there a way I could get windows 7 again? Because Im not sure I still have my install disc its been so long.

thanks
One thing you can do, it's legal, is to borrow a Win 7, same version, from a friend. You can install it and put in your Product Key that came with your PC. It should be on a sticker some where on the PC.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Sep 2011   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Sep 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by athulkrishnan97 View Post
You will never get windows 7 for free from MICROSOFT you are using a cracked version aren't you?.anyway system restore will not reverse your operating system.And do not lose your os disk or you will get in big trouble
When Vista was struggling to get any market share, particularly with Windows 7 on the horizon, I remember new computers being sold with a promise of a free upgrade from Vista to 7, so it's disingenuous to suggest people never got Windows 7 free.

I think the OP is owed an apology.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Sep 2011   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by athulkrishnan97 View Post
You will never get windows 7 for free from MICROSOFT you are using a cracked version aren't you?.anyway system restore will not reverse your operating system.And do not lose your os disk or you will get in big trouble
When Vista was struggling to get any market share, particularly with Windows 7 on the horizon, I remember new computers being sold with a promise of a free upgrade from Vista to 7,
It was also done between XP and Vista as well. When Vista was on the horizon, Microsoft/vendors offered a free upgrade from XP to Vista once it began shipping.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Will restoring my computer keep windows 7?




Thread Tools





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 13:52.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App