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Windows 7: Formatting Windows 7 on laptop

02 Mar 2012   #1
Vortexx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Formatting Windows 7 on laptop

Hi,

I have an Asus laptop (K53SV) and I would like to reinstall a clean version of Windows 7. However, the laptop came with Windows preinstalled, so I didn't get any disc. I tried the recovery option during booting but that only gave me the option to restore to a certain restore point, which only go back till January whilst I have this laptop 4 months now. Or I could also restore to a recovery image, which I also do not have. Now, how to reinstall my OS?
Thanks!


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02 Mar 2012   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

try this

Restore from the Recovery Partition

  • Start your Netbook and press the F9 key on your keyboard until you see a loading screen.
  • The restoration program prepares the files needed for the operation.
  • A message appears asking if you want to perform the operation. You will lose all files on your machine.
  • Confirm by clicking ?.
  • The restore process is done automatically, without any human intervention.
  • At the end of restoration, the machine will reboot on its own and make configurations.
  • A restart is performed again, and you find yourself on the setup process of Windows, same as the first boot after buying the Netbook.
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02 Mar 2012   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vortexx View Post
Hi,

I have an Asus laptop (K53SV) and I would like to reinstall a clean version of Windows 7. However, the laptop came with Windows preinstalled, so I didn't get any disc. I tried the recovery option during booting but that only gave me the option to restore to a certain restore point, which only go back till January whilst I have this laptop 4 months now. Or I could also restore to a recovery image, which I also do not have. Now, how to reinstall my OS?
Thanks!

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Troubleshooting K53SV - explains how to recover your Notebook PC
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03 Mar 2012   #4
Vortexx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Nice, worked like a charm. Thanks!
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03 Mar 2012   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Good your problem is solved. Always check the OEM's support for your specific model. I didn't do anything different.
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03 Mar 2012   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

good news glad to have helped.
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05 Mar 2012   #7
Vortexx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

However, now I have a new problem. I can't activate it because it says my product key is invalid. I tried the one on the sticker on the bottom of my laptop my it didn't work. Then I tried with a product key finder program, it came up with a different key but it didn't work either..
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06 Mar 2012   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

When using the Recovery Partition or OEM's Reinstall disk,the installation should auto-activate and there should be no need for any activation by the User.

After restoring it to the factory condition did Windows ask you to activate?

Run the Recovery again as prescribed by ASUS. When Recovery is complete, go to Computer > System Properties and check whether your Windows is activated.

If it indicates that Windows is not activated, contact ASUS Support for a resolution.

(Your Recovered Windows installation is correctly showing the OEM-SLP key, which will be different from the COA key. If the correct token (MS Certificate) is also present it should check the BIOS for the OEM SLIC and auto-activate. If it doesn't, something is amiss here - either the certificate is not present or your BIOS is corrupted and ASUS Tech Support should be able to guide you to resolve the issue.)

An important note from the ASUS support site on using the Recovery I had referenced earlier:
IMPORTANT!
DO NOT delete the partition named RECOVERY. The Recovery Partition is created at the factory and cannot be restored if deleted. Take your Notebook PC to an authorized ASUS service center if you have problems with the recovery process.
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06 Mar 2012   #9
Vortexx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sorry, I forgot to mention it was about Office 2010, not Windows, that's running fine. I cannot activate Office in any way..
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06 Mar 2012   #10
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if you have a valid product key then contact MS and see if they can help you
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