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Windows 7: How do I restor my PC to factory settings and is that even what I need

03 May 2012   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If you have a valid product key, you can download, burn, install, and activate a legit Windows ISO file. There might be something goofy about your friend's burned DVD.


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03 May 2012   #12
TheCause

32 Bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If you have a valid product key, you can download, burn, install, and activate a legit Windows ISO file. There might be something goofy about your friend's burned DVD.
Yea it just happened after I changed that setting, and it had been fine for over a year.
Any idea what file that setting might have altered?

Do you know where I can download a clean ISO?
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03 May 2012   #13
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If you have a valid product key, you can download, burn, install, and activate a legit Windows ISO file. There might be something goofy about your friend's burned DVD.
Yea it just happened after I changed that setting, and it had been fine for over a year.
Any idea what file that setting might have altered?

Do you know where I can download a clean ISO?
Mydigitallife.info has the Windows 7 ISOs, BUT you cannot activate with your existing Product Key unless your eMachines shipped with Windows 7.

Your post number 3 said your Windows was "old" and you wanted to upgrade. So did the eMachines originally have Vista or what?
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03 May 2012   #14
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I would put the original software package on that came with the machine. If all seems normal, then I'd install with no product key to make sure the new OS works without problems. If it evaluates ok, then activate. Sounds like you are going around in circles. If the OS is on with an invalid product key, there's no telling what happens when Windows "calls home" to tell on you.
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