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Windows 7: Want to factory reset PC without CDs.

06 Oct 2014   #31
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pinky View Post
So he can't uninstall visa and put windows 7 without having to buy it
That's right.

Microsoft operating systems are not free. He paid for Vista. He did not pay for Windows 7.

You paid for Windows 7 when you bought your machine. That's why you are legally entitled to reinstall Windows 7 at no charge.


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06 Oct 2014   #32
Pinky

Windows 7 premium 64bit
 
 

So he can reinstall windows vista 32 bit
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06 Oct 2014   #33
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pinky View Post
So he can reinstall windows vista 32 bit
Sure, assuming he has a good Vista installation disc and a valid Product Key.

If he has no disc, he could try to find a Vista ISO, just like you found a Windows 7 ISO. Then burn it to a disc. But I'm not sure if Vista ISOs can easily be found.

He has an Acer, so he should have another choice. The laptop probably has some built-in method of "restoring to factory condition", by using a special partition on the hard drive. That would be just like a reinstall--the laptop would be in the same state it was in when first manufactured. He should consult his manual or the Acer web site for exact instructions, but I'm pretty sure any Acer laptop has that capability. It's done through programs and menus placed on the hard drive when the laptop was manufactured.
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06 Oct 2014   #34
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pinky View Post
So he can reinstall windows vista 32 bit
Sure, assuming he has a good Vista installation disc and a valid Product Key.

If he has no disc, he could try to find a Vista ISO, just like you found a Windows 7 ISO. Then burn it to a disc. But I'm not sure if Vista ISOs can easily be found.
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Try this for your friend:
Vista ISO - Download and Create Installation DVD or USB

He or she can install Vista x64 if the hardware supports it.

Your friend can check out Vista forums - you should focus on what you're trying to do.
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22 Oct 2014   #35
Pinky

Windows 7 premium 64bit
 
 

Hi it's pinky here

I wiped my computer out using the DVDs I burnt but for some reason I don't have office e on my computer? Also I installed utorrent and when I try to use the magnet to download music ect it says something to do with protocol don't know what that means? Also the copy of Windows 7 home prem is it the legit full copy?

Thank you

Pinky
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23 Oct 2014   #36
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Office isn't included in the Windows installation.
You need a different product key and install disc to install MS Office.
Did you get the Belarc Advisor audit report ?

This quote is from the Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 :
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5. Run and print an audit of hardware and software including installed Product Keys using Belarc Advisor. But note the Windows 7 Product Key will be a batch key used at factory if it has not been activated yet from COA sticker key used for a Clean Reinstall. This audit assures you won't lose any other paid software keys like Office.
If you downloaded the ISO from Digital River you have the full legitimate Windows 7.

I don't use torrents, so I can't help with that.
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