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Windows 7: Want to factory reset PC without CDs.


12 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Want to factory reset PC without CDs.

Hello, I have an older custom built PC from my father and it's starting to get a little buggy as of late, freezing and such, and honestly the hard drives are getting too full, I feel it'd be better to just wipe the thing clean and start over.
The downside is I have no CD with which to reset it, and I want to make sure I'm doing it completely right, IE I don't want to delete my OS with it or completely break my PC. Any info you need for this I can provide willingly, thank you!

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12 Jun 2013   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oneiroi View Post
Hello, I have an older custom built PC from my father and it's starting to get a little buggy as of late, freezing and such, and honestly the hard drives are getting too full, I feel it'd be better to just wipe the thing clean and start over.
The downside is I have no CD with which to reset it, and I want to make sure I'm doing it completely right, IE I don't want to delete my OS with it or completely break my PC. Any info you need for this I can provide willingly, thank you!

Ask your father for the Windows 7 DVD's.
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12 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oneiroi View Post
Hello, I have an older custom built PC from my father and it's starting to get a little buggy as of late, freezing and such, and honestly the hard drives are getting too full, I feel it'd be better to just wipe the thing clean and start over.
The downside is I have no CD with which to reset it, and I want to make sure I'm doing it completely right, IE I don't want to delete my OS with it or completely break my PC. Any info you need for this I can provide willingly, thank you!

Ask your father for the Windows 7 DVD's.
He doesn't have them either. They got lost in the move, as it were.
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12 Jun 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

So, I'm boned then, or...?
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12 Jun 2013   #5

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

What you might be able to do is the following:
1) Download an ISO of the Windows 7 version you are using from Digital River -- Links are in the thread: Legal Download from DigitalRiver: Windows 7 SP1, 13 languages
2) Burn an installation DVD from the ISO file
3) If you want to retain the files and data currently there, do a Repair Install: Repair Install[3]=Installation and Setup and Setup
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12 Jun 2013   #6

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

You need to make sure you have the valid activation key for Windows (and everything) before you wipe the current system...
This tutorial works for OEM and Retail and has instructions for getting the current key(s).
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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