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Windows 7: Want to only save OS/Office '13 off SSD and wipe everything else.

25 May 2014   #1
Arizzle4l

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Want to only save OS/Office '13 off SSD and wipe everything else.

Not really sure if I'll be able to do this, but I have a 60gb ssd with windows 7 ultimate x64 on it and microsoft office 2014 that id like to backup and wipe everything else off of the drive. I wasn't sure how to just pull the OS and office off the drive without getting everything else as well. I have a 1TB interal hdd i'll be wiping as well, but can use it to backup the ssd first if necessary, or I have a 1TB external drive i can use as well.

Anyone know a program or something that i can use to just pull off the OS and office, but erase everything else?


Forgot to mention originally that I do not have the OS disk or office disk.


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25 May 2014   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

If it was me I would back up all the important data and then I'd clean install my OS, drivers and Office Suite only.
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25 May 2014   #3
Arizzle4l

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can't find the disk for the OS or office suite
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25 May 2014   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arizzle4l View Post
Anyone know a program or something that i can use to just pull off the OS and office, but erase everything else?
What do you mean by 'pull off the OS and Office'? You can use Macrium Reflect to image your C: drive once it's in a state you're happy with, and you can then mount that image back onto a blank HDD/SSD by creating a bootable USB.

You can't just copy or move programs off a drive though (especially operating systems), they need to be uninstalled and reinstalled. For what you're doing I'd just perform a Clean install of Windows 7 using your existing product key and re-install Office after the OS is set up.

EDIT: Way too slow!
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25 May 2014   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arizzle4l View Post
I can't find the disk for the OS or office suite
You can download the ISO for your relevant OS from Digital River. Follow Part 2 to create a bootable USB.
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25 May 2014   #6
Arizzle4l

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arizzle4l View Post
I can't find the disk for the OS or office suite
You can download the ISO for your relevant OS from Digital River. Follow Part 2 to create a bootable USB.

Thanks. I'll probably end up doing this. I know the product key can't be manually located in the registry like older versions of windows, but would a program be able to locate it?
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25 May 2014   #7
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Speccy will tell you what your product key is.

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26 May 2014   #8
Arizzle4l

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for information on clean install of OS and locating the current product key. Install went smoothly.
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26 May 2014   #9
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Excellent, good to hear.
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