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Windows 7: Newb Backup & Recovery advice

12 Aug 2014   #11
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If your key is oem SLP, you may have difficulty activating a clean install with that media.

If it says Key Type: OEM:NONSLP you will be fine.

Best thing is to check your key with Online PIDChecker


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12 Aug 2014   #12
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You better use http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59186.iso 2147483647 X17-59186.iso Windows 7 Professional x64 English SP1

Why did you want to download the N version??
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12 Aug 2014   #13
cedar

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You downloaded an ISO. You burn that directly to a DVD, with any common burner. There's one built into Windows. Other good programs to do it are CD Burner XP and ImgBurn, both free and downloadable. Any burning app should work fine.
I've used ImgBurn for quite awhile now.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You better use http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59186.iso 2147483647 X17-59186.iso Windows 7 Professional x64 English SP1

Why did you want to download the N version??
I have no idea what the "N version" is. Just what I saw on the page that was win7 pro 64 bit.
And thanks for the link. I'll use that one instead.




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If your key is oem SLP, you may have difficulty activating a clean install with that media.

If it says Key Type: OEM:NONSLP you will be fine.

Best thing is to check your key with Online PIDChecker
Used the link you posted (thanks), and it said that my key is valid.

Description : Windows 7 Professional OEM:NONSLP
Edition ID : X15-37369
Key Type : OEM:NONSLP




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
media refresh is most recent, so you have the right one.

You can just burn the iso image direct to dvd, and/or put it on usb using Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

I use Aomei backupper.

Not sure what kind of key you have. Might be oem (system builder), in which case you can back it up and use like a normal key.
Is Rufus just for flash drives? I was reading the faq and it sounds like it formats and completely wipes whatever drive you put it on, which would be a no-no for my 1.5tb My Passport.



Thanks to all again.
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12 Aug 2014   #14
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What are E, N, K and KN editions?

Microsoft had to introduce the E and N editions to the European market and the K and KN editions to the Korean market due to anti-trust appeals. The N editions don't contain any media player software; the E editions don't contain the internet explorer; the K editions contain additional selection screens to download alternative media player and messenger software, the KN editions don't contain any media player or messenger software, or any links to alternatives.

Images with SP1 Media Refresh now available

Microsoft released updated media refresh images in May 2011. They have the post SP1 hotfix KB2534111 integrated as well. The original versions of the SP1 integrated DVDs don't allow any non ASCII characters when assigning the computer name, which has been fixed with this update

Source: Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River
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12 Aug 2014   #15
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Your post above says you have an OEM:NONSLP so I'm a bit surprised your reburbished system didn't have a clean install to begin with and you were not given the the install DVD.

It looks like the HP "Tools" partition was sacrificed to give you an extended partition for logical drives (like partitions). If you plan to keep the current setup I'd also keep a Macrium image of the Recovery partition as well as system reserved and the OS partition.
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17 Aug 2014   #16
cedar

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry I haven't got back for awhile. I go slow and steady. lol
I burned the iso Kaktussoft linked to dvd. Then I ran windows update (about 600mb). After some deliberation I decided to use AOMEI Backupper as it is supposed to be novice friendly.


But 1st I ran the windows 7 backup software (as a 2nd backup option), and saved to an external hard drive. Came up 11.88gb in size. Then I installed AOMEI and ran it.

Cloning was out of the question with AOMEI because it said it would have to reformat the external hd and I would lose all my data files. So I did a "system backup" that covered *:System and C:Windows. Came out 6.24gb. Don't think it got the recovery partition so I did a "partition backup" with that. Came out 2.89gb.
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17 Aug 2014   #17
cedar

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

So I have a "system backup" of *:system and c:windows files and a "partition backup" of the recovery console/partition.

Would I have been better off just doing a "partition backup" on all three partitions instead of a "system backup" on C and System files? What is the difference between a "system backup" and a "partition backup" for the C and system files?


thanks in advance.
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22 Aug 2014   #18
cedar

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Well no one replying any more so I will just stick with what I have.

thanks for all your help everyone.
cheers
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