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Windows 7: lost original disks vista business and office 2007, need to upgrade

23 Nov 2011   #1
xena

Windows Vista business 32 bit
 
 
lost original disks vista business and office 2007, need to upgrade

I have lost all original software for Vista and office 2007, and i bought windows 7 home premium to upgrade, i realize now that i need to clean install it when i don't have the originals what to do?


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23 Nov 2011   #2
jcgriff2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

Contact your system manufacturer - most sell replacement recovery media for $25-$30.

If full retail versions, contact Microsoft - How to replace Microsoft software
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23 Nov 2011   #3
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi xena , Welcome to the forums , have a look at this tutorial Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version It will be of great help to you
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23 Nov 2011   #4
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Yes, follow pepplys link.

Its easy to do, done it many times for friends or clients that want to wipe and perform a clean install.
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23 Nov 2011   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The .isos for Windows 7 can be downloaded from the usual, famous legit site run by Microsoft. You bought a key, so you are valid to install.

As for Office, do you need an Office suite installed? If you only do minor tasks, Office Live is free.
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23 Nov 2011   #6
xena

Windows Vista business 32 bit
 
 

I bought the laptop in 2007, the software (including a separate MS project and MS Access) were in disk format and the keys lost along with the covers, i have no copy of the invoices! the fact is all of the software was lost while relocating and shipping! my vista is so slow that i thought if i move to windows 2007, i will be able to transfer my data to another laptop with a better performance.
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23 Nov 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For your Office, you are probably out of luck. The least you would need is the product key. But you can always use Open Office. That is freeware.

Regarding the upgrade, you can go ahead with a clean installation. But it must be on the same PC where the Vista was. It is an honor system, and you don't want to stretch it.
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23 Nov 2011   #8
xena

Windows Vista business 32 bit
 
 

If it were possible to exchange the W7 home premium with W7 professional, do i still need to do a clean install, and if not do i need to back up my data before upgrading?
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23 Nov 2011   #9
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi xena , Always back up your data first ,It usually is better to do a clean install
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23 Nov 2011   #10
xena

Windows Vista business 32 bit
 
 

Thank you, one more question, most of my history is on my outlook: 6GB although disected into archives, is there a software that i can download that can easily copy the .pst files on my external HD?
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