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Windows 7: How can I wipe clear all data on pre-owned/used PC?

15 Jan 2012   #41
theog

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Did the seller, sell you a PC & Windows 7 COA?


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15 Jan 2012   #42
Huwey

Windows 7 Ultimate (build 7600) 32-bit
 
 

Well initially he told me vista, but he's not very computer avvy, as it came from a small office he ran. He specified, NO windows disk. So its all fair. Just want to keep the windows 7 now, as it is a joy to use, but want a wipe, just to be on the safeside
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15 Jan 2012   #43
theog

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So he sold you a PC with no OS.
You need to buy a COA.
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15 Jan 2012   #44
Huwey

Windows 7 Ultimate (build 7600) 32-bit
 
 

How much is that? And where can I purchase one? Can't I just get an iso of the dis, and use my product key?
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15 Jan 2012   #45
theog

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The COA is the product key.

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15 Jan 2012   #46
Huwey

Windows 7 Ultimate (build 7600) 32-bit
 
 

Well I have one of those on the version that is installed. The 25 digit key. And it all tested as genuine through Microsoft's verification
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15 Jan 2012   #47
theog

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What is the wording?

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15 Jan 2012   #48
Huwey

Windows 7 Ultimate (build 7600) 32-bit
 
 

As previously mentioned, I have no sticker, but when I get the info, up on the system, it clearly states, windows 7 ultimate edition 32-bit
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15 Jan 2012   #49
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Did the seller, sell you a PC & Windows 7 COA?
Yes or NO

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Huwey View Post
Well initially he told me vista, but he's not very computer avvy, as it came from a small office he ran. He specified, NO windows disk. So its all fair. Just want to keep the windows 7 now, as it is a joy to use, but want a wipe, just to be on the safeside
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
So he sold you a PC with no OS.
You need to buy a COA.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jan 2012   #50
Huwey

Windows 7 Ultimate (build 7600) 32-bit
 
 

He sold me a pc, with windows 7 ultimate preinstalled, by him. If by COA you mean sticker, no, there was none, as he put it on there himself
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