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Windows 7: Partitioning Problem In Win7 Home Basic (factory pre-installed)

21 Jul 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Try contacting HP support.

You should be able to order the disc's to reinstall your W7 Basic.

If it is under warranty, I would tell them I bumped the machine while it was running and the HD crashed. They might send the disc for free.

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21 Jul 2012   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s0nic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I asked you if the Win7 which is installed is the same one which came with the HP? Was it activated using the Product Key on the COA?
Yes it is. Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit. I haven't altered it. Pre-installed windows are OEM's, right?
Also the link which you posted " Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7" doesn't have Win7HB. Only higher versions.
You can unlock all other versions using this tool,

Ei.cfg removal tool

As mentioned here,

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

Which will give you the option to install Home Basic.
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21 Jul 2012   #13


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21 Jul 2012   #14

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s0nic View Post
My question is why am i getting "max partitions" error when trying to create new volume?
And, how to i deactivate this key so that i can format the whole laptop and re-install a genuine OS again?
Re: the first question. Are you saying Partition Wizard won't allow you to create a logical drive when you select the unallocated space. This should give you two give you 2 logical drives (partitions if you like) within the green outlined extended partition?

I think the second question has been answered. The HP is activated with an OEM:SLP key and internal process which is different to a clean install using the COA PID key. License types are described here. For you (non retail license) it will always be locked to your HP PC.
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