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Windows 7: Repair F8 Repair Your Computer Option

12 Aug 2012   #41
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Harvey Dent View Post
Ah. I didn't know the COA key was immortal lol. I already have all the drivers backed up on my external anyway & SlimDrivers is my friend lol. The beauty of this machine however is the only pre-installed stuffs are Zune, Skype 5.3, Bing Bar & Microsoft Security Essentials so, it never bothered me much to have to remove them. Of which Skype i use anyway...But, you're still saying, third party vendors can still spy on us? Ouch. I actually already have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit disc. The ISO admittedly was taken from a torrent. It seems to work great only I'm afraid Microsoft may now be able to tell the copy is fraud if it in fact is not a copy of an official Microsoft Windows 7 disc. Do you think you'll be able to tell me if the copy is legit or not?
Forget about that ISO, you never know what is crawling inside that.

As long as you have a COA sticker for a version of windows you can use that to reinstall the same version on your computer.

Everything you need to know is here,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Including the official source to download a legit ISO.


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12 Aug 2012   #42
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Well the issue is I don't have a blank disc handy to burn any new ISOs lol. Man, this sucks. Looks like I gotta wait to get more discs.
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12 Aug 2012   #43
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Harvey Dent View Post
Well the issue is I don't have a blank disc handy to burn any new ISOs lol. Man, this sucks. Looks like I gotta wait to get more discs.
Do you have a 4Gb flash drive?

You can install with that too, also mentioned in the tutorial above.
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12 Aug 2012   #44
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I do have an external hard drive & I tried running an image backup but, the options didn't list all of the partitions as I thought it said it would do...
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12 Aug 2012   #45
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Also, have any idea what's going on with these recovery discs?
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12 Aug 2012   #46
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Harvey Dent View Post
I do have an external hard drive & I tried running an image backup but, the options didn't list all of the partitions as I thought it said it would do...
That won't work for a clean install.

Your image sounds like you didn't include all the partitions when you made it.

Where did you get the recovery discs? Are you trying to boot from them?
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12 Aug 2012   #47
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Well the clean install, I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about creating a System Image backup. The instructions say that you save a System Image instead of creating Recovery discs but, the result will be the same. Or did I read it wrong?

I'm attaching what the utility lists...It only lists C: & PQSERVICE. There's also System Reserve & Arcade that are partitions on the drive. I thought the tutorial said you can choose all the partitions.

The discs I'm referring to are Recovery discs I made from another Acer I have. They're RW DVDs so, I should be able to just erase them but, they're not even loading up. It's like the things don't even spin when I close the door. I didn't try to boot from them but, I shouldn't have to right? Or can Recovery discs not be loaded from within Windows OS?
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12 Aug 2012   #48
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Sorry. I thought the thing uploaded...
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12 Aug 2012   #49
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

& it still didn't -_-


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12 Aug 2012   #50
derekimo

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What is this post for then?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Harvey Dent View Post
Ah. I didn't know the COA key was immortal lol. I already have all the drivers backed up on my external anyway & SlimDrivers is my friend lol. The beauty of this machine however is the only pre-installed stuffs are Zune, Skype 5.3, Bing Bar & Microsoft Security Essentials so, it never bothered me much to have to remove them. Of which Skype i use anyway...But, you're still saying, third party vendors can still spy on us? Ouch. I actually already have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit disc. The ISO admittedly was taken from a torrent. It seems to work great only I'm afraid Microsoft may now be able to tell the copy is fraud if it in fact is not a copy of an official Microsoft Windows 7 disc. Do you think you'll be able to tell me if the copy is legit or not?




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Harvey Dent View Post
Well the clean install, I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about creating a System Image backup. The instructions say that you save a System Image instead of creating Recovery discs but, the result will be the same. Or did I read it wrong?

I'm attaching what the utility lists...It only lists C: & PQSERVICE. There's also System Reserve & Arcade that are partitions on the drive. I thought the tutorial said you can choose all the partitions.

The discs I'm referring to are Recovery discs I made from another Acer I have. They're RW DVDs so, I should be able to just erase them but, they're not even loading up. It's like the things don't even spin when I close the door. I didn't try to boot from them but, I shouldn't have to right? Or can Recovery discs not be loaded from within Windows OS?




So are you trying to...
  1. Image?
  2. Use your recovery discs?
  3. Clean Install?
You are talking about all three.

Your DVD drive may not read DVD-RW, have you checked to make sure it does?
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