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Windows 7: Downloaded digital copy of Windows 7

27 Aug 2012   #11
keoughla

Ubuntu 32 bit
 
 

well I contacted Microsoft and the product key is for MSDN subscibers which I'm not so I contacted digitsee by email to see if I could possibly get a refund since I won't be able to use it


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27 Aug 2012   #12
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Did you ask Microsoft if they could help you recover your original Product Key as Greg mentioned in post 10?
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27 Aug 2012   #13
keoughla

Ubuntu 32 bit
 
 

well I went to the toshiba site and found out how to do a system recovery and when I did what was instructed there was no sign of windows 7. so that means that when the previous owner installed Ubuntu he completely wiped the windows 7 recovery partions. So now I have to purchase windows 7 discs
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27 Aug 2012   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If the pc came with windows 7 you don`t have to buy anything ( as stated ) download the iso from a working pc, burn to dvd (as stated) and install it on your ltop. Then call microsoft, they wil help you activate it.

Everything is in the links provided.

Although recovery discs will be cheap.
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27 Aug 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

Toshiba will also have Recovery disks for your model for little more than the price of shipping. These self-activate.
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27 Aug 2012   #16
keoughla

Ubuntu 32 bit
 
 

yep I found the recovery discs on the toshiba site so I am going to go that route
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27 Aug 2012   #17
gregrocker

 

Let us know how it goes.

After Factory Recovery I would Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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28 Aug 2012   #18
keoughla

Ubuntu 32 bit
 
 

I will definitely let you know. Can I customize my install of windows 7
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28 Aug 2012   #19
gregrocker

 

What kind of customizations are you considering?

It's not necessary to tweak WIn7 for performance since it is already the leanest possible OS, is instantaneous and never hangs on adequate hardware with a perfect install, and won't tolerate much tweaking anyway.

Custom themes can impact performance. If you want the best possible performance I'd ask back about specific customizations, and stick with the Best Practices in the tutorial.
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28 Aug 2012   #20
keoughla

Ubuntu 32 bit
 
 

I was thinking more along the lines for like microsoft office because I don't use it at all
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