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Windows 7: Windows 7 OEM

20 Oct 2012   #1
adriansam

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 OEM

Guys
I have a Lenovo laptop running Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit
Then I want to upgrade it to ultimate so
I install Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit , when installing I see a drive namely "OEM Reserved" I can't remember the other details
I just want to know what it is?? What's its function??
Does it have a connection to my previous OS??
Does it
affect the performance of my laptop running with the new OS?

I have noticed that my log on screen before is
Windows 7 OEM-lenovo.jpg
But now in my new OS the word "Lenovo" from log on screen has gone. .

I wonder that the OEM has a connection to OS and I guess my OEM is useless that's why I'm asking for your help . .

Thanks for reading
Thanks in advanced to all of you. .







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20 Oct 2012   #2
adriansam

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I've read everything about OEM I understand it..But how to use it again after installing a new OS??
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20 Oct 2012   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Are saying that this "OEM Reserved" appeared after you upgraded to Ultimate? Just to be sure, upload a copy of your Disk Management. Click on your Start button in the lower left of your screen. Above the button type "Disk Management" without the quotes and hit enter. The Disk Management will popup. Expand all of the columns so we can read the print. Use this tutorial to post a screenshot of the Disk Management using your Snipping Tool.Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums Thanks,
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20 Oct 2012   #4
gregrocker

 

Everything you need is here to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 including how to deal with the OEM partitions. If you varied your own install much from that then I would do it over to use the tools and methods which get and keep perfect Win7 install.

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition and we'll advise you how to best adjust them.
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20 Oct 2012   #5
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Lenova inserted their own login screen rather then you seeing the default that comes with 7. That cam be done again if you want the same screen using the Windows 7 Logon Background Changer program where you can select any wallpaper(bmp, jpeg, png) or even a photo. You can also refer to one of the guides right here on SF for seeing that done. Log On Screen - Change

The OEM Reserved partition or better known as hidden recovery partition is placed there by the manufacturer and contains the device driver base as well as any preinstalled "Bloatwares" as they are usually labeled by Lenova. When going to use a recovery disk if you made up a set using the manufacturer's disk creation tool prepackaged or downloaded from their support the installer grabs and installs those same drivers and apps all over again.

With the clean install of the Ulitmate edition to replace the preinstall Home Basic checking to be sure you have updates from their support site as well as rechecking on them is a good idea. If you are never planning to restore the preinstalled Windows at any time most may decide to simply wipe the main drive completely eliminating the recovery partition in the process in order to use the full capacity of the drive as the main C primary.

A look at the Disk Management tool's view of the drive that has been requested will show if the recovery partition is at the front of the drive followed by the C primary or at the rear following C. If at the rear of the drive and no longer needed you can toss that even and expand C to fill in the void of unallocated drive space left behind. For ever going back to the preinstalled HB edition however leaving that intact would now require ordering a recovery disk from Lenova since the Home Basic isn't one of the editions available for use with the guide there.
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22 Oct 2012   #6
adriansam

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Windows 7 OEM-2012-10-23_020056.png

is this what you need??


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22 Oct 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Looks normal. The OEM partition is probably your original recovery partition. Your C partition is a bit tight unless you put all your data on D.
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22 Oct 2012   #8
adriansam

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

WHat i mean is how to use that partition??? Why I cant browse OEM Drive?

And why theres no used space on OEM Drive? I remember when i do format I see thats theres used space in OEM Reserved but why 0% is used from this drive???
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22 Oct 2012   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is a hidden drive. Assign a drive letter and open it - you'll see that it has data.
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22 Oct 2012   #10
adriansam

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

how to do that???
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