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Windows 7: Clean re-install with no discs... possible?

27 Nov 2012   #1
HarrySpider

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Clean re-install with no discs... possible?

I have a Sony VAIO which came with Win7 pre-loaded, no discs provided.

Experiencing issues, have run SFC / SCANNOW, and then done a "Repair Install" from tutorials on this forum. No improvement.

I have the downloaded ISO from Dell.

Is it possible to do a clean install? The clean install tutorial starts with "boot from Win7 disc..."

I looked for such an option, sorry if it's right here somewhere and I'm blind...


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27 Nov 2012   #2
edwar

7 x64
 
 

There should be some type of program on your PC tp make the system discs from a reserved partition on the drive. See if you can use that to make your Sony Re-install disc.

If not then you can use the other downloaded ISO to burn a DVD and use your key on the COA sticker located somewhere on your system.
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27 Nov 2012   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HarrySpider View Post
I have a Sony VAIO which came with Win7 pre-loaded, no discs provided.

Experiencing issues, have run SFC / SCANNOW, and then done a "Repair Install" from tutorials on this forum. No improvement.

I have the downloaded ISO from Dell.

Is it possible to do a clean install? The clean install tutorial starts with "boot from Win7 disc..."

I looked for such an option, sorry if it's right here somewhere and I'm blind...
If you write the ISO to a USB, you can boot from the USB too. Use this as your definitive reference - it covers everything you need to do a clean install to your Vaio:

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Regards,
Golden
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27 Nov 2012   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Repair Install
The 3rd point in the Warning box...

Quote:
You can do a repair install on a factory OEM installation with the latest official Windows 7 with SP1 ISO file here: Dell Community - Windows 7 ISO Downloads, and use Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool to create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive with the ISO to do the repair install with.
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27 Nov 2012   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Step 2 of the Tut
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27 Nov 2012   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HarrySpider View Post
I have a Sony VAIO which came with Win7 pre-loaded, no discs provided.

Experiencing issues, have run SFC / SCANNOW, and then done a "Repair Install" from tutorials on this forum. No improvement.

I have the downloaded ISO from Dell.

Is it possible to do a clean install? The clean install tutorial starts with "boot from Win7 disc..."

I looked for such an option, sorry if it's right here somewhere and I'm blind...
You can boot the DVD from the one time boot menu.

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information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to make Sony Recovery Disks:
View Document

How to use Sony Recovery:
View Document

How to use Sony Hardware Diagostics:
View Document

How to order Sony Recovery disks:
1.Go to http://servicesales.sel.sony.com.
2.Enter your computer's model number (for example, PCV-XXXX), and click List Parts and accessories.
3.Follow the online instructions to order the Recovery Media Kit.
If you are not able to access the Sony Direct Accessories and Parts Center Web site, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-488-7669.


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27 Nov 2012   #7
HarrySpider

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Awesome folks here, thanks! Plenty of options, I see... I hadn't noticed that bit in step 2, sped right by it... d'oh !!!

There goes my evening... my wife does NOT thank you, but I do! :-)

Cheers!
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27 Nov 2012   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Say hi to the boss your wife from all of us.
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27 Nov 2012   #9
HarrySpider

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

hey! she's not such a bad boss... she let's me rent back my own balls now and then ... better than some I know...
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28 Nov 2012   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 10 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Hiyya Harry hum been there done that

If you get real stuck a factory default is another option mate only you will get all the bloat again and you lose all the data but if you have an image well should ok

Key is Alt+F10 on power up or used to be
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