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Windows 7: Reset windows 7 to its defaults?

23 Oct 2009   #1
mitchellmoxo

windows 7
 
 
Reset windows 7 to its defaults?

Hello,

Just wondering how i could get my windows 7 back to what it was when i first installed it.

P.s - The system restore isnt working

I also dont have my install disk :/

Computer Specs

Apple Macbook Black (BootCamp)

4GB Ram

2.2 Ghz Intel Dual Core Processor

160GB Hard drive


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23 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchellmoxo View Post
Hello,

Just wondering how i could get my windows 7 back to what it was when i first installed it.

P.s - The system restore isnt working
A clean re-install with format. just remember you have to re-install all the apps. best to do a back up just in case

Ken
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23 Oct 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Mitchell,

Well, if you wanted to format and start fresh, then you can do a Clean Install of Windows 7 to do so.

Without a installation DVD, then you will need to go purchase one or find yours though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Oct 2009   #4
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Are you talking about customizations you've made or just insuring that the original files are intact? You can do (from an admin command prompt) sfc /scannow or you can even do a repair install but that won't clear the customizations or registry edits you've made.
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23 Oct 2009   #5
mitchellmoxo

windows 7
 
 

Great responses! Love it,

I dont have the instal disk. so i cant do a format re install.

Also, i do not mind all my apps being un installed and my settings! i just want to start a fresh.

Thanks allot!
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23 Oct 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

You're welcome.
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23 Oct 2009   #7
mitchellmoxo

windows 7
 
 

i tried the "sfc /scannow" in admin cmd it came back with:

Windows Rescource Protection did not find any integrity violations

is there a simple way lol? i dont care about my documents or apps.
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23 Oct 2009   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Shall we speak frankly here?? It sounds like you need to buy a copy rather than borrow one...
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23 Oct 2009   #9
mitchellmoxo

windows 7
 
 

i have my own but someone else is burrowing it!

you got it the wrong way round lol!
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23 Oct 2009   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

I hope that they are using their own product key number to activate it own their computer instead. Otherwise, you will have issues trying to activate it on your computer again with the same number until they uninstall it or change their key number to their own.
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