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Windows 7: Reinstalling Win 7 and Office

16 Dec 2013   #1
radcliffe287

Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Reinstalling Win 7 and Office

Because my PC is so slow (my own fault mainly!) I have decided to reinstall Windows 7, repartition the dish and reinstall Office 2007 and only any really essential software.

My question is - will I have problems activating these Microsoft products, using my original (and legal!) DVD's and their Licence keys?

Also, having already saved many settings onto an external hard disk with Windows Easy File Transfer, are there any other tips you can give me to prepare for and carry out this reinstallation as easily and smoothly as possible? All help appreciated!


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16 Dec 2013   #2
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by radcliffe287 View Post
Because my PC is so slow (my own fault mainly!) I have decided to reinstall Windows 7, repartition the dish and reinstall Office 2007 and only any really essential software.

My question is - will I have problems activating these Microsoft products, using my original (and legal!) DVD's and their Licence keys?

Also, having already saved many settings onto an external hard disk with Windows Easy File Transfer, are there any other tips you can give me to prepare for and carry out this reinstallation as easily and smoothly as possible? All help appreciated!
From what I heard , If your re installing it on the same computer it should work just fine, however if your installing it on another computer , the activation will fail.
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16 Dec 2013   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm no expert but I did find a couple.
Take a read through these Tutorials.

By Brink:
Clean Install Windows 7

By Gregrocker:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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16 Dec 2013   #4
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I'm no expert but I did find a couple.
Take a read through these Tutorials.

By Brink:
Clean Install Windows 7

By Gregrocker:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Layback Bear , all you can do is try right
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16 Dec 2013   #5
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

May want to browse through this one too..

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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16 Dec 2013   #6
gregrocker

 

If you're saving settings in hidden AppData folders, I would not do this as it is a possible corruption path into a fresh new install. You only want your files and other data listed in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Then during the booted reinstall, delete all partitions to get it cleanest for the new install. If you'll follow the steps given in tutorial, you'll get and keep a perfect install for as long as you do.
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16 Dec 2013   #7
radcliffe287

Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Thanks for all these! I am indeed reinstalling on the same PC, so may well be OK.
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18 Dec 2013   #8
Footloose

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
It worked for me.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by radcliffe287 View Post
Because my PC is so slow (my own fault mainly!) I have decided to reinstall Windows 7, repartition the dish and reinstall Office 2007 and only any really essential software.

My question is - will I have problems activating these Microsoft products, using my original (and legal!) DVD's and their Licence keys?

Also, having already saved many settings onto an external hard disk with Windows Easy File Transfer, are there any other tips you can give me to prepare for and carry out this reinstallation as easily and smoothly as possible? All help appreciated!
I had a very similar problem and had to re-install both.
I had no trouble with the re-install of windows 7 and office 2007, I use the numbers on the original disk.
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18 Dec 2013   #9
radcliffe287

Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Great - that's very reassuring, thanks!
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