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Windows 7: What did my mom do to her desktop?

12 Jan 2015   #31
crashhat

Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can do that if you have the Recovery Disk set, then immediately after it starts go to Windows Updates to Check for Updates, install all Important and Optional to get the latest drivers and patches that makes your system run better.

However the factory install is the worst install of Win7 one can have. I'd do the much better Clean Reinstall Windows 7
so Win7 is not loaded down with all the bloatware.

Are there programs that came with the PC that your Mom uses? We can help you find these to include in the Clean Reinstall.
I used the recovery disks that she has and it couldn't install the OS or something like that.

update: When I put the 3rd and final disk in it gets to like 78% then a message pops up saying "ecovery manager could not restore your computer using the factory image. Please contact hp support. Error code:0xe0ef0003


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12 Jan 2015   #32
gregrocker

 

Then proceed with the Clean Reinstall Windows 7. It is a much better install anyway.
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12 Jan 2015   #33
crashhat

Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Then proceed with the Clean Reinstall Windows 7. It is a much better install anyway.
There's no home premium iso.
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12 Jan 2015   #34
gregrocker

 

There most certainly is. For 4gb or more RAM use 64 bit, for less than 4gb RAM use 32 bit (x86).

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1 English Official ISO download
Win7 Home Premium x86 SP1 English Official ISO download
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12 Jan 2015   #35
crashhat

Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

So how difficult is it to do a clean install?
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12 Jan 2015   #36
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

It's really, really easy.
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12 Jan 2015   #37
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crashhat View Post
So how difficult is it to do a clean install?
There is nothing you need to do other than answering the questions.
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12 Jan 2015   #38
crashhat

Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

I have a 4gb flash drive, do just download the iso and put it on the flash drive?
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12 Jan 2015   #39
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Nope, that's a common mistake -

Follow Greg's tutorial step-by-step and you cannot fail.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If my daughter can do it, anyone can
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12 Jan 2015   #40
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crashhat View Post
I have a 4gb flash drive, do just download the iso and put it on the flash drive?
That flash drive would be too small anyhow.
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