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Windows 7: Windows 7 can't boot even in safe mode.

30 May 2015   #21
aaronj25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
This is the disk I've borrowed.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
No that only works for retail Win7 and you have Factory OEM.

But if you've read Step 1 in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 then you would know that you can use your friend's Win7 disk providing it is the correct bit-version (32 bit for 3gb or less RAM, 64 bit for 4gb or more RAM) and the same version of Win7 (e.g. Home Premium). If it is a different Win7 version then it explains how to extract the ISO image file from the DVD, unlock all versions, burn to another new DVD so you can choose your licensed version during the booted install.

So what you need to know about your friend's disk is if it is 32 bit (contents of DVD amounts to around 2.4gb) or 64 bit (closer to 3gb size on DVD), and what Win7 version it contains.

May I suggest you study carefully Clean Reinstall Windows 7 and ask back any questions so you get a perfect install?
Can I use this disk? Here is its cover **Sorry for the quality**:

(It has a product key written the back cover BUT I want to use the product key **COA Sticker** that is connected on my CPU Case)





Sorry for too many questions... that it looks like I did not study the tutorial... I read and study the tutorial.. but I just want to recheck if what I understand is correct... I am very sorry again.. and thank you for your efforts


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30 May 2015   #22
gregrocker

 

It looks like it might be counterfeit with that "OEM-SLP Auto-Activation" label on the front. OEM-SLP is the activation file that comes onboard a factory install to make it reactivate during Recovery. It has no business being on any retail disk. Yet OEM-SLP emulation is how pirates hacktivate Win7.

I don't think I'd even use it with your own Product Key on PC because even though that would make it unquestionably legal, who knows what the counterfeiters have added to the disk?

Better to try to locate a clean copy of your licensed version. It's regrettable that MS took down the legal downloads which benefitted millions of their customers. If you can't find one I'll loan you mine.
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30 May 2015   #23
aaronj25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It looks like it might be counterfeit with that "OEM-SLP Auto-Activation" label on the front. OEM-SLP is the activation file that comes onboard a factory install to make it reactivate during Recovery. It has no business being on any retail disk. Yet OEM-SLP emulation is how pirates hacktivate Win7.

I don't think I'd even use it with your own Product Key on PC because even though that would make it unquestionably legal, who knows what the counterfeiters have added to the disk?

Better to try to locate a clean copy of your licensed version. It's regrettable that MS took down the legal downloads which benefitted millions of their customers. If you can't find one I'll loan you mine.
Do I have other options if I don't have my installation disk?
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30 May 2015   #24
gregrocker

 

Did you read over Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7?
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30 May 2015   #25
aaronj25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you read over Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7?
Yep... Uhhmm... can you explain to me what's a "retail copy"
Is a CPU built with Windows 7 a retail copy?
or the CD? I really do not know...
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30 May 2015   #26
gregrocker

 

A Win7 retail copy is one bought in a store.

Factory OEM is what comes preinstalled on a store-bought PC.

You can use a retail installer to reinstall Factory OEM, with the Product Key on COA sticker.

Once downloaded Use the tools given in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7 to burn to DVD or flash stick and then follow the tutorial closely to get and keep a perfect install.
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30 May 2015   #27
aaronj25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you very much greg... I am downloading it right now!
Another question... I can only use this on my broken PC?
Or I can use this to devices which have also Windows 7 Home Premium?

Thank you for your efforts greg!
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30 May 2015   #28
gregrocker

 

You can use it to reinstall Home Premium on any PC that already has a license for it. It can also be unlocked to use another version with that version's license following Step 1 in tutorial.

Once again, you will get and keep a perfect Win7 install to the exact extent you follow the steps in the tutorial, and then stick with only the tools and methods given. Those who do this never come back with any future problems, and have the best installs of Win7 in the world.
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31 May 2015   #29
aaronj25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Thanks!

I'll do the steps tomorrow after I download this iso you gave me...
My DL speed is roughly at 60 kbps so it would take a while~
Thanks for your efforts~

I might be still in touch if I have still questions but for now...
Thanks for this link~ I hope I can follow the methods and it would work~
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31 May 2015   #30
aaronj25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hey Greg... As of the moment... I am making a back up of my files...
I have a question...

The ISO you gave me... will it work on a OS named "WIN 7 HP OA?"
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