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Windows 7: Windows 7 yesterday Vista today :-( HELP

27 Aug 2010   #1
stokshit

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 yesterday Vista today :-( HELP

Hi guys hope you can help. I upgraded to W7 32bit from Vista in January with an upgrade disk i got from Acer. Recently my pc lost one of the hard drive partitions (120gb of a 250gb disk) and in an effort to retrieve the missing data of it i accidently done something wrong to how the pc boots. Acer recovery tools has restored my machine back to Vista currently and i have no way of putting it back to Windows 7 as i cannot find my install disc although i do have my licence key (i always digitally record all receipts, licence keys etc). Basically my question is how do i reinstall W7 without the original disk? Also is it possible to do a clean install and reformat my entire hard drive to get back the missing 120gb. Thanks in advance guys hope someone can help

PS My PC is an Acer 5920g, Intel core duo T5750 2.00ghz 4gb Ram, Hitachi 250gb (cant think of anything else relevant)


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27 Aug 2010   #2
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

If you can borrow a Win 7 dvd install with it and use your key no problem

ps yes when you install delete that partition and regain the whole disk
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27 Aug 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I heard that with a key, you can do an anytime upgrade. Give it a try.
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27 Aug 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. If you have the product key, you can reinstall with a friends installation disk - must be same edition (e.g. Home Premium) as your key.
2. I don't know how you could have "lost" a partition. I am sure it is still there and if you have recovered your data, you can reformat it in Disk Management. No need to reformat the whole drive.
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27 Aug 2010   #5
gregrocker

 

Can you post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map with listings?

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Win7 wouldn't just revert to Vista without a long complicated operation on your part with the windows.old folder. It may be that you installed Win7 to another partition and now it won't boot. Let us take a look.
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27 Aug 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello stokshit, welcome to Seven Forums!





As a start, here are some tutorials to look through that may give you some ideas.


Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7
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27 Aug 2010   #7
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Note that your notebook support 64-bit OS, but you cannot upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit. If you wish to upgrade to 64-bit (and you do), you will need to do a clean install.
Clean Install Windows 7
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27 Aug 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello stokshit, welcome to Seven Forums!





As a start, here are some tutorials to look through that may give you some ideas.


Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7
Wow, did not know abut the universal installation disc. Its in my favs,now. And your rep is in your account, thanks.
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27 Aug 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thank you Richard!
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27 Aug 2010   #10
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

LOL. Deja Vu 2!
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