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Windows 7: Windows 7 recovery disc doesn’t start

14 Nov 2010   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Is that the same as reinstall windows?

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14 Nov 2010   #32

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snatch View Post
Is that the same as reinstall windows?

I feel we are going around in circles.
It is the OEM Toshiba supplied Windows. It has exactly the same look and functionality as the retail windows you buy in a box from a store. Except Toshiba get it cheaper and you get it cheaper because:
1)Toshiba get money by loading it with some trial software. (A nuisance if you don't want it - but you can delete it)
2) The Windows OS can only be used on that particular laptop.

This is the way most people buy computers now unless you "build your own".
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17 Nov 2010   #33

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I am now on System Recovery Options. I get there through the steps you gave me on the tread before. That was restart the comp. press F12, then the second option which was ”#2 P4TSSTcorp” then chose the language and user password and…

Im now on System Recovery Options

(Choose a recovery tool)

There are few options:

Startup repair

System restore

System image recovery

Windows memory diagnostics

Command prompt

TOSHIBA HDD recovery

Which one is right to reinstall windows 7 to its initial state?
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17 Nov 2010   #34
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

TOSHIBA HDD recovery

It will be just like the day you brought it home.
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17 Nov 2010   #35

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks Mike, Im on the process now. See how it goes.
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17 Nov 2010   #36


What you did by choosing Toshiba HDD Recovery is run the Recovery Partition instead of the disks - the same partition the disks were made from. This is more stable and recommended, while the disks should be used only in the event of a HD failure and replacement.

Your Toshiba will be returned to factory condition with all of the factory bloatware and utilities, so you may want to take some time to clean it up a bit so it doesn't hinder Windows 7 smooth operation. This is by no means a Clean reinstall since a Factory Recovery is loaded with bloatware Users are forced to take because it provides the profit margin for manufacturers.

This is why many users find a clean-copy DVD of Win7 to clean reinstall without the bloatware, using the Product Key on the COA sticker on machine., We can help you do this if you ever decide you'd like to get completely clean, as many/most tech enthusiasts do.

Here are some steps to take to clean up the factory bloatware to improve performance of Win7: HP laptop has used up all four primary partitions
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