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Windows 7: Reinstall Windows 7

22 Dec 2010   #1

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Reinstall Windows 7

My hard drive stopped working so i'm getting a new one. I was wondering how i would install windows 7 on it. I have the key on the bottom of my laptop.

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22 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Pull old hard drive, install new hard drive, boot off Windows 7 DVD and follow the prompts. Don't enter the key until you have rebooted several times and have all Windows Updates. Make sure everything is working correctly before entering your key. -WS
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22 Dec 2010   #3

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
I have no DVD!

I don't have a windows 7 DVD HP is to cheap and makes a hard drive partion but my hard drive does not work.
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22 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Did you create the recovery DVDs? That's one of the options you were given when you first booted the computer.

If not, you need to contact HP and have them send you the Recovery DVD. Cost is usually around $20.

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22 Dec 2010   #5

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks
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22 Dec 2010   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Yes, I got HP recovery DVDs for $ 14.95 about 3 months ago !
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22 Dec 2010   #7

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

HP charges $39.93($45 with tax!!) to Toronto. I'm going to look for the disks i made when i got it.
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22 Dec 2010   #8

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Or I could make CD using my Dell and just use the key on the bottom of my laptop. Would that work?
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22 Dec 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

To clean reinstall without the bloatware you'll need a Windows 7 retail installation DVD. Some OEM installers will work if they are the Windows 7 Installation DVD and not Factory Recovery disks.

Here is how to get a perfect clean reinstall of factory OEM to avoid reinstalling the bloatware and useless utilities: re-install windows 7
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23 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
To clean reinstall without the bloatware you'll need a Windows 7 retail installation DVD. Some OEM installers will work if they are the Windows 7 Installation DVD and not Factory Recovery disks.

Here is how to get a perfect clean reinstall of factory OEM to avoid reinstalling the bloatware and useless utilities: re-install windows 7
Hi I origional upgraded from Vista to 7 but now want to do a clean install on a new drive will the disk let me or will it restrict to the origional upgrade?
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