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Windows 7: one question?


16 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
one question?

i want to restore my laptop.and i have got "drivers and utilities cd" with my laptop.
So,do i need to take "backup" to restore or the cd will do it?



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16 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Karan.



If you want to reinstall Windows 7 that disk won't do it.

If you just need a system repair disk, have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it will not reinstall Windows either, it's just a repair disk.

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc


Here's some interesting info you may find useful and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media; if you can find an exact Windows version that the PC shipped with you can do a clean install using the activation key on the COA sticker attached to the PC though it may require a robo-call to MS to sort the OEM batch-key.

How to Activate Windows 7 by Phone


If you can't find an exact same version, you could use the info in this tutorial to create an "all Versions" installer of any version Windows installer, to install using the same method I posted above.

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create


After you have made backups of everything you care to save, the best method is to do a complete wipe (secure erase) of the entire Hard Disk Drive first, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old drivers/programs, giving you the best possible space to install Windows to.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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16 Feb 2011   #3

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How to use Dell Recovery, & how to order Recovery Disks.
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15 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks a lot
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