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Windows 7: how do i format my harddrive and reinstall windows 7

23 Feb 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit
how do i format my harddrive and reinstall windows 7

the laptop didn't come with a disk for 7 so i don't know what to do.
i also dont know how to format my hardrive,
please help,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello kueldood.

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP


Do you have a problem with your current factory Win7 install which we might be able to help you with?

Here are tips for clean reinstalling factory OEM: re-install windows 7
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