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Windows 7: Oem reinstall


26 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Oem reinstall

Hey, my girlfriends computer is seriously screwed with spyware and its screwed up like everything. I'm just wondering if there's a way to put a fresh Oem install on the computer. We managed to recover her key before it corrupted the file system but its pretty useless without an Oem install disk right?

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26 Jul 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

If this is builder's OEM you can reinstall using the key read from HD., if you don't have the $100+ value key backed up.

If this is factory OEM then the key read from HD will not work to reinstall - you must use the key on COA sticker, which every computer sold with Windows installed must have affixed to it.

Here are steps to get a perfect reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7

You can also run factory Recovery from its partition but I would make the Recovery Disks as a backup first. Or you can run the disks if the partition won't boot to run.
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26 Jul 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate.


Have a look through this guide linked below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key


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26 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

But I guess I'm wondering do I need a certain DVD or cd to install from or can I just use a vista pro disc with the coa key. I thought that their keys might only work with special discs. Like I know I've seen discs that say HP and Dell xp around

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26 Jul 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Did the PC originally come with Xp or Vista or Windows 7?
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26 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Vista. Idk if its home premium or ult or what but I have disks for all of the different types

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26 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Best thing to do first is confirm what version of windows you are useing currently then go from there

You don't want to go installing random windows /If there is a sticker like Greg the rocker stated look at the version of windows and use the key from the sticker unless you have a full retail copy with a key
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26 Jul 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Are you wanting to install XP, Vista or Windows 7.

You mentioned XP, then Vista, and are posting in a Windows 7 forum.

What OS and version is on the COA sticker attached to machine?

Or is this a retail OEM verison you purchased? What version?
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26 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

It's an HP computer that came with vista (home premium I think, don't have it handy) I've got the key from the coa and i want to put the same version of vista on again. Just free of spyware lol

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26 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

So you want to reinstall vista but what about the 7 upgrade you mentioned earlier?

Im kinda confused did you not want to install 7 again ?

cause if you want to install 7 from the disc you can just format and skip doing the vista instal and do a fresh win 7 ,But im not sure what you are trying to do so i will leave this to the experts
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