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Windows 7: Factory shipped Win7 recovery disk real license?

06 Aug 2011   #1
defiant9

Windows7 Home 64 bit
 
 
Factory shipped Win7 recovery disk real license?

Viewsonic distributed a Windows 7 Home premium recovery media disc with my Vpad10 tablet. Is this a full license Win7? Viewsonic did not provide installation code. I was unsuccessful with re-installation of Win7 after installation/deletion of Ubuntu. I did clean the HD before Win7 installation. When I attempt to install Win7 all I get is “Error” on a blank screen.

Vpad10:
Processor Type Intel Pine Trail N455 1.66GHz Chipset Mobile NM10 Express
Operating System
Dual OS VPAD10_AHUS_05: Windows 7 Home Premium (2GB DDR3, 16GB SSD) with Android 1.6* or VPAD10_APUS_05: Windows 7 Professional (2GB DDR3, 32GB SSD) with Android 1.6* *Must access Flash through Windows OS. Upgradable to Android 2.2


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06 Aug 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

The COA will be on bottom base of tablet or under the battery.

To reinstall Windows 7 after Linux has been install, All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.
As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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06 Aug 2011   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello defiant9, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look at the information in this tutorial at the link 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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06 Aug 2011   #4
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by defiant9 View Post
Viewsonic distributed a Windows 7 Home premium recovery media disc with my Vpad10 tablet. Is this a full license Win7? Viewsonic did not provide installation code. I was unsuccessful with re-installation of Win7 after installation/deletion of Ubuntu. I did clean the HD before Win7 installation. When I attempt to install Win7 all I get is “Error” on a blank screen.
It may be that the Recovery Disk only provides the means to do a factory restore, not an actual installation DVD -- which you trashed if you removed the Recovery partition when you installed Ubuntu.

If that partition is gone, you will need to contact Viewsonic to get full-restore media -- as you can not reinstall Wint from a Recovery CD.
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06 Aug 2011   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Is this a WIn7 reinstallation DVD? Put it in a working computer, rightclick to Explore and post a screenshot of the folder contents using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Screen Shots What is size on disk?

If it's Win7 DVD then it should be bootable to reinstall Win7 with Product Key on COA sticker. If a copy of WIn7 was preinstalled on the machine it must legally have a COA sticker showing it is Geniune Windows which also has the Product Key for reinstallation.

Follow these steps to get a perfect reinstallation of Factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7
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07 Aug 2011   #6
defiant9

Windows7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for the answers. The disk is 3.60 GB.
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...t9/diskpic.png
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07 Aug 2011   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

It appears to be a Win7 DVD with so try booting it to see what happens and report back exactly what happens including any error text verbatim.

Enter BIOS setup using key given on first splash screen to set DVD drive to boot first. After saving this setting, restart. Are you prompted to "Press any key to boot DVD?" This means it is a bootable DVD.

Follow these steps: Reinstalling Windows 7

Did you find the COA sticker with Product Key affixed to machine?

Here is the model's User Guide: http://www.viewsonic.com/assets/097/19756.pdf
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07 Aug 2011   #8
defiant9

Windows7 Home 64 bit
 
 

The combination of all the replies to my posted questioned allowed for the resolution of the problem; in addition to a little improvising for my part.

I used DBAN to wipe the hard drive on my Viewsonic tablet. http://www.dban.org/download The diskpart procedure just wasn’t intuitive, and didn’t want to invest the time.

Once my disk was cleaned I just shrugged my shoulders and thought “whatever.” I didn’t try to install Win7 with the Viewsonic recovery disk. The disk provided by Viewsonic is not an installation disk it is only a recovery/repair disk. The Viewsonic disk has the Vpad10 drivers. (I can get those from the internet anyway.) I used my Win7 Home Premium disk from my main computer for the installation. It is a full licensed Win7, that I preordered before Win7 release. This is a full installation license, not OEM. There is COA sticker with Product Key affixed to the bottom of my Vpad10. It is possible to get a Genuine Microsoft tag by registration or with running the recovery disk.

After all is said and done…I have an operational Win7 Vpad10. However, I am not able to get the touchscreen to work. Sigh! I am unable to find the driver on the internet or on the disks.
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07 Aug 2011   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Right here under downloads is a touchpad firmware and instructions under the drivers heading,

Viewsonic » ViewPad 10 Tablet | VPAD10
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07 Aug 2011   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Good job.

You can activate with the Product Key on Vpad COA sticker at Computer>Properties activation link.

Any other drivers missing in Device Manager are at the link Derek provided under Downloads.
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