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Windows 7: Windows 7 re-install limit

28 Dec 2011   #21
gregrocker

 

Yes Win7 firewall is fine as long as you keep it updated. More importantly it doesn't interfere or mess with performance as Commode does.

The ISO link is to the official Win7 Home Premium with SP1 64 bit download.


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28 Dec 2011   #22
GRB70

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Oh I had that.
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28 Dec 2011   #23
gregrocker

 

Then why did you keep asking about unlocking all versions?
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28 Dec 2011   #24
GRB70

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I had no knowledge of any of this, until I received responses to my orginal post:

Quote:
Windows 7 re-install limit
How do I know how many re-installs I can do with my Windows 7 x64 disk. I plan on purchasing an SSD drive. I know I have the option of moving the current install to the new drive, but have no clue how. Ideally I'd like to reformat and re-install, because, a lot of files where misplace.renamed as I was in the process of learning the new OS.

Any and all help is appreciated

thank you
which was before I knew there were no install limits. Your post,
Quote:
Yes, retail and factory OEM are locked to first mobo installed but can be reinstalled as often as you want and using a Windows 7 retail installation DVD even if your OEM didn't give you one.

Here are tips for getting a perfect reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7
led me to question that link and all questions following led us here. Suffice to say, now I'm lost with how to accomplish my original post, not including the re-install limitations.

thank you
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28 Dec 2011   #25
gregrocker

 

What do you mean you are "lost?" What isn't clear?
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28 Dec 2011   #26
GRB70

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm lost on which procedure to follow? I'm aware I need to follow this

Quote:
As the ASUS P8P67 has a uEFI BIOS.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
uEFT BIOS setup:
ASUS Sabertooth P67 Motherboard EFI BIOS - YouTube
or am I following this Reinstalling Windows 7, or am I following both? In which case I would still need clarification from the above link:

-Follow the steps exactly to get a perfect clean reinstall, set it up and then save a Windows 7 backup image of the finished job so you never have to reinstall again - just reimage the HD from the stored image in 20 minutes.
-Am I correct in assuming you mean after this reinstall into the new SSD? How does imaging the HD make it so that I don't reinstall again?
-Do you have your program installers ready, and any Product keys for paid software that will need to be reactivated after retall?
-Yes, I have all that.

Reinstalling Windows 7
I read the procedure from the above link, and wasn't sure of these things:
- I gather from the first step is to make a folder, extract all files from Windows 7 DVD then run ei.cfg removal tool? Is that correct? Does it matter if I run it in the folder I made or not?
- I have backed up apps, files externally, will I still need to back up installed drivers from windows/system32/drivers?
- I'm good with all else.
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28 Dec 2011   #27
gregrocker

 

You may need to use the procedures Theog linked to install to a UEFI BIOS, then follow the steps to get a perfect reinstall.

Yes, you'd want to image SSD after it's all set up and running as you like. You can save the backup image to the HD if you want, or externally.

There's no reason to run ei.cfg if you have the licensed version installer.

It's a good idea to back up the System32 drivers file so you can quickly browse to there for any drivers which are missing in Device Manager after install and optional Updates delivers the latest.
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28 Dec 2011   #28
GRB70

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Apparently I misunderstood something along this path. Why would 1 use the ei.cfg process?

I apologize for the confusion
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28 Dec 2011   #29
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It would be used to make a Windows 7 DVD with all versions on it.
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28 Dec 2011   #30
GRB70

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

gotcha!!!

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