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Windows 7: Need help with recovery image reinstall

19 Jan 2012   #1
Delta808

Windows 7 pro
 
 
Need help with recovery image reinstall

I have a issue that I can't figure out. Long story short is that I had a rootkit and removed it with hitman products and when I rebooted the computer wouldn't boot into Windows. The computer comes with a factory reinstall partition so I let that run and rebooted the computer and it still wouldn't work. I ran dr. Web live cd, Sfc scannow in offline mode, bootrec.exe, fixboot.exe allbto no avail.

Anyways I felt it was a bad mbr so I erased the c drive and installed windows professional trial in the system that came with Windows Home premium 7.

Now. I. Can't get to the recovery partition so I want to know how can I run it from Dos.

I don't have the reinstallational cd so this is pretty important.


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19 Jan 2012   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

There is no trial version of Win7. You had no business installing Professional if you have a Home Premium license.

If Factory Recovery won't run by tapping the hotkey given on first boot screen to run it, then you can order Recovery Disks from the maker or clean reinstall.

If you have the Win7 Professional disk then it contains all versions so you can reinstall your licensed version. Run the eicfg removal tool on the ISO, which can be extracted from DVD using ImgBurn first. Then burn an all-versions DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed, boot the DVD following these steps to get a perfect clean reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7
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19 Jan 2012   #3
Delta808

Windows 7 pro
 
 

II have a dell n7110, it's the OEM so the regular windows won't work, I need the dell oem disk to accept the serial.
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19 Jan 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You can request Dell backup discs here: Dell - Support

You can also use the Dell OEM product key to reinstall Windows.

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

Just follow Greg's advice to unlock all versions.
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19 Jan 2012   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Delta808 View Post
II have a dell n7110, it's the OEM so the regular windows won't work, I need the dell oem disk to accept the serial.

Excuse me, but we've helped thousands of users here successfully clean reinstall Win7 factory OEM so would not advise you to use a retail installer if it weren't possible since XP.

Use the Product Key on the COA sticker on machine to activate, so all that's missing from the Dell DVD is auto-activation. You may have to make a quick robocall to MS during activation.

If you want to order Dell disks, contact their Tech Support.
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19 Jan 2012   #6
Delta808

Windows 7 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Delta808 View Post
II have a dell n7110, it's the OEM so the regular windows won't work, I need the dell oem disk to accept the serial.
Excuse me, but we've helped thousands of users here successfully clean reinstall Win7 factory OEM so would not advise you to use a retail installer if it weren't possible since XP.

You'll use the Product Key on the COA sticker on machine to activate, so all that's missing from the Dell DVD is auto-activation.

If you want to order Dell disks, contact their Tech Support.
Sorry sir, I will do this now, you say the e tool is on the CD and needs to be EXTRACTED by using imgburn?
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19 Jan 2012   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

What is the licensed verison on your COA sticker and is it 32- or 64-bit?

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Is the Product Key readable? Back it up now as it is good for the life of the machine.


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19 Jan 2012   #8
Delta808

Windows 7 pro
 
 

64 bit
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19 Jan 2012   #9
Delta808

Windows 7 pro
 
 

Quick question, if this works does it make sense to keep the recovery partition and the oem partition on the drive? Since I put on Professional the recovery doesn't even work or it won't give me the option to run it. Basically it disappeared since I installed Pro which was a mistake.
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19 Jan 2012   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I asked for the Licensed version listed on COA sticker and whether the Product key is readable.

Use the Custom install Drive Options to delete all partitions and create new ones as you wish, or just click Next and the installer will create and format an install partition for you. All of the steps are here: Reinstalling Windows 7
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