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Windows 7: Full clean reinstall for a laptop that came with windows preloaded.


18 Feb 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Full clean reinstall for a laptop that came with windows preloaded.

hi,

I want to perform a clean install because my computer has lost its devices and the registry has been corrupted. Is a reinstall the same as a full clean reinstall? Can i perform a full clean install without the official instalation disc? Could i write my own version? DOes window have a download pack like that?

Thanks for any and all help.


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18 Feb 2012   #2
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Hello and welcome roobosh

You cannot do a clean install if you dont have the windows installation disk. But if you have the system/factory restore disk of OEM manufacturer, you can perform a factory restore, which is as good as a clean install; it will bring your computer back to the state when you purchased it.
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18 Feb 2012   #3

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

brilliant, thanks
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19 Feb 2012   #4

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information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Full clean reinstall for a laptop that came with windows preloaded.-toshiba-usb.png

How to use Toshiba Recovery.
How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:
https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp


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19 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

I wonder if the vendor from whom the machine is purchased tells the prospective buyer that the first thing that he/she should do after the first boot is to make OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks. Quite a few purchaser haven't a clue about this when they purchase the machine and over 75% (my guess) remain clueless about it for ever after having purchased it.
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19 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roobosh View Post
hi,

I want to perform a clean install because my computer has lost its devices and the registry has been corrupted. Is a reinstall the same as a full clean reinstall? Can i perform a full clean install without the official instalation disc? Could i write my own version? DOes window have a download pack like that?

Thanks for any and all help.
I haven't done this, but I believe that you could could acquire a copy of a Windows 7 installation disk. Convert it to a generic installer by removal of the type ID (Ei.cfg Removal Utility Lets You Use Any Product Key With Your Windows 7 Disc). Use the OEM license key from the sticker on the PC. This isn't a recipe for the process, but it should enable you to find the details.

If you don't have access to a copy of a Windows 7 installation DVD, there are legitimate download of the .iso files for the available for download. It may still be considered unacceptable to post links, but a little searching will discover them (mydigitallife).

There's some labor involved in this, but I suggest it as an alternative to buying a redundant Windows 7 license.
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19 Feb 2012   #7
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The steps to get a perfect clean reinstall of factory OEM are here: Reinstalling Windows 7

Here is the latest official Windows 7 installer with SP1: Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1 English Official ISO download

Download and burn to DVD or write to flash stick using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool
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