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Windows 7: Trying to perform dell factory restore


11 Mar 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Edition x64
 
 

Where do I get the ISO for the Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc?

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11 Mar 2012   #12
Microsoft MVP

 

Who said anything about Universal Installation DVD which is hugely unnecessary work?

I gave you the specific link for your ISO and tools to burn DVD or write to flash stick in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM.

There are other things to look at in my post above which might interest you, besides the steps which have helped thousands of others get a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM.
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12 Mar 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Edition x64
 
 

I just found a Windows 7 Re-installation disc from one of my other computers. So i put that in and booted from it, just installed windows 7 just got to my desktop. Its SO much better.

Thanks for all of the help!

P.S.
So i just go in and delete the windows.old right?

Thanks again!
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12 Mar 2012   #14
Microsoft MVP

 

As long as it is the same version and has SP1 so you don't have to spend hours updating, it should activate at Control Panel>System.

You can delete windows.old once you're sure you have all of your data, email, email settings, etc. I wouldn't import any other settings than what you absolutely need to get your email or games working, as these are corruption paths into a clean reinstall.

I guess you didn't follow the steps I provided to get a perfect reinstall if you didn't boot the installer and got the windows.old folder as a result.
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12 Mar 2012   #15

Windows 7 Home Edition x64
 
 

I am using my win 7 PC to reply right now. Again thank you everyone for all of your help!
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12 Mar 2012   #16
Microsoft MVP

 

How is performance? Any problems?
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12 Mar 2012   #17

Windows 7 Home Edition x64
 
 

Another question how do i re install my Microsoft Word Starter?
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12 Mar 2012   #18
Microsoft MVP

 

I believe the app is only in the preinstalled Office trial bloatware that is in the factory image.

May I suggest that while you look for it you try Sun Micro's lightweight Open Office suite which is Office-compatible and doesn't require endless Updates. It's a breeze compared to Office, and no Ads which you get if you can find a way to reinstall Office Starter.
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12 Mar 2012   #19

Windows 7 Home Edition x64
 
 

Yeah I was going to try Open Office, but I also might buy Microsoft Office 2010. Again thanks for all the help!
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12 Mar 2012   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you don't mind me butting in; if you're going to buy MS Office 2010 you might want to consider the student version.

If you or any of your family members are a student at an accredited learning centre, you can buy student software at greatly reduced prices.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...HUB_4up_Office
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