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Windows 7: How to get Home Premium back?

18 Apr 2012   #1

64 ultimate
 
 
How to get Home Premium back?

So I somehow corrupted my old version of win 7 Hp that came preinstalled on this laptop. I borrowed my friends windows disk to reinstalled windows using the product key on the bottom of the laptop. But it turns out the disk is for ultimate and my key is for home premium. Right now I am using an unactivated version of ultimate. How do I get win 7 Hp back?

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18 Apr 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Are you paying attention to your other threads???

You download an ISO of Home Premium, burn it to DVD, install, and activate with your existing Product Key.

Or you can borrow a friend's Home Premium disk if it is exact same type as yours.

I assume you are unable to access the recovery partition on your hard drive and did not make recovery disks.
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18 Apr 2012   #3

64 ultimate
 
 

Well how do i use the recovery partition. I think I have one.
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18 Apr 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Do two things:

1: Consult your manual and see what it says about recovery. It's probably accessible from a menu during the boot process.

2: Post a screen shot here of your Windows Disk Management, if you can boot into Windows at all.
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18 Apr 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Everything you need is here:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If you prefer to run Factory Recovery then what is the make/model?
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18 Apr 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Greg:

It's a Toshiba; I think Toshiba c655-S5505 per another post.

He had a legit Home Premium and then installed a friend's Ultimate. No recovery disks and it's unclear if he has a recovery partition left.
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18 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - Service Pack 1
 
 

Hello, ethanzh.

I read your theard and bad news for you.

You can't "downgrade" from Ultimate to Home Premium. You can try, but you will get same error.

Only what you can do is to do Clean Install.
If you don't know I can recommend to you , gregrocker's Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. That is one very good tutorial for all who need help with this.

Trinty.
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18 Apr 2012   #8

64 ultimate
 
 

If I delete the partition which ultimate is install, and install home premium will that work? And if I get home premium back do I get all the built in toshiba stuff?
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18 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Please use the tutorial that Greg linked you to if you want Windows 7 Home Premium.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

You will not get the Toshiba "stuff" using this method.

If you want the Toshiba factory restore and you don't have a Toshiba recovery disc you'll need to contact Toshiba and ask them to sell you one. The factory restore puts your computer back to its out-of-box state i.e. exactly how it was configured when it was first bought.

Use this link to order Toshiba recovery media: https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...?orderType=SFF

There will be a shipping and handling fee to pay.
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18 Apr 2012   #10

64 ultimate
 
 

Ok. But I used to have this little interface when I pressed fn, will I get that? I will download the Hp Iso and burnit soon. Then follow these instructions.
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