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Windows 7: clean install windows 7 over factory

22 Apr 2012   #11
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Hi xxsicknessxx,
If you're going to wipe your drive and fresh install I would also recommend backing up your windows activation key too.
There is a programme called Advanced Tokens Manager. It will save your activation, just copy it to a thumb drive.
You still need to enter the product key on your pc case when reinstalling but it will help any avoid any problems when you need to reactivate it.


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23 Apr 2012   #12
xxsicknessxx

windows7 64bit
 
 

thanks ... like said dunno nice be prepared though I havn't been having any random restarts recently :P I swear computer is worried so hes playing nice hehe
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03 Nov 2014   #13
jagman55

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Clean OS install for my HP Laptop Help needed

Anyone but specially GREGROCKER
Last year you advised me to get rid of my HP factory OS on my desktop and laptop.
Everything worked great. Thank you.
Now my laptop has slowed to a snails pace so thought would reload.

Question. I have the OS disc I burned for the load last year so, should I just reload it even thought it most likely does not contain very may upgrades OR so you have a location you can recommend for me to get a newer clean copy?

I use: Windows 7, Home Premium, 64 bit for both systems.

Thanks.
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03 Nov 2014   #14
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I think 58997.iso is still the latest legit downloadable iso for Win 7 64 bit Home Premium. It will have Service Pack 1, but it's a couple of years old and you'll still have to get updates from Windows Update after you do the install.

If that's what you used to make your burn last year, there wouldn't be any point in doing another.

If you don't know what iso you used for the burn last year, then go ahead and download it and burn again.

But it's not typical for a computer to slow to a "snails pace" in a year's time. That's preventable, so something else is going on. You shouldn't have to reinstall Windows to maintain performance unless you've got bad habits and have ignored proper maintenance. Plenty of people have had the same Windows 7 install for 4 plus years without slowing down.

If you have hardware issues, a clean install wouldn't solve anything.
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03 Nov 2014   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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03 Nov 2014   #16
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jagman55 View Post
Anyone but specially GREGROCKER
Last year you advised me to get rid of my HP factory OS on my desktop and laptop.
Everything worked great. Thank you.
Now my laptop has slowed to a snails pace so thought would reload.

Question. I have the OS disc I burned for the load last year so, should I just reload it even thought it most likely does not contain very may upgrades OR so you have a location you can recommend for me to get a newer clean copy?

I use: Windows 7, Home Premium, 64 bit for both systems.

Thanks.
This time be sure to complete all the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which end with creating a backup image so that you never have to do the reinstall again - just reimage from the boot disk the stored image to the HD in 20 minutes.

Also if you use only the tools and methods in the tutorial then it should not slow down. Have you run the suggested scans, cleaner and defrag (unless it's an SSD)? Are you monitoring startups to assure a Clean Boot, and browser Add-Ons to remove spyware?
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