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Windows 7: help needed installing cleaning windows 7 using the sticker key

08 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
help needed installing cleaning windows 7 using the sticker key

Hi,
I am new to this forum so hopefully everyone will be nice :-)

My laptop is a Lenovo Z570 which is great and all that however its full of bloatware and other rubbish that the manufacturer has installed for me, even when I do a complete restore its very slow and sluggish bearing in mind how powerful it is (quad core i7, 8GB DDR3 ram etc) so I want to know if its possible to wipe the hard drive and install a clean version of windows 7 home premium 64 downloaded from Microsoft trials and activate etc using the numbers off my COA sticker?

is this possible and I presume it will be alot quicker that this tweaked setup from Lenovo?

Many Thanks all

Scott

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08 Jul 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello Scott and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think this tutorial by one of our Forum experts is just what you need.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If all you want to do is clean up bloatware, this tutorial may suffice.

Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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08 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Hi.

OMG - how good are you?

just downloading the correct version of Windows 7 now and will follow your prompts - I must confess I didnt expect a solution that quickly....fair play.

Cheers again.

Scptt
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08 Jul 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Glad to help out, Scott. Would have been faster but my finger got stuck in the keyboard!
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08 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

ahh got another probem,
I have installed a clean version of windows 7 and skipped on the COA key entry, this has loaded windows 7 ultimate by default so now when I try and activate using the key its selling me that I need one for ultimate version...have I screwed it up and do I need to no restart the whole process :-(
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08 Jul 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

The COA on the computer will be edition specific. If the machine originally came with Home Premium (for example) then that's what will have to be reinstalled in order to use that COA. Sometimes people have reported that even using the same edition causes activation issues but a phone call to Microsoft gets that resolved.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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08 Jul 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Why did you download Ultimate?

Download your licensed version as it says in the tutorial. If you follow the steps more closely you'll have a perfect Clean reinstall. Carelessness will cost you.

Be sure to ask back any questions to get it done right.
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