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Windows 7: Reinstalling windows 7

13 Jul 2012   #1
zaktt

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 bit
 
 
Reinstalling windows 7

Hello, last year i bought a hp laptop with windows 7 home 64 bit. a few weeks ago for some reason it crashed and the repair disks i got from hp didnt work. due to some missing cmd. so i installed the new ubuntu over windows 7. now my question is, can i get my windows 7 back, and how so? thanks


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13 Jul 2012   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Fill out your system specs so we know what hardware you own. Without that, we can only guess at possible solutions.
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13 Jul 2012   #3
zaktt

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 bit
 
 

I have updated everything that I could find about it
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13 Jul 2012   #4
AC

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Look at the link in my sig to fill out specs automatically.
But I think this is what you need Installing Windows 7 (Need Help)
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13 Jul 2012   #5
zaktt

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 bit
 
 

I know how to install windows 7. But I have worn down my product key an I can't read it. Is there software I can download off Ubuntu to find that key?
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13 Jul 2012   #6
AC

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zaktt View Post
I know how to install windows 7. But I have worn down my product key an I can't read it. Is there software I can download off Ubuntu to find that key?
I don't think there is any other way. Maybe call Microsoft and see if they'll help?
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14 Jul 2012   #7
gregrocker

 

If you can't read your Product Key then you can't clean reinstall the licensed version without buying another key.

But you can contact HP and have them send your Recovery disks for that model which will self-activate.
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14 Jul 2012   #8
zaktt

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 bit
 
 

Well I have recover disks, but web I use them and it's all finished, it says it wouldn't complete due to a missing cmd
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14 Jul 2012   #9
gregrocker

 

The most stable way to run Recovery is to run it from it's partition, saving the disks to use only as backup. Did you try that? http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...s&dlc=en&lc=en

Have you used these disks successfully before? Make sure they are unscratched or clean them if necessary and try again.

This time wipe the HD with Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command from Win7 DVD or Repair CD first, accessing DISKPART : At PC Startup

I don't know why you'd want the HP factory install with all it's preinstalled bloatware which is the worst in the PC industry. Much better to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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14 Jul 2012   #10
zaktt

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 bit
 
 

I have used the disks 2 times before, all clean. I can't access anything on my HD cuz when I boot up my computer I get a box saying that the recovery was not successful
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