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Windows 7: How to restore windows 7 with out a CD

17 Jul 2012   #1
slc1991

windows 7
 
 
How to restore windows 7 with out a CD

Hey everyone,
We just bought a used computer for our business and it came with windows 7 installed on it. The previous users still had their account on the computer. How can we restore the computer to the factory settings without the windows 7 disc?

Also is there a way to delete all the information on the computer without restoring?

Thanks everyone


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17 Jul 2012   #2
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

You could try a system restore to factory settings.
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17 Jul 2012   #3
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What computer is it? Is it a HP, Dell, etc? Provide the model number and we'll be able to better assist you.
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17 Jul 2012   #4
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

That too ^^
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17 Jul 2012   #5
slc1991

windows 7
 
 

It is an MSI ms-6657
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17 Jul 2012   #6
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Is that a laptop or a desktop? I did a search for that and I was presented with "Wind Top AE2220". Is that correct?
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17 Jul 2012   #7
slc1991

windows 7
 
 

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17 Jul 2012   #8
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok then, my search turned up the correct model. Have you downloaded the manual for that desktop and reviewed it?

MSI Global ? All-in-One PC - Wind Top AE2220
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17 Jul 2012   #9
slc1991

windows 7
 
 

this looks like it should work, thanks for your help!
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17 Jul 2012   #10
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you can't create recovery discs, you should still be ok. The product key should be on a sticker on the case somewhere, and you can download the correct Windows 7 installation ISO, burn it to disc, then reinstall Windows if you should ever need to do that.

You can create a new administrator account, then you can safely disable the previous user's account and delete all of the files under their profile.
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