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Windows 7: Quick Questions About Factory Reset, Recovery Partitions, etc.

05 Aug 2012   #11
ChenAzn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ah ok I understand now, thanks for the info! You never answered my question about using the Win7 Ultimate disc to install Home Premium though?


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05 Aug 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

It isn't necessary. Everything you need is in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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05 Aug 2012   #13
ChenAzn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I thought it'd be easier that way? I can skip the whole USB flash drive part.

Quick question, on Step 4, why would you make your Recovery Disks before you do the clean re-install?
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05 Aug 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

Because you'll lose the ability to run Factory Recovery after reinstall with Dells unless you make them. And you want to preserve the option unless you know for sure there is no way you'd ever want to recover to Factory condition.
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05 Aug 2012   #15
ChenAzn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm using an HP, and my computer is infected with a virus, so wouldn't making an image of my computer's current state do nothing?
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05 Aug 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

We are discussing making your Recovery disks so you have a path back to factory condition if it's ever needed - like to sell the computer.

The Recovery disks are made from the factory image stored on the Recovery partition, not the WIn7 installation as it currently exists. Only if you made a backup image of the current install would that be the case.

I suggest you wipe the HD from the booted installer with Diskpart Clean Command to get the cleanest slate, then Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

DISKPART At PC Startup
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05 Aug 2012   #17
ChenAzn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

What is the purpose of using Diskpart and should I do a clean or clean all?

Also I don't think I'd ever have any use for a path back to factory condition, since I don't plan on re-sale and since a clean re-install is always available.

I'm concerned about the drivers as well; can I copy the drivers to an external hard drive before re-install?
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05 Aug 2012   #18
gregrocker

 

It overwrites the boot sector code in case there is infected or conflicting code. We use it often to solve installation problems. Clean is sufficient.

Drivers are explained in the tutorial so just be sure to follow the steps.
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05 Aug 2012   #19
ChenAzn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Sounds good, I'll let you know if there are any installation problems. Thanks for your help!
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