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Windows 7: Reinstallion DVD

05 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Reinstallion DVD

Well the computer I bought from ibuypower came with a windows 7 reinstallation DVD. Would I be able to use that to install the os to a ssd and use the key on the side of my computer?

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05 Oct 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Yes, no problem.

This has some useful pointers:

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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05 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Yes, no problem.

This has some useful pointers:

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
It is not the regular reinstall disc is why I'm confused. It came with my computer.

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will it work?
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05 Oct 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes its a standard Windows 7 installation disk but with your OEM's logo and the activation baked in.

Since it has SP1 there's no reason to use the installer provided in Steps 1 and 2 so you can move onto Step 3 to make sure you get a perfect reinstall.
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05 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes its a standard Windows 7 installation disk but with your OEM's logo and the activation baked in.

Since it has SP1 there's no reason to use the installer provided in Steps 1 and 2 so you can move onto Step 3 to make sure you get a perfect reinstall.
ok thanks.. And the good news is there isn't any bloatware in it
will be adding a ssd soon
and could I just install windows on my ssd then copy my files over from my other hdd ? then how would i uninstall windows on the other hdd?
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05 Oct 2012   #6

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Leave the HDD disconnected when you install to the SSD.

After Windows is running well on the SSD and you know you can boot without the HDD, reconnect the HDD.

If you have personal data on the old C partition of the HDD, you would have to copy that data to some other partition on the HDD or to the SSD.

After that is done, you can delete the old C partition because it no longer has anything you need.
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05 Oct 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

In addition you might want to link your User folders from the HD anyway to save space on the SSD for the OS and Programs which benefit most from the faster speeds.

The easiest way is to rightclick each User folder to add it to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums.
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