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Windows 7: Can someone please tell me how to do this?


11 Nov 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Can someone please tell me how to do this?

Hello i am new to windows 7. i just bought the computer i am using now from someone on the internet. i would like to delete all of his files and do a complete computer wipe. But i do not own any dvd-roms and i have tried other things but they dont work, eg pressing esc at boot screen. it is very frustrating.


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11 Nov 2012   #2

 

Give the make and model of the computer.
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12 Nov 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Oops sorry, its an HP g62 00137
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12 Nov 2012   #4

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

No actually its a 225DX
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12 Nov 2012   #5

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


Pressing the f11 key during startup on a computer with an HP factory image will start the system recovery process even if the prompt is not displayed.

How to use HP Recovery:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...s&dlc=en&lc=en
Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 7) | HP® Support

How to make HP Recovery DVD disks:
Recover Windows Vista Operating System Using HP Recovery | HP® Support

How to make HP Recovery USB disk:
Using the Downloadable USB Recovery Flash Disk Creation Utility HP Pavilion dv6700z CTO Entertainment Notebook PC | HP® Support

or
You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:
Country-Language Selector - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
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12 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by firehawk1115 View Post
Hello i am new to windows 7. i just bought the computer i am using now from someone on the internet. i would like to delete all of his files and do a complete computer wipe. But i do not own any dvd-roms and i have tried other things but they dont work, eg pressing esc at boot screen. it is very frustrating.
Give this a look:

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If you have a good COA (certificate of authenticity) on the PC, the above tells you how to get Windows 7 installation media and do a clean install.

It's intended for getting rid of the dubious stuff that PC manufacturers load on their PCs, but it'd serve as well for eliminating everything from a prior owner.
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12 Nov 2012   #7
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There are two options which incorporate the good suggestions which have already been made:

1) Run HP System Recovery from it's partition at boot, if you want the preinstalled factory programs and bloatware which can be the very worst on HP's. But check if there is a Minimal Recovery choice on that HP once you boot into Recovery.

If you run Recovery you can mitigate some of the bad effects which throttle Windows 7 using Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

2) As suggested follow the steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which include everything you need, including Special Notes for HP owners.

Ask back any questions to help decide, or as you go.
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