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Windows 7: Newbie advise needed

21 Dec 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 
Newbie advise needed

Hello all i have a packhard bell extreme with 320gb hard drive, that i have now filled so i have brought a 1.5tb hard drive to replace place it. i purchased this computer from pc world with vista just before win 7 came out and no i didnt like one bit so i brought a genuine Windows 7 upgrade.
So here is my plan to put the 1.5tb into this computer But reading some posts and info on this site it would appear to not as easy as i had hoped.. I never got any disks when i brought the computer vista was preinstalled. so can someone please advise what i need to do
thanks


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21 Dec 2012   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

information   Information
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?


Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/empowering_technology/NB%20ET2%20user's%20guide/Acer%20eRecovery%20Management%20English.pdf

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21 Dec 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

thanks for your reply theog. so far i have done nothing wanted to find what i was up against before i started. Could you please explain OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
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21 Dec 2012   #4

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The Acer OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks, will restore the PC back new.


Video:
Acer Support - Answers, E-Mail, Chat - How do I restore my computer using the eRecovery Management program?
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21 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I think maybe Theog and myself are getting two different things from your original post. Do you want to install Windows 7 to your PC? If that is what you want, read this tutorial. Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version This will tell you how to get Win 7 on your PC. You will need to back up your files because all of the files on your C: partition will be erased.
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21 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Your files will not be erased, as they are on the drive you will be pulling. But at the same time you will not be able to access them.
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21 Dec 2012   #7

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I think this might be best done with a Macrium image & then restore to the new HD

Imaging with free Macrium
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21 Dec 2012   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Guys, you are confusing the OP. You better agree who has the lead.

And read his post:

He has a brand new HDD
and he wants to get rid of Vista
for that he has purchase a retail Windows 7 installation disc
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22 Dec 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Everything you need is here to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to your new hard drive.

Be sure to unplug the old HD beforehand, then after install you can plug it back in to copy over your files as described in the tutorial.

If you stick with the tools and methods in the install you will get and keep a perfect install.
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22 Dec 2012   #10

windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Guys, you are confusing the OP. You better agree who has the lead.

And read his post:

He has a brand new HDD
and he wants to get rid of Vista
for that he has purchase a retail Windows 7 installation disc

Many Many Thanks everyone but still confused and believe me sometimes its not hard lol .
But this is probadly down to me not explaining myself very well,

Yes a brand new hard drive
Yes win 7 disk but it is an win 7 upgrade disk from from vista
And YES i want rid of Vista

But the Vista os came with computer that i brought from Pc World and sadly came with NO disks

So fingers crossed i can have a clean install at the end of it with win 7. Any help, pointers, advise, please
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