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Windows 7: Trying to clean restore windows 7 with DVD+R

12 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Trying to clean restore windows 7 with DVD+R

I have an Acer aspire 5336 laptop and the other day i was trying to do some modifications to my android device and while i was doing it my laptop completely froze so i turned it off with the power button and turned it back on and it takes about 30 minutes to get on the boot screen which is not normal and after it finally loaded i could only move the mouse and i couldn't even go into the settings. i tried to restore it with going into backup and restore but it wont finish loading. I want to factory restore my computer with a disc but i don't have the windows disc because it didn't come with the laptop. So i want to make a windows 7 Home premium disc but i don't want to lose my serial number and have a screen popup which says this is not a genuine copy. So what do i do guys?

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12 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

If you have a recovery partition....

On 1st boot, the screen will show you which key to push to start the recovery process. This will put it back to factory settings.

Your activation key is on a sticker on the back of the laptop, you will use that to reactivate windows. If you want to make a disc, then here ya go.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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12 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

That sticker is faded and I don't want to risk losing my license. Will this way keep my genuine copy?
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13 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

If you can`t read your key, then you are going to have to try and do a factory restore. If windows came preinstalled (OEM) then you can`t use the key you find in windows to do a clean install. It will not activate windows. Only the key on the sticker will activate a clean install of the same version you have installed now.

Goin to bed I`m beat
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13 Jan 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Have you run Startup Repair to see what it reports? I'd run it a few times. In addition there are Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 here to test the hardware from boot which you may yet need need.

The tutorial AddRAM provided will give you a perfect reinstall for as long as you stick with the tools and methods in it.
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13 Jan 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hamzahas2
I want to factory restore my computer with a disc but i don't have the windows disc because it didn't come with the laptop.
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

Trying to clean restore windows 7 with DVD+R-acer001-11.png

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer


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13 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No I did not make any kind of recovery discs and whenever i try to run start up repair or anything it would take about 30 minutes to load and get on the windows 7 wallpaper nothing will happen afterwards and i end up turning of the computer. what i would like is to maybe torrent a ISO file of windows 7 home premium the part I'm confused is i want to keep my key but I'm not sure
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13 Jan 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

I just gave you a list of Troubleshooting steps which provides in Step 5 the ISO and tool to burn a Windows 7 installation DVD for your licensed version, to use for repair or if necessary reinstall. Did you even bother reading it?

If you're at all interested in getting and keeping a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
follow the steps in the blue link which also provides the installer. For as long as you use only the tools and methods given you'll have a perfect install.
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13 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The problem is my computer is like a brick after i boot it up so i cant use any of those options. im sorry if it came off as ignorant.
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13 Jan 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Test RAM - Test with Memtest86+ which will boot itself for 5-6 passes or overnight.

Test HD using maker's diagnostics from link in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start , this will also boot itself.

You can then use the function on the HD diagnostics disk to wipe the HD which will force the installer to boot itself to begin Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

The Paragon Rescue disk in tutorial will also boot itself if you need to rescue files first.
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