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Windows 7: 15r 5520 Win 7 reinstallation Disk can I use in on my E4300


21 Jan 2013   #1
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 
15r 5520 Win 7 reinstallation Disk can I use in on my E4300

I have a new 15R 5520 that came with the Dell Win 7 64 bit reinstallation disc. My other laptop E4300 is running Windows 7 32 bit. It has corrupted registry ("Windows firewall can't change some of your settings Error code 0x80070422". ) and will need to be reformatted. There are registry files missing Dell tech said it was probably due to some type of Java virus. He said if I has my Win 7 32 bit disc I could try and run a repair but the disk is gone.

Since my E4300 is running Windows 7 that I installed and lost the disk Dell will not replace it cause it did not come w/ the machine. It Originally came w/ Vista Business (which you could not pay me to put on anything) so Dell offered to send me a new reinstallation disc XP Media Center .

My question is could I just do a fresh install on the E4300 using the disk that came with my newer 5520? I do have the serial numbers from my old Windows 7 32 bit disc but I think there useless w/o a disc. Dropping $100 or so for another Windows 7 disc is out of the question.

Bottom line could this be done?


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21 Jan 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Use this tutorial Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to download the .ISO and then burn it to a DVD and then use your serial number that you have then there'll be no confusion.

Jerry
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21 Jan 2013   #3
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Bongo,
MY COA sticker is for Vista that shold work correct? So when I burn the ISO (I have Nero 10) not sure how to do that? Do I include my Win 7 sn on that? Or enter it after the installation?

This is file I want correct Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)* - X17-59463 for 32 bit?

Also as far as backing up files would I be able to back up my office 2007? Again no disc but I have the serial numbers.

Thanks!!!!!


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Use this tutorial Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to download the .ISO and then burn it to a DVD and then use your serial number that you have then there'll be no confusion.

Jerry
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21 Jan 2013   #4

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jjr View Post
I do have the serial numbers from my old Windows 7 32 bit disc but I think there useless w/o a disc. Dropping $100 or so for another Windows 7 disc is out of the question.

Bottom line could this be done?
Here you said you have the serial number for Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jjr View Post
Bongo,
MY COA sticker is for Vista that shold work correct? So when I burn the ISO (I have Nero 10) not sure how to do that? Do I include my Win 7 sn on that? Or enter it after the installation?

This is file I want correct Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)* - X17-59463 for 32 bit?

Also as far as backing up files would I be able to back up my office 2007? Again no disc but I have the serial numbers.

Thanks!!!!!

You won't be able to use a Vista key for windows 7, that would be the right download if you have ultimate.

Follow the steps in the tutorial but it will tell you how to burn that to the DVD.

If you do not have a legal key for the E4300 then there's not much you can do.

Jerry
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21 Jan 2013   #5
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Jerry,
I think at this point I will just use what Dell is sending me and have them walk me through the installation. I do not understand a lot of this stuff.

I just thought that I could get away just using the Dell Win 7 64bit disc that came w/ my new laptop and put i on my older one I guess that is just not gonna fly.

Yes I do have the SN for the Windows 7 on the older laptop but it does have a Vista COA sticker on it, I bought this used but its stull under warranty from Dell and registered in my name. Perhaps the Win 7 is corrupt is that the PO may have a bootleg copy???

Dell tech went through it w/remote to try and fix it but as I mentioned there were registry files missing. After after a few hours we came to a agreement time to start fresh.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jjr View Post
I do have the serial numbers from my old Windows 7 32 bit disc but I think there useless w/o a disc. Dropping $100 or so for another Windows 7 disc is out of the question.

Bottom line could this be done?
Here you said you have the serial number for Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jjr View Post
Bongo,
MY COA sticker is for Vista that shold work correct? So when I burn the ISO (I have Nero 10) not sure how to do that? Do I include my Win 7 sn on that? Or enter it after the installation?

This is file I want correct Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)* - X17-59463 for 32 bit?

Also as far as backing up files would I be able to back up my office 2007? Again no disc but I have the serial numbers.

Thanks!!!!!

You won't be able to use a Vista key for windows 7, that would be the right download if you have ultimate.

Follow the steps in the tutorial but it will tell you how to burn that to the DVD.

If you do not have a legal key for the E4300 then there's not much you can do.

Jerry
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21 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

You can find a legal iso download for Vista, it`s out there.
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21 Jan 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

I don't know why Dell would offer you XP media edition on a PC that came with Vista Business - sounds screwy. Did you tell them you have a retail Windows 7 product key? That trumps everything else and can install anywhere you want, anytime you want, as often as you want - unless it's OEM in which case only on that PC.

Why make this so hard? If you have a Windows 7 Product Key then reinstall the licensed version following the steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Read the Special Note for Dell at the end about deleting all partitions during reinstall except Tools if Diagnostics will still run from F12. Otherwise delete them all and repartition as you want - advisable if you have more than 4gb RAM.
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21 Jan 2013   #8
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Good question, I told Dell tech that I had the Vista COa sticker on the laptop and he said that it originally sold w/ XP so he gave me the choice of either. I have no use for Vista period. I did not find the keys till today there were in a file left on the laptop from the PO..

When I call Dell back to have them walk me through the reinstallation I will ask all the questions them. Somone else posted that I could not install Win 7 unsing the Vista COA key on the unit. I may of misunderstood I could do so using the key for the Windows 7 I have now correct?

Again this stuff is a bit about my knowledge base ; hehehe



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I don't know why Dell would offer you XP media edition on a PC that came with Vista Business - sounds screwy. Did you tell them you have a retail Windows 7 product key? That trumps everything else and can install anywhere you want, anytime you want, as often as you want - unless it's OEM in which case only on that PC.

Why make this so hard? If you have a Windows 7 Product Key then reinstall the licensed version following the steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Read the Special Note for Dell at the end about deleting all partitions during reinstall except Tools if Diagnostics will still run from F12. Otherwise delete them all and repartition as you want.
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21 Jan 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you buy Windows 7 from Dell and have a 25-digit alphanumeric Product key referencing the licensed version? Check now and report back without giving the key.
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21 Jan 2013   #10
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Negatory, as I explained i bought the laptop used w/ it installed. The laptop is still under warranty from Dell. I just looked up the build sheet and it looks like it came w/ XP and Vista, Perhaps the XP was able to be downgraded to vista?? Again the service tech dig give me the option betwen Xp and Vista. I choose XP to hvae reinstalled.

At this point I iwll ask the tech when I call him back to help me with the reinstallation

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you buy Windows 7 from Dell and have a 25-digit alphanumeric Product key referencing the licensed version? Check now and report back without giving the key.
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