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Windows 7: Help with re-installing Windows.


12 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Help with re-installing Windows.

Hi,
I would like to re-install Windows and start over fresh. My manufacturer said that I have to back up all of my drivers onto a jump drive, and load them in whilst I'm re-installing. Can someone have a look at my specs and tell me what exactly I need to back up? Thanks so much.


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12 Feb 2013   #2

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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?



You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
Most OEM's will ship Recovery DVD's for FREE, (may be a postage fee)
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12 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If you are looking to do a clean installation of Windows 7 without all the factory bloat ware that comes with the manufacturer's disks, then follow the steps in the tutorial linked above.
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12 Feb 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

As it says in the tutorial above, drivers are automated in Windows 7 delivered via the installer and then quickly updated after install when you run all Important and Optional Updates after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3).\

Only import drivers still missing in Device Manager after all rounds of Updates are finished. Do not change out any drivers Windows 7 prefers unless performance problems point to them - we can help you determine this.
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13 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

The Manufacturer hasn`t got a clue, but this member was banned so maybe we should close this thread ?
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13 Feb 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

I hate it when the patient kills himself.
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