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Windows 7: about formatting


27 Jun 2013   #1

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 
about formatting

when formatting .. the CD of installation is required and it is accompanying any PC at time of purchase . but nowadays that CD is no more accompanying the laptops .. how to format and reinstall windows on laptop if CD is NA ? personally I did not receive any CD at the time of purchase of my Toshiba laptop as well as others who bought Dell laptops . isn't the CD important as it is for PCs ?
and frankly speaking even for the PC .. sometimes copy CDs are used isn't it ?

secondly , it is not possible to install a windows different than that in the COA at the bottom of the laptop .. ie if you purchased a laptop with windows 7 homepre is preinstalled on .. then you can not change the family or series of homepre nor you can change it from windows 7 to 8 . because if you have a CD it would be the Windows 7 homepre one and if you don't , that is my point above in first paragraph .

personally when I took the laptop to my technician he upgraded my system and installed a higher edition .. how he achieved that ?

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27 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I haven't bought a new machine in 5 years. Since then I've built my own. Dell really should have sent a CD with it. For the sake of forum rules, I can't say that copy CD's should ever be used. Some newer machines have recovery partitions on them that you might be able to use - but I know nothing of these.

Alternatively, if you look on the under side of the laptop, you should see a product key with the exact windows version (Home, Pro, etc.) If you could find a used windows 7 copy of that version/edition online, where they used up all the licenses, you could pick that up for cheap and used the product key that's on your laptop.

The tech who upgraded your version of windows would have had to purchase an upgrade copy of windows somewhere, and used a license. I believe some come with 1 license, some with 3, and some with more. One license per computer that it's installed to. It's matched to the hardware - that's how you're able to re use the one on your laptop.
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27 Jun 2013   #3

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techno di View Post
how to format and reinstall windows on laptop if CD is NA ?
This tutorial has everything needed to reinstall Windows including where to get the Win 7 installation ISO.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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27 Jun 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote:
I did not receive any CD at the time of purchase of my Toshiba 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?

about formatting-toshiba-usb.png

How to use Toshiba Recovery.
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD7C02140000R01.htm
How to recover a Toshiba notebook with the HDD recovery procedure

You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:
https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp


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27 Jun 2013   #5

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techno di View Post
.......personally when I took the laptop to my technician he upgraded my system and installed a higher edition .. how he achieved that ?
You might want to make a new thread in this sub-forum...
Windows Updates & Activation - Windows 7 Help Forums

Include the MGADiag info...
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

...and let one of those experts tell you what they can about the installation.
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27 Jun 2013   #6

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Maybe too late now but usually you are supposed to burn a disk when you start using it, for just this event.
Do one next time.
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27 Jun 2013   #7
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Be sure to use only the licensed version on the COA sticker provided in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7, unless the technician provided you with a new one for the higher version. The Product Key needs to be readable on the sticker.
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27 Jun 2013   #8

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
Maybe too late now but usually you are supposed to burn a disk when you start using it, for just this event.
Do one next time.
I've done that with Toshiba and it is more like 6 DVDs.

I then learned that you can uninstall much of the bloatware and burn the DVDs again. So I have two sets.

I think that Toshiba is just using the regular Windows imaging tool... but I could be wrong about that.

On an older XP Toshiba, I ordered the recovery CDs... the support staff told me that I just missed getting them for free. They changed to charging $30. (I really could have lived without knowing that they would have been free a week earlier.) Anyway, Toshiba used AutoIt to install all of their bloatware. The "restore CDs" were not images - just automated installations of crapware.

I've had to stop suggesting Toshiba laptops since they have had too many dead keyboards. I've had a total of 6 users have this issue with brand new Toshiba laptops. I've had a few Dell laptops come with bad keyboards too - and one new/dead power supply unit - which Dell claimed was not covered by their warranty.
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27 Jun 2013   #9

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Think Tank View Post
I haven't bought a new machine in 5 years. Since then I've built my own. Dell really should have sent a CD with it. For the sake of forum rules, I can't say that copy CD's should ever be used. Some newer machines have recovery partitions on them that you might be able to use - but I know nothing of these.

Alternatively, if you look on the under side of the laptop, you should see a product key with the exact windows version (Home, Pro, etc.) If you could find a used windows 7 copy of that version/edition online, where they used up all the licenses, you could pick that up for cheap and used the product key that's on your laptop.

you mean that any online or burnt on CD version of windows which is for cheap ie copied is accepted by the laptop as long as its of the same edition of COA in the underside of laptop .
and hence a new edition would be easily installed if matches the COA .
ok what about a completely different edition ?

The tech who upgraded your version of windows would have had to purchase an upgrade copy of windows somewhere, and used a license. I believe some come with 1 license, some with 3, and some with more. One license per computer that it's installed to. It's matched to the hardware - that's how you're able to re use the one on your laptop.
but hoe could that be ? the two editions are different ?
thnx
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27 Jun 2013   #10

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote:
I did not receive any CD at the time of purchase of my Toshiba 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?

Attachment 274209

How to use Toshiba Recovery.
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD7C02140000R01.htm
How to recover a Toshiba notebook with the HDD recovery procedure

You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:
https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp
I didn't
I used my laptop for nearly 2 yrs on first installation .
about a yr back I got it formatted and upgraded to home premium
I don't know how it is achieved . because they say that a user cant change the edition while re installing windows .
can I do it now ? or is better to use the web .
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