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Windows 7: Reinstalling windows


30 Aug 2013   #1

windows 7 64 bit (using 32(with x64))
 
 
Reinstalling windows

Hey I got windows 7 and I want to know if I can somehow delet all the data on my computer accept from the windows itself and the drivers.
I once read the tutorial on how to use windows to look for something I couldn't find and I saw there that there is an option like that just it wasn't relevant at that moment so I didn't really checked it out.
BTW I have the divers disc if it matters.
Thnx


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30 Aug 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Follow the same steps in the Reinstall tutorial in my signature pic below, to get a perfect install.

Back up your files first then delete all partitions during install as discussed in tutorial.

Drivers are supplied by the installer and updated when you run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates. So put your network driver in the backup so you can install it if you need it to get online.
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30 Aug 2013   #3

windows 7 64 bit (using 32(with x64))
 
 

I didn't understanding a thing I didn't reinstall windows in my life I'll maybe take the computer to a shop and I'll ask them to do it if there's no easier explanation thanx any way
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30 Aug 2013   #4

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

So, you want to uninstall all programs and remove everything you've ever put on the machine?
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30 Aug 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
Click here: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
than
2a) clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.
2b) Clean Install Windows 7
2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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30 Aug 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you read over Clean Install Windows 7? Do you think you can do that?

If this is a PC with preinstalled Windows then also look over Clean Reinstall OEM and ask back any questions.
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30 Aug 2013   #7

windows 7 64 bit (using 32(with x64))
 
 

Ok read and understood what to do but where can I get a windows disc or USB??
And yes red I need to return my computer to the way I got it without any savings because I shared the computer and now its myn only and I want to have him like new.
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30 Aug 2013   #8

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

Welcome Swane

Is there a Microsoft sticker with the Key Code on it ? You will need that to activate a re-install
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30 Aug 2013   #9

windows 7 64 bit (using 32(with x64))
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Welcome Swane

Is there a Microsoft sticker with the Key Code on it ? You will need that to activate a re-install
I'll check I'm just in a different country and I'm not even sure if I got the windows disc or its preinstalled and without a disc
But I'm pretty sure that its preinstalled with no disc and I don't know if I got the key. Derp
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30 Aug 2013   #10

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

How about you follow this tutorial so we can see the specs of your computer. That way we will have a better idea how to help. What country are you in ?

System Info - See Your System Specs
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