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Windows 7: Doing a clean install, product key question

18 Oct 2013   #1
CobbFC09

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Doing a clean install, product key question

So right now my computer is suffering from this:

"Status: 0xc000000f
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data"

I've been browsing the internet for countless hours and nothing seems to work. Once I finish backing up the rest of my files via copying and pasting them to an external HD, I plan on doing a clean install of Windows 7.

What I have:
-4GB flashdrive with Windows 7 Home Premium ISO
-Product key from COA sticker on bottom of laptop

Is that all I need to successfully install and then activate Windows 7? I read somewhere that I need the activation backup, but that's not possible to get considering I would need to download a program on the computer.


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18 Oct 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome Cobby mate I don't know if this is of any help myself I have never hard of this before.
How to Reinstall Windows Without Having to Reactivate

If it were me I would just wipe the drive format it using this SSD Alignment I know it says SSD bit you can do any type of drive with it.
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18 Oct 2013   #3
CobbFC09

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hello and welcome Cobby mate I don't know if this is of any help myself I have never hard of this before.
How to Reinstall Windows Without Having to Reactivate

If it were me I would just wipe the drive format it using this SSD Alignment I know it says SSD bit you can do any type of drive with it.
Thanks for the reply!

Unfortunately I am not able to download and install anything on that computer since it fails to boot, so I won't be able to do the things said in link you posted.
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18 Oct 2013   #4
gregrocker

 

Have you booted into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times?

Everything else possible that can be done to start Win7 is in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

Otherwise everything needed is here to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps are the same for retail.

You'll need to use another PC to download the necessary files to make the disks needed for repairs or reinstall.
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19 Oct 2013   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CobbFC09 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hello and welcome Cobby mate I don't know if this is of any help myself I have never hard of this before.
How to Reinstall Windows Without Having to Reactivate

If it were me I would just wipe the drive format it using this SSD Alignment I know it says SSD bit you can do any type of drive with it.
Thanks for the reply!

Unfortunately I am not able to download and install anything on that computer since it fails to boot, so I won't be able to do the things said in link you posted.
As well as what Greg says what exactly do you mean by doesn't boot it will not go into safe mode or even power up or even get to the BIOS?
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