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Windows 7: version of Windows to install on repaired laptop?


26 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
version of Windows to install on repaired laptop?

My cousin was given a laptop (HP Pavilion G6) with a cracked display (display was unreadable). I'll be fixing it. I have the laptop apart and already ordered a new display from eBay. I'd like to do a clean install (Windows 7 Home Premium) to remove the HP bloat ware and personal info of the previous owner. I'll be following this tutorial:

Clean Install Windows 7

Would the product key on the bottom of the laptop work with the downloaded .iso?


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26 Nov 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Yes no problem - make sure the ISO is the same version as stated on the COA sticker (e.g. Home Premium or whatever)

Get your .ISO here:
Microsoft

Install the .ISO to USB2.0 using this tool, then boot from USB and install as normal:
Microsoft Store
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26 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks. The laptop has Home Premium 64-bit on it. I downloaded X17-58997.iso (Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1). What does "(media refresh)" mean?
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26 Nov 2013   #4

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

The media refresh includes KB2534111 - it allows you to use numbers as part of the computer name if you want.

Read more here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2534111

Some of the laptop functionality might be limited until you download and install specific drivers for it (e.g. webcam, some keyboard functionality). Get the drivers here, once Windows is installed, if you need them:

Software & driver downloads HP Pavilion g6-1a52nr Notebook PC | HP® Support
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26 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have the driver page for the laptop saved as a favorite until I download all the needed drivers.
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26 Nov 2013   #6

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26 Nov 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

The laptop I'm repairing ( g6-1d60us) is slightly different than the driver page you posted.
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26 Nov 2013   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Apologies. Windows will still install as normal of course, but if you google your exact laptop model you will find the HP support page for it.
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26 Nov 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Everything you need is here to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Pay careful attention to how drivers are handled in Windows 7. Put your wireless driver in the backup so if it's not provided during install you can install it to get online to enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) and then run all Important and Optional WIndows UPdates until there are no more. Only then would I import any drivers still missing in Device Manager.
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26 Nov 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks again. I'm going to download all the drivers that are listed on HP's page and save them to the same thumb drive that I'm using with that USB DVD tool.

I'm also downloading the BIOS update (not sure if I need it) HP quick launch, HP power manager, and HP on screen display utility.
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