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Windows 7: Use Recovery Disks? Or Generic Disc?


28 Nov 2013   #1

Win 7 64
 
 
Use Recovery Disks? Or Generic Disc?

I need to reinstall Windows 7 on my Asus laptop. I have the Asus recovery CDs, and I own a generic Windows 7 license with DVD. Which way is better?

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28 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Depends on your needs. DO you need any of the bloatware that manufacturers add? If not then doing a clean install (with format) using the generic DVD is the way to go.
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28 Nov 2013   #3

Win 7 64
 
 

I do not need the bloatware, and I do not like them. But how about the drivers? Will the right drivers install automatically when I install from generic Disk?
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28 Nov 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Everything you need is here to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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28 Nov 2013   #5

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by titani View Post
I do not need the bloatware, and I do not like them. But how about the drivers? Will the right drivers install automatically when I install from generic Disk?
Yes, during Windows installation Microsoft certified drivers for almost every connected device will be installed automatically. These are usually adequate for 99% of devices....you can replace these with specific manufacturer drivers at a later stage if you need to.
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