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Windows 7: which OS to install

01 Dec 2013   #1
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
which OS to install

At present I have Windows 7 pro 64-bit OEM from HP. It came with the computer.

Reason I want to get another Os is that the start up time is very slow, the OS is
loaded with garbage programs that HP thinks I want and no OS disk.

What I want is an OS CD, Full retail version, a clean install from scratch, under a $100,
no Windows 8. $200 and up is not feasible for me.

I'm dreaming right?
Your thoughts would be appreciated


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01 Dec 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You can do it for free!! You have a COA sticker (Certificate of Authority) sticker on back of computer? Maybe under battery. It has the win7 pro license key?

You want windows 7 Pro 64 bit english (usa)? If so:
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 U (media refresh) english usa X17-59186.iso


Clean Install Windows 7
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01 Dec 2013   #3
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Kaktussoft for replying.
The address you gave did not work for me.
I am still trying. The message I got was that the page can not be displayed
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02 Dec 2013   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Here is the page, scroll down to Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 U (media refresh) under English. The file name will be X17-59186.iso

Windows 7 Direct Download Links

A Guy
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02 Dec 2013   #5
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Guys for helping.
Couple more questions.
I have downloaded x17-59186.iso sp1 U.
Burned it to a cd.

I have no idea if this download is an OEM or Full Retail version.
Is this procedure correct? Do a quick format of the HD.
Load the Cd and proceed to build Windows 7 pro 64-bit OS.
Load necessary drivers from HP.
Add my key when asked.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Dec 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phenix View Post
Thanks Guys for helping.
Couple more questions.
I have downloaded x17-59186.iso sp1 U.
Burned it to a cd.

I have no idea if this download is an OEM or Full Retail version.
Is this procedure correct? Do a quick format of the HD.
Load the Cd and proceed to build Windows 7 pro 64-bit OS.
Load necessary drivers from HP.
Add my key when asked.
OEM or Full Retail are actually the same. Some OEM's add special drivers though.... but actually they are the same. x17-59186.iso sp1 is win7 professional english (usa) with sp1 btw (retail). A OEM or RETAIL license key will work.

Clean Install Windows 7

You can find drivers on HP-site.


So your procedure is correct!
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02 Dec 2013   #7
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I burned x17-59186.iso sp1 u to a cd. As far as I could tell this cd is still in the iso format.
It would not boot on a blank HD. Should it be in some other format and how?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Dec 2013   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phenix View Post
I burned x17-59186.iso sp1 u to a cd. As far as I could tell this cd is still in the iso format.
It would not boot on a blank HD. Should it be in some other format and how?
use Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool to create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive with the ISO to do the clean install with.

Did you use that tool?
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02 Dec 2013   #9
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

No I did not.
I will do that .
I have no idea if I have UEFI.
Thank you
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03 Dec 2013   #10
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote:
I managed to build the disk correctly this time
using x17-59186.iso.
With the old windows still on the computer I loaded this
new cd and executed "setup.exe".
It complained that it would not work on my computer as
it was not 32-bit. x17-59186.iso is for a 64-bit computer
so I am totally confused.
I looks like you deleted a post (?)

Don't run setup.exe .... only execute it when doing a upgrade install (or repair install, which is actually an upgrade install).

You have x64 win7 now... at least that's what you wrote at your system specs on sevenforums

Computer type PC/Desktop
System Manufacturer/Model Number Pavilion p7-1380t
OS windows 7 Pro 64 bit
CPU
mini tower
Memory 4g
Graphics Card nvidia nvs290 256mb dual dvi graphics card
Sound Card high definition audio device
Monitor(s) Displays 19" dell ultra sharp
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800

Keyboard standard ps/2 keyboard
Mouse ps/2 compatible optical
PSU ?
Case ?
Cooling ?
Hard Drives 1T Hitachi
Internet Speed fiber optics
Antivirus ESET Smart Security
Browser IE11
Other Info no Wifi. Bose speakers, optical drive tsstcorp dvd+-RW
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