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Windows 7: full restore issue


03 Mar 2014   #1

windows 7 x64
 
 
full restore issue

so i have a notebook and i want to do a full factory restore but the notebook does not have a disk drive so i don't know if i can do this my problem is if i restore the notebook will it re install windows 7 ? if i does not could someone please tell me how i can install windows 7 onto a notebook with no disk drive.

any help would be good thanks

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03 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

What is the manufacturer and full model number of the computer? It's quite likely there is a Recovery partition on the hard drive you can use to restore to Factory new state. The Users Manual for your computer will tell you how to do this.
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03 Mar 2014   #3

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



You can order Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
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03 Mar 2014   #4

windows 7 x64
 
 

i know how to restore back to factory i just need to know if when i do it ,it will remove windows 7 and i wont be able to get it back because the laptop does not have a disk drive for me to put the windows 7 disk into
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03 Mar 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Why don't you make an image of your current system. Then you can always go back to that.

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03 Mar 2014   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

When you do a factory restore, it takes you back to the day you bought it (figuratively), of course Windows 7 will still be there, that`s the operating system that came with the pc.
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03 Mar 2014   #7

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

It will restore what ever OS the laptop came with.

Make the recovery discs as theog said and/or do an image backup as whs said, then do the recovery.
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03 Mar 2014   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OrangeSaysYes View Post
i know how to restore back to factory i just need to know if when i do it ,it will remove windows 7 and i wont be able to get it back because the laptop does not have a disk drive for me to put the windows 7 disk into
You can install Windows using a flash drive.

What operating system originally came with the laptop ?

It will tell you on the COA.


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05 Mar 2014   #9
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Download the licensed version listed on that COA sticker from Step 1 and write to flash stick installer with tool from Step 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 then follow those steps to get and keep a perfect install.
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