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Windows 7: want to get into my old windows

18 Mar 2014   #1
GS store

windows vista home premium 32bit
 
 
want to get into my old windows

Hi, I'am new on this website ( sorry if my english is not that good ) well I have a problem, that I can't restore my windows 7, as someone have formated it and install an other windows 7 on it ( fake one ) I just want to get into my old windows but I don't find the right recovery : / please help I have ( Dell latitude E 4310 i7 ) there is any way to get my old version of windows if he formated it ?

kind regards


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18 Mar 2014   #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 an welcome GS mate I would not be holding my breath re getting the old system back this might help - it is a factory restore method but it will leave you with the system as it was when you got the machine. http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rc...ZJZCvnST4Ui6hA

Hopefully you have your data backed up and can get it back.

Another avenue to pursue is this Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - you must use the correct version so if you had Home Premium on it you must pick the ISO for it and you just activate by using the code that is on the sticker under the machine. (Don't forget to pick the right language too)
The best bit about this method is that you get rid of all the bloatware that Dell (or any brand) put on their machines as a matter of course.

As for the other someone I would be keeping he or she away from this machine.
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18 Mar 2014   #3
GS store

windows vista home premium 32bit
 
 

Hi ICit2lol thank you so much for your reply I'll try your methods hopefully that will work and ofcourse that person will never touch this computer again thhhhhxxx
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18 Mar 2014   #4
ICIT2LOL

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

Let us know how you go
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18 Mar 2014   #5
gregrocker

 

This is the download you'd want for that Dell: Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1 English Official ISO download

Burn to DVD or flash stick with tool in Step 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Then follow the steps in the tutorial closely and you'll have a perfect install. Be sure to read the Special Notes of Dell Owners at the end so you can preserve the useful onboard Dell Diagnostics, but you can delete all other partitions during the install since they will no longer be needed.

Pay close attention to the steps in red for how to handle drivers.

Ask back any questions you have.
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19 Mar 2014   #6
GS store

windows vista home premium 32bit
 
 

hi dear friends thank you very much for your help ICit2lol, actually I haven't do anything yet because I was lost in which one I use ( there is a lot of versions lol ), gregrocker in the back where the sticker is there is ( Windows 7 pro OA ) and I don't know which one I choose : /

kind regard
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19 Mar 2014   #7
gregrocker

 

If you have Win7 Professional then use Win7 Professinoal x64 English Official ISO Download

Continue with the steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Don't forget to the read the Special Note for Dell Owners at end.

Test the Dell Diagnostics by booting with F12 key, choose Diagnostics and run them to completion. Then boot back into F12 and choose Utility partition to see if it also has other diagnostics to test, run them to completion. If these work then I would keep the first partition but during the install delete all other partitions after the first one, create and format a new partition to install Win7.

Ask back if you have any questions.
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01 Apr 2014   #8
GS store

windows vista home premium 32bit
 
 

Hi my dear friends.. ^^

I'm so so sorry for being late to reply as I had a lot of things to do a way from my city, actually the computer work perfecto I'm really thankful for your help guys you are genius .
well last question .....the version of windows is in english and I'm not the only one who use this laptop now : / there is any way to switch it to french ( I mean the system and the icon names ) not only the keyboard

thanks again and sorry for being late
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01 Apr 2014   #9
gregrocker

 

You could do an Anytime Upgrade to Ultimate and install the French Language Pack, or you can try installing to a test partition French Win7 for your licensed version, see if it will activate. We can walk you through doing either.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to - Windows 7 Forums
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