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Windows 7: How do I reset my computer?

20 Mar 2014   #11
wumbatron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

i have windows home premium x64. i tried downloading:

"Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 U (media refresh) X17-58997.iso"

from Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River

but it won't work...

Edit: I'm trying to find my Windows key through Bel Arc advisor. Once I do that, I won't need to do all of this, right?

Edit again: Ok, I found the Windows 7 key through Bel Arc and it turns out its the same key that'ts on the side of my computer. I should be able to just clean install my computer now, right?


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20 Mar 2014   #12
gregrocker

 

Use the key on the COA sticker. This is stated clearly in the tutorial and even provides an illustration of the sticker with Key. Shawn asked you if you had this sticker and you said yes. The key from Belarc will not be the same.

What is the problem with downloading Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1 English Official ISO download
and then burning a new DVD or writing the 4gb+ flash stick to make it bootable, proceed with the install.

Read over the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 and ask back questions until you are clear on each one. If you stick with those steps you will get and keep a perfect install.
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20 Mar 2014   #13
wumbatron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I guess there was nothing wrong with the ISO download, my internet is just slow and it took like 5 minutes to get to 0.1. I guess I will go ask a friend for a flash drive.
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20 Mar 2014   #14
gregrocker

 

Let us know how it goes.

Be sure to format the flash stick first. Back up any files on it you need to keep.
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20 Mar 2014   #15
wumbatron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Let us know how it goes.

Be sure to format the flash stick first. Back up any files on it you need to keep.
what do you mean by format the flash stick?
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20 Mar 2014   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

To actually format the USB flash drive before using the ISO file to make a bootable USB.

This would be to right click on the USB flash drive in your Computer window, and click on Format.
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20 Mar 2014   #17
wumbatron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
To actually format the USB flash drive before using the ISO file to make a bootable USB.

This would be to right click on the USB flash drive in your Computer window, and click on Format.
would that delete everything on the USB?
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20 Mar 2014   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It`s best to read the tutorial 1st, then ask any questions you have.

1) Yes you have to download the iso file, it`s 3.09 GB

2) Then you have to burn the file to dvd ( a dvd is the easiest way to install windows )

3) Yes it will format the flash drive, you need an empty 4 GB flash drive. ( a flash drive can be very difficult for a novice to use )


Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Clean Install Windows 7

Using the recovery partition on your computer ( if it has one ) would be the easiest way for you to reinstall windows. It takes your pc back to day 1.

Post a shot of disk management for us and we`ll take a look.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Rufus or Wintobootic are 2 great programs to burn the iso file to usb stick.

http://bootableusb.net/wintobootic-b...ndows-vista78/

http://rufus.akeo.ie/
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20 Mar 2014   #19
wumbatron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here it is:

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20 Mar 2014   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No recovery partition there, so when you get the iso on the dvd or flash drive let us know.

Do you have a dvd burner on that machine ?
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