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Windows 7: resetting win 7

13 Sep 2014   #1
dalai

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
resetting win 7

I have a dell 64 bit notebook that has become really slow and I'd like to put it back to its original state (no file data needs saving).

I don't have a disk but it does have a Win 7 Home Premium certificate on the back.

I seem to remember the last time I did this I had to call Microsoft and get another key but not sure.

(each time I try and create a system repair disk it doesn't complete)
(pressing F8 or fn+F8 at start up does nothing)

Any suggestion what I should do?


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13 Sep 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Shall we try to speed it up first?

and see if that helps?
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13 Sep 2014   #3
dalai

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

ok ...
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13 Sep 2014   #4
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dalai View Post
ok ...
If you don't want to that's fine?

You seem like you don't want to, and i don't want to waste my time
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13 Sep 2014   #5
dalai

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Yes I want to
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13 Sep 2014   #6
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Okay brilliant,

warning   Warning
Back up before performing any of these steps


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  • run "MSCONFIG" From the run command "Windows key + R" scroll across to start up items, and disable anything you dont need to run when you turn on the computer.



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Perform a Full Virus scan with Malware Bytes and Avast, and post results before you remove anything.

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Download CCleaner and run a clean up.
When Cleaning up your registry be sure to back up
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Post back after and i will give you some more tips.

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Tip   Tip
Here is also a good Tutorial on optimizing windows 7: Optimize Windows 7
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13 Sep 2014   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Your key on the COA can be used again and again.
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13 Sep 2014   #8
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Your key on the COA can be used again and again.
It can be yes, i just wanted to save the hassle of re-installing everything again but cleaning up the computer
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13 Sep 2014   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just wanted to let HIM know.

dalai, why are you trying to create a system repair disc ?

If you have a Recovery partition, you can use that to restore windows to it`s "original state". Like when you first go it.

When you turn on the machine it should show you which key to push to start the Recovery process.
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13 Sep 2014   #10
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Just wanted to let HIM know.
No worries
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