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Windows 7: Trying to do a Windows install, Have partitions question

25 Feb 2015   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

But if that`s the disc you want to use, then yes delete both partitions.

But it`s definetly a Windows XP Pro install disc, and that`s what will be on the laptop when you`re done.


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26 Feb 2015   #12
dmurph

64 bit. Windows 7 Professional SP1
 
 

Sorry for the delay! You know what... it was an XP disc.. we actually dont have the Windows 7 disc here... :-( Im at a loss!... Windows 7 was installed on the computer but xp was on the screen shot because that was the disc that I had put in. .
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26 Feb 2015   #13
shadow2201

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Follow this Tutorial to install Windows 7. As long as you have the COA sticker, you will be just fine.
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26 Feb 2015   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

So what do you want to install. And what does the COA sticker on the back of the box say - XP or Windows 7.

This is how a COA sticker looks like:


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26 Feb 2015   #15
dmurph

64 bit. Windows 7 Professional SP1
 
 

Ive searched through everything..the IT guys who set up the computers did not leave a disc, a box or any information.. Ive tried contacting them twice since my original post and no response.. :-( Im not sure there is anything left to be done other than junk it or take it to a different company....right?
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26 Feb 2015   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

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No need to junk it. A reinstall is possible but we need to know what's on the COA sticker - see my post above.
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26 Feb 2015   #17
dmurph

64 bit. Windows 7 Professional SP1
 
 

Is this verifying my thoughts on it being refurbished?
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26 Feb 2015   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm you have choices:

1. You can install XP with the installation disc you have and activate it with the key on the COA sticker

2. Find a Windows 7 Pro installation disc or .iso and use the Windows 7 key on the other sticker

3. Install Windows 10 TP. That is free until about October this year

https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10...l-preview.html

And if none of that works, you can always put Linux on the box. They have fine systems.
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26 Feb 2015   #19
dmurph

64 bit. Windows 7 Professional SP1
 
 

Thanks for your help, I'll update you as I go along.. do you know why there would be 2 stickers on it? All of our other computers have Windows7Pro so why would an XP sticker be on it?
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26 Feb 2015   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmurph View Post
Thanks for your help, I'll update you as I go along.. do you know why there would be 2 stickers on it? All of our other computers have Windows7Pro so why would an XP sticker be on it?
This was originally an XP system and then it was refurbished and Windows 7 was installed. They were good people and put the Windows 7 sticker on the box. You are lucky.

You may want to have a look at Step 1 of this tutorial:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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