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Windows 7: Should I Do a Clean Install?

22 Apr 2015   #1
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 
Should I Do a Clean Install?

This is for Greg, or anyone else who has experience in this section. Should I do a Clean Install?


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22 Apr 2015   #2
gregrocker

 

Why do you want to do one? Explain fully and in detail the problem.
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22 Apr 2015   #3
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

First of all, when I tried to restore my operating system via Acer eRecovery Management, it said Hard drive is not set to the factory default. Restore aborted. I also have a nagging balloon that keeps saying Windows 10 Technical Preview is ready. Help me out here, Greg. Really frustrated!
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22 Apr 2015   #4
gregrocker

 

You are running Windows 7, correct? The OS that came preinstalled on the laptop? You have not done a Clean Reinstall Windows 7 before that would make the Recovery partition not work?

If you've not done a Clean Reinstall Windows 7 yet then read over the steps, ask back any questions, plan out your work in advance, and you'll end up with the best install of Win7 one can have, which will stay that way as long as you stick with only the tools and methods in the tutorial.

Otherwise you can try making your eRecovery media or order it from Acer to run Factory Recovery from bootable media. But the Factory Install restored by eRecovery is an grossly inferior install compared to the Clean Reinstall Windows 7
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22 Apr 2015   #5
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Okay. Do you mind walking me through it?
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22 Apr 2015   #6
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Yes, I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. But, if you can fix the balloon alert to install 10 TP and to somehow fix the acer erecovery management program, then that would be appreciated.
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22 Apr 2015   #7
gregrocker

 

Did you Check for Updates and then rightclick the update to hide it as I already suggested? Do that now.
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22 Apr 2015   #8
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Okay
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22 Apr 2015   #9
gregrocker

 

Why do you want to run Recovery? What is the problem with Windows 7 exactly?

Did you read over the tutorial to decide if it's what you want?
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22 Apr 2015   #10
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

First of all, I played around and was wanting to install Windows 10 Technical Preview but then I backed out and said no because it has bugs in it. Then, I accidentally converted my drives to dynamic, but someone on here helped me convert it back to basic. So, now I have this balloon that keeps popping up wanting me to install 10 TP. Also, Acer eRecovery Management says the hard drive is not located properly or something.
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