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Windows 7: Windows 7 Asus Laptop Computer Reinstall Question

05 Apr 2016   #1
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Windows 7 Asus Laptop Computer Reinstall Question

Have an old asus u45jc-a1 laptop. It has been complete reinstalled a while back. Im using it now for very little since i have a main computer. I wanted to know, do i need to have the asus operating CDs in order to do a complete reformat of my asus laptop?


Because at the moment, i don't know where the CDs are. But could i do this without the CDs? Or would i still need a windows 7 key? But that should be in the bottom of my laptop in the sticker right? Just want to make sure if i need the cds or not. I recalled i had 2 CDs. One was the asus windows 7 CD and the other was the asus utilities cd where you install drivers and webcams etc...


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05 Apr 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You might have a recovery partition, post a full shot of Disk Management

The faster you reply, the faster we can help.

You do not need the Asus disc, but the key on your COA has to be readable so you can activate windows.

Tell us what version of windows is listed on your COA and whether you want 32 or 64 bit and I`ll post a download link.

If you reinstalled windows yourself awhile ago without the Asus disc, and used the COA key, then we can use the current windows key to reactivate, use Speccy to find the key, it`s on the Operating System tab and will be called Serial Number

If your COA is readable, then don`t worry about using Speccy.


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05 Apr 2016   #3
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I checked bottom of laptop and the stickers on it are readable.


Windows 7 Home Premium Edition. It doesn't say on sticker but its 64 bit.


The last time i did the complete reinstall of windows 7... i do not remember if i used the CD or not. Is that a big deal? The other thing though is the last time i did the reinstall of windows 7... i didn't erase everything off laptop. It still was sort of there in hard drive if you know what i mean. Is there anything else you need to know? In the back, i see my product key. Is that the key you need? I also see a few other numbers/keys but not sure what they are. But everything on the sticker is visible.
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05 Apr 2016   #4
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Above product key... theres a long barcode... theres a XXXXX-XXX-XXX-XXX number above that.


And above this... theres a 12 digit/letter on it. Its a mix of numbers and letters.


Is that what is needed?
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05 Apr 2016   #5
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Pauly,
IF your going to use a non Asus set of discs when you come to activate it you will HAVE to use the code on the sticker. it will be the 5 blocks of 5 (alpha/numeric characters).
DONT POST IT

Roy
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05 Apr 2016   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

This link will let you download a windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit iso file, once downloaded you then burn to dvd at no faster then x4 speed.

The link will last for 24 hours.

http://software-download.microsoft.c...a4bcfcc17740c0

Windows can burn the disc for you, but I like this simple program.

Free ISO Burner

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05 Apr 2016   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Still waiting on your current Disk Management shot.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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05 Apr 2016   #8
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Is this it?


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05 Apr 2016   #9
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Pauly,
IF your going to use a non Asus set of discs when you come to activate it you will HAVE to use the code on the sticker. it will be the 5 blocks of 5 (alpha/numeric characters).
DONT POST IT

Roy
The 2 cds i had... both were from ASUS. One is the windows 7 reinstall from asus... other is the asus driver and utility.
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05 Apr 2016   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

We understood that, you don`t know where they are.

Did you download the iso file yet ???????????

If you start a thread please stick with it and give prompt replies, we are trying to help you.

If you delete that entire drive to unallocated space and create a partition out of the entire drive, you won`t get the useless System Reserved partition.

All can be done with Diskpart, but much easier with a Partition Wizard Boot CD.

Bootable Partition Manager| MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition
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