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18 Nov 2009   #1
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Windows 7 reformatting

Guys I need your help, I installed Windows 7 on my laptop.
After a few days my computer was infectad by a virus.
Now I want to reformat my laptop, my question is would Windows still be activated even though I have already used it?

PS: I have the Windows 7 dvd and it's genuine.
Thanks.


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18 Nov 2009   #2

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You can (and must) reactivate your Windows 7 after reinstalling it. No problems. Just do it.

Kari
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18 Nov 2009   #3
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
You can (and must) reactivate your Windows 7 after reinstalling it. No problems. Just do it.

Kari
I'll try this one thanks.
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18 Nov 2009   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
You can (and must) reactivate your Windows 7 after reinstalling it. No problems. Just do it.

Kari
Kari has given you the correct answer to your question. I would just like to present another scenario. You may not have to reformt, possibly you can just use system image to rollback to a time prior to the infection. Probably just as effective and whole lot easier. That is one of the benefits of system image.

If you do have to reactivate, definatley not a problem, it will be as easy as the first time.
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18 Nov 2009   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
You can (and must) reactivate your Windows 7 after reinstalling it. No problems. Just do it.

Kari
Kari has given you the correct answer to your question. I would just like to present another scenario. You may not have to reformt, possibly you can just use system image to rollback to a time prior to the infection. Probably just as effective and whole lot easier. That is one of the benefits of system image.

If you do have to reactivate, definatley not a problem, it will be as easy as the first time.
Yes, I was too narrow minded, thinking only the question and strictly answering it. I would also try either a system restore to an earlier point or a system image restore; both have an advantage of not needing to reinstall all your software.

However you are going to do it, there are going to be no problems.

Kari
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18 Nov 2009   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
You can (and must) reactivate your Windows 7 after reinstalling it. No problems. Just do it.

Kari
Kari has given you the correct answer to your question. I would just like to present another scenario. You may not have to reformt, possibly you can just use system image to rollback to a time prior to the infection. Probably just as effective and whole lot easier. That is one of the benefits of system image.

If you do have to reactivate, definatley not a problem, it will be as easy as the first time.
Yes, I was too narrow minded, thinking only the question and strictly answering it. I would also try either a system restore to an earlier point or a system image restore; both have an advantage of not needing to reinstall all your software.

However you are going to do it, there are going to be no problems.

Kari
As long as you know what your doing, and if you don't, let us know, and we'll walk you through it
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18 Nov 2009   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post

Kari has given you the correct answer to your question. I would just like to present another scenario. You may not have to reformt, possibly you can just use system image to rollback to a time prior to the infection. Probably just as effective and whole lot easier. That is one of the benefits of system image.

If you do have to reactivate, definatley not a problem, it will be as easy as the first time.
Yes, I was too narrow minded, thinking only the question and strictly answering it. I would also try either a system restore to an earlier point or a system image restore; both have an advantage of not needing to reinstall all your software.

However you are going to do it, there are going to be no problems.

Kari
As long as you know what your doing, and if you don't, let us know, and we'll walk you through it
The missing words from my last post... Of course, as long as you do it right it's going to be OK. If not, come back and we'll talk you through it.

Kari
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