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Windows 7: What to do when computer came without any OS disc?

06 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
What to do when computer came without any OS disc?

Hi!
I'm new to Win 7 and I have a question, that may seem a bit stupid to the most of you... I bought my first laptop (Acer Aspire 5738G) and it came with Win 7 x64 Home Premium installed on it, but I got no DVD! What do I have to do in order to be able to reinstall 7 at anytime?!
Thanks.

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06 Jan 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi csuliga, there is no such thing as a stupid question (for or to anyone), so sorry you'll have to take that back

I would suggest you go back to the store and ask for a recovery version of Windows 7 (DVD), as it should have come with your purchase. This version will not let you installed on any other machines, as it technically isn't a full version. With this DVD you can restore your Windows 7 back to original state should anything goes wrong.
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06 Jan 2010   #3
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Most laptop nowadays came without OS disk.
As manufacturers think User shouldn't reinstall their OS, but if something happens they should use Recover partition.
And they also give option to burn recovery partition into disk (which is recommended)
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06 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Most new Acer laptops come with built in software to create your own "Recovery Discs" on to DVD etc.
The manual for your laptop states

Quote:
Acer eRecovery Management
Acer eRecovery Management is a tool to quickly restore the system. You can
back up/restore the factory default image, and reinstall applications and drivers.
Note: All of the following content is for general reference only.
Actual product specifications may vary.
Acer eRecovery Management consists of the following functions:
1 Backup:
• Create Factory Default Disc
• Create Drivers and Applications Disc
2 Restore:
• Completely Restore System to Factory Defaults
• Restore Operating System and Retain User Data
• Reinstall Drivers or Applications
So just have a looky for "eRecovery Management" most proberly under program files and just follow the on screen instructions
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06 Jan 2010   #5
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by csuliga View Post
Hi!
I'm new to Win 7 and I have a question, that may seem a bit stupid to the most of you... I bought my first laptop (Acer Aspire 5738G) and it came with Win 7 x64 Home Premium installed on it, but I got no DVD! What do I have to do in order to be able to reinstall 7 at anytime?!
Thanks.
Hi !
You may follow the totorial
Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

With a bootable ISO, repair or reinstall would not be a problem at all
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06 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Hi !
Thanks guys for the hints they were really helpful, and I take back my statement...)

Have a good one. Buy.
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06 Jan 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by csuliga View Post
Hi!
I'm new to Win 7 and I have a question, that may seem a bit stupid to the most of you... I bought my first laptop (Acer Aspire 5738G) and it came with Win 7 x64 Home Premium installed on it, but I got no DVD! What do I have to do in order to be able to reinstall 7 at anytime?!
Thanks.
Hi

If you call Acer Support they may send you a set of Recovery DVD's, may be a FEE.
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06 Jan 2010   #8

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by csuliga View Post
Hi!
I'm new to Win 7 and I have a question, that may seem a bit stupid to the most of you... I bought my first laptop (Acer Aspire 5738G) and it came with Win 7 x64 Home Premium installed on it, but I got no DVD! What do I have to do in order to be able to reinstall 7 at anytime?!
Thanks.
Hi !
You may follow the totorial
Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

With a bootable ISO, repair or reinstall would not be a problem at all
But does that link still assume you have/need the dvd for the Windows Installation Files folder. It seems to suggest so or am I getting confused, Lol.
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06 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

You basically have two options here...

1) Get yourself an ISO image of a Windows 7 Disc (7600.16385) and follow the tutorial that Arc posted to make yourself a Windows 7 Installation DVD just like the one in those boxes on the shelf. It will allow you to perform an upgrade (you shouldn't need this) or perform a clean installation (format/reinstall...if the need arises).

2) Make a recovery DVD via Windows or Acer's software. This ONLY allows you to restore your computer to the backup that Acer placed upon a hidden backup partition on your computer. If a complete format->reinstall seems a little intimidating and you don't mind going back to when your computer was originally at...this method would be great for you.


...or you could do both...never hurt anyone
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06 Jan 2010   #10

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote:
Get yourself an ISO image of a Windows 7 Disc (7600.16385)
Once again, forgive me but is this a free download and from where? Thanks.
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