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Windows 7: Clean Install W7 Home Premium_Prep

23 Jun 2010   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Clean Install W7 Home Premium_Prep

Howdy-From S.C.How would I go about a clean instalation on my laptop.I didn't get a CD ISO.I know I can download this file from several sites(Which is the legit one?)What about the product key?I don't have that either.Everything was OEM.How do I save my files and apps,and how/when do I reinstll them?Thanks in advance.


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23 Jun 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome

Every mfg makes it possible to return to factory specs, either by using and fkey or by DVD. If you did not get a DVD, read this.

If this link does not help, then check your manual. It will tell you about factory specs.
Laptop Recovery Instructions - Tech Support Forum

EDIT: I am visting SC in a few weeks. MT Pleasant, near Charleston.
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23 Jun 2010   #3

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hi,again,richc46.Ill check per your instructions.Thank-you..............I had a great uncle who was mayor of Mt. Pleasant back in the day.He's gone now,but my great aunt loves to go on about the good ol days.I love to listen.Their last name is Cappers.
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23 Jun 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,System Recovery is the same as a clean install,then?I AM familiar with that-had to use it several times(experimenting)Yet it also installs bloatware.Take the good with the bad.......By the way,I have burned a couple system repair discs and disc images as well.Guess I can Recover and then RE-Image?
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23 Jun 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

When you buy preinstalled you have to live with what they give you. That is why so many upgrade when a new OS is sold. If you buy just Windows DVD there is no bloatware..
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23 Jun 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I see...Thanks again.Tried to rep,need to spread it around.That;s a little unfair seeings how you helped me many times when no-one else responded.Much Love
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23 Jun 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Bludguard, cant spend that rep, but appreciation lasts a long time. TY
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23 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Another option you have...

If you know someone that has a disc of the same version of Windows 7 that you are running (Home Premium x64) You could always use that disc to get a clean unbloated install, while still using the OEM key provided to you by your computer manufacturer.
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23 Jun 2010   #9

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Don't have a key.Preinstalled laptop.Thanks though.
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23 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Do you have a Microsoft sticker on the bottom of your laptop? That should be your key.
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