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Windows 7: [Win7 x64] Forgot My Password/Cannot Re-Install Windows

16 Dec 2012   #11
DebuggedHD

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alonso Chocano View Post
Try reburning a DVD at slowest speed possible using ImgBurn or the Microsoft USB/DVD Download Tool. If the second DVD doesn't work, use a 4GB+ USB Drive. Download link for the Image File is in the tutorial.
Okay, I'll try this now. But if it doesn't work do you know how to wipe a hard drive? I can take it out of my case and everything and I have a laptop if I need to use a second PC or anything. Also, if I bought a second hard drive to replace this one, could I install windows on it and delete the data on the first hard drive?

I'm really desperate to get my PC fixed right now because I can't play a bunch of my games like swtor or darksiders because they need admin to start :'(


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16 Dec 2012   #12
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

You can format the Hard Drive from the Windows Setup.
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16 Dec 2012   #13
gregrocker

 

If disk is not booting then you're either not booting it correctly or the ISO, disk or burn is bad.

How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube
Do you get the prompt to "Press any key to boot disk?"

If this fails tap the key given on first boot screen for Boot Menu, do you get the prompt then?

If no prompt, burn another DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed. If that fails, download a new ISO and try again.

If those fail, write the ISO to flash stick from Step 1 and 2 of the Clean Reinstall tutorial linked earlier. Set HD to boot first in BIOS, trigger stick to boot from BIOS Boot Menu under USB, REmovable or HD's, which may require expanding one of those listings to see stick.
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16 Dec 2012   #14
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

A "Clean" install does not require a password that you've already set up, that's why it's called "Clean".
If your Windows 7 DVD isn't a legal, purchased version, by you, then that may be why you're having so many problems.
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17 Dec 2012   #15
DebuggedHD

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
A "Clean" install does not require a password that you've already set up, that's why it's called "Clean".
If your Windows 7 DVD isn't a legal, purchased version, by you, then that may be why you're having so many problems.
Its not that I require a password, its that I require administrator access to install is so every time I try it says I don't have permission to do so. Also my copy is legal, its the OEM version.
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17 Dec 2012   #16
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DebuggedHD View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
A "Clean" install does not require a password that you've already set up, that's why it's called "Clean".
If your Windows 7 DVD isn't a legal, purchased version, by you, then that may be why you're having so many problems.
Its not that I require a password, its that I require administrator access to install is so every time I try it says I don't have permission to do so. Also my copy is legal, its the OEM version.
Are you trying to install win7 from win7? You DON'T have to logon!! You DO HAVE admin priviliges on clean install.
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17 Dec 2012   #17
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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