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Windows 7: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7


15 Mar 2012   #109
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

How to Clean Install an OEM Windows 7

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09 Sep 2012   #110
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

:I don't see any such comments at the link I provided, only a file ready to Save: Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1 English Official ISO download

If you have the old installer then you might want to use it to save downloading charges and time, then put up with an extra hour of updating to get caught up to SP1. It may hold it back for a day or more to sequence all interim updates first so that little is left of actual SP1 install from Updates.

Whichever you use follow the steps to get it perfect.


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10 Sep 2012   #111
Roybond

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

The comments I referenced are located in the reviewer's section of the file you sent me. I seen only 1 thru 5 of the reviewer's comments, and the two I referenced were, I think as I recall, the 2nd and 3rd reviewer's comments.
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17 Sep 2012   #112
Moonshae

Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thank you for this tutorial. I'm going to be using it to "upgrade" to the 64 bit version. My User profile is copying now, and as soon as I can get a pack of DVDs to burn the iso, I'm going to get moving.
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29 Sep 2012   #113
ValiantSaint

Win7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi everyone, I have been given my friend's laptop to repair. Sadly, I believe that the HD is DOA.

HD Tune is flagging the drive as having a "RAW Read Rate Error" And it has quite a few bad sectors (Along with a "bootmgr" error) problem on bootup.

The laptop has a COA sticker on the bottom with a Windows 7 Home Premium OA on it. Will I be able to use one of the ISOs that are listed in the opening post to reinstall my friend's Windows 7 for him, after I get a new drive? (and more importantly, which on do I use?)

Many, many thanks in advance : )
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29 Sep 2012   #114
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Yes to your first question.

Assuming he has 64-bit English Home Premium, you need X17-58997.iso
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29 Sep 2012   #115
ValiantSaint

Win7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Yes to your first question.

Assuming he has 64-bit English Home Premium, you need X17-58997.iso
I have checked on the Samsung website, and the laptop is billed as being sold with the 64-bit version. So, I'm ok to use this ISO to reinstall his Windows 7?

And thanks for the very quick reply : )
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29 Sep 2012   #116
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ValiantSaint View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Yes to your first question.

Assuming he has 64-bit English Home Premium, you need X17-58997.iso
I have checked on the Samsung website, and the laptop is billed as being sold with the 64-bit version. So, I'm ok to use this ISO to reinstall his Windows 7?

And thanks for the very quick reply : )
The Product Key sticker on the Samsung should confirm all you need to know.

If you don't have the Product Key, you cannot activate Windows.

You need the one I mentioned, assuming that is the version that matches the Product Key.
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12 Oct 2012   #117
IsaacFL

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IsaacFL View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Isaac, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since it's an upgrade copy, you could use the tutorial below instead to do a clean install with it.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,
Shawn
I knew I could do it that way, but if my Windows Product Key from the upgrade license would work with the downloaded ISO with SP 1 already installed on a USB stick it seems like it would be simpler and faster

Has anybody tried it and verified it doesn't work?
I can confirm that the upgrade disk key will work with downloaded Win 7/SP1 ISO download. Instead of using my upgrade disk which did not have SP1 preinstalled, I downloaded the ISO with SP 1 preinstalled and built a bootable USB to install a clean windows using option 3 in:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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12 Oct 2012   #118
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Isaac. Thank you for posting back to confirm it.
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24 Oct 2012   #119
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

My hard drive was failing and I knew it was time for anew one. Of course, I backed up everything again. In addition to my Seven Install DVD, I had back ups. I decided that at this juncture it would be good to make another backup using Macrium. Wanted to make sure that it worked, before installing the new Hard Drive, so I used the image to reinstall. At every boot, I got a strange error. I discovered that there is an easily fixed flaw in the ISO. So just for information, I present this article from MS.
Having said that, thank you so much Gregg, for the excellent tutorial, it has helped me more than you could ever know.
Rich
Event ID 10 is logged in the Application log after you install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
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