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Windows 7: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7


15 Mar 2012   #129
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

How to Clean Reinstall a Factory OEM Windows 7

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13 Dec 2012   #130
AnthoRasher

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 
QUESTION

I don't know what service
pack to download. I know from either the choice of 64 or 84 but the code on my sticker is x16-96072 and the codes are different.. So which one do I download??

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14 Dec 2012   #131
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You should have chosen the latest official installer with SP1 from Step 1 to do the Clean Reinstall in the first place.

If not do all of your Important and Optional Windows Updates until it offers SP1. There will be hardly anything left to install since most of it is installed updates, so this is the preferred way to get it.
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14 Dec 2012   #132
AnthoRasher

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 
QUESTION

How do I know which iso to use. I know I need windows 7 home premium but how do i know between 64 and 84?
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14 Dec 2012   #133
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

What is the make and model of your PC, and how much installed RAM?
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14 Dec 2012   #134
AnthoRasher

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What is the make and model of your PC, and how much installed RAM?
Dell Isnpirion 15 and 4g of ram
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14 Dec 2012   #135
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

It ships with 64 bit, so you can try that. If it hangs or lags at all after carefully following the steps to get a perfect install - using only the tools and methods given - you might want to reinstall 32 bit.

4gb is right at the dividing line between 64 and 32 bit.

32 bit vs 64 bit Comparison - Windows 7 Forums
64-bit More than just the RAM bit-tech.net
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15 Dec 2012   #136
salluhassan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

yeah nothing matter whether the code is different . download windows home premium 64 bit included sp1 , i followed this thread, and successfully activated windows by manually call
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20 Dec 2012   #137
bberkey1

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

So when I plan to buy my new laptop in the future, should I attempt to clean reinstall or just run an advanced uninstaller to take out the bloatware?
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20 Dec 2012   #138
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi bberkey1,

Its a matter of personal preference - I recommend the clean reinstall (I always perform that on OEM installations).

Regards,
Golden
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20 Dec 2012   #139
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bberkey1 View Post
So when I plan to buy my new laptop in the future, should I attempt to clean reinstall or just run an advanced uninstaller to take out the bloatware?
There's more to it than that.

System files can be damaged even by the removal of crapware, registry keys remain. It needs to be sequenced as shown in Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

You can try that first to see if it meets the standard for native Windows 7 of "always instantaneous, never hangs" on adequate hardware. If not you have a better option.
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