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Windows 7: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

15 Jan 2014   #260
gregrocker

 

IE is good now, as is Firefox' latest version. But it all comes down to your personal preference. I only will not install any Google software because I don't like the tracking they do, pasting ads everywhere you go based on what you say in emails. It's creepy.

But you can mitigate this quite a bit with Opt Out of Network Advertising mentioned in the Clean Reinstall tutorial.


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15 Jan 2014   #261
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Great tutorial recently lost my windows 7 disk but have my key. Really needed this bad since I kind of screwed up my pc last night and need the cd options for fixing the boot .Was lucky to have a spare hdd which I installed linux on it to get on the internet and make a bootable usb to fix windows till i get a hold of a dvd to burn it hehe.
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16 Jan 2014   #262
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

15. Activation at Control Panel>System may require a robocall to MS the first time to record your hardware signature in their servers. It will always work as long as you install the correct version and input the key accurately.

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I'm not sure if I'm reading this right, but I assume by Activation that is referring to where you would enter your product key if you didn't happen to enter it during the installation process?
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16 Jan 2014   #263
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

16. ● I also recommend running Puran free boot-time defragger + Full Disk Check (after checking Intelligent Optimizer on Additional Operations tab) for state-of-the-art defrag which includes System files. Do not defrag an SSD!

What is an SSD?
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16 Jan 2014   #264
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
15. Activation at Control Panel>System may require a robocall to MS the first time to record your hardware signature in their servers. It will always work as long as you install the correct version and input the key accurately.

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I'm not sure if I'm reading this right, but I assume by Activation that is referring to where you would enter your product key if you didn't happen to enter it during the installation process?
Not necessarily, Activation is a separate process.

If your computer properties window looks like this one, stating windows is activated,



You are good to go, if it doesn't just click activate now.

Here's some more info,

Activate Windows 7 Online

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What is an SSD?
Solid State Drive, doesn't apply to your system, you don't have one.
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16 Jan 2014   #265
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Okay, nevermind. I did find activate and managed to activate successfully. Thanks, Derek.

Should I have any reservations about defragging anything using Puran Defragger or using any specific features within the program?
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16 Jan 2014   #266
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

You're welcome.

No Puran is fine, so is windows built-in defragger.
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30 Jan 2014   #267
ACMDogfight1997

Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

How come most of the links to download the English versions of Windows 7 are dashed out? They weren't dashed the first time I visited the site yesterday. How come?
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30 Jan 2014   #268
greebal

7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River

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