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Windows 7: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

28 Jun 2014   #330
sujitmaurya00

windows 7 home basics x64
 
 

so u mean to say i js hv to download a retail version of home basics from microsoft site n use d key from COA sticker n again ill gt a genuine os???


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28 Jun 2014   #331
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sujitmaurya00 View Post
so u mean to say i js hv to download a retail version of home basics from microsoft site n use d key from COA sticker n again ill gt a genuine os???
Off topic:

An angry old man complains: Please believe me, this shortened text message language does not make you look as cool as you think. Quite an opposite. In fact it works like insect repellent, driving many of us geeks away. I for instance never response to posts written like this, this time being an exception because your post is so annoying to read I just had to comment it.

Kari
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28 Jun 2014   #332
gregrocker

 

Yes.
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13 Jul 2014   #333
NorthernStar

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 Bit
 
 

Is there any other way to burn the ISO? The DVDs I have can only burn up to 700 MB, while my flash drive can only burn 1.8 GB.
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13 Jul 2014   #334
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello NorthernStar,

You'll need to have media large enough to be able to hold the ISO file. On average, you'll need at least a standard 4.7 GB DVD, or a 4GB USB.
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13 Jul 2014   #335
jagman55

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA for KARL

If one is to illiterate to use a real language, they do not deserve to communicate with intelligent people.

Being an programmer doesn't mean we are suppose to communicate with each other using machine language or a program language. We use a human language. Especially on a forum where preciseness is needed. .
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13 Jul 2014   #336
jagman55

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

PS, gregrocker rocks
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13 Jul 2014   #337
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NorthernStar View Post
Is there any other way to burn the ISO? The DVDs I have can only burn up to 700 MB, while my flash drive can only burn 1.8 GB.
Are you sure your disks are DVDs? A normal DVD has capacity of 4.7 GB, whereas a CD although physically the same size can only hold about 700 MB.
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15 Jul 2014   #338
Parrothead

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade 32bit
 
 

Before I begin my clean install I have a few questions. My Dell XPS came with Windows Vista, which I upgraded via an online download to Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. I have the Windows 7 Product Key. Is this what I will use to activate the clean version? Also, when I upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista my recovery image was no longer available in F8 options. I have a complete backup of my data files via a ClickFree backup drive. What do I need to backup before I begin?
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15 Jul 2014   #339
gregrocker

 

The first part of the tutorial covers everything that must be backed up first so nothing is forgotten. Did you read it yet?

You'd use Win7 Home Premium x86 SP1 English Official ISO download unless you plan to have more than 4gb RAM in which case I'd use 64 bit.

Delete all partitions during the booted install as also discussed in tutorial, create and format new ones as desired or just click Next after Deleting all and the installer create and format one large install partition for you.

Pay close attention to how drivers are handled in Win7 as it is different from XP.
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