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Windows 7: which installer should i use

11 Jun 2011   #1

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
which installer should i use

hi folks
my daughters laptop needs a clean install and the recovery discs that were done when it was first set up have all the bloatware and stuff on. can i just use a Professional X86 32bit iso i downloaded and activate it with her product key??
thanks in advance for any help


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11 Jun 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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11 Jun 2011   #3

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

hi rich
its not just a case of bloatware. her laptop deffo needs a clean install. b4 i created the recovery discs i 4got to remove a program. its a antivirus/ parental control prog which needs to hav the password inorder to uninstall it. i hav lost the password to that. hence why the reecovery discs r no good.

can i not use any of these kinds of iso/disc's

Original untouched Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 SP1 iso's. The same iso's that are found on Technet and supplied to OEM and Retailers.

OEM
Retail
UPG
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11 Jun 2011   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

According to this article you can use your OEM key.
Windows Vista OEM/Upgrade FAQ
It should be the same with Seven.
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11 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Yes just use a clean iso and the key on the sticker on the computer, make sure you install the same windows edition that came preinstalled otherwise the sticker key wont work. If it doesnt activate online use phone activation.

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11 Jun 2011   #6

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

hi folks
nice1 thanks 4 ur help.
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