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Windows 7: Upgrading from Vista Home Premium to 7 home premium?


17 Apr 2012   #1

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Upgrading from Vista Home Premium to 7 home premium?

Heres my story:

Yesterday I was messing around on my brand-new laptop, and I was stupid enough to try a keygen to get Ultimate (I had HP). Surprising. It worked but the copy wasn't genuine obviously. So then I rebooted, pressed F8 at boot. An ran Toshibas recovery to try to get the computer to its out of box state. I got stuck at initializomg (either that or I was impaptient) so I turned off the laptop. Then when I truer to boot I got bootmgr is missing. I have an old vista Hp disk so I installed that for the time being. So my question is, how do I get it back to the original state? I do t have any important data or anything. Please note the laptop didn't cone with recovery disks.
Thanks


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17 Apr 2012   #2

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If you no longer have a working recovery partition and no recovery disks, you may be forced to contact Toshiba and see if they will sell you recovery disks.

You could download an ISO of Windows 7 HP and install from that, but that would just give you a clean install, not return you to "original state".
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17 Apr 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If you no longer have a working recovery partition and no recovery disks, you may be forced to contact Toshiba and see if they will sell you recovery disks.

You could download an ISO of Windows 7 HP and install from that, but that would just give you a clean install, not return you to "original state".
It doesn't have to be the original state, I just want 7 home premium. Could you please link me to an ISO?
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17 Apr 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ethanzh View Post
Could you please link me to an ISO?
Scroll down till you find EXACTLY the same version your laptop shipped with.

Activate with your existing Product Key.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life
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17 Apr 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ethanzh View Post
Could you please link me to an ISO?
Scroll down till you find EXACTLY the same version your laptop shipped with.

Activate with your existing Product Key.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life
Is the product key on the sticker under my laptop?
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17 Apr 2012   #6

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So while on vista, I download this Iso then burn it do a dvd-rw, what program should I use? And then I boot from the Dvd?
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17 Apr 2012   #7

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Your product key should be on the bottom or maybe in a battery compartment.

It's 25 characters, like this xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

Burn the ISO to a disk, boot from the disk, install, and activate.


Use an ordinary DVD, not a DVD-RW.

Any burner should work. I use ImgBurn.
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17 Apr 2012   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Your product key should be on the bottom or maybe in a battery compartment.

It's 25 characters, like this xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

Burn the ISO to a disk, boot from the disk, install, and activate.


Use an ordinary DVD, not a DVD-RW.

Any burner should work. I use ImgBurn.
Well I only have a dvd-rw, and here in Norway everything is super expensive so I don't wanna have to go dish out $20 on a Dvd.
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17 Apr 2012   #9

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I found the activation key. I will download/burn tommarow because it is alredy past my bedtime, (I'm 12 okay?)
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17 Apr 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ethanzh View Post
Well I only have a dvd-rw, and here in Norway everything is super expensive so I don't wanna have to go dish out $20 on a Dvd.
A DVD-RW might work and it might not.

I know that regular DVDs work.

You can buy 50 DVDs for less than $20 in the USA.

I suspect you can buy them for much less than $20 in Norway.
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