Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: How to get licence from old HD that is not working properly

04 Jun 2012   #21

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

good news im getting my recovery disk soon. there are a few questions that i have,
atm i have my 1tb HD divided in 2, one or the windows and other for storage. im wondering if when i use the recovery disk it wont delete the information on the partition that im using for storage atm. im really worried because i have like 300gb of data storage and dont want to loose it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Jun 2012   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Your Dell recovery disc will format the whole drive so you will lose any data you haven't backed up.

I strongly advise you buy an external hard drive and backup all your personal data before you use your Dell recovery disc.

In fact, you should be backing up your personal data in this manner even if you weren't recovering your system, because you will lose everything with your present setup if your internal hard drive fails.

External drives are not all that expensive and are good insurance against data loss.

Backup User and System Files

For irreplacable data you may even want to consider using something like Microsoft Skydrive as well.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-HK/skydrive/home
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2012   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi guatemala,

Glad to know that you are getting the Dell Media. Dell usually sends only the OEM Reinstall media as indicated in my post #19, and not the Recovery Disks.

If what you get is something like this in the screenshot

Name:  delloem.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  40.0 KB

then it is the full OS with OEM activation data embedded in it with which you can do a clean install and it will self-activate. You can safely install the OS on any partition you like without affecting any other partition.( As a matter of abundant caution, I always backup my other partitions before doing a clean install.)

It is always better that you have a backup of all that you want to retain on an external drive apart from the internal drive. So go ahead and backup, before you do the clean install.

(Download all the necessary drivers for your DELL system from the DELL Support Site before starting the clean install.)


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


05 Jun 2012   #24

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

thanks for all the help. i finally fix my computer wtih the OEM Reinstall media dell send me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2012   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Good to know that.

Make an ISO of the DELL Reinstall disk or burn a copy ( I think you will need a DL DVD) and keep these safely.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2012   #26

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guatemala View Post
thanks for all the help. i finally fix my computer wtih the OEM Reinstall media dell send me.
Good to hear it - please post a new MGADiag report so we can check that all is now woeking as it should.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How to get licence from old HD that is not working properly




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: How to get licence from old HD that is not working properly
Thread Forum
usbport.sys not working properly(?) General Discussion
Right click not working properly. General Discussion
DCHP not working properly Network & Sharing
Sounds not working properly Sound & Audio
CD Rom not working properly Hardware & Devices
USB's ports not working properly in Win 7 Hardware & Devices
Keyboard Not Working Properly Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33