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Windows 7: WIN7 7601 error on GENUINE WIN7

14 Jul 2012   #51
realeyes

Win 7
 
 

Hi Noel,
Do I follow then the instructions that gregrocker suggested? Is there any other threads on here that will give me simply explained steps I need to take. I am starting to get seriously agitated.

Do I make sure the CD tray is out when disc cleaning 'C' (eradicating the operating system) and I do then turn the laptop off and start it with the disc inside? The instruction pamphlet from MS only talks about installing from desktop, which I won't have if there is no OS on the laptop.

I have hopefully attached now the other reading your requested yesterday, not that it seems important now.

Thank you again so much for your help - I seem to be deep in doo doo here.

Ps, do I wipe out the factory boot partition also - it is unuseable vista won't work.




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14 Jul 2012   #52
gregrocker

 

Exactly what does it say on your new DVD? Any Win7 installation DVD is bootable to get the best install.

In your case we are only adding the preliminary step of wiping the HD of possible bad code in the boot sector so that it cannot interfere. We solve problems here every day using that procedure.

To run the Diskpart Clean Command back up your files, boot the Win7 DVD, press Shift + F10 at first screen to open the command box and type in the commands given.

Then close the Command Box and click Install Now, follow these illustrated steps to Clean Install Windows 7

I would not be worried but looking forward to having the best possible install with a new lifelong Win7 license courtesy of MS. We are here to help you every step of the way.
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14 Jul 2012   #53
realeyes

Win 7
 
 

Thank you Noel and gregrocker, I so appreciate all this info.

I will now grab a glass of beer, read and re-read, and do this tomorrow when I am more refreshed and knowledgeable.

Do I need to clean the hidden corrupted factory boot partition too?

Ps. Just for the record, it was in Microsoft's pamphlet that came with the disc that told me to install via desktop.

Hopefully I will have some good news when I next post. Sweet dreams to both of you!
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14 Jul 2012   #54
gregrocker

 

In order to Clean the crucial boot sector where corrupt code may reside, you must clean the entire HD. So the Clean command will wipe out everything. Make sure to back up your files and otherwise prepare according to the Best Practices outlined in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which also explains how drivers are best handled in Win7.

Feel free to ask back any questions. You are doing exactly right by studying and understanding this fully first. These lessons will last a lifetime.
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14 Jul 2012   #55
realeyes

Win 7
 
 

Okay, sorry to be stupid here.

I am just getting the downloads sorted out for tomorrow's onslaught....

I am on the official windows SP1 ISO - I am on Ultimate Win 7, 32 bit ---- Which one out of these do I download onto a usb?
English x 86 X17-59463.iso
English x 64: X17-59465.iso

Many Thanks
Love
Realeyes
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14 Jul 2012   #56
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

You want x86 for 32bit.
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14 Jul 2012   #57
realeyes

Win 7
 
 

Thanks derekimo,

WOW - that's a big file 2.4 gb! That is going to take 12 hours - it is definitely time for a beer or two.
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14 Jul 2012   #58
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

THERE IS NO NEED TO DOWNLOAD ANYTING - THE DISK IS BRABD NEW FROM MS!

There is nothing wrong with using the disk.
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14 Jul 2012   #59
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
THERE IS NO NEED TO DOWNLOAD ANYTING - THE DISK IS BRABD NEW FROM MS!

There is nothing wrong with using the disk.

Probably just following step 1 from this,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Noel is correct, you already have a disc. That step is for those who didn't get one with a new computer.
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14 Jul 2012   #60
realeyes

Win 7
 
 

Hi Noel, thank you for this, I was just dotting every 'T' and 'i' on the link instructions on how to clean reinstall a factory OEM.

I have been updating win7 updates all day... it has been a long day....

My Disc sleeves says it includes Service Pack 1.

Is this what I am downloading now? I am so sorry, I know I am probably asking really silly questions, but you won't believe how hard I am trying this end to understand the lingo that is completely 'double dutch' to me. You guys have been great since the time I purchased this darn laptop, and have lead me through areas inside this computer system that I would never have normally ever ventured into.

Thanks again - and I do hope others that may find themselves in this particular pickle, gain wisdom from reading this thread. I will never be buying an Acer again, that is for sure. I just so look forward to having this 2 year problem fixed, so I can at last use the laptop and ditch my old 2003 Toshiba, that still works well, just rather tired longing for retirement.
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