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Windows 7: Activation issue after clean install on new hard drive

10 Aug 2012   #141
mrbongo

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I came across that when hunting for the elusive discs. The Samsung rep on the phone told me that I should ask a retailer for 'Samsung Recovery disc' and they would be on sale wherever a Samsung product is sold.

Made it sound like it was a manufacturer disc - like this one



and not one made by the retailer to be sold to customers. I can see why Comet made them and I can see why Microsoft got mad.

With my hindsight 20/20 vision it would have been helpful if someone told me at purchase 'Oh by the way, you won't be able to get a recovery disc from Samsung and we're not allowed to make one for you so create an image etc...'

It is unlikley that they would have that conversation when you're about to spend several hundred pounds on something lol

I'm sure Comet will survive on their worthless extended warranties now they can't make a few quid on the dodgy disks


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10 Aug 2012   #142
NoelDP

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That does look like it stands a chance of being a legitimate Recovery disk - it would be interesting to grab it and see whether the proper Key and software is present, or whether they've effectively just rebadged a standard WIn7 disk
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10 Aug 2012   #143
mrbongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
That does look like it stands a chance of being a legitimate Recovery disk - it would be interesting to grab it and see whether the proper Key and software is present, or whether they've effectively just rebadged a standard WIn7 disk
It's the only Samsung branded disc I could find when I searched. 64-bit version and in USA so no use. But good to know they actually exist.

On the disc it's written that it is for Samsung computers only, probably runs alongside Samsung Recovery Solution or something. But appears only to be an OS install disc.
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10 Aug 2012   #144
NoelDP

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That would fit - they probably want to charge extra for the applications disk

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10 Aug 2012   #145
F5ing

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
(Hey! - I just went Gold! )
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10 Aug 2012   #146
mrbongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post

(Hey! - I just went Gold! )
Another Gold for Team GB
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10 Aug 2012   #147
SIW2

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I saw the announcement of that case a while back.

MS spokesman says it is unnecessary - clearly, he is wrong. It is necessary for customers to have recovery discs supplied.

Mr Bongo is one of many in that situation.

There is also clearly some sort of cost involved in running off the recovery discs, and sending them out.

Whether PC World went about it the right way is open to question.

It seems to me to be no different than a retailer offering a pc optimization service. That service could easily involve removing some oem bloatware, and running off your recovery discs for you.

They charge for that, obviously.
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10 Aug 2012   #148
gregrocker

 

Mr Bongo it looks like you have a Samsung Recovery Disk. Why is it you didn't try running it? Is that for another machine?
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10 Aug 2012   #149
NoelDP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Mr Bongo it looks like you have a Samsung Recovery Disk. Why is it you didn't try running it? Is that for another machine?
it's an eBay photo, greg,
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10 Aug 2012   #150
gregrocker

 

Makes me wonder if it actually exists as a torrent where a really desperate user stuck with no other options could download it to restore their machine?
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