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Windows 7: is it possible that my one key recovery will not work

27 Mar 2011   #1
nelsondivina

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
is it possible that my one key recovery will not work

is it possible that my one recovery key will not work because i use a easeus partition software to resize my drive c and my drive d? By the way i want to reformat my computer to install a fresh copy of windows but i dont have a windows cd, how can i do it?


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27 Mar 2011   #2
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

What are you referring to as a "recovery key?"
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27 Mar 2011   #3
nelsondivina

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

im sorry.. i mean the recovery disc
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27 Mar 2011   #4
Bill2

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

Yes, onekey may not work if you resized C: (the windows partition).

Disk Partitioning and OneKey Recovery Feature - Lenovo Community

If you want to clean install, borrow a disk from a friend. Even if its a different edition, you can use this method to make a universal installer.

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create
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27 Mar 2011   #5
nelsondivina

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

thanks for the reply. i already read that thread but i'm im not sure if i can do it because im not familiar with the other terms use like for example this one Imagex/info G:\Win7_32\Sources\install.wim. i need a much simplified explanation. sorry im really a newbie.

by the way i just downloaded a windows 7 full version with this link ** LINK REMOVED ** . is it possible that i can use this for the clean install?
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27 Mar 2011   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

That looks like the 90 day trial Enterprise version. Sorry I don't think that will work in your case.
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27 Mar 2011   #7
Bill2

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nelsondivina View Post
thanks for the reply. i already read that thread but i'm im not sure if i can do it because im not familiar with the other terms use like for example this one Imagex/info G:\Win7_32\Sources\install.wim. i need a much simplified explanation. sorry im really a newbie.
Well if its onekey recovery thats your problem, it does look from that thread you may have problems launching it since you have resized partitions. As for that imagex command, its meant to display info about the particular wim in the argument. Imagex is a tool that can be used to manipulate wim files, but wont advise you to go that way.

You can do a couple of other things. Use the win7 backup/restore tool to create a system image, you can restore from that in a jiffy. You can create an image right now or clean install windows and all apps and drivers and then do it.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

System Image Recovery

You can also use a 3rd party tool like macrium to image and restore.

Imaging with free Macrium

Another thing, have you created recovery disks yet? Do it before you clean install.
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27 Mar 2011   #8
nelsondivina

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nelsondivina View Post
thanks for the reply. i already read that thread but i'm im not sure if i can do it because im not familiar with the other terms use like for example this one Imagex/info G:\Win7_32\Sources\install.wim. i need a much simplified explanation. sorry im really a newbie.
Well if its onekey recovery thats your problem, it does look from that thread you may have problems launching it since you have resized partitions. As for that imagex command, its meant to display info about the particular wim in the argument. Imagex is a tool that can be used to manipulate wim files, but wont advise you to go that way.

You can do a couple of other things. Use the win7 backup/restore tool to create a system image, you can restore from that in a jiffy. You can create an image right now or clean install windows and all apps and drivers and then do it.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

System Image Recovery

You can also use a 3rd party tool like macrium to image and restore.

Imaging with free Macrium

Another thing, have you created recovery disks yet? Do it before you clean install.
actually i make a recovery disk with restore to its factory settings but i did after i make resized my partitions. i will do now this win7 backup/restore. i will keep you posted. thanks again
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27 Mar 2011   #9
nelsondivina

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
That looks like the 90 day trial Enterprise version. Sorry I don't think that will work in your case.
thanks do you know where i can download win 7?
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27 Mar 2011   #10
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

I've heard that if you use Google, you'll find what you're looking for. Forum rules prohibit posting of links.
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