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Windows 7: deleted Vista files in Windows 7

22 Jun 2011   #21
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigbobbysd View Post
No, I do not have access to a DVD of Win 7 Ultimate x64 from a friend or work colleague. I'll have to buy one.
Peace and thanks again!
If you do buy a Windows 7 DVD, get the OEM version, you'll save yourself some money and if you use E-Bay or Amazon - tread carefully or you'll get ripped off.


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22 Jun 2011   #22
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes run the SFC /scannow, it will attempt to fix those files. Try starting the Dell reoveryto see if it has a repair option that will keep your files and settings. You may have to reinstall programs regardless.

I once ran a duplicate file remover, it resulted in a complete fresh install. Those programs are blind to what the file is, it only looks for duplicate names and file size, be it a MP3 or a system .bat file.

I would recommend saving your files on the external device and doing a fresh install. Dell may be convinced to send you a free Win7 DVD. They did for me on my WinXP laptop.

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit - OEM

Be advised Microsoft does not support OEM installs, but the OEM DVD is about $100 cheaper than the full version.
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22 Jun 2011   #23
bigbobbysd

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
OEM Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks for the OEM advice and additional info seavixen32 and Britton30! Very helpful.
Peace............
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22 Jun 2011   #24
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigbobbysd View Post
Thanks for the OEM advice and additional info seavixen32 and Britton30! Very helpful.
Peace............
If you do experience problems with activating and validating an OEM version, just tell Microsoft you've built your own computer as that effectively makes you a system builder, but I don't think it would come to that as the boys and girls in Redmond, CA will be happy you're not using counterfeit software.

You could always tell Dell that the recovery disks you burned are faulty and chances are they'll send you a Windows 7 DVD - it's certainly worth a try.
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23 Jun 2011   #25
bigbobbysd

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
OEM software

I must thank you once again! I'll try Dell and Microsoft though to be honest I've come to expect little from them at this point.
Peace...........
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23 Jun 2011   #26
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome. I hope the outcome is a Windows 7 DVD at little if no cost to yourself. As they say, if you don't ask.............................or as my Dad used to say, "Those that ask don't get, and those that don't ask, don't want!"
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23 Jun 2011   #27
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

In the first 12 months Dell send out disk FREE. (may a fee for post)

Microsoft is a NO NO.
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23 Jun 2011   #28
bigbobbysd

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
OEM Win 7 DVD

I do want, seavixen32.........will try. Theog, why do you say "no" to Microsoft? (I think I can imagine.......) Many thanks for your help as well.
Peace...........
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23 Jun 2011   #29
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

To be fair to Microsoft, if they started giving out OS discs to anyone who asked, they'd soon be out of business.

I'm sure theog is probably right, your best option lies with Dell.
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23 Jun 2011   #30
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Mocrosoft will not send out disks for OEM manufacturer's, you have no support from them.
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