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Windows 7: how to do a fresh reboot of windows 7 without having any back-ups...

20 Apr 2012   #1
scorpion9209

windows 764 ultimate
 
 
how to do a fresh reboot of windows 7 without having any back-ups...

Got my computer a while ago and Never(stupid I now know) created a back up or recovery disc. by the time I did that my computer crashed hard. I believe I may have had a MBR ( thinking that now). after I got my computer back and running the first Time ,I then did a complete back -up and recovery discs, but now I believe all those are corrupted because the last 2 times I keep having the same problems. So in digging around and with better AV programs have found and destroyed the MBR (I hope). So I do not want to reuse those discs. I have gone to the computers manufacturers website and got all of the drivers and such, but I cannot find or get a fresh version of Windows 7 64-bit, I had upgraded to Ultimate from Home Premium. So How can I fix this without having to re-purchase Windows 7? Any help is much appreciated!!


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20 Apr 2012   #2
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello Scorpion, and welcome to Sevenforums!

You can usually buy repair disks from the computer manufacturer from where you've bought the computer. Call them and ask them
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20 Apr 2012   #3
gregrocker

 

Did Win7 Home Premium come preinstalled on the computer?

How did you upgrade to Ultimate?

So are you wanting to restore the licensed version to the computer by doing a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7?
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20 Apr 2012   #4
scorpion9209

windows 764 ultimate
 
 

YES,YES,And Yes . I believe that my back-ups are corrupted.
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20 Apr 2012   #5
gregrocker

 

Then follow the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to reinstall Home Premium.

After install and activation, insert the Ultimate Product Key into Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to - Windows 7 Forums
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20 Apr 2012   #6
scorpion9209

windows 764 ultimate
 
 

Ok will do so ,then report back. Also noticed that I read line 2 wrong ; I purchased a Windows Ultimate upgrade card at Staples.... if it helps...
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20 Apr 2012   #7
gregrocker

 

Do you have specific features in Ultimate which you need, as they are expensive and most users can get by with Home Premium. Since you're already bought the Anytime Upgrade I'm just mentioning this in case you find a place you'd rather use it - since it's retail it can migrate any place you want.

For this reason I'd save a Win7 backup image of Home Premium once it's installed, updated and Activated, then if you ANytime Upgrade to Ultimate I'd save another Backup Image of that to use in place of future reinstalls: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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