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Windows 7: Does reinstall win7 make poor Asus better?

4 Days Ago   #11

Window 7 Starter

Hello, thanx for input. Cant install Linux, because needed programs don't support Linux. Don't want to spend money on SSD, just get rid of all the junk and have a fresh Windows 7-only computer. Hope this would let the machine run a bit lighter.

The official Windows download- site don't accept the Product Key from the backside of computer (says its "only" factory installed version of Win7, which is correct, but its still a genuine copy of Windows...).

Is the first link ( the same stuff, or would my product key be valid with the Download Tool/ ISO downloader found there?

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4 Days Ago   #12

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

No key needed for Heidoc download. You will need a key to activate the installation - unless you have already backed it up using dism++.
As you were already informed in this post
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3 Days Ago   #13

Window 7 Starter

With "a Key"- do you refer to the Key I used when trying to download from windows official site? Will that not get me the same problem (i.e. "Product Key not valid due to factory preinstalled Windows") ?

What do you mean with "...backed it up" ? Is it the actual Product Key I can back up before reinstalling, if so, does that give me a better chance to activate the installation, compared to the Key on the backside- sticker?

Thanx again.
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3 Days Ago   #14

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

If you have a key from the COA sticker - it can be used to activate. Some of them are batch keys and need phone activation.

That is why you are better using dism++ . There is a reason we suggest things. We are not just doing it because we enjoy typing. This is the third time I have suggested it to you.

What do you mean with "...backed it up"
Read the post I linked to

this post

Then use dism++ to backup the activation. Then copy the entire dism++ folder ( including the ActiveBackup ) to the usb stick.
I attached dism++ to that post.

Click Toolkit in the left pane of dism++.

Does reinstall win7 make poor Asus better?-dism-toolkit.jpg

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