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Windows 7: Computer Factory Restart and Windows Confusion?

04 Apr 2010   #1
myevilclone

Windows 7 Home Premium x32
 
 
Computer Factory Restart and Windows Confusion?

Ok,

So I was planning on doing a factory restore because my computer was filled with a bunch of things I really don't need and want to start fresh.

Anyways I have an HP laptop and it has a separate partition so if I decide to do a factory restore it should go to normal. Now the problem is that my computer had vista first and I've now upgraded to 7. If I decide to do that will it ruin my computer or will it just go back to vista.

If it just goes back to vista, can I decide to just reinstall the 7 upgrade using my windows 7 licence key? Thanks !


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04 Apr 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome

If you upgraded to Windows 7, many times that restore patition is rendered worthless. Just so you know before you take any action.
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04 Apr 2010   #3
myevilclone

Windows 7 Home Premium x32
 
 

Thanks! I've been trying to figure that out from the people at HP but nothing! What are some ways to get my computer to have 7 installed and have everything cleared?
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04 Apr 2010   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Do you make your Recovery DVD's?

You may find the Recovery Partition is disabled.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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04 Apr 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myevilclone View Post
Thanks! I've been trying to figure that out from the people at HP but nothing! What are some ways to get my computer to have 7 installed and have everything cleared?

If you have a upgrade version. You can do a clean install. When you get to the window that asks what kind of intsall, clean or upgrade. You choose advanced. You will then get the choice to format, make drives etc. You format the whole thing and choose how many drives.

I see as I was typing Theog was kind enough to supply a link.
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04 Apr 2010   #6
myevilclone

Windows 7 Home Premium x32
 
 

No I haven't found the time to make recovery dvd's and have always used the recovery manager built into my computer from HP to give me a clean install, but that was before I had 7 installed.
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04 Apr 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myevilclone View Post
Thanks! I've been trying to figure that out from the people at HP but nothing! What are some ways to get my computer to have 7 installed and have everything cleared?

If you have a upgrade version. You can do a clean install. When you get to the window that asks what kind of intsall, clean or upgrade. You choose advanced. You will then get the choice to format, make drives etc. You format the whole thing and choose how many drives.

I see as I was typing Theog was kind enough to supply a link.
Hi Richard

That is team work, working.

Ray.
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04 Apr 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myevilclone View Post
Thanks! I've been trying to figure that out from the people at HP but nothing! What are some ways to get my computer to have 7 installed and have everything cleared?

If you have a upgrade version. You can do a clean install. When you get to the window that asks what kind of intsall, clean or upgrade. You choose advanced. You will then get the choice to format, make drives etc. You format the whole thing and choose how many drives.

I see as I was typing Theog was kind enough to supply a link.
Hi Richard

That is team work, working.

Ray.
Ray, That is what makes us so much better than the, 1 man 1 opinion, pay repair services. We all do our best and the OP choses what is best for him or her.
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04 Apr 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Do you make your Recovery DVD's?

You may find the Recovery Partition is disabled.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hello myevilclone, welcome to Seven Forums!


Just to make sure the OP has seen this post.
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