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Windows 7: what to do w/o installation disc?

06 Sep 2010   #1
WVUFTW

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
what to do w/o installation disc?

I want to format my HD, but downloaded windows 7 because i'm impatient.. i know you can't do it without the disc, but is there anything to do about it?


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06 Sep 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WVUFTW View Post
I want to format my HD, but downloaded windows 7 because i'm impatient.. i know you can't do it without the disc, but is there anything to do about it?
You can format the HD but cant install win 7. Why do you want to format?


Ken
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06 Sep 2010   #3
WVUFTW

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

i have so much clutter everywhere and too much installed, i'd rather just wipe and start clean again. so everyone who downloads windows 7 is kinda screwed if the need arises?
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06 Sep 2010   #4
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

When you downloaded it, how did you install it if you didn't make a disc?
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06 Sep 2010   #5
DocBrown

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

What was the file type you downloaded ? Did you save it to your hard drive?
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06 Sep 2010   #6
WVUFTW

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

oh it was a fresh install upgrade from vista. i shouldve mentioned that.
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06 Sep 2010   #7
WVUFTW

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

actually i found the install disc that came with my laptop, so that should work :/
thanks for the help though. appreciate it.
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07 Sep 2010   #8
gregrocker

 

You don't have to reinstall Vista to clean reinstall your WIn7 Upgrade version. Just boot from the DVD and it will see the old WIn7 on there and allow use of Upgrade version key.

Find the file you downloaded and we will help you burn an .iso (image file) to DVD using ImgBurn.

If you can't find the download, go back to the site and download it again.

Do you still have the Product Key. If not, then you've lost out unless the vendor will look it up for you.

If you have the Product Key, then you can use any retail Win7 installer of that version to reinstall.
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07 Sep 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello WVUFTW, welcome to Seven Forums!





The method out-lined in this tutorial at the link below is good to get the best possible space to install Windows to, it over-writes everything on the entire Hard Disk Drive (HDD) so make backups of anything you want to keep before you start.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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