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Windows 7: Reinstall Windows 7

23 Dec 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wickveritas View Post

Hi I origional upgraded from Vista to 7 but now want to do a clean install on a new drive will the disk let me or will it restrict to the origional upgrade?

Hello wickveritas.

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below.

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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23 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 10 Pro X64

Muzmalik, I don't think making the recovery disks on a Dell will work for an HP, but try it. Won't hurt anything and if it does that's a good thing for other people to know.

I would still order the Recovery DVD from HP. It's a lot cheaper than a retail copy of Windows 7 though as Greg said, you get a cleaner, leaner install with a retail copy.
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23 Dec 2010   #13

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

1) No, Dell recovery disks will NOT work on an HP machine for very scientific reasons which I will not go into here.

2) Spend $20 on the HP recovery disks for your model or buy a cheap win7 upgrade disk. The advantage with the latter is you can move it to another computer without issues, irrespective of the oem brand.
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