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Windows 7: Reinstalling Windows 7

14 Nov 2011   #41
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Use this until you can get the superior Clean Reinstall: Clean up factory bloatware


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14 Nov 2011   #42
tazmo8448

64bit Home Premium
 
 

Ok will do...thanks Greg
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22 Dec 2011   #43
ngr

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Can someone tell me what is a COA sticker?
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22 Dec 2011   #44
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

It's on the back of a PC, the bottom of a laptop:

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22 Dec 2011   #45
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Certificate of Authenticity.
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26 Dec 2011   #46
ngr

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I took the chance and placed the new DVD in the drive and installed it. I cannot remember all that happened, but at a timeI was asked if I wantet to 'format' C: and erase the partition on it, and I said yes thanks, and everything went just fine.
But thanks for all your comments!
Best regards
Niels
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26 Dec 2011   #47
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

No need to guess. Better to be fully in command of your reinstall so you get it perfect, then after setup can save a backup image to use in place of future reinstalls.

To get it perfect follow these steps: Reinstalling Windows 7
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26 Dec 2011   #48
ngr

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I should have made a disk right after the installation
Shouldn't I?
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26 Dec 2011   #49
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Which disk?
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31 Jan 2012   #50
jimsoltor

Windows 7 Starter 32-bit
 
 

I have read many post about re-installing Windows 7 on a new hard drive with the Recovery media supplied by the manufacturer, in my case Acer. I made set of recovery discs immediately after starting my Aspire One AOD257 Netbook for the first time. I even shelled out $20.00 for an Official Acer Set of media.
What I do not understand is why I cannot makethis work. First you must know I replaced the Acer hard drive (250GB) with an OCZ SSD (120GB). I have an external USB DVD which I can boot from, this option is in my BIOS. I inserted disk one, and followed the boucing ball. After the 3rd disk, I removed it as instructed, reboot the Acer netbook going into the BIOS first and setting the boot order back to SSD 1st, but I get an error, no operating system.
I'd prefer a default factory reinstallation, with drivers and apps, but if all else fails, I have a Universal Windows 7 32-bit Installation disk, and the activation keycode on the netbook. Before I give up on the factory re-installation to a new SSD, maybe I am doing something wrong. Do I need to create multiple partitions first? The Acer HDD had 3 partitions: 13GB Recovery partition, 100MB System Partition and 220GB Acer C: main Windows partition. All are healthy.
I have an Acer desktop with 6 SATA ports. I was wondering if I could do something using the desktop to facilitate getting my Windows 7 installation over to the SSD. I am thinking about booting from a CD with something other than Windows, and cloning. Would this create the 3 partitions of the SSD. Isn't this what a clone is, and exact copy of the source to the target? I have read that the newer cloning software can deal with the different size issue. Can anyone better explain this to me. I'd also like to know why the media I purchase from Acer won't install on a new disk drive?
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