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Windows 7: Re-install help.

04 May 2011   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I always make a text file of the computer Key Code in NotePad & then print out two copies to keep in safe places
In a sealed mayonaise jar under the porch?


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04 May 2011   #12
rebel angelus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I always make a text file of the computer Key Code in NotePad & then print out two copies to keep in safe places
Nice idea ..... so the Product key is the important thing right . Anyway I will make sure to laminate the COA and keep dupes of it in a gazillion secret places .. never thought I would need it so direly even in a hell-hole like Saudi-Arabia
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04 May 2011   #13
rebel angelus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I always make a text file of the computer Key Code in NotePad & then print out two copies to keep in safe places
In a sealed mayonaise jar under the porch?
I would have asked Osama bin laden to keep it with him since he was un-catchable (almost ) .As he ain't tech-savvy my key would have been safe but now that he is as dead as a dodo I will just keep it in my desk drawer . Damn USA , does both good and bad things simultaneously .
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04 May 2011   #14
rebel angelus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Okay .. instead of resorting to negotiations with Afghanistani cavemen why don't you all tell me of some good ways to postpone a clean install for about .. I dunno another year or so .. At least six months .
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04 May 2011   #15
DocBrown

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

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04 May 2011   #16
rebel angelus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Thanks DOC , but I think I have the Product key . Just need to move all the important data to another partition and clean install windows only on the C: .. Anyway , the tutorial you have posted here will come in handy for the Windows 7 install I have planned for my XP machine . Thanks !!
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05 May 2011   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good news!
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25 May 2011   #18
rebel angelus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Problem solved . Used the inbuilt recovery software to clean install W7 on C: drive . The other drives were untouched by the utility much to my dismay . Had I known that earlier I would not have to run around for back up sources .
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25 May 2011   #19
DocBrown

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

Thanks for updating us on your success
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26 May 2011   #20
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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