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Windows 7: Reinstalling Windows 7

21 May 2011   #11
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

All new computers and laptops come with a Restore Partition
You should contact Acer on how to restore your system to factory defaults and how to create the restore disks.

If you do not do that, which you should.

The only other thing you can do is get the official disks, either by purchasing them from Acer or from a source you trust.

I have no idea what that is on Cnet, not sure I would use it. As there is no Hash to check against. (nice of them)

The only time the original Media matters is when you are reselling a system.
Technically, (according to Microsoft Reseller Agreement) you can not resell a PC with Windows installed and not provide the orginal media (either by restore partition or by that OEM's restore media), if you have niether, you can not legally sell the system with windows installed, you need to format the drive. Technically.


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22 May 2011   #12
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by duanebytes View Post
Can I download from here?
Windows 7 (Home Premium) - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
Then use my key?

And one more thing, what does the reset to factory option actually does?

What is given in CNET Download.com is a purchase only download. You have to purchase it to download it. The download link will take you directly to Microsoft.

A factory reset or restore will restore your PC to the condition it was when you received your computer first. That means that it will have only the factory installed Windows 7 plus all the bloatware crap that came with it. It will permanently delete all data on the hard drive and remove any programs or drivers installed after you received your computer. So do back up any data you have stored in it and save it elsewhere before using this option.

Since you did not receive any restore CDs, I presume that your system may have a recovery partition on the hard disk drive. If so, have a look here on how to reinstall your OS.

As indicated in my first post, this will be the easiest option for you given your intention to go back and start on a clean slate.

If you are not happy with it, then you can go in for a clean install. If you do download the "Integrated Windows 7 SP1 ISO download" through a google search, do verify it as Gregrocker has indicated. Please do go through the posts by Bare Foot Kid and Gregrocker on the clean install. Good luck.
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22 May 2011   #13
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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25 May 2011   #14
duanebytes

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Yea. I Saw the eRecovery thingy too. But it important to create a factory disc before using the PC. I already used the PC for like more than 6 months. Can I still do it?
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25 May 2011   #15
Bill2

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

You can make the recovery disks any time, it has nothing to do with your using the PC as long as you didnt fiddle with the oem recovery partition or reinstall windows or corrupted the recovery partition in some way. So just go agead and make them.
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26 May 2011   #16
duanebytes

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
You can make the recovery disks any time, it has nothing to do with your using the PC as long as you didnt fiddle with the oem recovery partition or reinstall windows or corrupted the recovery partition in some way. So just go agead and make them.
Ok thanks.
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