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Windows 7: no installation disc?

31 May 2011   #1
usernamebryan

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
no installation disc?

sorry if this is in the wrong place. I have two computers with windows 7 home premium 64 bit and recently directx was corrupted on one. neither came with an installation disc so i was wondering how to go about a clean install. can i create with the good computer an installation disk or something to repair the bad one? thanks in advance


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31 May 2011   #2
BriceH

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums, usernamebryan.

If you reinstall the drivers for your GPU (graphics processing unit), that may fix the problem. If you fill out your system specs, we can help you find the correct drivers.

Hope this helps
-Brice
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31 May 2011   #3
DocBrown

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

Welcome

Have a look here System Repair Disc - Create
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31 May 2011   #4
gregrocker

 

You'll need to borrow or find an installer for your version, or unlock any other version to create an all-versions Installer to install you licensed version with Product Key on COA sticker. The process is described here: Reinstalling Windows 7

You can also run full Factory Recovery after backing up your files, if you have factory preinstall.

Another method would be to move your target HD to your other machine, clone or image your other Win7 using Acronis premium imaging which comes free if you have any WD or Seagate HD in the mix, Macrium Reflect or Paragon 11 freeware, then SysPrep the HD before moving it back to target machine: SysPrep to move HD to another computer
or run Paragon Adaptive Restore on the cloned/reimaged HD before starting it up in target machine.
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31 May 2011   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If your machines didn't come with install discs - then there must be an app. included to run off the manufacturer recovery discs.

Vital you run those off straight away.

Don't these oem machines prompt the user to do that?

Strange so many people haven't done it.
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01 Jun 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If your machines didn't come with install discs - then there must be an app. included to run off the manufacturer recovery discs.

Vital you run those off straight away.

Don't these oem machines prompt the user to do that?

Strange so many people haven't done it.
Good advice.

Most people put the user manual in the bin.
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01 Jun 2011   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Don't they get pop ups nagging them to do it when they are using their machines?

I don't know - I have never had an oem machine.

On a related note, some apps. e.g.when you open it Paragon will tell you to run off it's boot media.

Hard to believe oem's don't do something similar.

The best thing would be if the machine nagged the user every start up - until they had actually done it.
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01 Jun 2011   #8
Bill

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Don't they get pop ups nagging them to do it when they are using their machines?

I don't know - I have never had an oem machine.

On a related note, some apps. e.g.when you open it Paragon will tell you to run off it's boot media.

Hard to believe oem's don't do something similar.

The best thing would be if the machine nagged the user every start up - until they had actually done it.
Upon the initial boot, you usually do (HP, Dell, Acer do it).

Once the disc is created, it can not be created again.

So it is important to remember where you store the disc.

Bill
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02 Jun 2011   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Don't they get pop ups nagging them to do it when they are using their machines?

I don't know - I have never had an oem machine.

On a related note, some apps. e.g.when you open it Paragon will tell you to run off it's boot media.

Hard to believe oem's don't do something similar.

The best thing would be if the machine nagged the user every start up - until they had actually done it.
Most OEM manufacturer's have a pop up, One Time only or 1 to 3 day time out.

One of my grandkid's Fujitsu Notebook came with Recovery Partition, Fujitsu REAL install DVD, & a Icon on the desktop to burn Drivers & App DVD.(about 18 month age)

Get son a Fujitsu Notebook, last month, came with NO Recovery Partition, Fujitsu REAL install & Drivers & App DVD's, but a System Reserved of 2gb.

The biggest problem with System Reserved & Recovery Partition is app's like AVG installing files there.
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02 Jun 2011   #10
usernamebryan

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

my laptop:
CPU- intel i7 q740 @ 1.73ghz, 1730mhz, quad core
RAM- 6.00GB
Graphics- ATI Mobility radeon HD 5730 bios version 8.710.0.0

Desktop(problem computer):
cpu- intel core i7 860 2.80ghz, 2801mhz quad core
ram- 8gb
graphics- ati radeon hd 5700 series driver version 8.821.0.0
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