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Windows 7: Clean install of windows 7 w/out disc? (new computer didn't come w/)

24 Jun 2011   #11
mgftp

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can likely use the Win7 DVD you have to reinstall Home Premium with the Product Key on the COA but it will be 32 bit. If you want 64 bit you'll need to find an installer, borrow from a friend, or download from the internet searching Win7 official downloads from My Digital Life.

Since it's the same version you don't need to unlock all versions. Extracting the ISO with ImgBurn means copying the image file off the disk, to run the ei.cfg removal tool on it and burn an all-versions disk if need be.

You can use either 32 or 64 bit with each license, your choice. No harm in trying the other version. I don't recommend 32 bit for more than 4 gb RAM or 64 bit for less.

Follow the steps given here to get a perfect reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7
Hey man. Thanks. You have been such a help so far.

So since my laptop has 4GB I really want the 64 bit? If I understand right, what I want to do is download the 64 bit for the version (from mydigitallife) of my licence key (premium), burn the file to a DVD and I am all set to boot from disc and use my key?

Thanks again man.


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24 Jun 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

Yes burn ISO file to DVD or write to flash stick using this tool: Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool or use ImgBurn at 4x speed.
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24 Jun 2011   #13
mgftp

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes burn ISO file to DVD or write to flash stick using this tool: Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool or use ImgBurn at 4x speed.
Thanks so much again, downloading now and will try this all out this some time this weekend and report back.
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26 Jun 2011   #14
mgftp

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgftp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes burn ISO file to DVD or write to flash stick using this tool: Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool or use ImgBurn at 4x speed.
Thanks so much again, downloading now and will try this all out this some time this weekend and report back.
It all worked out. Thank you so much for the help!
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26 Jun 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

Glad it helped.
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26 Jun 2011   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgftp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgftp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes burn ISO file to DVD or write to flash stick using this tool: Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool or use ImgBurn at 4x speed.
Thanks so much again, downloading now and will try this all out this some time this weekend and report back.
It all worked out. Thank you so much for the help!
Now for your records, you might want to click on the link in my sig for UrOffice&OS keys. Run it and save the results.
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01 Aug 2011   #17
bs6667

Windows 7 Home Premuim 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgftp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgftp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes burn ISO file to DVD or write to flash stick using this tool: Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool or use ImgBurn at 4x speed.
Thanks so much again, downloading now and will try this all out this some time this weekend and report back.
It all worked out. Thank you so much for the help!
Hi MTGFTP. I'm in the same boat you were in and I hope you'll still see this thread. I'm gonna buy a new HP laptop and plan on reformatting it to get rid of all the junk. And like ACER, it won't be shipped with the Windows 7 Home Premium installation disk. So my question is did you try Windows Ultimate with your COA sticker or did you stick with Premium? And Gregrocker if you still follow the thread, I'd love your advice as well. Alright, Thanks dudes.
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01 Aug 2011   #18
gregrocker

 

If you're asking whether another version than the licensed version on the COA sticker will activate with Product Key on sticker, it will not.

Follow these steps to get a perfect reinstall of HP without the factory bloatware: Reinstalling Windows 7

In addition if you make your HP Recovery disks you can extract any apps you want which came preinstalled from factory: Extract HP 3rd Party Software from RecovCD

If you have any further issues or questions, please start a new thread here.
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