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Windows 7: win 7 clean install on new laptops?? can be done?

30 Jun 2011   #1
msongs

 
 
win 7 clean install on new laptops?? can be done?

Hi,

new to the laptop scene and thinking bout getting one. All I hear is "no windows disc" and no "restore disc". You cannot reformat, you are stuck with what the manufacturer gives you. So the question is if I get a licensed win 7 disc can I do a reformat of the laptop and have on it only what I want? Eliminate all the OEM bloat and control. Seems like a laptop may not be worth the bother if I cannot reformat it when it needs it. Suggestions? Thanks!

Msongs

PS - thinking bout a laptop cuz I may be moving and the tower will be on a ship for a month lol


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30 Jun 2011   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Yes you can and many do that.
It will be the cost of the new DVD and key.
You can do a clean install, format and you will not have any of that bloat.
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30 Jun 2011   #3
msongs

 
 
and that won't affect functionality of the laptop?

like HP will explode if I do that lol
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30 Jun 2011   #4
DocBrown

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

Does the laptop your looking at come with a DVD drive ?
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30 Jun 2011   #5
richc46

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As I said many at the forum have done it already and HP is still listed on the NY Stock Exchange.
There is dispute about this point, but some have said that if you borrow a DVD, same edition that you have,; using the key that is on the computer 25 digits, you can reinstall.
Again, I have never tried it.
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30 Jun 2011   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Read this thread from Mcgyver on.
Window genuine question
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30 Jun 2011   #7
msongs

 
 

ok cool I see windows 7 full version is now almost $200 dollars. when I first got a full version when it first came out seems like it was way less. And they wonder why it is pirated so much lol. well that's how it goes when you are the industry leader :-) no need to offer better prices. thanks tho good to know I can get a laptop under control Maybe will have to go for a cheaper one to balance out the clean install tho. hmm decisions decisions.
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30 Jun 2011   #8
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
As I said many at the forum have done it already and HP is still listed on the NY Stock Exchange.
There is dispute about this point, but some have said that if you borrow a DVD, same edition that you have,; using the key that is on the computer 25 digits, you can reinstall.
Again, I have never tried it.
I've done the same on my last two laptops. I bought the download version the day it was released for an old computer and continue to use it with the new license keys for a clean install. But with the thinkpad I use now I'm actually happy with the pre installed software. Some useful stuff if you can believe it.
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30 Jun 2011   #9
msongs

 
 
would be nice to use my current full version on the laptop too

suppose that is possible?
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01 Jul 2011   #10
Kipper

 

Might be a good idea to go to the site for the laptop and download all the current drivers for Win7 which ever version you are going to use on it.

I needed to do that for the webcam drivers, touchpad, and a couple of other hardwares in the dam thing. But in the end I was totally happy to go from vista 32 to Win7 pro 64 and put it on a new SSD.
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