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Windows 7: Windows 7 Resinstallation help

17 Jul 2011   #11
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Kerry, I wouldn't think that'll work as he's getting "non-genuine" in Ultimate now and a clean install is probably in order, wouldn't you think so?

I did it on my system for the very same reason. Upgraded to Ultimate with an E-Bay key that latter came up as non genuine. Following that procedure I selected Home Premium and entered my legal Home Premium product code. Everything just reverted back to the way it was before I did the anytime upgrade. Windows activated and the blue genuine logo came back. It still might not do him any good if he doesn't have any install media though.


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17 Jul 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post

I did it on my system for the very same reason. Upgraded to Ultimate with an E-Bay key that latter came up as non genuine. Following that procedure I selected Home Premium and entered my legal Home Premium product code. Everything just reverted back to the way it was before I did the anytime upgrade. Windows activated and the blue genuine logo came back. It still might not do him any good if he doesn't have any install media though.
That's interesting, thanks mate; the one time I had a go at that method it didn't work for me, though I just tried a down-grade without any extenuating circumstances like you describe, I'll be curious to see the outcome if it's tried in this instance.
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17 Jul 2011   #13
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post

I did it on my system for the very same reason. Upgraded to Ultimate with an E-Bay key that latter came up as non genuine. Following that procedure I selected Home Premium and entered my legal Home Premium product code. Everything just reverted back to the way it was before I did the anytime upgrade. Windows activated and the blue genuine logo came back. It still might not do him any good if he doesn't have any install media though.
That's interesting, thanks mate; the one time I had a go at that method it didn't work for me, though I just tried a down-grade without any extenuating circumstances like you describe, I'll be curious to see the outcome if it's tried in this instance.
I've only ever done it the one time myself. I've posted that link in a couple of similar threads and seem to remember it working for those that actually tried it. My original install was from a regular Microsoft OEM DVD, it wasn't a preinstalled OEM version. I'm not sure if that affects the outcome or not but it could maybe though a wrinkle into things.
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17 Jul 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

First try running Dell Factory Recovery from its partition to see if it is still intact: Dell Restoring Your Computer´s Software to the Factory Settings

If it won't run, you might be able to re-enable it's hotlink using this: Dell Recovery Partition - restoring F8 link

If neither of these work you can either order the Dell Recovery Disks using the link provided by Theog, or locate a Win7 installation DVD to clean reinstall without the factory bloatware - following these tips to get a perfect OEM reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7
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