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Windows 7: How to reinstall windows 7 the easiest and quickest way...

16 Jul 2011   #1
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 
How to reinstall windows 7 the easiest and quickest way...

Hi all, I was wondering what is the best way to reinstall my W7 computer. I know you have to get an iso from somewhere or make one, but how could I create one from my system files already? Also, when you reinstall W7, does it format it during reinstallation or do you have to go into the C: drive and press format? I need anyone who can help me with my troubles. Thanks in advance!


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16 Jul 2011   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did your Toshiba laptop come with a restore DVD or a Windows 7 installation DVD? If not, then there should be a restore partition that you can use, or a way to create a restore/install disc from within Windows. You need to read the documentation that came with your laptop (or visit the Toshiba support website) before you proceed. It sounds like you don't have a lot of experience installing operating systems, so read up and take your time so you learn everything you need.
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16 Jul 2011   #3
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

@kegobeer Yeah I've got a user guide thing that I've read a little bit of. But because my laptop was preinstalled with it, I'm not sure what to do. When I brought it home I turned it on and it went through the simple process of installing, and it was BAM!!! and before I knew it, the laptop was ready to be used. If it came with a cd I'd know what to do. But I'll read the 'digital' manual and see if there's anything in there.
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16 Jul 2011   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Toshiba will definitely have instructions on how to obtain or create a DVD, or how to use the built in restore partition.
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17 Jul 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

How to use Toshiba Recovery.
How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:
https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp
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17 Jul 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gl5406 View Post
Hi all, I was wondering what is the best way to reinstall my W7 computer. I know you have to get an iso from somewhere or make one, but how could I create one from my system files already? Also, when you reinstall W7, does it format it during reinstallation or do you have to go into the C: drive and press format? I need anyone who can help me with my troubles. Thanks in advance!
Whatever you you do, don't go blindly in and format your C drive, you'll lose everything without a backup strategy in place.

Theog's advice is good so you should be fine if you follow it.
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17 Jul 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello gl5406, welcome to Seven Forums!


There's a lot of information presented in these tutorials linked below; be sure and take your time and figure out the best way forward for your situation; if you're new to Windows installation procedures, it may be best to do a factory recovery as theog suggests above, have a look at the links he's posted above.


Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information


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17 Jul 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Easiest is to reinstall from the recovery partition. Here is how:

1. Make sure the computer is turned off.
2. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard while powering on the computer. When the computer powers on, the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen displays.
3. Select one of the options, and then click Next. The options are: Recovery of Factory Default Software (recommended) or Erase the hard disk.


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17 Jul 2011   #9
gregrocker

 

Make your Toshiba Recovery Disks first before running Factory Recovery from boot, so you have a backup method in case running the Recovery Partition fails.

Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

If you have access to a Win7 installer you can clean reinstall with the Product Key on the COA sticker by following these tips to get a perfect OEM reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7
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