Doing a clean install, product key question


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    Windows 7 Home Premium
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    Doing a clean install, product key question


    So right now my computer is suffering from this:

    "Status: 0xc000000f
    Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data"

    I've been browsing the internet for countless hours and nothing seems to work. Once I finish backing up the rest of my files via copying and pasting them to an external HD, I plan on doing a clean install of Windows 7.

    What I have:
    -4GB flashdrive with Windows 7 Home Premium ISO
    -Product key from COA sticker on bottom of laptop

    Is that all I need to successfully install and then activate Windows 7? I read somewhere that I need the activation backup, but that's not possible to get considering I would need to download a program on the computer.
      My Computer


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    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #2

    Hello and welcome Cobby mate I don't know if this is of any help myself I have never hard of this before.
    How to Reinstall Windows Without Having to Reactivate

    If it were me I would just wipe the drive format it using this SSD Alignment I know it says SSD bit you can do any type of drive with it.
      My Computer


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    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Thread Starter
       #3

    ICit2lol said:
    Hello and welcome Cobby mate I don't know if this is of any help myself I have never hard of this before.
    How to Reinstall Windows Without Having to Reactivate

    If it were me I would just wipe the drive format it using this SSD Alignment I know it says SSD bit you can do any type of drive with it.
    Thanks for the reply!

    Unfortunately I am not able to download and install anything on that computer since it fails to boot, so I won't be able to do the things said in link you posted.
      My Computer

  4.    #4

    Have you booted into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times?

    Everything else possible that can be done to start Win7 is in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

    Otherwise everything needed is here to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps are the same for retail.

    You'll need to use another PC to download the necessary files to make the disks needed for repairs or reinstall.
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  5. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #5

    CobbFC09 said:
    ICit2lol said:
    Hello and welcome Cobby mate I don't know if this is of any help myself I have never hard of this before.
    How to Reinstall Windows Without Having to Reactivate

    If it were me I would just wipe the drive format it using this SSD Alignment I know it says SSD bit you can do any type of drive with it.
    Thanks for the reply!

    Unfortunately I am not able to download and install anything on that computer since it fails to boot, so I won't be able to do the things said in link you posted.
    As well as what Greg says what exactly do you mean by doesn't boot it will not go into safe mode or even power up or even get to the BIOS?
      My Computer


 

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