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Windows 7: Help the old guy install Win 7 Pro

13 Mar 2014   #11

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

If you do a clean reinstall of Windows, yes, you will lose your programs. You'd have to reinstall them.

You would also lose your data if you did not have a backup of it somewhere.

I'm glad to learn that $30 reinstallation discs are not a scam. I'll keep that in mind.

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13 Mar 2014   #12
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

The data you have to backup and the programs you have to reinstall. And yes there are heat sensors and they can be defunct. But there is little you can do about.
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13 Mar 2014   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Maybe you could have told us of the trip to the repair shop and the cleaning and new PSU and we might not be guessing all over the place. As mentioned you will lose all data if you to a clean/fresh install and if you can get a few good minutes with it now then back up all important data and give it a try. But why do you think you don't have a good W7 install now? Have you called Microsoft to confirm your using a valid copy currently?
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13 Mar 2014   #14
Microsoft MVP


Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 starting with the hardware tests. The problem should reveal itself. Or you can move to the reinstall to see if that sorts it, but I'd at least do the hardware tests.

If you have a COA sticker for refurb PC then you own a Win7 license on there and are entitled to reinstall it as often as you want and in whatever way you want. Everything you need to get and keep a perfect install is here in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Just ask back if you have any questions.
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