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Windows 7: Factory restore

31 Aug 2016   #11

Windows 7 HP

After restore, be sure you have Win 7 SP1. If you don't, install it.

For the remaining updates:
KB3125574 contains all the security and non-security fixes released since the release of Windows 7 SP1 that are suitable for general distribution, up through April 2016.
Itís single, Multi language, 488MB update file (msu). On a recent installation, you must have first to install KB3020369.
For more information read this article:

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31 Aug 2016   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

May I ask ?

Why you`re not doing a clean install ?

If you have any questions we are more then willing to help

Clean Install Windows 7

Although using the Recovery partition or discs is a great time saver, just curious
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08 Sep 2016   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1

Hi what is the difference between a clean install or using the DVD's.

Thank you
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08 Sep 2016   #14

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by americancritic View Post
Hi what is the difference between a clean install or using the DVD's.

Thank you
A Clean Install will not install the "Factory Bloatware".
It will be a clean install of the Windows OS only.

Recovering with the PC Manufacturer recovery media (DVD's) will install "Factory Bloatware".
It will install a lot of programs not included in the Windows OS.
This could be many unneeded/unwanted/trial programs.

This could make a difference in having 20, 30, or more processes running when starting Windows with a factory recovery vs. a clean install.

This tutorial by gregrocker explains it much better than i can:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Read through it and decide what you prefer.
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